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ONLINE: The Camino de Santiago is a network of medieval Christian pilgrimage routes leading to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The most popular route (the Camino Frances) is roughly 500 miles long and takes about five weeks to complete, walking from St. Jean Pied de Port, France, over the Pyrenees, across the Spanish meseta, and over the mountains to the cathedral of St. James, in Santiago. In 2019, 350,000 pilgrims from more than 175 countries (including 20,000 Americans) arrived in Santiago after walking all or part of the Camino; the number of pilgrims walking the Camino is expected to return to normal in 2023. In this lecture-based course, students will learn about the Camino's legends and history, the experiences of modern-day pilgrims walking the Camino, the "spirit" of the Camino and everything (training, transportation, equipment and more) they need to do to plan and prepare for a safe, enjoyable and meaningful journey on the Camino that will leave them transformed by the experience. | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 30.

Class sessions are recorded.

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Section Title
Walking the Camino de Santiago
Type
Online - Zoom
Days
M
Time
11:00AM to 12:30PM
Dates
Mar 06, 2023 to Apr 03, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
7.5
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Instructors
Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

: Students are encouraged, but not required, to participate in two or three extracurricular activities: taking a 5- or 6-mile hike, watching any documentary film about the Camino (e.g., "Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago") or gathering for Spanish tapas, sangria and flan.

Required supplies/fee: Students can rent the streaming video documentary about the Camino for $3 (encouraged but not required).

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