Study Abroad on “El Camino”

“Walking to Santiago de Compostela” is a two-quarter study abroad program offered by Bill Arney in the winter and spring quarters, 2018.  Winter quarter, on campus, we will study El Camino, the collection of traditional pilgrimage routes that all end in Santiago de Compostela in the Autonomous Community (comunidad autónoma/comunidade autónoma) of Galicia, northwestern Spain.  The winter quarter will include four hours a week in “Conversational Spanish” offered by Ethan Rogol.  Spring quarter, students will walk the Camino to Santiago and, likely, the Camino Finisterre, the way to “the end of the world.”  We will spend several days together around Burgos and then, near the end of the quarter, we will gather in Santiago and Finisterre to reflect together on our experiences.

A longer program description is available on the “Program Description” page.  Check other pages for resources on the Camino, estimates of program expenses and other important information.  These pages will change as the program takes shape. Send comments and questions to Bill at

Students interested in scholarship support for study abroad should plan to apply in the fall quarter, 2017.  Information about the Gilman Scholarship and other scholarships to support study abroad is available at 

If you are a student with a disability and would like to request accommodations, please contact the faculty or the office of Access Services (Library Bldg. Rm. 2153, PH: 360.867.6348; TTY 360.867.6834) prior to the start of the program.