Tours and Field Studies for Valencia, Spain
USAC encourages every student to participate in these optional tours/field studies; however, this segment of the program is optional for an additional fee. You may choose to participate for pleasure as a tour or as a 1-credit field study course; the field study students is designed to enhance the experience. You will sign up for the tour or register for the field study on your Course and Tour Registration Form. If you register for the 1-credit field study, you will be expected to keep a journal and answer a series of questions about the sites visited. Upon arrival in Valencia, you will have follow-up meetings with a professor and take a final exam. The written work may be completed in Spanish or in English. Be sure to reserve your spot as they fill early; the deadline for fall semester is July 1 and for spring semester is November 1.
Barcelona Tour and Field Study (fall only)
The Barcelona Tour/Field Study can be taken in Fall semester as a tour for pleasure or as a 1-credit field study course. Cataluña is the region occupying the northeastern part of the Iberian Peninsula. It has a strong national identity, with a unique culture and language all its own, and with six million inhabitants, it is the second most populated region in Spain. Flanked by the Pyrenees Mountains and bathed by the Mediterranean Sea, it is home to some of the most popular destinations in Spain—most notably its capital city, Barcelona. Host to the 1992 Summer Olympics, the city is renowned for its architecture, arts, and economic leadership.
Madrid Tour and Field Study (spring only)
The Madrid Tour/Field Study can be taken either semester as a tour for pleasure or as a 1-credit field study course. Students on the tour will stay at a centrally located hotel and spend four days discovering the artistic and historic charms of Madrid. You’ll take bus trips to the medieval city of Toledo, Valley of the Fallen, and the town of Segovia—famous for its Roman aqueduct and its castle—and visit many sites within the city of Madrid.