Visit France and Italy

May 16 – 26, 2017

We will stroll along the Seine to Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower, make a day trip via TGV to the castles of the Loire Valley, take in Florence from its medieval roots to its Renaissance splendor, witness the ruins of ancient Rome and experience what the Romans like to call “la dolce vita.” Learn how to navigate among the locals in these historic European cities and develop life skills that will serve you anywhere in the world. We will spend four nights in Paris, take a day trip to the castles of Loire Valley, then fly to Florence for a two night stay, and catch a train to Rome for three nights.

Cost: $3685 (subject to change)
Includes all flights, trains, double-occupancy hotels, tuition and student fees, most meals, emergency medical insurance, group ground transportation, museum and historic site entrance fees, and shuttle to and from MSP; does not include passport fees, spending money, five lunches and four dinners, or optional single occupancy hotel supplement.

Course: GS 1200 (1 cr.)
Explorations Abroad: France and Italy 2017. Educational travel is key here—you will learn a lot about the history of these “museum cities” before landing on the ground, which will greatly enhance your visit

Leader: Paul Richgruber (Dept. of History)
Paul Richgruber is a very knowledgeable and experienced world traveler

Scholarship: $500 LSC Foundation International Studies available to all qualifying students

Contact information: Paul Richgruber,, 218-733-7741

Space is limited to 15 travelers, so sign up early to reserve your spot!

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