Trujillo, situated in the center of Extremadura between Castilla and Andalucia, was chosen as the main base of study. Its many advantages include extraordinary architecture and history including its connection to the American Southwest.
Situated on a granite hill overlooking the surrounding plains with views of the distant mountains, Trujillo is famous for its palaces and 10th century Moorish castle. The city has one of the finest plazas in all of Spain and is known as "The Cradle of the Conquistadores". The cultural atmosphere and historical resources of Trujillo provide a rich environment which aides students in their Conexiones experience.
Trujillo has been a living laboratory, museum and center for the study of language and Spanish culture for almost a decade. Trujillo is a small city with roughly 12,000 inhabitants many of whom open thier homes and hearts to American students.
The Time, Space and Culture tours are integral to the Conexiones ideal of active synthesis of culture study and fieldwork. The tours consist of a student-guided visit to the sites of Trujillo based upon the historical growth of Tujillo's culture and enviorns.