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Students who are planning on a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Spanish must spend a semester studying in a Spanish speaking country.

VCSU students can choose to study for a semester or a year in La Paz, Mexico at Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur (UABCS).However, they may choose to visit another Spanish country.

Best of Spain-2016

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Best of Spain
May 23, 2016 - June 6, 2016

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Start Tour

Day 2 Hola Madrid
›Meet your Tour Director and check into hotel
›Madrid City Walk:
Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de España
›Prado visit

Day 3 Madrid Landmarks
›Madrid Guided Sightseeing Tour: Calle Mayor, Gran Via, Cibeles fountain, Alcala Gate, Columbus square, Royal Palace visit
›Optional Toledo Guided Excursion ($70): Cathedral, Church of Santo Tomé, St. Mary’s Synagogue
›Tapas dinner

Day 4 Madrid--Seville
›Travel to Seville via Córdoba
›Mezquita guided visit

Day 5 Seville Landmarks
›Seville Guided Sightseeing Tour:
Giralda Tower, Alcázar visit, Columbus’ gravesite, Cathedral visit
›Seville City Walk: Barrio de Santa Cruz
›Optional Italica guided visit ($60)
›Flamenco evening

Day 6 Seville--Costa del Sol
›Travel to Costa del Sol

Day 7 Costa del Sol
›Optional Gibraltar Excursion ($75): Rock of Gibraltar, Moorish Castle, The Tower of Homage

Day 8 Costa del Sol--Granada
›Travel to Granada
›Alhambra guided visit

Day 9 Granada--Valencia
›Travel to Valencia

Day 10 Valencia--Barcelona
›Travel to Barcelona via Tarragona

Day 11 Barcelona Landmarks
›Barcelona Guided Sightseeing Tour:
Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia, Visit Parque Güell, Montjuïc Hill
›Barcelona City Walk:
Mercat de la Boquería, Las Ramblas, Columbus Monument
›Las Ramblas Treasure Hunt

Day 12 Barcelona--Basque Region
›Travel to San Sebastián via Pamplona

Day 13 Bilbao
›Bilbao Excursion: Guggenheim Museum visit

Day 14 Basque Region--Madrid
›Travel to Madrid via Burgos & Segovia
›Segovia Alcazar visit

Day 15 End tour

VCSU Faculty:
Anthony Dutton at
Karri Karri Dieken at
Dina Zavala-Pethebridge at

Financial aid information: Betty Kuss Schumacher at