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Spain, Culinary Arts

Spain 2018

Apply by February 15, 2018

The Course: GLS-120 Education Experience Abroad (3 credits Humanities course for A.A.S. students) 
You will spend 12 days in Spain exploring Spanish and culture at the Malaca Instituto  Students are expected to take part in pre and post departure classroom sessions and complete all aspects of the in-country itinerary.

Printable Program Sheet and Itinerary: 2018 Spain

The Country: With some of the most renowned restaurants in the world, Spanish cuisine is going through a phase of rapidly developing popularity across the globe. Mediterranean diet in all its forms is regarded as a culinary icon and many of its ingredients are staples of Spanish gastronomy: olive oil, fresh fish and seafood, almonds and sultanas, yoghurts and pulses of all kinds. Malaga is full of restaurants, tapas bars and bodegas – this is where local people spend their spare time (apart from on the beach, where there are also restaurants!) – food is a national passion!

The Experience Highlights:
  • Full day excursion: Olive Oil Tour & lunch (weekend)
  • Full day excursion to Granada and visit of the Alhambra
  • Full day excursion: Goat Cheese Tour – visit of a goat cheese factory, 3 different small “pueblos” (villages) and lunch in a “posada” (an old Andalusian style farmhouse)
  • Visit of the Mercado Central (to buy the grocery for the cookery class)
  • Tapa-restaurant-tour at night in the historic center of Malaga
  • “Shadowing” in a restaurant (Chef Dani Garcia or similar)
  • Weekly lecture on gastronomic topics
  • Salsa and Flamenco dance lesson
Program Fee: $3,250
($1,000 Global Advantage Scholarship for Qualified Students) 

  • Round trip airfare
  • Housing
  • Many cultural excursions
  • Most meals
  • Insurance
Does not include:
  • Passport fee
  • Tuition for 3 credit Summer 2018 course 
  • Personal spending money

Faculty Contact:
Melanie Abu-Nameh, Professor Hospitality Arts
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center room 180 P