Study Abroad in Florence, Italy, Plus Venice & Padua
Sponsored by Hardin-Simmons University and hosted by Santa Reparata International School of Art – ranked #6 in 2015 in the Top Ten Study Abroad Programs by Studyabroad101.com.
The 1-month option allows for 3-6 hours college credit. One month participants may also go as non-credit seeking. One-month price: $5,560 + $250 refundable apartment deposit (Not included: HSU block semester fee, non-block HSU tuition, and/or SRISA tuition.) Scholarships of up to $1,000 are available to HSU students who register early!
We also offer a two week option not intended for course credit.
- Step 1: There is a required $800 deposit/reservation fee (includes nonrefundable $300 deposit). All of the reservation fee does apply towards the cost of the tour. The deposit/reservation fee is due AS SOON AS POSSIBLE , to guarantee you fly with the group rate.
- Step 2: Payment #2 for four week participants, $2,550 (includes 50% of the refundable housing deposit).
- Step 3: Balance for four week participants.
At least one course must be with Professor Fawcett:
- Art 1301: Drawing I (Fawcett)
- Art 1311: Drawing II (Fawcett)
- Art 2306: Art History Survey I (Fawcett)
- Art 2307: Art History Survey II (Fawcett)
- Art 3333: Watercolor Painting (Fawcett)
- Art 4399A: Special Topics – Art History In Florence (Fawcett)
- Art 4399B: Special Topics – Experimental Drawing (Fawcett)
- Advanced Photography: Analog and Digital (SRISA, Art307, transferable to HSU)
- Printmaking and the Book (SRISA, Art355, transferable to HSU)
- Italian I (SRISA, Ital101, transferable to HSU)
- Ancient Roman and Etruscan Civilizations (SRISA, Hist289, transferable to HSU)
- History of Modern Italy (SRISA, Hist343, transferable to HSU)
- Contemporary Italian Literature (SRISA, Hum230, transferable to HSU)
|Air Transfer||Round trip airfare between DFW Airport, Texas and Amerigo Vespucci International Airport in Florence, Italy.||xx|
|Accommodation||Dual-occupancy bedroom furnished apartment (1-3 bedrooms, 2-6 people) in Florence with WIFI and equipped kitchen, within 20 minute walk of Santa Reparata.
2 nights in 3-star hotel in Venice.
|Single bedroom in a shared apt. or private apartments available for extra charge (for more info, please see: SRISA Housing).
$250 apartment deposit refunded within 3 months of end of occupancy if no damage.
|Meals||Welcome Banquet, Florence||All others|
|Ground or Water Transfers||All ground transportation for custom 3-day HSU group trip from Florence to Venice and Padua and return (dates TBA during the last 2 weeks) for ALL participants.
One other SRISA-sponsored day trip as outlined in itinerary for 4-week participants: Siena or San Gimignano (Date TBA).
|Public bus or train transfers if not otherwise included.
Optional SRISA-sponsored overnight trip to Rome, dates TBA, cost: 280 Euro.
For one-month participants: optional SRISA-sponsored day trip to Chianti on date TBA, cost: 80 Euro.
For ALL participants: optional SRISA-sponsored day trip to Portovenere on date TBA, cost: 80 Euro.
|Guide/Assistants||24 Emergency Assistance from SRISA specially trained staff.
Explanatory lectures by HSU faculty on-site or in SRISA classroom.
Comprehensive sightseeing tours with the services of professional local English-speaking SRISA or government-licensed guides as outlined in itinerary.
|Entrance Fees||For ALL participants: All one-time entrance fees to required sites, plus Uffizi card with unlimited entrance to the Uffizi, Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens, and Bardini Gardens||Other site visits not required|
i) Hotels are offered subject to availability.
ii) Should the group be traveling with more than one medium-sized suitcase per person it may be necessary to cost in a luggage van or trailer to carry the group’s luggage. Please advise us as soon as possible if this is the case and we will advise the supplemental costs. Airlines also charge for excess baggage (check with the airlines).
iii) All timings and distances are approximate and subject to variable conditions such as bad weather, public holidays, etc.
iv) Linda Fawcett and Hardin-Simmons University reserve the right to increase the tour price in the event of cost increases due to changes in air fare, currency fluctuations, VAT or tax rates and tariffs, entrance fees or fuel surcharges, or if minimum number of participants is not met (10 paying one-month participants). Conversely, any decreases in anticipated costs will be passed on to participants.
v) All entrances are subject to availability and opening times.
vi) For half-day and full-day coach/guide hire please note the following:
Half-day tours last a maximum of 2-3 hours, to finish no later than 13:00hrs
Full day tours last a maximum of 4-6 hours, to start no earlier than 08:00hrs and to finish no later than 18:00hrs.
vii) There are strict European laws concerning driver hours on touring coaches that must be respected at all times. A typical touring day can last a maximum of 8 hours with a minimum of 11 hours rest overnight. Furthermore the driver must have a rest every 7th day. These regulations are currently being reviewed and can change at short notice.
viii) Not included in tour price: Passport and Visa costs, Travel insurance, Excess Baggage Charges, all meals except for Group Welcome Dinner, Personal Expenses, Individual Services apart from the group (including transfers between airport and hotels for tour members not with group), Transportation between home and DFW Airport, Airport Departure Taxes, Tips for personal services, Local Transportation other than that outlined on itinerary, refundable (within 3 months of conclusion of stay) Florence apartment deposit.
ix) Cancellations and Refunds: Up to 91 days before departure – full refund less $300 and any non-recoverable deposits paid to suppliers; 90-43 days before departure – full refund less $600 and any nonrecoverable deposits paid to suppliers; within 42 days of departure – up to 100% although all efforts would be made to recoup payments made to suppliers. These deposits reflect any cancellation penalties imposed by air carriers, hotels, ground operators, cruise boat operators, restaurants and other suppliers. As penalties could incur as much as 100%, tour participants are encouraged to take out travel insurance to cover trip cancellation. Additionally, airlines may levy charges for changes to itinerary or to cancel an airline ticket or reservation covered with a deposit. Airline deposits are usually $100 – $200 per seat and must be cancelled 90 days before departure.
|Day 1||DFW to Italy||Group meets at DFW Airport, Texas (Terminal E, gate TBA) by TBA pm. TBA flight leaves DFW at 4 p.m. Central. (Note that flight details are always subject to change.)|
|Arrival: Day 2 & 3||
To learn all about your school environment in Florence, go to the SRISA website.
|Remainder of Week One||
Florence and Naples
|Finish & Return||
(Remember that flight details are always subject to change)