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*WCU Spring Break in Italy: Cultural Experience in Verona, Venice, Florence, and Rome
Various Cities, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options:
Hotel/Hostel
Program Type: WCU Faculty/Staff-Led Program Abroad Faculty/Staff Director: Charlie Warner
Program Description:
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Please join West Chester University on a cultural experience in Verona, Venice, Florence and Rome, Italy during Spring Break 2017. Not every student has the ability to study abroad because of their heavy academic load, so cultural experience trips provide you with an opportunity to have a short “abroad” experience that you can discuss with future employers and graduate schools.  This trip is not affiliated with a course and no course credit is given for participation.  You are encouraged, through this trip, to “immerse” yourself in the local culture as much as possible and appreciate the similarities and differences that can be apparent through exposure to different cultures.  Planned scheduled activities occur every day but there is plenty of free time to explore “on your own”. 

LOCATION
Verona, Venice, Florence, Rome, Italy
 
ACCOMMODATION
All participants will stay in hotels pre-arranged by the program.
 
LANGUAGE
The primary language in Italy is Italian, but prior knowledge of the Italian language is not required for participation on this program.
 
TYPE OF PROGRAM
This program is considered a cultural experience program.  Participants will not earn academic credits for participating. 
 
EXAMPLES OF POSSIBLE EXCURSIONS
Visiting St. Mark’s Square, Duomo, Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica
  
PROGRAM COSTS*
The current cost for this program is $3,053 with $100.00 early enrollment discount.  This amount includes:
Round-trip flights
Land transportation
Hotels with Private Bathrooms
Light Breakfast daily, 4 local dinners
Full-time Tour Director
3 sightseeing tours led by expert local guides in Venice; Florence; Rome
Entrance fees to Doge’s Palace; Duomo; Colosseum; Sistine Chapel; St. Peter’s Basilica

In addition, all students will be billed the non-refundable WCU Study Abroad Application fee of $100 upon submission of their application and will be required to purchase the mandatory WCU international insurance (estimated to cost approximately $22.50).

Anticipated out-of-pocket expenses not included in the total above include:
Remaining meals not covered on tour – maybe $15-20/per day
Tour Director: $6 per person per day with TD ($6 x 8 days = $48)
Bus Driver: $3 per person per day with bus ($3 x 5 days = $15)
Local Guide: $2 per person per guide ($2 x 3 guides = $6)
Total cost for gratuities: $69 per person (could possibly go down)

*These costs are estimates and are subject to change at any time. Contact the Program Director listed below to confirm cost details.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Charlie Warner
cwarner@wcupa.edu
 

 
This program is currently not accepting applications.