Forms for Second-Year Students Attending the European Trip
If you're a second-year student at Cottey College (or will be soon) and intend to travel to Europe with Cottey, these documents are for you. Some are informational--such as the letter from the College and the intinerary--and some you must complete and return to the Business Office at Cottey--such as the Student Agreement, the Waiver and Release, and the Enrollment Form.
Any questions over these documents should be directed to the Cottey College Business Office. You may reach them by phone at 417-667-8181, ext. 2123. Completed forms may be mailed to:
1000 W. Austin
Nevada, MO 64772
SPRING BREAK 2015 Barcelona Tentative Itinerary
Sunday, March 8: Depart Kansas City, Missouri
Students and faculty will leave the Cottey campus by chartered bus and travel to Kansas City International Airport for an overnight flight to Spain aboard a major airline. There typically will be three or four different flights to accommodate the whole group.
Monday, March 9: Arrive in Barcelona
After clearing customs, a tour representative will meet your flight at the airport. We will travel to our hotel by motor coach.
After check-in at the hotel, there will be a walking tour of Barcelona to acquaint you with the local Metro travel, money exchanging, and other general information which you will find useful while in Barcelona. During this walk, you will be introduced to some of the city highlights such as the mile-long tree-lined boulevard of Las Ramblas which runs from the Plaza de Catalunya to the monument of Christopher Columbus pointing out to sea.
The remainder of the day will be free to explore or rest.
Tuesday, March 10: Guided Sightseeing Bus Tour of Barcelona
The guided bus tour will depart from the front of your hotel at 9:00 a.m. The guided tour will take us past the controversial and still unfinished La Sagrada Familia. This masterpiece of twisting spires and colorful mosaics was designed by Gaudi, who estimated it would take 200 years to complete. We will continue on to Gaudi's masterpiece, the fantasyland of Parc Guell, complete with a bright mosaic lizard fountain and the longest bench in the world. Finally, there will be a spectacular view of the harbor from atop Montjuic Hill, where much of the 1992 Olympics took place.
This tour may give you some insights as to where you will want to spend your free time exploring in more depth some of the historic and cultural treasures of Barcelona.
The bus tour will last approximately three hours and the remainder of the day is free time.
Wednesday, March 11: Faculty-Planned Educational Excursion Modules
Faculty participating in the Barcelona trip will be developing day/evening outings in which each student will have an opportunity to select excursions of her choice. Each student will be expected to participate in two faculty-planned educational modules, one on Wednesday and one on Friday.
Thursday, March 12: Guided Excursion to Montserrat
We will journey to the picturesque town of Montserrat, which inspired the composer Richard Wagner as he wrote Parsifal. Its rugged mountain setting attracts thousands of pilgrims every year, who come to pay homage to the Black Virgin in Montserrat's 9thcentury monastery.
Friday, March 13: Faculty-Planned Educational Excursion Modules
Each student will be expected to participate in a faculty planned educational module.
Saturday, March 14: Free Exploration Day with Evening Farewell Dinner
Everyone has a final day to explore the city. We will gather that evening for a farewell dinner.
Sunday, March 15: Depart Barcelona
Buses will transport the Cottey group to the airport for the return flight to Kansas City. You will be informed of the departure time Saturday evening.
Those students/faculty planning to stay the second week will be responsible for departure arrangements from the hotel.