The following program-enriching cultural activities with round-trip transportation are included in the program fee. Also included is a professional guided walking tour in every city (except Paris). In Paris we include a river cruise (tour) on the Seine.
In-class instruction is enriched by professional activities and seminars at well-known European companies and leading international organizations. All professional activities and roundtrip transportation is included in the program fee.
Madrid, the capital and largest city in Spain, is our home-away-from-home. Located on the Manzanares River in the center of the country. Madrid is the seat of government and the residence of the Spanish monarch. Madrid’s influences in politics, economics, education, entertainment, environment, media, fashion, science, culture, and the arts contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities. Madrid boasts some of the liveliest nightlife in the world.
Lisbon, the Capital city and largest city of Portugal, is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest city in Western Europe. In 1147, the Crusaders re-conquered the city and ever since it has been the major political, economic, and cultural center of Portugal. Lisbon enchants visitors with its white bleached limestone buildings, intimate alleyways and an easy-going charm. Beaches, historic monuments, gastronomy, art and design are among the experiences Lisbon has to offer.
Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. Florence was the center of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era. The Cradle of the Renaissance, romantic, enchanting and utterly irresistible, Florence is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture.
Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Roman Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire.
Paris, the capital and largest city of France, the City of Lights is the cosmopolitan capital of France. Located in the north of the country on the river Seine, Paris is one the most beautiful and romantic of all cities, brimming with historic associations and remaining vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design. Paris is the most popular tourist destination in the world.
Amsterdam is the capital and most populous municipality of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. As the commercial capital of the Netherlands and one of the top financial centers in Europe, Amsterdam is considered an alpha world city by the Globalization and World Cities study group. The city is also the cultural capital of the Netherlands. Amsterdam’s main attractions, include its historic canals, the Anne Frank House, its red-light district, and many cannabis coffee shops.
Brussels is the capital and largest city of Belgium and the de facto capital of the European Union (EU) and headquarters for NATO. Brussels is quickly gaining a reputation as one of Europe’s must-see destinations, with its small-town charm, trendy bars and restaurants. Brussels is also becoming known as a mecca of style, art, and design.
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is located on the northeastern Mediterranean coast of Spain. Walk through the center of the city and visit the many museums, art galleries and monuments, and enjoy the never-ending selection of fine restaurants, bars and activities. The beaches, the city was built upon, provide sun and relaxation during the long periods of agreeably warm weather. Barcelona is home to one of Europe’s best football clubs, FC Barcelona.