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Western Europe: A Documentation of Culture- Summer
Amsterdam, Netherlands; Barcelona, Spain; Bruges, Belgium; Florence, Italy; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2014 03/28/2014
Rolling Admission 07/06/2014 07/22/2014
Summer 2015 03/15/2015 ** Rolling Admission 06/09/2015 06/25/2015

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Name: Western Europe: A Documentation of Culture- Summer Country: Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands
Region: Europe Term: Summer
City: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bruges, Florence, Paris, Rome, Venice GPA Requirement: 2.75
Class: Sophomore, Junior or Senior Academic Fields Available: Arts and Performing Arts, Interdisciplinary/ Open to all majors, Social Sciences
Program Description:

About Brockport's Western Europe: A Documentation of Culture Summer Program

Examines the culture and customs of Western European countries and involves traveling to the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, France and Spain. This 22-day European tour explores the range of activities, beliefs, behaviors and ideas of groups of people with shared traditions including social customs, leisure activities, dress, celebrations, foods and rituals.

The Brockport International Study of Culture and Customs Program offers you the opportunity to:

  • Understand how culture creates and transforms individual experiences, everyday community life, and social relations,
  • Identify comparisons between US and European lifestyle focusing on attitudes, values, behaviors, celebrations and rituals,
  •  Understand the historical events that shaped each unique culture,
  • Learn about the Arts and architecture that are unique each Western European country,
  • Promote cultural competence though interacting with individuals from different cultures,
  • Enhance the ability to make observation, analyze situations and form a perspective using critical thinking skills and document finding effectively.

   grand canal
   amsterdam   paris

Housing & Orientation


All accommodation costs are included in the program fee.


Total Program Cost for Summer 2014 Western Europe: $5,658.00 (est.)
Western Europe Sum 14 EST.pdf

Total Program Cost for Summer 2014 Western Europe-Graduate: $6,039.00 (est.)
Western Europe Sum 14 GRAD NYS EST.pdf


  • Program Acceptance Fee
  • SUNY Tuition
  • Pre-departure orientation materials
  • Round-trip Flight
  • Program Activities and Transportation
  • Most Meals
  • Accommodations
  • Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services

Does Not Include:
  • Campus Specific Fees (i.e. College Fee, Technology Fee)*
  • Health Insurance
  • Passport
  • Additional Meals
  • Text Books and Supplies
  • Miscellaneous Expenses

The actual amount that you will spend depends heavily on your style of living, and will vary with each individual's personal spending habits, entertainment  preferences and travel choices.

Financial Aid applies towards tuition and fees

*Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition. 
**The SUNY International Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included on the student's Brockport invoice. 



Students will earn 6 credit hours. 

Tentative Itinerary

Summer Tour; June 10- July 2, 2015

June 9-10: Travel to Rome

June 11: Walking tour (Vatican, Sistine chapel, collisseum), 7 Orrieto Stop

June 12: Travel to Florence

June 13: Walking Tour (Ponte Vecchio bridge, Duomo Cathedral and the Academia Gallery to see "David" Sculpture

June 14: Visit Uffizi Gallery and Medici Villa and Gardens

June 15 or 10: Leave USA and Arrive in Venice

June 16: Walking tour of the City (St. Marks Basilica, Doge's Palace, Torre del Orologie)

June 17: Visit Island Burano- See history of lace making

June 18: Visit Island of Murano and the Murrano Glass Museum (See Glass Blowing)

June 19: Travel to Barcelona

June 20: Walking tour of Gothic Quarter and Flamenco Show

June 21: Gaudi Tour (Gaudi architecture, Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Batllo, Casa Mila)

June 22: Museum Picasso and Salvadore Dali Museum

June 23: Sant Sebastia Beach

June 24: Travel to Paris and Moulin Rouge Cabaret Show

June 25: Visit Eiffel Tower and Catacombs and Notre Dame

June 26: Visit the Louvre Museum and Versaille Bike Tour

June 27: Travel to Burge, Visit Belfry Clock Tower and Rozenhoeden

June 28: Travel to Amsterdam

June 29: Visit Anne Frank House and Rembrandt House & Flea Market

June 30: Visit Vangogh Museum and Red Light District Walking Tour

July 1: Vodel Park/ Leidseplein

July 2: Fly Home to USA


Summer 2015: TBD.