As an enhancement to its history curriculum, the College of Arts and Humanities has developed a study abroad program for undergraduate students at UCF.
The course will examine the mixture of religious elements throughout the medieval world, including major conflicts and institutions in medieval Spain and Italy, such as monastic orders, the Reconquista and Inquisition. Religious pilgrimage, monastic life, and the experience of Muslim and Jewish communities throughout the period 300-1500 CE will be approached through historical documents, existing medieval sites and architecture, and surviving medieval rituals will also be examined. This program will be especially focused upon the co-existence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities in medieval Spain, and on monastic communities and the practice of pilgrimage in and around Rome.
Students will be traveling to Seville and Granada in Spain and to Rome and Assisi in Italy for 2 weeks of lectures and program related cultural and historical site visits.
Students on this program should plan to arrive in by noon on the starting day of the program in order to be in country to transfer to the hotel. Please note, check flight schedules carefully before booking. To arrive by noon on the starting day of this program, fights must depart the USA the day before the start of the program.
This is an open jaw itinerary. Please note that students will fly into Madrid, Spain and return to Orlando from Rome, Italy. Students are encouraged not to purchase their flights until after the application deadline and the applicants have been informed that the program has met its minimum numbers.
This program is open to undergraduate students who, while in Spain and Italy, will be expected to remain engaged in the program’s experiences and try new things.
Payment Breakdown based upon the minimum number of students:
Payment 1: $100 (non-refundable)
Payment 2: $1000
Payment 3: $700
Payment 4: $700
EUH 2000, Western Civilization I or Instructor Consent.
The following services are included as part of the program fee:
The following services are not included as part of the program fee:
Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless a program expressly and specifically includes this), independent travel, or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. UCF, Office of International Studies will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students to reserve their flights. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students via Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.