Each January, IAU sponsors a J-term Travel Seminar, a 18-day academic and cultural tour of 12 key cities in France, Morocco, Spain and Gibraltar. The academic component consists of a series of briefings from leading European academic, literary and political personalities and experts on the European relationship with the Islamic world. Participants will attend daily lectures and meetings with distinguished scholars from IAU in addition to local guides and experts in the field of politics, history and culture.