SUU Community on the Go Opens Trip to Spain

Published: March 18, 2022 | Author: Melynda Thorpe | Read Time: 2 minutes

Parc GruellCedar City, UT - Southern Utah University’s Community on the Go adult travel program recently opened registration for its 2022 international expeditions, including an exploration of the cultural wonders of Barcelona and Madrid in October . Throughout the eight-day journey, travelers will be guided by SUU experts in Spanish history, literature and psychology to some of the most spectacular locations in Spain.

“Experience the culture of Spain from Barcelona to Madrid” offers all community members the opportunity to explore important regions of Spain and to learn about Spain’s art, history and culture. Travelers will also have the added benefit of learning from SUU faculty experts without the stress of planning itineraries or negotiating travel logistics.

Explore the cultural wonders of Barcelona and Madrid with exciting day trips to a mountain top monastery and walled, medieval cities led by SUU Professors Jason Stinnett (Spanish), Grant Corser (Psychology) and Jean Boreen, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

“The Renaissance period in Spain’s history is a remarkable example of resilience and determination,” said Dr. Corser, trip co-leader. “During this trip we will see a host of 'wish-list' modern and historical sites, experience beautiful scenery, and dive into Spanish art and culture. Travelers will learn historical and cultural contexts for all our destinations while discussing the importance and function of psychological meaning."

Arriving in the vibrant city of Barcelona, guests will see the architectural feats of Antonio Gaudi and explore areas like the Gothic district and the famous Las Ramblas. En route to Madrid, by rail, travelers will have an overnight stay in Zaragoza and adventure to Spanish Inquisition sites, remnants of the ancient Roman Empire, and the famous pilgrimage site on the Ebro River.

While in Madrid, the group will be guided through the world-renowned Prado museum, Plaza Mayor and many other culturally significant areas. Leaving Madrid, explorers will visit Segovia’s ancient aqueduct, Gothic Cathedral and former Royal Palace before going to medieval Toledo. The trip will conclude with a lively traditional flamenco tablao and dinner.

Community on the Go offers culturally immersive, international travel experiences for adults and is presented by SUU Community and Professional Development. SUU faculty experts curate and lead exploration groups of approximately 20-30 travelers to various parts of the world offering fun, cultural and educational experiences. Activities are flexible and designed using community feedback. Previous Community on the Go trips destinations include London, China, Peru, Paris and Transylvania.

For Spain, early bird registration rates of $3,499 per traveler are available through May 31, or until the trip is filled. For more information about SUU’s Community on the Go adult travel program, please visit , or call (435) 865-8259.

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