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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
Budget Sheets Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 03/15/2015
Rolling Admission 06/09/2015 06/25/2015
Summer 2016 04/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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:

Western Europe

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

For more information, contact the program's faculty leaders: Professor Heather Jones,, or Professor Josephine Kearney,

Housing & Orientation


All accommodation costs are included in the program fee.


Total Program Cost for Summer 2015 Western Europe: $6,200.00 (est.)
Western Europe Sum 15 EST.pdf


  • Program Acceptance Fee
  • SUNY Tuition (6 Credits)
  • Pre-departure orientation materials
  • Round-trip Flight
  • Program Activities and Transportation
  • Some Meals
  • Accommodations
  • Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services, including the presence of a Brockport Faculty Director. 

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 9- June 25, 2015

Day 1 Start Tour

Day 2 Ciao Venice
Meet your Tour Director, travel to Venice & check into hotel. Dinner en route to
Venice and city walking tour

Day 3 Venice landmarks
Venice guided walking sightseeing tour with Whisper headsets: St. Mark’s Square,
Basilica di San Marco, Doge's Palace visit, Glass-blowing demonstration, Lace
Factory visit

Day 4 Venice—Florence
Travel to Florence › Florence city walk › Accademia visit

Day 5 Florence Landmarks
Uffizi Gallery visit › Villa Medici visit

Day 6 Florence--Rome
Travel to Rome and Colosseum guided visit

Day 7 Rome—Barcelona
Vatican City guided walking sightseeing tour with Whisper headsets: Vatican
Museums & Sistine Chapel visit, St. Peter’s Basilica visit. Overnight ferry to

Day 8 Barcelona
Barcelona City Walk: Mercat de la Boquería, Las Ramblas, Columbus Monument

Day 9 Barcelona
Barcelona Guided Sightseeing Tour: Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia, Montjuïc Hill,
Parque Guell and Flamenco evening

Day 10 Barcelona
Picasso Museum visit
Salvador Dalí Theater Museum visit

Day 11 Barcelona—Paris
Train to Paris and Paris city walk: Ile de la Cité, Notre Dame
Cathedral visit, Ile St. Louis, Latin Quarter visit . Eiffel Tower ascent and Moulin
Rouge Cabaret tour.

Day 12 Paris
Paris guided sightseeing tour: Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, Eiffel Tower,
Champ de Mars, École Militaire, Les Invalides, Conciergerie, Tuileries, Place
Vendôme, Opera House, Versailles guided excursion: State Apartments, Hall of
Mirrors, Gardens of Versailles, Louvre Museum

Day 13 Paris—Bruges
Travel to Bruges
Climb the Belfry Tower › Rozenhoedkaai

Day 14 Bruges—Amsterdam
Travel to Amsterdam › Amsterdam city walk

Day 15 Amsterdam
Amsterdam Tour Director-led sightseeing tour: Canal guided cruise, Diamond
factory visit, Anne Frank House visit and Van Gogh Museum visit

Day 16 Amsterdam
Red Light District walking tour › Vondelpark visit

Day 17 End Tour and travel home