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In January 2012, students travelled to Spain and visited Madrid, Cordoba and Granada, to meet with leaders, nonprofits, and professors to see firsthand the leadership models studied in the fall semester.


In Madrid, students:

  • Met with economists from the University of Alcala
  • Met and had conversations with student leaders of Spanish student movements, including 15-M
  • Met Dr. Santiago Carrillo, former leader of the Communist Party and who was integral to Spain's transition to democracy
  • Met with a leader in the Catholic Church in Spain
  • Met with governmental officials in the Ministry of Justice
  • Toured the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, home to Picasso's Guernica, and art from Miro and Dali
  • Toured the Museo Nacional del Prado, home to art from El Greco, Velazquez and Goya
  • Visited the March 11, 2004 Train Bombing Memorial in Atocha Station


In Cordoba, students:

  • Toured the Mezquita
  • Toured the Synagogue
  • Toured Alcazar
  • Met with three students leaders from the University of Cordoba


In Granada, students:

  • Visited the Alhambra
  • Visited a Mosque and met with its Imam
  • Met with a youth official at the Granada City Hall
  • Met with a political scientist from the University of Granada
  • Attended the celebration of Dia de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day)

In January 2011, students traveled to Copenhagen and Madrid, two European capitals, and met with leaders, nonprofits, and professors in those countries to see firsthand the leadership models studied in the fall semester.