We are currently in the planning states of three travel/study trips:
Please check this page often as trips are added on a regular basis as dates and destination become available!
Seville, Cordoba, Grenada - Fall Break, October 12-19, 2013
Join the CBU walking classroom to beautiful exotic Southern Spain: Seville, Cordoba, Grenada - Fall Break, October 12-19, 2013. The popular image of Spain as a land of bullfights, scintillating flamenco dancers, sherry, and ruined castles derives from Andalucía, the southernmost territory and the most quintessentially Spanish part of the Iberian Peninsula. Above all, it’s the great Moorish Monuments, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sights that compete for your attention here. The Moors, a mixed race of Berbers and Arabs who crossed into Spain from Morocco and North Africa, occupied Andalucía for over seven centuries. Their first forces landed at Tarifa in 710 AD, and within four years they had conquered virtually the entire country. Their last kingdom, Granada, fell to the Christian Reconquista in 1492. Between these dates, they developed the most sophisticated civilization of the Middle Ages, centered on the three major cities of Córdoba, Seville, and Granada. We will drink in the ambience of the Morocco mystique as we stroll avenues frequented by local painters Velasquez, Murillo, and Zurbaran and bask in their legacies.
Each one preserves extraordinarily brilliant and beautiful monuments, of which the most perfect is Granada’s Alhambra Palace, arguably the most sensual building in all of Europe. Seville, not to be outdone, has a fabulouslyornamented Alcázar and the grandest of all Gothic cathedrals. Today, Andalucía’s capital and seat of the region’s autonomous parliament is a vibrant contemporary metropolis that’s impossible to resist. Córdoba’s exquisite Mezquita, the most beautiful magnificent mosque constructed by the Moors, is a landmark building in world architecture and not to be missed.
Sight & Visits in the three cities include:
- Abengoa Solar Plant
- Mosque- Cathedral
- Jewish Quarter
- Alhambra Palace
- Generalife Gardens
- Cathedrals of Granada and Seville
- Metro pol\ Parisol\ Antiquatium
- Flamenco show (optional)
- Much More
ME496 Special Topics: Renewable Energy, Dr. JoseDavila, 3 credit hours
The course examines the science, engineering and economics of renewable energy exploitation. Topics include solar thermal, photovoltaic, bioenergy, hydroelectric, tidal, wind, wave and geothermal energy. Technological, environmental, and societal considerations will be discussed. The student will acquire an understanding of the current state of the art and future challenges of renewable energy.
The course is offered in conjunction with the CBU Study Abroad Program. Students must sign up for a trip to visit solar thermal generation plants in Sanlúcar la Mayor, near Seville, Spain. These are operating commercial installations that exemplify how renewable energy is already integrating into modern society. The class will travel to Seville. Day trips will include visits to the solar thermal plants and to the nearby cities of Córdoba and Granada.
Prerequisite: Senior or junior standing in the School of Engineering or in the School of Sciences is required. Others are invited to join us just to experience the sights in this marvelous international location.
COST AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Checks should be made payable to CBU and paid directly to the Business Office with the trip destination clearly identified; credit cards are accepted as well. Trip applications should be completed and returned BU 346 or 347 when $300 payment is made.
|Payment Date||Amount to be Paid|
|May 3rd||$300.00 (deposit)|
* Any Additional fees for fuel or taxes will be added to the cost of the trip. ALL money will be refunded if CBU cancels trip!
Included in Cost:
- 3 hours class credit for CBU full time day students who register for the class as part of their regular load for fall semester 2013. (Evening and part- time students will pay$ 200 per credit hour.)
- Round trip airfare
- Transportation between airport and hotel round trip
- Day trip to Cordoba and Granada, overnight in Granada
- Bus and metro fare as required for non-walking sightseeing
- Lodging in hostel
- Breakfast daily
- Welcome lunch and Farewell dinner
- Sightseeing as indicated
- Medical Insurance
- Flamenco show (optional)
- 5 Lunches and dinners
- Optional sightseeing
- Spending money
**Trip cancellation insurance is recommended, but not required, in case of an emergency on your part as CBU cannot refund the money once it is committed to the trip vendors. There are many companies on the internet that provide this service, or your personal or family insurance carrier may offer such coverage. While CBU has no connection with any such company, some previous students have used STA travel (www.statravel.com) and were pleased with it.
Friends, family, alumni, or students who do not need class credit, may join us on a space available basis, but airline seats are limited, so contact Dr. Forsdick in advance to reserve space or get on a waiting list.
Please complete the Travel/Study Trip Application Form and pay $300.00 Return form to:
Christian Brothers University
Office of International Initiatives
Campus Box 3 Buckman Hall
3rd Floor, Rooms 346 or 347
650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104
If you have any questions about the trip contact:
- Dr. Emily Forsdick at (901) 321-3461
- Mrs. Shelby Roberts at (901) 321-4416 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Jose Davila (Engineering) email@example.com
*In the event the trip does not make ALL money paid will be refunded.
** Additional details will be posted as they develop.
Join our classroom in Mexico City, one of the most important financial centers in North America and learn a little Spanish, visit with business leaders and university faculty, and see the colorful sights!
- Historic downtown Center: National Palace, Templo Mayor, Cathedral
- Museum of Anthropology and Museum of National History (Chapultepec Castle)
- Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Plaza of the Three Cultures, Basilica of Guadalupe
- Museum Dolores Olmedo, Xochimilco and National Autonomous University of Mexico
- Participation in this trip will satisfy the trip requirement for the Global Studies minor. Please see your academic advisor for how these courses could fit into your plan of study.
- Economics course 3 credit hours. Exact course is TBA. For more information, contact Prof. Pat Papachristou at firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 321-3301.
Approximately $1075.00 (based on 10 students) plus airfare (currently, airfare is approximately $600). If fewer than 10 students travel, the expense will increase. Final cost will depend on final number traveling. All payments should be made to the CBU Business Office with identification of the trip destination.
Included in cost:
- 3 hrs class credit for full time day students who register for a class as part of their regular load for Fall 2012. Evening and part-time students will pay an additional $200 per credit hour - tremendous discount - $600.00 for a 3 credits! Academic sessions on site a LaSalle are included in the price as well.
- Sightseeing and tours
- Lodging will be provided in the form of a "Home Stay", shared accommodation with breakfast and dinner at the home of a Mexico City family.
- Breakfast daily
- Dinner daily
- Airport transportation, roundtrip
- 4 buffet lunches
- Medical insurance: extra stipend may be charged according to age of the traveler.
- Gratuities for bus drivers and guides
NOT included in cost:
- Airfare, 3 lunches, any dinners eaten outside of the "Home Stay"
- Sights not listed
- Trip cancellation insurance
- Spending money
We also recommend, but do not require, trip cancellation insurance in case of an emergency on your part, as CBU cannot refund money once it is committed to the trip vendors. There are many companies on the internet that provide this coverage. Or your own insurance may offer it as well.
While CBU has no connection with any company, some of our students have used STA travel and were pleased with it.
- $300.00* deposit due January 23, 2013 (Application must be turned in same day as deposit!)
*$300.00 deposit will be non-refundable unless the trip fails to make. If trip fails to make, ALL money collected with be refunded..
Others invited to join the trip on a space available basis are alumni, family & friends, and CBU students who do not need the course, but who want to travel with classmates. Please ask family and friends to notify us early as spaces are limited.
If you have any questions about this trip, contact Professor Pat Papachristou at email@example.com, or (901) 321-3301