21 May 2013 to 31 May 2013
Europe of the Renaissance
While on this study abroad program, you’ll have the fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the philosophy and history of the Renaissance, visiting the famed Duomo of Florence, ancient Roman sites in sun-drenched southern France, and experiencing Shakespeare’s England in Stratford-upon-Avon. The fascinating sites and experiences will be coupled with excellent lectures from the program directors and guest professors, culminating the ultimate Renaissance experience.
Registration for this program is open! If you want to join WSU for this amazing opportunity, sign up as soon as possible – spots will go fast!
You can find the Program Blog at http://evolutionoftherenaissance.blogspot.com/
|Destination(s) of Program:||Florence, Italy; Provence, France; and Stratford-upon-Avon, England|
|Dates of Program:||May 21, 2013 – May 31, 2013|
|Program Directors:||Dr. Katie Nelson, History; Marc Nelson, Philosophy|
For participating in this History and Philosophy Study Abroad, you will receive credit in the following:
- Philosophy 2920 (3): Short courses and Workshops: The Evolution of the Renaissance
- History 4720 (3): Special Issues in European History: The Evolution of the Renaissance
|Dr. Katie Nelson||Dr. Nelson has a PhD in Renaissance History from the University of Warwick and teaches history at Weber State. She has been teaching at the University level for seven years, both in the US and UK, and consistently receives high student ratings.|
|Marc Nelson, MA||Marc Nelson has a Master of Arts in Philosophy of Mind from the University of Warwick and teaches Philosophy at Weber State, also consistently receiving high student rankings. Marc and Katie lived in Europe for three years and traveled the continent extensively.|
|May 21||Travel from Salt Lake City to Florence, Italy|
|May 22||Florence: Tour of the Duomo, Baptistry, and walking tour of historic Florence.|
|May 23||Florence: Medici Palace, San Marco Monastery|
|May 24||Florence: Uffizi gallery|
|May 25||Bus from Florence to Avignon (Stop in Nice/Cannes)|
|May 26||Avignon: Pope’s Palace and St Benezet Bridge|
|May 27||Train to Arles; Roman Arena and Roman Theatre|
|May 28||Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon|
|May 29||Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare sites (Birthplace, Mary Arden’s Farm, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, etc.); Royal Shakespeare Company Play|
|May 30||Kenilworth Castle|
|May 31||Travel Home|
The tentative cost of the program will include:
- International Airfare
- Lodging and Breakfasts
- All domestic Transportations
- WSU Credit and Faculty
The cost does not include your passport, a Visa, if required, incidentals, any unscheduled travel, and excess baggage cost.
This program is open to all WSU students and members of the community age 18 and older; however preference will be given to WSU students. People in reasonably good health should have little concern for any physical demands, including extensive walking. Students must be willing to share room accommodations with other students, or pay additional accommodation fees. All participants must have a valid passport.
$500 non-refundable deposit due at registration (by December 1, 2012).
$950 payment due January 1, 2013.
$950 payment due February 1, 2013.
$950 payment due March 1, 2013.
Remainder due no later than April 1, 2013.
You may pay in person at the Hurst Center room 102B, by phone with a credit card, 626-6600.
The Fine Print
If the trip is cancelled, all participants will be refunded in full. Any refunds for withdrawal from the program will be determined by the Study Abroad Director according to the recoverability of incurred costs and fees, and according to Continuing Education Policy. Once the group leaves, all costs are non-refundable in their entirety. Dates and prices may change. It is the responsibility of each participant to be aware of any changes by staying in contact with Study Abroad and the program director.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact your program director, or call Continuing Education at