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Upcoming Trips

We are currently in the planning states of three travel/study trips:

Please check this page often as trips are added on a regular basis as dates and destination become available!  

Mexico City - Palacio Bellas Artes
 

Mexico City - Summer 2014

Join our classroom in Mexico City, one of the most important financial centers in North America and learn a little Spanish, visit with business leaders and university faculty, and see the colorful sights!

SIGHTS/VISITS

COURSE INFORMATION

COST

Approximately $1075.00 (based on 10 students) plus airfare (currently, airfare is approximately $600). If fewer than 10 students travel, the expense will increase. Final cost will depend on final number traveling. All payments should be made to the CBU Business Office with identification of the trip destination.

Included in cost:

NOT included in cost:

We also recommend, but do not require, trip cancellation insurance in case of an emergency on your part, as CBU cannot refund money once it is committed to the trip vendors. There are many companies on the internet that provide this coverage, or your own insurance may offer it as well.

While CBU has no connection with any company, some of our students have used STA travel and were pleased with it.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

$300.00* deposit due January 15, 2014 (Application must be turned in same day as deposit!)

All forms of payment are accepted: cash, money order, credit, and check.

*$300.00 deposit will be non-refundable unless the trip fails to make.
 If trip fails to make, ALL money collected with be refunded.

GUESTS

Others invited to join the trip on a space available basis are alumni, family & friends, and CBU students who do not need the course, but who want to travel with classmates. Please ask family and friends to notify us early as spaces are limited.

If you have any questions about this trip, contact Professor Pat Papachristou at ppapachra@cbu.edu, or (901) 321-3301

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Generalife Gardens

Renewable Energy and Other Adventures in Southern Spain - Spring Break 2015

The popular image of Spain as a land of bullfights, scintillating flamenco dancers, sherry, and ruined castles derives from Andalucía, the southernmost territory and the most quintessentially Spanish part of the Iberian Peninsula. Above all, it’s the great Moorish Monuments, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sights that compete for your attention here. The Moors developed the most sophisticated civilization of the Middle Ages, centered on the three major cities of Córdoba, Seville, and Granada. The cafes and tapas bars will delight your palate; street markets will beckon you, and the awesome Flamenco dancers will capture your fancy. Drink in the ambience of the Morocco mystique as we stroll avenues frequented by famous local painters Velasquez, Murillo, and Zurbaran and bask in their legacies. Explore the topic of renewable energy and sustainability as we visit the Abengoa solar plant and wind turbine facility. 

Each unique sight preserves extraordinarily brilliant and beautiful monuments to science, sustainability and architecture. The most perfect monument is Granada’s Alhambra Palace, arguably the most sensual building in all of Europe. Seville, not to be outdone, has a fabulously ornamented Alcázar and the grandest of all Gothic cathedrals. Today, Andalucía’s capital and seat of the region’s autonomous parliament is a vibrant contemporary metropolis that’s impossible to resist. Córdoba’s exquisite Mezquita, the most magnificent mosque constructed by the Moors, is a landmark building in world architecture and not to be missed.

SIGHTS/VISITS 

COURSE INFORMATION 

ME 496 Special Topics: Renewable Energy
Dr. Jose Davila, 3 credit hours: Open to all students, no prerequisites. Enhance your resume with a Sustainable Energy/Engineering Course.

ME 496: Renewable Energy 

This course examines the history and current state of the art of renewable energy utilization around the world. The discussions will center on the role that renewable energy sources play in balancing societal energy needs and demands with environmental limits and concerns. The lectures are organized by source: solar-thermal, solar-electric, wind, ocean-thermal, ocean-mechanical, and geothermal. For each, the course discusses the interplay between environmental and economic considerations in comparison with carbon-based fuels.  Students must travel with the class to southern Spain to visit solar and wind power sites. Open to all students, no prerequisites. Enhance your resume with a Sustainable Energy/Engineering Course.

The trip will include hotel stays in Seville, Córdoba and Granada AND FANTASTIC SIGHTSEEING. It will also include visits to educational sites such as these: 

Solar thermal near Seville: http://www.abengoasolar.com/web/en/nuestras_plantas/plantas_en_operacion/espana/index.html 

Wind in Andalusia: http://www.aeeolica.org/en/map/andalucia/

COST 

$1,680 + airfare. (Airfare will be listed when the airlines release group rates for March 2015;estimated cost $1400. Space is limited. Advertised trip cost is based on 10 students.) Please make your deposit early to ensure you get a seat on this wonderful adventure!

Checks should be made payable to CBU and paid directly to the Business Office with the trip destination SPAIN 2015 clearly identified; credit cards are accepted as well. Trip applications should be completed and returned to BU 346 or 347 when $200 deposit is made. Trips can be paid in larger increments or in full at any time in keeping with payment schedule.

Included in cost: 

NOT included in cost:

*Medical insurance is included. Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended, but not required, because in case of an emergency on your part, CBU cannot refund the money once it is committed to the trip vendors. There are many companies on the internet that provide this service, or your personal or family insurance carrier may offer such coverage. While CBU has no connection with any such company, some previous students have used STA travel (www.statravel.com) and were pleased with it.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE 

Payment Date  Amount to be Paid
Deposit  $200.00
April 1
$300.00
May 1 $350.00
August 4
$350.00
September 15
$350.00
October 1 $400.00
November 3 $400.00
December 1 $350.00
January 14 $350.00 or remaining balance

** Any Additional fees for fuel or taxes will be added to the cost of the trip. ALL money will be refunded if CBU cancels trip!

GUESTS

Friends, family, alumni, or students who do not need class credit, may join us on a space available basis, but airline seats are limited, so contact Dr. Forsdick in advance to reserve space or get on a waiting list.

TO APPLY 

Please complete the Travel/ Study Trip application form, and pay $200.00 to reserve your seat. Enrollment is limited.

Return form to: 

Christian Brothers University                                                                                                                                             Office of International Initiatives- Campus Box 3 
Buckman Hall 3rd Floor, Rooms 346 or 347
650 East Parkway South 
Memphis, TN 38104
studyabroad@cbu.edu 

If you have any questions about the trip contact:

*In the event the trip does not make ALL money paid will be refunded.
** Additional details will be posted as they develop. 

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