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The Central College Abroad program separates itself from others in many ways--it is a personalized program that cares about you; the excursions are unique, fun and informative; the experience was a once in a lifetime chance that I'm so glad I took!
– Ryan Boege
University of Northern Iowa

islamic studies in spain

This unique track will closely examine the profound impact of the Islamic culture on Granada and southern Spain. Students will enroll in both Spanish and Arabic language courses while completing elective coursework in Islamic culture and a personalized research project under the instruction of Professor Aurelio Ríos Rojas. Excursions with a special focus on Islamic culture will round out the semester. Students will earn 15 credit hours.


Pre-requisite: Students must meet the language requirement for the Language and Culture program (four or more semesters of college-level Spanish)

Excursions will include the Morocco Exchange and trips to Cordoba, Seville and Ronda with an emphasis on Islamic culture and history.

Students interested in participating in the Islamic studies track for the upcoming semester should contact their Central College Abroad advisor.