2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Basque Country: Language, Culture and Society


Summer 2013 quarter

Amaia Martiartu Basque, Spanish, ESL, visual arts
Fields of Study
cultural studies, language studies, political economy and study abroad

Experience life in Mondragon, home of the largest worker-owned industrial cooperative system in the world. Learn about Basque, the ancient unknown language, in situ . Get to know one of the most important self-determination conflicts in Europe. Experience this old country's farming sustainability practices in modern times. And all this in a country with one of the most welcoming people in Europe accompanied with a native Basque Evergreen professor.

This program aims to give students first-hand experience of Basque culture through a three-week living experience in the Basque Country. Students will develop understanding of Basque society and culture through various classes and field trips and daily contact with Basque people. The emphasis is on direct first-hand experience.

The program will take place in the Mondragón area and will consist of three academic components: Basque and optional Spanish language classes, socio-cultural workshops and field trips around the Basque Country, and an individual research project.

Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Required Fees
$1600 (A non-refundable deposit of $150 is due by Friday, June 14, 2013.)
Study Abroad
Travel abroad to the Basque country for three weeks: Jul. 13 – Aug. 3.  $1600 (A non-refundable deposit of $150 must be paid by Friday, Jun 14, 2013 to reserve a place in this class.)
Offered During
Day, Evening and Weekend

Program Revisions

Date Revision
May 30th, 2013 Fee details added.
May 7th, 2013 Changed deposit deadline to May 24 due to rising airfares.