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Announcing AEHS 590 – Spain: Exploring Community Engagement, Family, and Culture in Barcelona and the Camino de Santiago

Dr. Maru Gonzalez

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This course is a bold and inspiring Maymester study abroad course aimed at fostering intercultural competence, community engagement, self-reflection, and a more global understanding of youth, family, and community sciences in Barcelona and along Spain’s historic Camino de Santiago. Students will have the opportunity to learn about youth, family, and community issues within an international context and develop skills to effectively engage with diverse populations across cultural, geographical, and linguistic differences.

The course will take place from May 15 to June 3 2023 and involve one week of instruction and two weeks of travel in Spain. After spending a few days focusing on community engagement in Barcelona, you will travel to Pamplona to hike through the Navarra and La Rioja regions of the Camino de Santiago. While on the Camino, you will hike between 8 to 13 miles a day but accommodations can be made if needed/requested. You may apply for the program by completing this application. There will also be a study abroad fair on October 6 and an informational session on November 15 to receive additional information and resources. The course is considered a low-cost program at $1,975 and the deadline to apply is February 7.

There will also be a raffle for a new 50L hiking backpack for the first ten students that register for the course. For additional questions, contact the instructor: Dr. Maru Gonzalez at