Spain: Instituto Ibérico Picasso y Flamenco – Música, Arte y Condición Humana
A Student Diplomacy Experimental College (SDXCO) Program

The Details:

Program: Spain: Instituto Ibérico Picasso y Flamenco
Start/End: New York’s JFK International Airport
Dates: Late June – Late July (4 weeks)
Credit: 3 college credits
Prerequisite: Spanish language (native fluency or advanced learners of 5 or more years)

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The Story:

Lying prostrate in front of Pablo Picasso’s Guernica in Madrid’s Museo Reina Sofia, Spanish flamenco legend Enrique Morente decided that Picasso’s images exploring the tragedy of war had to be shared through song. Inspired by Picasso’s images and poetry, Morente used the powerful rhythms of Spanish flamenco to give voice to the idea that art, music, poetry and dance can help build a more peaceful civil society. This summer, take a college course entirely in Spanish with an accomplished university professor. Explore how Picasso and the rhythms of flamenco represent Spanish culture and society. Understand the connection between artistic expression, human rights and national identity while earning three college credits during an exciting course that blends art, dance, history and scholarship.

The Program:

Along with your classmates and teaching associate, meet your Spanish professor in Madrid. During the first few days, explore eclectic neighborhoods, sample regional cuisines, practice your conversational Spanish with locals and learn how to read Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica, an iconic painting depicting the horrors of war and genocide. Do a deep dive into the museums, neighborhoods and artistic venues of Madrid. Continue your studies in Andalucía. During lectures, excursions and visits to iconic sites, you’ll explore course content while improving your academic writing and presentation skills. Study flamenco with trained dancers and musicians, attend concerts and do your homework on Mediterranean beaches. Then become part of the family. Prepare homemade meals and spend time with your new family as you’re immersed in the life of a Spanish community. At the end of your program, explore the amazing history, art, dance and architecture of Granada. Your course concludes with final presentations and a celebration of all of you’ve learned and experienced during an unforgettable field-based college course.

Sample Activities:

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Orientation in Madrid

  • Explore the halls and galleries of the Prado museum
  • Picnic with your professor in Retiro Park
  • Learn about Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica from an art historian in the Reina Sofia
  • Taste tapas at cafes near the Royal Palace
  • Walk through Old Town and Puerta del Sol

Academic Seminar in Madrid and Andalucía

  • Study art and social justice in the museums and galleries of Madrid
  • Develop new academic writing and presentation skills
  • Work closely with your teaching associate and professor as you create your final project
  • Learn from professional dancers and musicians

Family and Community Stay

  • Become part of a Spanish family
  • Cook traditional paella with your host mother
  • Attend community festivals and cultural events
  • Practice conversational Spanish with your host siblings in cafés and restaurants
  • Get together with your Corps group and leader to visit sites around your new community

Field Exploration and Journey’s End in Granada and Southern Spain

  • Explore the Alhambra
  • Enjoy some shopping in the narrow alleyways of the Albaicín neighborhood
  • Visit the palaces, churches and monasteries in Granada’s historic center
  • Give your final presentations and attend a Flamenco show
  • Reflect on all that you’ve learned and so some last-minute shopping in the Alcaiceria market

The Details:

Program: Spain: Instituto Ibérico Picasso y Flamenco
Start/End: New York’s JFK International Airport
Dates: Late June – Late July (4 weeks)
Credit: 3 college credits
Prerequisite: Spanish language (native fluency or advanced learners of 5 or more years)

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