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2018 Liberal Studies Summer in Granada, Spain

Image with these words:Liberal Studies in Granada.  And this quote: If you were to visit only one city in Spain, this should be Granada.

Trip Details

Photo: Students watching flamenco dancer

Spend a magical summer in Spain. Experience the fairytale city of Granada, known for its unique historic, artistic, and cultural heritage.

  • Enroll in a course (examples: Math 313, ED 451)
  • Interact with local principals, teachers, and students
  • Volunteer in elementary schools
  • Stay with local families (2-3 students per home)
  • Observe Granada's Moorish influence by visiting the Alhambra, the Palacio de Generalife, and the hillside Albayzin neighborhood
  • Enjoy the picturesque Poqueira Valley on a day trip to Alpujarras
  • Visit a bullfighting ring, the Reales Alcazares fortress, and a gothic cathedral in Seville
  • Walk mazelike streets if the old Jewish quarter in Cordoba and learn about the history of this city that was the Islamic capital in the Middle Ages
  • Attend a workshop to learn Flamenco dancing

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Approximately $3500 plus airfare (includes 4 units, room, most meals, excursions, and transportation during program).

How to Apply:

Add your name to the interest list in Aztecs Abroad to have an opportunity to apply for this program!

Trip Leader - Cristian Aquino-Sterling (ED 451)

Photo:  Dr. Cristian Aquino-Sterling

Dr. Cristian Aquino-Sterling serves an Associate Professor in the School of Teacher Education. He is originally from the Dominican Republic and became a transnational student after migrating to New York City as an adolescent.

As a Spanish Lecturer at the Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Aquino-Sterling collaborated in organizing and implementing Spanish immersion programs in México, Argentina, and Spain for Wharton MBAs.

He is proficient in Spanish and English and is now learning Brazilian Portuguese. Dr. Aquino-Sterling is passionate about traveling and learning-teaching about educational systems designed to meet the needs of socio-culturally and linguistically diverse student populations across national boundaries, as well as LGBTQIA students. He is quite excited about the opportunity to facilitate the LS study abroad program in Spain. Seguimos adelante, siempre adelante...

Trip Leader - Daniel Reinhold (MATH 312)

Photo: Daniel Reinhold

Dr. Daniel Reinholz is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at SDSU. As a researcher, he focuses on how to make mathematics more interesting and useful for all students.

Dr. Reinholz visited Europe for the first time in 2015 and made the most of his 5 weeks by visiting 7 countries!

He is excited to explore the world of mathematics and Granada with Liberal Studies students, and he is looking forward to many more adventures.

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