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Explore the history, art, architecture and legacy of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities who contributed to the “Golden Age” of Spain—a time when Muslim Spain surpassed the rest of Europe in intellectual and cultural achievements.

March 12-22, 2020

Jews, Muslims and Christians contributed to the scientific, artistic and cultural accomplishments of this "Golden Age." Special interactive sessions with both Jewish and Muslim experts will help participants understand the legacy of Jews and Muslims before, during and after the expulsion of Jews in 1492 and its impact on Jews and Muslims living there today. Visits with the Jewish and Muslim communities living in Spain today will provide opportunities for cross-cultural dialogue.

Site visits include:

  • Royal Alcázar of Seville
  • La Mezquita Catedral de Córdoba
  • the ruins of the palace-city of Medina Azahara
  • the crown jewel of Muslim Spain, the Alhambra in Granada

Students will be required to enroll in GIST 101 (1-credit).


Oct. 1, 2019 – $500 deposit due
Nov. 1, 2019 – payment $625
Dec. 1, 2019 – payment $625
Jan. 1, 2020 – payment $600
Feb. 1, 2020 – payment $600


$2,950 per person, double occupancy

Degree-seeking student? Apply for a Study Abroad scholarship up to $500.

Contact International Education:

Email International Education

Janette Jasperson
International Education Coordinator
COM 220
913-469-8500, ext. 3470

Cost includes:

  • Airfare
  • Hotels
  • Ground transportation
  • Breakfasts
  • Guides
  • Site admissions

Not included in cost:

  • Lunches and most dinners
  • Personal spending
  • Passport fee if you do not already have one
  • Tuition for GIST 101 (1-credit hour)


Melanie Hull
Melanie Hull's email
913-469-8500, ext. 6744

Stacy Davidson
Stacy Davidson's email


  • Walking tour of Jewish quarter
  • Shabbat dinner with members of the local Jewish community
  • Visit Real Alcázar in the morning and Giralda tower
  • Free time and visit Plaza España, Santa Cruz quarters
  • Transfer to Córdoba
  • Jewish Quarters, Casa de Sefarad, La Mezquita Catedral de Córdoba, Roman Bridge, La Casa Andalusí

Visit the ruins of the fortified Moorish medieval palace-city.

  • Transfer to Granada
  • Traditional quarters of Albayzin in the evening, panoramic views to Alhambra and mosque of Granada visit
  • Morning visit to Alhambra
  • Evening visit to the Casa Sefardí and free time in Granada

Morning visit to the Alpujarra mountains, including a 1,000-year-old Muslim bridge, a traditional village and a countryside mosque with a Sufi community.

  • Transfer to Málaga by the coast road
  • Free day in the coastal city of Málaga
  • Optional destinations include the Picasso House, the Museo Picasso, the Alcazaba, Málaga Cathedral or the beach to relax.

March 21 - Depart Málaga for Kansas City

March 22 - Arrive at KCI