Academic Programs

Study Abroad

Study in Spain with UA Art and Art History in May 2023!

Art and Art History students and faculty stand before the Cathedral of Saint Mary in Toledo.
Art and Art History students and faculty congregate for a group photo at the Cathedral of Saint Mary in Toledo, Spain, May 2019.

Program Overview

The Department of Art and Art History at The University of Alabama is hosting a study abroad experience in Spain scheduled for May 14 through May 29, 2023. The program begins in Madrid and ends in Barcelona. It will be based in the medieval city of Toledo, a world heritage site, with excursions to Madrid to visit the Prado, Reina Sophia, Palacio Real, and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums, an excursion to El Escorial to tour the palace, monastery and museum, and to Segovia to tour the Alcazar and cathedral. The program includes a three-day excursion to the cities of Granada and Cordoba visiting the Alhambra and the Mesquita. Activities conclude in Barcelona with tours of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila. The program will be guided and courses taught by UA professors Dr. Tanja Jones and Jason Guynes. Up to six credit hours may be earned in studio art and/or art history courses with some work required prior to and after the trip.

Accommodations and Meals

Participants will reside in three-star hotels located in historic centers of Toledo, Granada and Barcelona. Accommodations are based on double or occasional triple occupancy (separate beds). Single accommodations are available for an additional charge. Also included are daily breakfasts and welcome and departure dinners.

Tentative Hotels:

Toledo: Hotel Carlos V *** https://www.carlosv.com/es/
Granada: Hotel Anacapri *** http://hotelanacapri.com/
Barcelona: Hotel Autohogar *** https://www.besthotels.es/destinos-y-hoteles/best-auto-hogar.html

Courses

Students may register for two classes with up to six (6) credit hours awarded. Typically, students will register for one studio course and one art history course. Registration for classes will be handled on an individual basis in an effort to best meet the educational needs of the student. Studio courses include: any level of drawing or painting, or directed studies in studio art. ART 208/408 Special Projects: Study Abroad Studio will be offered in the areas of Drawing and Painting. Art history courses offered are ARH 151, ARH 363 Masterpieces of Spanish Art and ARH 467 Topics in Renaissance and Baroque Art (W). Some coursework will be required prior to and after the trip.

Program Costs

Art and Art History students and faculty congregate for group photo at the Alhambra in Granada.
Art and Art History students and faculty congregate for group photo at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain, May 2019.

The cost of the UA in Spain: Art and Art History 2023 program is $TBA.

Program costs include all in-country transportation, accommodations as described above, daily breakfasts, welcome and departure dinners in Spain, specified museum entrance fees, and international health and emergency insurance. Tuition for up to six (6) credit hours is also included and financial aid may be applied to the cost of the trip. Students must arrange their own airfare or other travel to arrive in Spain during program dates.

All meals, other than breakfasts and specified dinners, are at the participant’s own expense. Participants should budget additional funds for art supplies or personal expenses such as souvenirs or independent travel, based upon individual spending habits.

Costs are based on anticipated exchange rates and enrollment and are subject to change. Program items may be changed in lieu of a price increase.

Payment Schedule and Deadline

TBA

For additional information, please contact:

Jason Guynes, Chairperson
Department of Art and Art History
205-348-5968
jguynes@ua.edu

and/or

UA Office of Education Abroad
135 BB Comer Hall
205-348-5256
studyabroad@ua.edu
http://international.ua.edu/educationabroad/

Spain 2023 Tentative Itinerary

Dates and schedule subject to availability upon receipt of enrollment and deposits.

Art and Art History students and faculty in Spain, May 2019.

Toledo—Madrid—Córdoba—Granada—Barcelona

May 14-29, 2023

Day 1, Sunday, May 14:
Morning: Arrival in Madrid, airport pick-up, transfer to hotel in Toledo
Afternoon: Orientation meeting and faculty led walking tour of surrounding areas of Toledo
Evening: Welcome dinner
Transportation: Airport to accommodations (one group transfer via private coach), walking
Meals: Welcome dinner

Day 2, Monday, May 15:
Breakfast at hotel
Morning: Guided walking tour of Toledo historic city center with guide.
*Includes admission to the Cathedral of Toledo, Synagogue and Monastery (tourist bracelet)
Afternoon/Evening: Self-guided visit to other sites not covered by tour included on Toledo Tourist Bracelet
Transportation: Walking
Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Day 3, Tuesday, May 16:
Morning: Depart Toledo for Madrid by train, Tour of the Royal Palace (faculty led)
Afternoon: group admission to Museo del Prado (faculty led)
Evening: Return to Toledo by train
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Toledo to Madrid (round trip, regional train); Museo del Prado to Royal Palace (walking)

Day 4, Wednesday, May 17:
Breakfast at hotel
Morning: Bus to Escorial and group admission to Monastery of El Escorial (faculty led)
Midday: Bus to Segovia and lunch on own
Afternoon: Group admission to Alcazar de Segovia and Cathedral of Segovia (faculty led)
Evening: Return to Toledo
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Private coach bus and walking

Study Abroad with UA Art in Spain
Painting outdoors in Spain.

Day 5, Thursday, May 18:
Day: Free day to work
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: None

Day 6, Friday, May 19:
Morning: Breakfast at the hotel, checkout of hotel, and depart for Córdoba; Arrive in Córdoba, check into hotel or drop luggage; lunch on your own; visit Mezquita in the late afternoon.
Afternoon: Faculty led visit to Mezquita de Córdoba
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Private coach, walking

Day 7, Saturday, May 20:
Morning: Breakfast at the hotel, checkout of hotel, and depart for Granada; Arrive in Granada and check into hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Private coach

Day 8, Sunday, May 21:
Morning: Guided visit of the Alhambra (entrance should include Palace, Tower and Generalife).
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Walking

Day 9, Monday, May 22:
Day: Depart Granada for Toledo. Upon arrival, enjoy free time in Toledo
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Granada to Toledo (private coach)

Day 10, Tuesday, May 23:
Morning: Board the train for Madrid, visit the Museo Thyssen
Lunch: on your own
Afternoon: Visit the Museo Reina Sofia, return to Toledo via train
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Toledo to/from Madrid (round trip, regional train); around Madrid (walking)

Day 11, Wednesday, May 24:
Day: Free day to work
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: None

Day 12, Thursday, May 25:
Morning: Breakfast at the hotel, checkout of hotel, and depart for Barcelona via train
Afternoon: Arrive in Barcelona and check into accommodations
Evening: free time

Art and Art History students and faculty in Spain, May 2019.

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Train, transfer to hotel

Day 13, Friday, May 26:
Morning: Visit Sagrada Familia, faculty led
Afternoon: Visit Casa Mila, faculty led
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Walking

Day 14, Saturday, May 27:

Day: Free day to work
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: None

Day 15, Sunday, May 28:
Day: Free day to explore Barcelona before the program concludes
Evening: Farewell dinner
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Transportation: Walking

Day 16, Monday, May 29:
Day: Check out of accommodations and transfer to the airport in Barcelona for flights home
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Single group transfer from hotel to airport