[PAST EVENT] Santiago de Compostela Study Abroad Info Session
Come to this information session to learn about W&M's study abroad program this summer to Santiago de Compostela.
Santiago de Compostela’s Old Town, where students will be housed, is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city's cathedral continues to serve as the crux for thousands of pilgrims every year, following the centuries old “Route of St. James” or Camino de Santiago, a medieval heritage route in Northern Spain that's been reclaimed by modern travelers. Located in the northwest region of Galicia, the oldest part of the town is home to the winding stone streets of the medieval age, while the newer part is composed of more modern architecture.
Students will be housed in a Pilgrim Hostel for the first week of the program before they travel to begin the Camino. For the walking portion of the program, students will stay in various pilgrim hostels and hotels along the Camino. For the duration of the program, students may live in a renovated pilgrim hostel, San Martín Pinario, specially outfitted for study groups. During the stay in Spain, breakfasts are included, along with a meal stipend to cover your other meals.