Includes educational travel to Azores, Portugal during Spring Break 

INTR 202 Global Studies Seminar will focus on contemporary issues related to the history, literature, language, and culture of the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. In addition, business, political, environmental and migration issues will be explored. Course includes a one-week educational travel tour to the Azores during Spring Break, which is at an additional cost. Students must apply and be accepted to enroll in INTR 202 Global Studies Seminar.

The course will be taught by Professors Robin Peery and Laurel Santini. We’ll meet once a week on the Brockton campus with additional material online. The course also includes short local excursions.

Azores Spring Break 2024
The College is offering students a unique opportunity to study and travel abroad for one week in March during spring break to the Azores, Portugal.

The Azores are a chain of nine islands in the mid-Atlantic between Boston and Portugal. Made from volcanos, the island harnesses geothermal energy and boasts of black sand and lakes nestled in craters. Many Azoreans migrated to the United States, specifically to southeastern Massachusetts, which is often referred to as the tenth island. Prior to our trip, we’ll explore the culture of the Azores at our doorstep.

The spring break trip stops on two islands: Terceira and São Miguel.

In Terceira, enjoy the natural pools of Serro do Cume and stay in Angra do Heroísmo, the Azores’ oldest city and home to a town square designated an UNESCO World Heritage Centre.  Try alcatra, a melt-in-your mouth roast cooked in a clay pot and be sure to sample the local cheeses.

In São Miguel, explore the crater lakes at Lagoa das Sete Cidades, bathe in the thermal springs at Furnas, and witness Azorean traditions flourish at a pottery factory and the oldest and only remaining tea plantation in Europe. Explore the markets, bakeries and churches of Ponte Delgada and bask in the deep blues and greens of the island.

You can learn more about the Azores here: Azores – Visit Azores

Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Candidates will be interviewed based upon their applications. Please note the application must include a letter of reference.

If you have specific questions regarding the Azores Global Studies Seminar, email Laurel Santini at