UW-Sheboygan to lead tour to Southern Spain in 2011
UW-Sheboygan to lead tour to Southern Spain in January 2011
Did you always think that the richness and beauty of Europe was out of reach? Never imagined yourself exploring the majestic and ancient sites that decorate the spectacular Spanish landscape?
Wait no longer! Stop imagining and start planning your next travel abroad experience to Southern Spain with the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan!
UW-Sheboygan’s Continuing Education Department will offer an amazing international study abroad experience to Southern Spain January 5-14, 2011, that will be based in Seville, Spain.
UW-Sheboygan Spanish instructor Kyle will lead the trip and share with travelers the rich history, culture and language of Southern Spain. Kendall, who has traveled extensively across Europe and South America, lived in Spain for three years and in Ecuador for more than two years. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Spanish and a master’s in Education. He is fluent in Spanish, including the Andalusian dialect.
Trip participants will experience the richness of Europe and Africa’s historical crossroads, ancient Roman ruins, and the majestic Moorish fortresses and towering Christian cathedrals and monasteries. Cities on the tour will include Seville, Carmona, Gibraltar (home of the historic rock monolith – the Rock of Gibraltar), Malaga (famous for its beaches and Picasso’s birthplace), Ronda (home to modern bull fighting), Mijas, Cordoba (home to the Mezquita Arabian Mosque) and Granada (home to the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens).
According to Kendall, who has lived in Seville, Spain, said the opportunity to return to Spain – which he feels is one of the most beautiful places in the world -- was one he could not pass up.
“There really is no place like Spain,” Kendall said. “I am looking forward to walking through the maze of streets in Santa Cruz seeking out wine and tapas bars. I’m dreaming of the rhythmic beat of flamenco music playing in the background while I sample some of the best food in the world. And I’m excited to once again see the foreboding and regal architecture of the Cathedral and Alcazar, all softened by the smell of jasmine and orange blossoms. That alone is worth the trip!”
Kendall added that trip participants will note major differences in both the language and the lifestyle of the Spanish people. “The lifestyle of the Spanish in Spain is markedly different from that of Americans,” he said. “Travelers will note the difference in just about everything they do.”
The trip is priced at $2,889 per person based on double occupancy. This includes the following:
- Bus transportation from UW-Sheboygan to and from O’Hare Airport
- Round-trip airfare
- Coach and bus transfers to and from airports abroad
- 8 nights lodging at the Seville Gran Lar Hotel, Malaga Tryp Alameda Hotel and the Granada Navas Hotel
- Breakfasts each day, a welcome dinner and farewell dinner
- All tips for drivers and guides
- Three lectures on the history and culture of Spain
- All admission prices into designated tour sites
- Medical insurance, and
- Pre-orientation workshop in October 2010 and a post trip gathering for photo sharing
“Southern Spain in January?! Could it get any better? It will be warm, sunny and exciting” said Valerie Graczyk, UW-Sheboygan Continuing Education Director. “What is unique about traveling with UW-Sheboygan is having a knowledgeable professor along who will give his perspective from having lived in Spain and has experienced the culture first hand.
“In addition our travelers become a community of people who are enjoying a unique life experience. My role is to ensure as much as possible that people enjoy themselves,” Graczyk said. “For many people this will be a once in a life time travel experience, we go out of our way to make it memorable.”
To reserve your space on this first-ever offered tour, complete an Application Form (available on the UW-Sheboygan Continuing Education Web page or from the CE Office) and return with a $750 deposit. Additional payments will be due in the months leading up to the trip’s departure with full payment due by September 15, 2010.
For more information on this tour, contact the UW-Sheboygan Continuing Education Office at (920) 459-6617, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.sheboygan.uwc.edu/continuinged/
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