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!
Join the CBU walking classroom to beautiful exotic Southern Spain: Seville, Cordoba, Grenada - Fall Break, October 12-19, 2013. 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, a mixed race of Berbers and Arabs who crossed into Spain from Morocco and North Africa, occupied Andalucía for over seven centuries. Their first forces landed at Tarifa in 710 AD, and within four years they had conquered virtually the entire country. Their last kingdom, Granada, fell to the Christian Reconquista in 1492. Between these dates, they developed the most sophisticated civilization of the Middle Ages, centered on the three major cities of Córdoba, Seville, and Granada. We will drink in the ambience of the Morocco mystique as we stroll avenues frequented by local painters Velasquez, Murillo, and Zurbaran and bask in their legacies.
Each one preserves extraordinarily brilliant and beautiful monuments, of which the most perfect is Granada’s Alhambra Palace, arguably the most sensual building in all of Europe. Seville, not to be outdone, has a fabulouslyornamented 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 beautiful magnificent mosque constructed by the Moors, is a landmark building in world architecture and not to be missed.
Sight & Visits in the three cities include:
ME496 Special Topics: Renewable Energy, Dr. JoseDavila, 3 credit hours
The course examines the science, engineering and economics of renewable energy exploitation. Topics include solar thermal, photovoltaic, bioenergy, hydroelectric, tidal, wind, wave and geothermal energy. Technological, environmental, and societal considerations will be discussed. The student will acquire an understanding of the current state of the art and future challenges of renewable energy.
The course is offered in conjunction with the CBU Study Abroad Program. Students must sign up for a trip to visit solar thermal generation plants in Sanlúcar la Mayor, near Seville, Spain. These are operating commercial installations that exemplify how renewable energy is already integrating into modern society. The class will travel to Seville. Day trips will include visits to the solar thermal plants and to the nearby cities of Córdoba and Granada.
Prerequisite: Senior or junior standing in the School of Engineering or in the School of Sciences is required. Others are invited to join us just to experience the sights in this marvelous international location.
COST AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Checks should be made payable to CBU and paid directly to the Business Office with the trip destination clearly identified; credit cards are accepted as well. Trip applications should be completed and returned BU 346 or 347 when $300 payment is made.
|Payment Date||Amount to be Paid|
|May 3rd||$300.00 (deposit)|
* 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!
Included in Cost:
**Trip cancellation insurance is recommended, but not required, in case of an emergency on your part as 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.
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.
Please complete the Travel/Study Trip Application Form and pay $300.00 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
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.
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!
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.
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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.
*$300.00 deposit will be non-refundable unless the trip fails to make. If trip fails to make, ALL money collected with be refunded..
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 email@example.com, or (901) 321-3301