Western Civilization

Pre-College summer programs in Europe – TravelAdventure, History and Cultural Immersion
Pre-College Programs , Travel - Study Programs
Athens, Rome, Florence, Paris
Wisdom begins in wonder.
Socrates
Athens

Rome

Florence

Paris

Option 1:
July 10 - August 4
Hotels, Student Apartments

Delphi, Glyfada, Pompeii, Siena, Versailles

Grades 9-12

Opt 1: 4 weeks
$7,595
$6,845
September 23rd

Ελάτε! Περιπέτεια σας περιμένει! If you are interested in European history, philosophy, art, archeology, and mythology then prepare yourself for the ultimate academic adventure. It is nearly impossible to avoid the phrase “the trip of a lifetime” when thinking about our program itinerary. You’ll spend 6 nights each in Athens, Rome, Florence and Paris traveling and exploring alongside our staff of expert instructors, who specialize in European history from Ancient Greece to Revolutionary France. Just imagine, you will discuss Athenian daily life at the Ancient Agora right underneath the Acropolis in Athens, walk in Caesar’s footsteps in the Roman Forum, marvel at Michelangelo’s works in Florence’s Piazza della Signoria and contemplate Louis XIV’s idea of Absolutism while wandering in the gardens of Versailles.

No-Stress Travel Guarantee

Whether you missed your connecting flight, lost your luggage or encountered any other problem, rest easy knowing that our staff and travel agents will help you with all necessary arrangements, help you re-book your flights, find a hotel room and cover all necessary expenses, such as meals, clothes, personal items, and more.

It's
If you were there...

  • Morning
    Lesson at Acropolis
  • Morning
    Lesson at Saint Chapelle
  • Afternoon
    Beach day
  • Afternoon
    Day trip to Cinque Terre Italy
  • Afternoon
    Eiffel tower picnic
  • Afternoon
    Group discussion Napoli Museum
  • Afternoon
    In Versailles
  • Afternoon
    Lunch
    Lunch Abbey Road Programs
  • Afternoon
    Notre Dame
  • Afternoon
    Rome, Coliseum Claire taking photos
  • Afternoon
    Rome, Coliseum group photo
  • Afternoon
    Three boys in Trevi
  • Soirée
    Dinner
If you are interested in European history, philosophy, art, archeology, and mythology then prepare yourself for the ultimate academic adventure. It is nearly impossible to avoid the phrase “the trip of a lifetime” when thinking about our program itinerary ( Athens, Rome, Florence, Paris). Learn More About Our Western Civilization Program
  • Program Highlights
    • Go on a unique educational journey to Europe’s greatest cities, lead by inspirational instructors, in the company of new friends
    • Travel in time to experience the greatest civilizations in human history
    • Discuss Aristotle and Plato at the Athenian Parthenon, walk in Cesar’s footsteps at the Roman Forum, admire Da Vinci and Michelangelo at the Uffizi in Florence, and discuss the fall of French monarchy at the Place de la Concorde in Paris
    • Live in modern, centrally located 3 star hotels in each city
    • Eat authentic food in local restaurants, getting a taste of the local culture
    • Learn in a fun, interactive way, outside of the classroom (hence our Experiential Learning Method!)
    • Be a savvy, sophisticated traveler. Go above and beyond the standard tourist checklist!
    • Meet local youth and make friends from all over the world
    • Included day trips to Nafplio, Pompeii, Sienna, Cinque Terre, Versailles, and more
    • Excursions to Europe’s greatest museums: Louvre, Capitolini, Uffizi, Accademia
    • All inclusive 3.5 week session
  • Daily Schedule

    With four cultural capitals on our itinerary we have our work cut out for us. We create a balanced daily schedule each day that gives you the opportunity to learn about, explore, and experience the local culture in many forms. Mornings include guided tours and on-site lessons at monuments and museums while afternoons and evenings are dedicated to optional cultural activities and excursions, free time for exploration, and nightly group meals. Whatever the historic theme scheduled for the day may be, we strive to balance structure and spontaneity to ensure you get to see the “popular” sites, lesser-known “local” spots, and pursue your personal interests.

    Important note: Curfew and Free Time

    The students will have approximately 2 – 3 hours of free time per day, subject to our safety rules and guidelines. The curfew is at 11 pm on weekdays and 11.30 – 12 midnight on weekends, subject to change at program director’s discretion.

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