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  • Locations: Casablanca, Morocco; Fez, Morocco; Granada, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Seville, Spain; Toledo, Spain; Valencia, Spain
  • Program Terms: January
  • Program Sponsor: UMAIE 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:
No pre-requisites required except it is advisable to have two semesters of Spanish to be used as a Spanish elective.
Required Readings
Main Texts:
The Story of the Moors in Spain: (Stanley Lane-Poole, B.A., M.R.A.S.)
The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain (Menocal & Bloom)
And Grace Will Lead Me Home; A Guide for Pilgrim Journals (Paul H. W. Rohde) – ISBN 13:978-1-61097-742-5
Spanish Islam, A History of the Muslims in Spain (Reinhart Dozy – ISBN 81-87570-25-3)
God’s Crucible, Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215, David Levering Lewis – ISBN 978-0-393-06472-8  
Moorish Spain (Richard Fletcher – ISBN 0-520-24840-6)
Dogs of God, Columbus, the Inquisition, and the Defeat of the Moors, (James Reston, Jr. – ISBN 10: 1-4000-3191-5)
The Jews of Spain, History of the Sephardic Experience (James S. Gerber – ISBN 0-02-911574-4)
Muslims in Spain, 1500-1614 (L.P. Harvey – ISBN 0-226-31963-6)
Spanish Inquisition – The Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth Century Spain (B. Netanyahu)
Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada (Washington Irving)
A Vanished World, Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Spain (Chris Lowney – ISBN 13-978-0-19-531191-4))

Supplemental Reading Packet (distributed at the UMAIE Orientation).
30% - Group Participation and Attendance
20% - Focused Reflective Journal
15% - Class Presentation
15% - Reflective Paper
20% - Final Exam & Quizzes 

Faculty Directors
Sam Ogdie, Augustana University (605) 274.5482, email:
Cathy Ogdie, (605) 359.6331, email:

Description of Faculty Directors:
SamOgdie Sam Ogdie has over twenty years of experience teaching Spanish at high school and college levels. He holds a Master’s degree in Selected Studies from the University of South Dakota with focus on Hispanic Studies. Prof. Ogdie spent two summers in Santiago, Chile, one summer in the Dominican Republic and one summer at the University of Valencia in Spain studying Hispanic culture and language. He has organized and led nine education summer study trips to Spain, received three National Endowment Study Grants and a teacher’s scholarship from the Embassy of Spain to study Spanish culture and language at the University of Salamanca. In 2002 he received a U.S. Presidential Scholars Teachers Recognition Award in Washington D.C. from the U.S. Department of Education.     

Professor Ogdie has taught almost 30 years. This will be his 14th UMAIE study-abroad course.
CathieOgdie Cathie Ogdie has over twenty-four years of experience in healthcare and more than nine years’ experience teaching business and medical laboratory classes at the college level. She holds a Master’s degree in Administrative Studies from the University of South Dakota with focus on Healthcare Administration. Mrs. Ogdie has co-directed 9 UMAIE courses. Mrs. Ogdie is presently working for National American University as a coordinator of the Medical Assistance program nationwide.
Application Procedures & Deadline
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Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2018

For more information on course content, contact: Prof Sam Ogdie
On application procedures or logistical information, contact your study abroad office. 

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.