Student accommodations will be provided in furnished apartments in Florence in twin-bedded rooms with 4 or 6 students typically sharing a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment with cooking facilities. Apartments will include kitchens with cooking equipment, plates, glasses and utensils. Linens will also be provided, although students should bring their own towels. Students will be able to prepare meals in their apartments.
Students will be invoiced for a $250 refundable security deposit in addition to the program fees.
Optional Meal Plan: 25 vouchers for lunches and dinners (students' choice) in local restaurants in Florence: $450.
Excursions and Activities:
Orientation program upon arrival followed by a walking tour of Florence and a Welcome Dinner.
(Three days/Two nights) In Rome, there is visible evidence of the two great empires of the western world: the Roman Empire and the Christian Church. From the Roman Forum and the Coliseum, to St. Peter’s and the Vatican, and in almost every piazza lies history on so many levels.
Your time here will begin with a half day guided walking tour and will include entrance to the Vatican Museum. Transportation and accommodations for two nights in a 3-star hotel in multi-bedded rooms are included.
SIENA AND SAN GIMIGNANO
Guided day-trip to historic Siena and visit the city hall piazza, almost unchanged since Renaissance times and scene of the famous Palio horse race. Continue to the enchanting Tuscan town of San Gimignano. Transportation by a private motorcoach with local guide.
There will be a one-week break during which time students will have the opportunity to travel extensively throughout Europe. There will be no classes during this period: Friday, October 19th to Sunday, October 28th, 2012.
Use your free weekends to travel to Europe’s great cities. local staff will assist you in choosing destinations and transportation. Student favorites include Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin and the French Riviera.