Grand European Capitals (I, II, and III)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
DATES: GEC I Tentative Dates June 4 - June 24, 2017
DATES: GEC II Tentative Dates June 25 - July 15, 2017
DATES: GEC III Tentative Dates June 4 - July 15, 2017 *Special Permission Required - Please contact TnCIS
Total Program Fee: $4975 (GEC I & II) OR $7999 (GEC III)
For more information about courses available in the Grand European Capitals Program, please click here.
Due to limited accommodation space, this program has a maximum capacity. Interested students are strongly encouraged to apply by the early application deadline. TnCIS anticipates that a wait list will be initiated for the regular acceptance applicants. Contact TnCIS if you have questions.
Begin your study abroad experience in Dublin, the capital city of Ireland. From the Cliffs of Moher to Giant's Causeway, Ireland is full of awe-inspiring natural wonders. The city of Dublin is one of the more modern and reborn European cities. As part of a cultural experience, you will try traditional local foods, visit Leinster House (Parliament), and walk Howth Island.
Then, our program will continue via Rail-and-Sail to London, the city of fashion, finance, and endless European history. The city offers a variety of sights for curious explorers: the world-famous British Museum, the National Gallery, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye Ferris wheel, and the legendary Abbey Road crosswalk.
Finally, the program will take the EuroStar train under the Channel Tunnel to conclude the program in Paris, the capital city of France, which is the largest country of Europe. Spend one week in the historic and monumental city where the Eiffel Tower meets the Seine. We will climb up the Eiffel tower, visit the world famous Louvre art museum, and take a scenic river cruise along the Seine.
GEC II will also begin in Paris, a city that is famous for towers and gargoyles, cathedrals and cheese, revolution and history. Paris is often lauded as the fashion, media, and education capital of Europe. It is a city that is defined by its cutting-edge contributions to the world of politics, business, and modern arts.
Then, we will travel via high speed train to Amsterdam, the capital of The Netherlands. Amsterdam is a vibrant social capital of European freethinkers set amongst a dazzling network of canals and a background of lovely outdoor cafes. We may have the opportunity to visit the famous Vincent Van Gogh museum, where you can see priceless works of original art. Finally, we will conclude the week by taking a special late evening canal cruise.
Our program will finish in Berlin, an important center of youth and popular culture in Europe. It has a rich art scene, and it is home to hundreds of art galleries and main music studios. This ancient city has recently experienced a rebirth, and is adored by young people from all over Europe come to spend their weekends. The group may get to visit the historically important German Bundestag and wrap up the program with a spectacular city cruise.
Students, interested in taking part in both the GEC I and GEC II programs can apply for GEC III program. Students in GEC III will enroll in one course in both GEC I and GEC II and spend a fast paced six weeks studying and exploring these Grand European Capitals.
In the GEC I program students will have the option of taking one of the following courses: Marketing, the Fundamentals of Speech Communication, or Survey of American History II. Students in the GEC II program will have the option of taking one of the following courses: Marketing, Medical Terminology, World Literature II, or World Civilization II.
Students in the GEC III program will choose one course in both the GEC I and GEC II programs.
Please Note: Prospective students should be aware that study abroad programs require a great deal of walking. You should be prepared to walk between one and five miles each day. You may also walk over steep, uneven, possibly slippery or rocky terrain, even in cities.
Excursions may include:
Depending on the course that you take, professors will arrange local academic site visits related to their classes, therefore not all excursions will include all students. As a group, we may take part in:
• Walking tour of Dublin, visits to Howth, the Book of Kells, international business companies, Kilmainham Gaol
• Walking tour of London, the London Eye Ferris Wheel, the London Tower
• Walking tour of Paris, Siene River cruise, Eiffel Tower, Fashion show in Galeries La Fayette, visit to the Marais, Promenade des Plantes, Louvre
• Walking tour of Amsterdam, Canal tour in Amsterdam, trip to the port of Rotterdam, Euromast (TV tower of Rotterdam), Van Gogh Museum
• Walking tour of Berlin, visit to TV Tower, Alexanderplatz, Brandenrburg Gates, German Bundestag
Each student will be provided with means of transportation in each city and the opportunity to visit world-famous museums and other points of cultural and historic significance. There may be multiple academic site visits in and around the cities of Dublin, London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin.
Classes: Class schedules will vary due to travel and excursion days/times and will be established by each professor. Classes may be scheduled four to five days a week, usually in the morning and/or early afternoon. Depending on the class, classrooms in the facilities may be used as well as local libraries and other public spaces most suitable for the discipline.
Accommodations: Students will be staying in shared hostel rooms. In most instances, two to five same gender students will be in a room. Depending on the hostel and the city, some rooms will have a private bath. The program fee covers the cost of two European-size meals per day (breakfast/lunch or breakfast/dinner). Alternatively, students may be provided with a stipend in each city to cover some of the meals.