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Create a world-building project modeled after the cultural complexity of medieval Spain. Use Southern Spain’s historical and cultural contexts, unique architecture, and enchanting landscape to create compelling characters, plots and settings.

  • Spend 10 days in Spain visiting sites and monuments to inspire you to create a multicultural, fictional story during a spring 2023 class in Rochester.
  • Visit 4 cities in Spain during winter break (Madrid, Seville, Cordoba, and Granada) and explore sites including Alhambra Palaces and Generalife Gardens, Mosque of Cordoba, and Royal Alcazar, and more.
  • An excellent creative opportunity for students with an interest in writing/storytelling, creating interactive narratives, game design, visual media, or film/animation.

No Spanish language required.

The application deadline for the Winter Break/Spring 2023 program has passed. To inquire about next year's program, email the faculty director, Trent Hergenrader (

Program Term: Travel over winter break, followed by a spring class at RIT
Travel Dates: Winter Break (Early January to Mid January)
Credits: 3

Course Details:

  • ENGL 511 - Advanced Topics in Creative Writing (3 credits)
    Students will travel to Spain during winter break followed by a spring class in Rochester.

Pre-req: 1st year writing or ENGL 211 or ENGL 212. Open to undergraduate and graduate majors.

To Apply

This program is not currently accepting applications. To inquire about next year's program, email the faculty director or

COVID-19 & Study Abroad

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Winter Break/Spring
Language of Instruction: 
Course Discipline: 
Writing, English, Film/Animation, Game Design
Undergraduate, Graduate
Open To: 

RIT Students Only