Pierce on the Camino

What is "Pierce on the Camino?"

Explore a semester-long international studies program along with 12 fellow students and a faculty member. Travel the long-distance walk along one of the oldest and most beloved pilgrimage routes in the world: the Camino de Santiago. The Camino is a sacred path dating back to ancient Celtic, Roman and Medieval times, and is walked today by thousands of people annually.

As you journey along this pilgrimage, you will travel between 10-15 miles a day on foot while carrying a backpack. You will stay in hostels, country inns, and monasteries throughout the trip, which runs from August through October. This unforgettable adventure will engage you in active learning and challenge you to grow on many levels—intellectually, physically and spiritually.

Your regular room and board fees will be applied to lodging and meals while on the Camino. In addition to regular tuition, you will be charged a $5,700 program fee, which covers all travel expenses (air, train, bus, shuttles), special tours and museum visits while abroad. All financial aid (federal, state, private and Franklin Pierce University aid) that you are ordinarily eligible for, also applies to the Camino Study Abroad Program. You will earn between 12-15 credits.

Want to Know More?

Download the Pierce on the Camino Program SheetDownload a Pierce on the Camino program sheet to view on-screen or print, or view the College at Rindge Academic Catalog for specific program requirements and course information.


Patti Vorfeld, International Studies

International Studies(603) 899-4108

Office Hours

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