Signature Seminars

You will begin your semester abroad with one of four distinct Signature Seminars. The seminars are worth 3 credits, and you’ll be placed into one based upon your Spanish language skill, your major, and your interests. You’ll have the opportunity to visit some the most important historic sites in Europe with your fellow students and Syracuse Madrid faculty and staff. Your seminar will also be an introduction to the new language, culture, and surroundings that will be your home during the semester. We expect you to be active participants: reading articles, asking questions, taking pictures, and exploring the cities and the sites in your free time.

toledoAzahar: Islamic Conquest and the Christian Reconquest

Azahar takes you to four of the most beautiful cities in Europe: Toledo, Cordoba, Málaga, Seville, and Granada.

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imperium_palacioImperium: Historical and Artistic Clues to the Origins of the Iberian Empires

You’ll visit some of the most important cities in Europe: Cordoba, Granada, Seville, and the fascinating city of Lisbon.

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bioMarine Ecology of the Mediterranean Sea and North Africa

You will explore the Mediterranean Sea and the Northern African coast in order to study its marine and coastal ecosystems.

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spanishSpanish Identities: A Linguistic and Cultural Journey

You will visit different regions of Spain to explore its linguistic and cultural diversity. The seminar is taught in Spanish with different itineraries in the fall and spring semesters.

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