Study Abroad in 2014

For additional information about current Travel Study program options, please download the full program descriptions. To view previous Travel Study trips, please visit the Past Programs page.

The following Travel Study programs are led by Seminole State College faculty. Students who have questions about Seminole State's Travel Study programs should contact Kevin Konecny at 407.708.2907.

Faculty members who are interested in organizing a future trip should visit the Faculty Resources Web page.

All trips are accompanied by an optional three-credit course.

Upcoming Trips

There are currently three Travel Study trips approved for the 2013-14 year. Find information about the trips below, and check back at a later date for more Travel Study options. If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Konecny at 407.708.2907.

Venice, Italy
Venice, Italy

Italy: The Grand Tour: March 7-16, 2014

This 10-day trip, timed for Spring Break 2014, will bring students and participants to Italy, where they will explore art, culture and global diversity. Travelers will visit iconic cities like Venice (pictured), Rome, Florence, Assisi, Pompeii, Sorrento, Pisa, Capri and Vatican City, stopping along the way at world-famous landmarks such as the Roman Colisseum, the Sistine Chapel and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Participants also will visit some of the greatest museums in the world.

The approximate cost for this trip will be $3,382 for students and $3,622 for adults 30 and older. The price includes travel expenses, lodging, most meals, tour directors and translators, sightseeing tours and admission to attractions.

For more information about this trip, please email Ms. Molly Yanni, or contact Kevin Konecny at 407.708.2907. You can sign up for the trip and make your initial deposit at the EF College Study Tours website.

Marienplatz, Munich, Germany
Marienplatz, Munich, Germany

Germany, Italy and Switzerland: May 7-16, 2014

Students and participants will visit five European countries during this 10-day summer trip, mainly focused on Germany, Italy and Switzerland, but with quick stops in Austria and France as well. Travelers will land in Munich, Germany, where they will see medieval trade routes and explore the famous cathedrals and shops of Marienplatz (pictured). From there, participants will travel by train to cities around Central Europe like Innsbruck, Austria; Venice and Verona, Italy; Lucerne, Switzerland; and Heidelberg, Germany. Along the way, travelers will see famous manmade and geographical landmarks including the Dachau concentration camp, Neuschwanstein Castle, St. Mark's Square, the Doge's Palace, the Swiss Alps, the Black Forest and the Rhine Falls.

The approximate cost for this trip will be $3,114 for students and $3,354 for adults 30 and older. The price includes travel expenses, lodging, most meals, tour directors and translators, sightseeing tours and admission to attractions.

For more information about this trip, please email Associate Dean Paul Luby, or contact Kevin Konecny at 407.708.2907. You can sign up for the trip and make your initial deposit at the EF College Study Tours website.

Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Argentina: May 12-19, 2014

This summer trip to Argentina begins in Buenos Aires, sometimes known as "The Paris of South America," where travelers will such landmarks as the National Congress, Plaza de Mayo and the Cabildo. They also will experience culture, visiting the art district La Boca and the Colon Theatre and learning to tango. From there, travelers will visit the Argentinian countryside and visit a traditional ranch, where they will taste local cuisine and experience the culture. The last stop will be the world-famous Iguazu Falls (pictured), where participants will go on a boat expedition through the jungle and explore the tropical flora and fauna.

The approximate cost for this trip will be $4,319 for students and $4,469 for adults 30 and older. The price includes travel expenses, lodging, most meals, tour directors and translators, sightseeing tours and admission to attractions.

For more information about this trip, please email one of the trip leaders, Professor Christina Bisirri or Professor Kerri Smith, or contact Kevin Konecny at 407.708.2907. You can sign up for the trip and make your initial deposit at the EF College Study Tours website.

Sistine Chapel, Vatican City
Sistine Chapel, Vatican City

Italy: May 19-28, 2014

This summer trip will bring travelers to Italy, where they will explore the rich, artistic history and culture of this country. The first stop is Rome, where travelers will participate in a walking tour with stops at the Coliseum, the Pantheon, the Piazza Navona and Trevi Fountain. From there, participants will spend a day sightseeing in Vatican City, taking in the rich religious heritage at St. Peter’s Basilica and the iconic Sistine Chapel, before heading through the Tuscan countryside en route to Florence. There, travelers will explore Italy’s most famous works of art, such as Michelangelo’s statue of David and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, in addition to visiting other landmarks and cathedrals. After that, participants will experience a guided tour of Pompeii before heading to the Isle of Capri, where they will take in the sights and sounds of the majestic Mediterranean coastline.

The approximate cost for this trip is $3,777 for participants under 30 years of age and $4,017 for travelers who 30 or older. The price includes travel expenses, lodging, most meals, tour directors and translators, sightseeing tours and admission to attractions.

For more information about this trip, please email trip leaders Professor Cheryl Knodel or contact Kevin Konecny at 407.708.2907. You can sign up for the trip and make your initial deposit at the EF College Study Tours website.