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International Experiences

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Pathway to Faith: El Camino de Santiago

Embark on a spiritual journey with Jasper's friends and family in Spain, from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela along the Way of Saint James (Camino de Santiago). This pilgrimage, the Way of Saint James, has been a path of faith and self-discovery for centuries.

Join Dr. Edgar Zavala on a journey that starts in Madrid, Spain, where historic architecture meets modern art, tantalizing tapas await at every corner, and the spirit of fiesta is always in the air.

From Madrid, we will go to the quaint town of Sarria, known for its beautiful Romanesque architecture. As we set off, we’ll traverse through the lush Galician countryside, soaking in the serene beauty of rolling hills, peaceful rivers, and ancient oak forests.

Along the way, we’ll visit the historic town of Portomarín, where we’ll marvel at the impressive Church of San Juan, relocated stone by stone from its original location. We’ll also pass through charming villages like Palas de Rei and Melide, each offering a unique glimpse into Spanish culture and history.

Image of VillageOur pilgrimage culminates in the sacred city of Santiago de Compostela, where we’ll visit the iconic Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, the final resting place of Saint James the Great. Here, we’ll have the opportunity to attend the Pilgrim’s Mass, a moving experience that brings pilgrims from all walks of life together.

This traditional Lasallian experience is a trek across Spain and a spiritual journey of faith, fellowship, and personal growth. So, lace up your hiking boots, pack your backpack, and join us on this unforgettable pilgrimage.

Email us at to schedule a one-on-one meeting to discuss your questions further.

As a Lasallian, this experience allowed me to reconnect with my values of community and faith. As a full-time professional, I never thought I could find the time to do this journey; however, I finally did this with my two teenage sons. I learned that our path in this life is short, and I am glad I was able to make a decision that transformed my relationship with my sons and my life.

Edgar Zavala

The Camino de Santiago is not just a physical journey; it's a soul pilgrimage. It's an opportunity to disconnect from daily life's hustle and bustle, reflect on your purpose and beliefs, and emerge from the experience with a renewed sense of self and a deeper connection to the world around you. It's an adventure that leaves an indelible mark on your heart, forever reminding you of the beauty of simplicity, the power of human connection, and the enduring appeal of the Camino.

Sharon Muñoz




Accommodation Included

Pilgrimage Maximum Elevations

Meals Included

Arrival to Madrid

We meet in Madrid, visit Decathlon (a hiking store), and have dinner together.


650 m/2,156 ft


Travel from Madrid to Sarria

We meet at the hotel and leave for Sarria (train & bus).


486 m/1,594 ft

Breakfast @ Hotel

Sarria to Portomarin (22.75 km/14 miles)

We start our pilgrimage at Sarria, where we will visit the Church of Santa Marina.


660 m/2,165 ft

Breakfast @ Hotel

Portomarin – Palas de Rei (25 km/ 15 miles)

We continue our pilgrimage, where we will get our templar's stamp at 78 km from Santiago de Compostela.

Palas de Rei

720 m/2,362 ft

Breakfast @ Hotel

Palas de Rei – Melide (14.9 km/ 9.2 miles)

We continue our pilgrimage and visit the "Pulperia."


515 m/1,670 ft

Breakfast @ Hotel

Melide - Arzúa (15 km/ 9.3 miles)

We continue our pilgrimage and visit the Church of Santiago upon our arrival.


515 m/1,670 ft

Breakfast @ Hotel

Arzúa – O Pino/O Pedrouzo Stage (19,1 km/ 12 miles)

We continue our pilgrimage and visit the Church of Santa Eulalia de Arca.

O Pino

420 m/1,378 ft

Breakfast @ Hotel

O Pino/O Pedrouzo – Santiago de Compostela Stage (22,75 km/14 miles)

We continue our pilgrimage, arrive at Santiago de Compostela, and gather at the Cathedral. We get our final stamp and get our Compostela.


370 m/1,214 ft

Breakfast @ Hotel

Group Dinner

End of the Experience

This is the end of our group experience.


Breakfast @ Hotel

  • Program Fees

    September 12 - 20, 2024: $4,860 $3,200

    - A $500 deposit must be made during registration using this link.


    • Hotels, see Accommodations notes in the agenda.
    • Welcome and farewell group dinners and all breakfasts at hotels.
    • Daily Luggage transfers up to 20 kg from Sarria through Santiago
    • 24 Hr. Assistance Vehicle days 1-6 from location to hospital or health clinic
    • Pilgrim's Credentials
    • Compostela Certificate
    • All local transfers
    • Manhattan College souvenir

    Not included:

    • Flights to arrive in Madrid and depart from Sarria
    • Travel and health insurance
    • Lunch & dinner

Dates & Registration

September 12 - 20, 2024
Registration deadline: August 15th, 2024


For questions or to schedule a one-on-one meeting to discuss this program, please email us at

  • Participants must have a valid passport to travel to Spain with an expiration date of more than six months from traveling to the date of return.
  • Participants must show proof of accident/medical insurance for the time of the experience. Manhattan College may provide this service at an additional cost.
  • Participants must submit a letter from their primary physician stating they are physically fit to participate in this experience. All health issues (if any) must be disclosed in this letter.
  • We will be walking a range of 14-18 miles per day. 

Cancellation, Refund Processing & Changes

Manhattan College reserves the right to vary its programs and to reschedule or cancel an event if it is under-subscribed or for any other reason. Manhattan College attempts to give participants at least one month's notice if the event is rescheduled or canceled.

Please provide a valid email address and phone number during registration. If Manhattan College cancels events for any reason, you will receive a full refund.

Suppose the participant cancels attendance at the program for any reason and provides at least two months’ notice of cancellation before the program start day. In that case, the participant will be entitled to a full refund, less a one-time processing fee of $100.00.

Cancellation of participant attendance with less than two months’ notice forfeits the participant’s rights to a refund.

Please remember that refund processing usually takes 4 – 6 weeks (this timeframe depends on your financial institution).