From goddesses to beasts, and Vietnamese Water Puppets to Fatima’s Hand, during the fall 2015 semester, 15 CCV students have been studying world mythology with a specific focus on Spain. They’ve met online for several weeks and in person a handful of Saturdays to learn about world mythology and to prepare for their ten day trip to Spain. At a recent orientation for the trip, each student shared a special trait that will come in handy during the study abroad experience. Being present in the moment, having a great sense of direction and a good sense of humor will all be useful as we make our way through museums, cathedrals, and ruins.
On the afternoon of January 6 we flew out of Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts on a red-eye flight bound for Madrid. Once on the Iberian Peninsula we’ve got a lot on our docket. Check out the map below for some of the spots we’re hitting on day one.
Crazy, right? Museums and food and sightseeing right out of the gate. We’re going to be in country for ten days, and there’s a lot our instructor Pam Monder has packed in. Here’s a few of the highlights:
- Museo del Prado
- Museo de Arqueologico Nacional
- Toledo Cathedral
- Synagogue of El Transito
- Royal Palace of Madrid
- Royal Alcazar of Seville
- Cueva de la Pileta
That’s just a few of the spots we’re hitting on our tour. Want to keep up with our travels? CCV Now will be publishing daily posts and photos from the field and updating our travel map with locations of interest and content.
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Marianne Dimascio is an academic coordinator at CCV and is serving as the staff representative for the fall 2015 study abroad experience. To learn more about CCV’s current study abroad options, visit ccv.edu/studyabroad.