Mediterranean Cruise: Spain, Italy, France


Mediterranean cruise west

Travel Dates: October 21, 2015-November 2, 2015

In 2014 we introduced a radical new study abroad program, which we nicknamed “Study Aboard.”  This program combined all the academic and cultural components of our traditional programs with the transportation, accommodation, meal and entertainment benefits offered on a cruise ship.  In Autumn 2015 we are expanding this program by adding several destinations in Europe we’ve never before visited.   A group of faculty, students and their guests will depart from Los Angeles for Madrid, where we’ll spend two days exploring the capital and largest city of Spain.  We then board a high-speed train for two nights in Barcelona, the country’s second largest city and one of Europe's principal seaports and busiest passenger port.  The next evening we board an NCL cruise ship for a seven day adventure at sea! 

The first day of the cruise is spent at sea attending lectures and seminars delivered by experts in European business and economics.  On the second day we visit Naples at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, where we’ll visit the ruins of Pompeii.   The third day is spent in the “eternal city” of Rome, where we’ll have a corporate visit and tour the ancient ruins.  Day four is spent in the beautiful cities of Florence and Pisa, Italy. Day five we are in Cannes, France, site of the world-famous film festival.  On day six we’re back in Spain in Palma Majorca, the capital city of the Balearic Islands.  On day seven we arrive back in Barcelona for one final night and a farewell dinner.  In addition to the academic seminars delivered aboard ship, students on this program have an opportunity to visit a variety of businesses in the Western Mediterranean Region of Europe.

Cost:  At approximately $4,400 this trip is one of our least expensive options.  In addition, since most meals are included, students save an average of $500 on food costs.

Guests:  Guests are welcome to accompany students and take advantage of shipboard events when we are involved in academic activities.

We are excited to offer our students this unique opportunity to study “aboard” and hope you will consider joining us. 

Trip Cost: Approximately $4,400 (price subject to change)

Trip Leader: Dr. Michael MacQueen

Deposit: A deposit of $500 will save your spot for this trip, please send with your registration forms which can be downloaded from the link to your right.

More Information: Please email Christine Mee or call at 909-748-8748

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