Azahar program, Spain

2021 Short-term Programs in Europe



Mediterranean Food and Culture

This course will provide you with an opportunity to experience one of the most renowned cuisines in the world. You will investigate the historic, geographic, and socioeconomic underpinnings of the Mediterranean diet, critique the health benefits and implications of following the diet, and discuss the current dietary habits of people surrounding the Mediterranean. Once in Italy, you will experience the current Mediterranean diet from farm to table by exploring small artisan producers for cheese, olive oil and pasta. You will also work in the fields, shop for the freshest ingredients, and cook authentic Italian meals during your time in Italy. (3 credits; NSD 452/652) mid-May – early June 2021


Innovate Ireland

Spend a week visiting technology giants and up-and-coming startups, attend exclusive Syracuse University alumni networking events, and take time to discover and explore on your own. (IDS 460/660) Thanksgiving Break 2021 


Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Travel to Scotland and perform a production at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival after preparing for it throughout the Spring Semester. The spring semester class functions as a self-contained company that includes actors, stage managers, and technical and design students.  Students will then reconvene in Edinburgh four or five days prior to the start of the Festival for brush-up and technical rehearsals.  During this time students will be able to explore Edinburgh’s many historic sites and museums. (1-3 credits; DRA 386) August 2021


Azahar: Islamic Conquest and the Christian Reconquest

Learn about the Islamic influence on the rich traditions of the Iberian Peninsula, including the establishment of the Umayyad Caliphate in Cordoba and the Nassrid Emirate in Granada. Muslim, Jewish, and Christian coexistence and tolerance helped produce such cultural and social monuments (that you will visit on this seminar) as the Great Mosque of Cordoba, the Cathedral of Toledo, the Giralda of Sevilla, and the Alhambra in Granada. (3 credits; HST/HUM/MES 400.1) May

Marine Ecology of the Mediterranean Sea

This course will study the main coastal and marine ecosystems and the physiology, behavior, and ecology of marine and coastal organisms. It will also cover the uses and misuses, the protection measures implemented, and how interactions of different civilizations have shaped and “humanized” the Mediterranean environment. You will compare the management practices between Europe and the North of Africa by traveling between the two continents and visiting key ecosystems, research facilities, and special interest areas. (3 credits; BIO 312) May