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Celtic Roots, Spain and France

Term To Study: Summer 2019
Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2019
Program Starts: May 07, 2019
Program Ends: May 18, 2019
Program Category: Multi-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Link 1: WorldStrides
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Program Locations:

France Paris
Spain Madrid, Pamplona, Segovia, Toledo
Contact Phone: 304-876-5297
Contact Name: Dr. Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt
Contact Email:
What is Included: - Round trip airfare with a major carrier on scheduled flights and guaranteed dates;
- Accommodation in three star (occasional 4 star) tourist class hotels with private facilities guaranteed throughout;
- Breakfast throughout and two group dinners as noted in your touring program;
- Admissions to Segovia Cathedral and Alcazar, Toledo Alcazar, Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes, Saint-Emilion Winery Tour, Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral, La Conciergerie, River Cruise on Seine, Bayeux Tapestry Museum, Omaha Beach/D-Day
- The expertise and perspective of 3 English speaking local guides, 1 program leader and tour director
Walking Tours;
- Transportation by private coach for airport transfers and touring, except in the capital cities, where public transport is used;
- Metro Pass in Madrid and Paris
Gratuities are included for meals, guides and drivers
What is not Included: - SU medical travel insurance fee
- Airline baggage or ancillary fees
- Lunches or alcoholic beverages with meals, dinners not included above;
- Visas (if required)
- Optional gratuities/tips
- Optional excursions
Estimated Costs: Per Person Costs:
$3670 Twin Accommodation based on 15 travelers
$3411 Twin accommodation based on 20 travelers
$936 Supplement for single accommodations
Community Members: There is a $350 Community Traveler Assessment Fee. Your mandatory University Travel Insurance will be covered by this fee.
Program Description

The Celtic Roots travel experience, a cornerstone the Shepherd University Appalachian Studies program, has been designed to expose students to the Celtic heritage associated with the region of Appalachia. The 2019 course will bring students an understanding of Celtic traditions and storytelling associated with Spain and France as writer and works connected to these countries are explored. Students will read Karen Spears "Zacharias' Burdy" and travel to Bayeux, France setting for this WWII story. Other writes with Celtic ties are James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, and Paula McLain, whose "The Paris Wife" tells the story of Hadley Hemingway and explores the figures associated with Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises." Travelers will stroll the streets of Pamplona, Spain, the haunting terrain of Toledo and Segovia, and the vibrant cities of Madrid, the heritage village of Sainte-Emilion, and the WWII landing sight of Normandy Beach.

September 30, 2018—Deadline for $300 deposit to hold a place
October 15, 2018—Final deadline for $300 deposit and travel insurance protection.
December 1, 2018—Balance due
January 15, 2019—Celtic Roots course begins
May 7-18, 2019—Celtic Roots Tour

Apply directly to the WorldStride link. The password is celticroots2019.

Quick Facts

Population: 47042984
Capital: Madrid
Per-capita GDP: $ 31000
Size: 505370 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 01:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

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