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* Camino Abroad (Camino de Santiago, Spain): Spanish Language and Culture
Multiple Sites, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Budget Sheets Summer
CSU Deadlines / Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 12/01/2017 12/15/2017 05/13/2018 06/01/2018
Priority Deadline: December 1 - Final Deadline: February 15 (pending spots available)
Note: Students will depart the U.S. on May 12
Fact Sheet:
Grade Point Average:
Language(s) of Instruction:
English, Spanish
Program Coordinator:
Sarah Vowels Program Type: CSU Short Term Program
Areas of Study:
Interdisciplinary, Liberal Arts Recommended Programs: International Studies
Program Description:

Camino Abroad

Camino de Santiago, Spain

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This 3-week CSU faculty-led summer program provides the unique opportunity of learning, living, and traveling in Spain along the famous Camino de Santiago (the Way of Saint James).  Participants will learn about the history and culture of the area while also gaining Spanish language skills.  
Visit our table at the Education Abroad Fair!  Friday, September 15 10am-3pm in LSC Ballroom
Info Session:  Tuesday, September 26 at 12pm in LSC 226-28


Program At-a-Glance

WHEN: May 13-June 1, 2018
NOTE: Students will start to meet for about an hour each week during the spring semester starting in late February.

To learn more about the 2017 program, watch this video.  Check out this student video and the Camino Abroad Itinerary from the 2016 program!

CREDITS: All committed students will be registered for LSPA 250*: Spanish Language, Literature, Culture in Translation (3 credits) or LSPA 495 Independent Study through CSU's Division of Continuing Education. All tuition and program charges will be billed at the start of the summer term.  Students may also enroll in an additional 3 credit conversational Spanish course. 
*Students interested in taking this course taught in Spanish may speak with the program leader about upper level credit.

COST: See the Budget Sheet for details. The program fee includes tuition and fees for 3 credit hours, lodging, breakfasts and some dinners, international medical and evacuation insurance, excursions, on-site transportation, and staff support.  Program fees do not include international airfare, airport transfers, some meals, passport fees, and personal spending money.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Applicants for this program are eligible for scholarships through the Office of International Programs.

PROGRAM LEADER: Dr. Jonathan Carlyon, Associate Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 2.5 GPA. Instructor Approval. Good disciplinary standing.

Academic Overview

This CSU faculty-led summer program is especially designed for students at the beginning or intermediate Spanish proficiency level.  Participants will meet for 1 week on campus then depart for 3 weeks in Spain to have the unique opportunity of learning, living, and traveling in Spain along the famous Camino de Santiago (the Way of Saint James).  The program offers one or two CSU Spanish courses for a total of up to 6 credits. LSPA 250, taught in English, will be an introduction to the culture and history of the Camino.  Highlights include walking portions of the Camino de Santiago, talking with other pilgrims on the same journey, visiting historical and cultural sights in multiple cities on the Camino Frances (French Way) route, and receiving the “Camino de Santiago de Compostela” certificate for completing more than 100 km of the Camino.  

Course Objectives: To develop Spanish conversation ability by focusing on the culture of Spain along the Camino de Santiago through reading, speaking, listening, and writing. At all levels - beginner, intermediate, advanced - students will develop skills in the following areas: conversation, critical reading, listening and debate, and writing proficiency. 
Assessment will be conducted in activities before class meetings, conversations in the target language, and short summary essays. 



Students travel along the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain.  Starting in Pamplona, the program takes place along the Camino Francés (French Way).  This is the most popular route of the Camino de Santiago. Some of the cities visited along the path include Roncesvalles, Logrono, Zubiri, Sarria, Santiago de Compostela.  

Housing and Meals

Accommodations include shared hotel rooms.  Breakfast will be provided daily, as well as group dinners on pilgrimage days.