Connect With Others—Online
Segovia cultural tours, virtual homestays and activities.
Enjoy a new level of integration and engagement by joining a Segovian family every week over a meal with lively conversation. Each student will be paired with a native host family, and have the opportunity to exchange insights, opinions and comments with them.
Length: Four Weeks
Meet young Spanish natives (from University of Valladolid and other Spaniards) and sharpen your language skills. Students will be introduced and they can either team up with one or more conversation partners for regular exchanges about a variety of topics of their choosing in both English and Spanish.
Length: Three Weeks
Offerings in English or Spanish, denoted by E/S.
Segovia vs Internationalization (E/S)
High-end vs Mass Tourism (E/S)
The End of Tourism: Where the Industry is Headed After COVID-19 (E/S)
Mass Media's Role in Constructing Racism and Xenophobia (E/S)
The Necessary Company: Profitable, Socially and Environmentally Friendly (E/S)
The Economic Fabric of Segovia (Spanish only)
The Height of Spanish Political Theater (Spanish only)
The following visits are narrated, instructional videos of some of Segovia’s most important cultural monuments and historical sites.
They are presented and viewed within the context of the online classes.
One of the most distinctive castles in Spain, Segovia's Alcázar has served as a fortress, a state prison, a Royal Artillery academy, a museum, a favorite royal resident of the Castilian monarchy in the Middle Ages, and influenced the creation of many beloved Disney castles.
This magnificent 93-foot tall granite monument made without mortar that is the symbol of Segovia and the world's best-preserved elevated Roman aqueduct was built in the 2nd century AD. and once transported water from a spring in the Guadarrama mountains 11 miles away.
Gothic Cathedral of Segovia
This Segovia landmark is the world's last cathedral built in the Gothic architectural style with a tower more than 90 meters tall, and holds the first mahogany wood imported to Spain from the New World.
Jewish Quarter of Segovia
This district boasts the remains of medieval Jewish synagogues, palaces, and buildings that evoke Segovia's Jewish past with highlights including the Sefardic Museum, an educational center dedicated to the history of Segovia's Sefardic Jews that is located in the former house of a prominent Jewish Segovian who held high office during the reign of Queen Isabel.
Segovia’s Renaissance Palaces
Renaissance architecture is abundant in Segovia, and can be found around almost every corner with the most prominent examples being Casa de los Picos, Torrejón de Lozoya and Torreón de los Arias Dávilas.
Segovia’s Romanesque Churches
Segovia boasts the most concentrated number of Romanesque churches as well as the Canonjías neighborhood of Segovia, the oldest and best preserved in Romanesque style, originally home to clergy, but since has had distinguished artists and celebrities as residents.
One of the oldest and most important examples of industrial architecture and founded in the 16th century by King Felipe II, the Real Casa de Moneda was the first mechanical mint of the State, and revolutionized the way coins were minted.
Spain´s Sierra de Guadarrama national park is a historic Spanish Civil War battle site, King Carlos III’s royal fishing and hunting grounds, and the setting for Ernest Hemingway’s famous novel For Whom the Bell Tolls .
Valley of the Fallen
Monument built with the intention to commemorate those who died during the Spanish Civil War, it boasts the largest granite cross in the world, and houses the graves of both Nationalist and Republican soldiers. Available only through the Human Rights Through Social and Political Conflict During 20th Century Spain course.
The Tradition of Tapas
A cultural and social tradition, the tapa is everywhere in Spain, and many can be quite creative and delicious appetizers. Learn how to make the most popular tortilla, and then create your own unique tapa!
Spanish Heritage: National Parks
The vast treasures of the National Parks are part of Spanish Natural Heritage, and Spain is one of the pioneering countries in Europe in its commitment to the protection of nature.
Human Rights Through Social and Political Conflict During 20th Century Spain
Understanding of the evolution of Human Rights in Spain during the 20th century within the social, political and historical contexts.
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