Study Abroad

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Spain & Morocco Study Abroad

May 18, 2020 - May 28, 2020

This three-credit study abroad Department of Art History course offers an interesting mix of European and North African Art and Architectural History along with the chance, especially in Madrid to see some of the most dynamic spaces for contemporary art on the continent!

Open to sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate students and all graduate-level students, this study-abroad travel experience course will give students the unique opportunity to explore Spain and Morocco from the point of view of an art historian. Students may apply the 3 credits to an upper level art history degree requirement.

Developed by the Liberal Arts department at the College For Creative Studies, this program is led by adjunct faculty member Morgan Meis with support from EF College Study Tours.

Registration Deadline

February 13, 2020

  1. Complete the CCS Study Abroad Application
  2. Attach a one page statement of intent on why this program is beneficial to you
  3. Pay a good faith deposit of $95.00 to the CCS business office.
  4. After enrollment you will be asked to register again on the EF College Study Tours Website.
  5.  Register by the deadline at EF College Study Tours.

You will be automatically enrolled in the course after your application is submitted and reviewed. The course charges will appear on your CCS bill for summer tuition.

Deposit funds for those not traveling can be funded prior to February 13 only.

Program Details

Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

Day 2: Madrid

  • Meet at the airport
  • Take a walking tour of Madrid
  • Visit the Prado and contemporary art galleries nearby
  • Enjoy dinner in Madrid

Day 3: Madrid

  • Take a guided tour of Madrid
    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Plaza de Oriente
  • Visit the Royal Palace and other sites of interest for art and architectur

Day 4: Madrid & Granada

  • Travel by train to Granada
  • Tour the Albayzín district with an expert local guide
  • Enjoy dinner in Granada

Day 5: Granada

  • Take a guided tour of Granada
  • Visit the Alhambra
  • Spend a half day exploring Granada on your own

Day 6: Granada, Gibraltar & Tangier

  • Travel via Gibraltar and ferry to Tangier
  • Tour Gibraltar with an expert local guide
  • Visit the Moorish Castle and sites for local arts and crafts
  • Travel by ferry to Tangier
  • Enjoy dinner

Day 7: Tangier

  • Take a guided tour of Tangier
    • Medina
    • Grand Socco
    • Hercul Caves
    • Spatel Cape
    • art of Tangier
  • Enjoy dinner in Tangier

Day 8:  Tangier, Chefchaouen & Fez

  • Travel via Chefchaouen to Fez

Day 9: Fez

  • Tour Fez with an expert local guide
    • Royal Palace
    • Mellah Jewish Quarter
    • Bab Bou Jeloud
  • Take a walking tour of the Medina of Fez
  • Enjoy dinner in Fez

Day 10: Fez, Meknes, Rabat & Casablanca

  • Travel via Meknes and Rabat to Casablanca
  • Take a guided tour of Meknes
    • Bab El-Mansour
    • Hari Souani
    • Royal Stables
  • Take a guided tour of Rabat
    • Hassan Tower
    • Mausoleum of Mohammed V
    • El Mechouar Palace
    • Kasbah of the Udayas
  • Attend an Arabian-style farewell dinner

Day 11: Depart for home

Accommodations will be arranged through EF College Study Tours. The trip is also designed to offer participants the opportunity to learn from and connect with their peers, therefore we encourage students to room with each other.

Two cost options are available

  • $7,091– for 3 credits
    Cost includes payment for three undergraduate or graduate credit hours, as well as accommodations, studio fees, museum fees, some meals, and all transportation and international airfare.

  • $4,871 – for 0 credits
    Cost includes payment for the program as well as accommodations, studio fees, museum fees, some meals, and all transportation including international airfare.

The College for Creative Studies only offers GLOBAL FUNDS scholarships to select students enrolled at the College. This small scholarship helps to offset the price of the overseas plane ticket. Please apply at the International Student Services Office. Scholarships are limited. Guest students, please check with the study abroad office at your educational institutions regarding opportunities that may be available. Check with the CCS Financial Aid office to see what is available to you for additional aid for study abroad.

The Spain & Morocco Art History Study Abroad course is an official academic course of the College For Creative studies Liberal Arts department. CCS is a fully accredited art and design college offering BFA and MFA degrees. Students who successfully complete this course will receive three credit hours. These can be transferred to your home institution to be applied toward your BA, BFA, MA or MFA degree.

The flights are included in the price for EF.

Citizens of the United States with a valid US passport can travel to 26 European member countries of the Schengen Area for a maximum of 90 days for short-term tourism or a business trip without having to apply for or obtain a Schengen visa.

However, this policy changes when it concerns US residents of other nationalities. Foreign nationals residing in the United States who wish to visit Europe may or may not need a visa, depending on their nationality.

  • US residents coming from countries that have established visa-free entry to the EU do not need to obtain a visa to enter Europe.
  • On the other hand, US residents arriving from countries that have not established visa-free entry to the EU will have to apply for a Schengen visa in the United States in order to enter any of these countries.
  • Please check your status  here: 

Despite the fact that US citizens do not need to obtain an EU visa prior to their travel to Schengen, they still need to have certain documents with them in order to be allowed to enter a European visa-free zone.

When American travelers arrive at the border to enter the Schengen Area, they will be asked by border guard to present the following documents:

  • A US Passport. It must not be older than 10 years and it should be valid for at least three more months beyond the intended date of departure from the Schengen Area.
  • Evidence of the purpose of entry. Documents that show why the US citizen is traveling to the Schengen Area.
  • Proof of sufficient financial means. Documents proving that the US traveler has the financial means to support themselves during their entire stay in Europe.


Katherine Campbell 
International Student Services department