Discover the ancient culture largely hidden from the modern world. Vietnam has found stability and success after years of struggle. And now it’s time for the rest of the world to know about its unique and elegant beauty. As you explore the country, you are treated to flavorful foods, spectacular views and exhilarating adventure. Rewarding community service experiences with children and a farming community deepen our understanding and relationship with our hosts as we learn about this nation and are won over by the hearts of its people.
You Will Visit, Travel Dates & Grades
You Will Visit
Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Dalat, Ho Chi Minh City
Study and live this summer in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Florence, Italy. Filled with amazing art, world class restaurants and breathtaking scenery, Florence is known as the birthplace of the Renaissance. During your Major course, choose to learn Italian, create a digital photo portfolio, cook like an Italian chef or become next season’s Versace. Our afternoon Florence activity highlights enable you to discover the workplaces of famous artisans, visit the workshop of a leather designer and appreciate the role of food in Italian culture. Florence has changed very little from its inception; it is a small, largely pedestrian city, overflowing with culture, making it one of the preeminent destinations for study abroad. This program prepares you for the academic and personal challenges that come with entering college. When the three weeks are over, we promise that you will never want to leave!
Improve your Italian while living in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Florence, Italy. Develop conversation, reading and writing skills. Equal focus will be given to grammatical structures, vocabulary and conversation skills. Students will develop a vocabulary that will enable them to engage in simple, but useful, everyday conversations thus enhancing and supporting their Italian experience. Our Cultural Workshops enable you to discover the workplaces of famous artisans, learn about designers in the Italian fashion industry and appreciate the role of food in Italian culture. Live like a Medici in our private residence located steps away from the Duomo. The city of Florence itself has changed very little from its inception; it is a small, largely pedestrian city, overflowing with culture making it one of the preeminent destinations for students to study abroad. When the three-week program is over we promise that you will never want to leave!
Discover quaint, cobblestone streets, enchanted Medieval castles, thatched cottages and old stone walls. Add incredible adventures such as underground ziplining through caverns, and sledging – imagine half a kayak, no paddles and using your legs to help navigate the river. Explore scenic valleys, waterfalls and Ireland’s majestic Cliffs of Moher, a geological wonder facing the Atlantic for over 350 million years. Sample pub food, boxty, Irish Soda Bread, or bangers and mash. Listen to Irish folk music and try Scottish dancing all alongside new friends!
ON TOUR trips are specifically for older students completing 11th and 12th grades.
Four countries in 20 days? That’s what we call an experience! ON TOUR offers the perfect balance of independence and structure specifically geared towards students completing 11th and 12th grades. The hustle and bustle of Paris, the charm of quaint Zermatt, the beauty of Italy and the lifestyles of the rich and famous in the Italian Riviera. You’ll sample delectable food, tour Europe’s famous art galleries and museums, rock out in the hottest nightclubs and experience the best of these cities on this unforgettable adventure.