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Study Abroad in Spain
One of the finest examples of Spanish Gothic art, the Burgos Cathedral is but one of the exciting sites included in the May 2007 alumni study abroad trip. Read about other historic and cultural points of interest included in the trip. >>MORE

August 2006

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Alumni offered a chance to study abroad in Spain

Study abroad for alumni, too—why not? Next spring St. Norbert alums will have the chance to visit Spain together on an educational tour designed especially for them.

Participants will tour the famous Gothic cathedral in Burgos, a charming medieval city centered in northern Spain, along with monasteries and museums in Madrid and Bilbao. A private bus tour of the Castillo y Leon region includes lunch and wine-tasting in a 14th century cave.

"We’ve had a number of requests from our alumni for travel opportunities with an educational focus,” said Judy Turba ’76, director of alumni and parent relations. “I think it’s a wonderful opportunity to experience and learn more about the world and different cultures, while traveling with a group of people with a common bond.”

The May 17-27 trip adds a study abroad experience to the calendar of opportunities available for alums, organizers say. It coincides neatly with the third annual Alumni College on campus—its “junior” year, a time when the regular student body often considers studying in another country.

Knowledge of Spanish is not required. Accompanying the alumni group will be Rosemary Sands, director of study abroad at St. Norbert College; Alfred Hunt, an experienced lecturer on Spanish history and culture from New York; and Ricardo Porres, director of La Escuela de Espanol in Burgos.

The approximate cost of the trip is $2,950 and includes round-trip air travel from Chicago to Madrid, accommodations in four-star hotels with a daily breakfast buffet, all transportation within Spain, all lectures and site entrance fees, four group meals and a cocktail reception.

For more information, visit the alumni web site or call (800) 236-3022.

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