The Honors College in conjunction with the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work, and the Department of English at the University of South Alabama will host a summer study abroad experience in Europe. Once upon a time, an indispensable part of any complete education was the “grand tour” of the great cities of Europe. The "USA Grand Tour" program brings that tradition to South Alabama. Students will spend three weeks of June 2018 touring Rome, Florence, Paris, and London - along with side trips to Pompeii, Versailles, Canterbury and more, while also earning up to six hours of course credit towards graduation.
Each student will take two of three offered courses with popular USA faculty instructors. This comprehensive and affordable program provides South students with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to live and learn in Europe's most famous cities for a reasonable price.
Accommodations and Meals:
Participants will reside in centrally located hotels and hostels throughout the program. Breakfast will be provided daily, and group welcome and farewell dinners are also included.
Students will choose two of the following courses for a total of six credit hours:
SY390H - Science and the City: Urbanization, Investigation, and the Origins of Modern Society (3 credit hours) with Dr. Marshall
AN 490H - Cities of the Dead: Death and Burial in Historic Europe (3 credit hours) with Dr. Gregoricka
EN 390H - Murder, Mayhem and the Metropolis: Criminals and Masterminds from Moriarty to Ripley (3 credit hours) with Dr. Harrington
Students not currently enrolled at USA must make application to the University of South Alabama prior to enrolling in this program.
The cost of the USA in Europe: The Grand Tour summer 2018 program is $5,699. USA Study Abroad scholarships are available to all student participants who submit an application and meet minimum program requirements. The first 20 students who commit to the program and complete a scholarship application before the priority deadline of February 16th
will receive a USA Study Abroad scholarship.
Program costs include all in-country transportation, including all specified excursions and airport transfers for those who arrive on the assigned day and time, accommodations as described above, welcome and departure dinners, daily breakfast, specified museum entrance fees, and international health insurance and emergency assistance. Tuition for six (6) credit hours is also included, and financial aid may be applied to the cost of the trip. Program cost DOES NOT include international airfare.
All meals, other than those specified are at the participant’s own expense. Participants should budget additional funds for supplies or personal expenses such as souvenirs or independent travel, based upon individual spending habits. International airfare is not included in the price of the program.
Costs are based on anticipated exchange rates and enrollment and are subject to change. Program items may be changed in lieu of a price increase.
Payment Schedule and Deadlines:
Space is limited. Program deposit of $350.00 is due at the time of application and no later than February 28, 2018. In order to qualify for a USA Study Abroad Scholarship, applications and deposits must be made no later than the priority deadline of February 16, 2018.
Final payment deadline is April 9, 2018. Applicants can reserve a spot in the program by hitting the "Apply Now" button and completing the on-line program application. Once accepted, applicants can confirm their place in the program by paying the program deposit of $350. The deposit is applied toward the cost of the program, $300 of which fully refundable if the participant withdraws before the priority application deadline of February 16, 2018.
Financial aid and scholarship moneys may be applied to these courses. If interested in applying for financial aid, please contact a financial aid officer at your earliest convenience to request an award for summer 2018. This program is part of the USA summer schedule of courses.
Program fees are refundable only in the event of cancellation of the program and are based on recoverable expenses. All payments should be considered non-refundable, and any requests for consideration of refunds based on extenuating circumstances (medical, etc…) must be made in writing and will be considered on a case by case basis.
For additional information contact:
Douglas A. Marshall
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
Assistant Director - University Honors Program
5991 USA Drive N, Room 34