Summer Travel Program Overview
Study abroad with EESA this summer and obtain practical knowledge from classes integrated with field trips to Krakow, Prague, Berlin, Brussels, Paris and Rome. Visit important European institutions and NGOs, meet local experts and policy makers to receive hands-on knowledge that complements the material learned in class. Students will receive 8 credits taking two courses taught in English. EESA also offers an option of enrolling into one or two (4-8 credits) intensive language course in Russian, German or French. This is a great opportunity to fulfill your language requirement while traveling throughout Europe.
Your travel plan:
You should book airplane tickets to arrive in Krakow, Poland and depart from Rome, Italy. More about the itinerary.
Orientation takes place in Krakow, Poland, where students spend 5 days upon arrival. Students learn more about the culture, language, customs and safety in the cities that will be visited. During the orientation, students visit places of historical and cultural significance, attend a theater performance and participate in other interesting activities.
Housing and Meals:
Students will stay in hotels while participating on EESA’s summer travel program. Breakfasts will be provided every day at the hotels. Students need to budget for daily lunches and dinners.
Safety and Support:
Safety, security and overall wellness of students are our highest priority. EESA on-site staff that travels with the students follows strict security guidelines and is available on call for any health or safety emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The EESA office receives updates from the U.S. embassies regarding U.S. citizen safety. We strongly believe in the importance of extensive support network for students while abroad and do our best to ensure that students feel at home while studying abroad with EESA.
Cell phones are mandatory for all students while studying abroad with EESA. You may bring your own phone if it is unlocked to work with a European sim card; or rent a cell phone from EESA for 50 USD for the duration of the program. You must pay a 25 USD non-refundable usage fee for the sim card and initial phone balance upon arrival. Cell phones must be returned to EESA at the end of the program in the same condition as they were received to obtain the deposit refund. Phones must be charged and turned on at all times. By making cell phones mandatory, EESA ensures that students can be reached at any time both by EESA and their parents, should an emergency arise.
All students who participate in the EESA program are required to hold a medical insurance valid in all countries that you will visit. You will either need to provide a copy of the plan you have or purchase a medical emergency and accidental insurance through EESA for the price of 120 USD. Emergency medical evacuation insurance is not provided by EESA. Students should consider investing into such plan prior to departure.
A passport valid for at least 6 months after the end date of the EESA program is required. If you don’t already have one, you should apply for a passport immediately. It takes 4-6 weeks to get a passport and the cost is approximately 140 USD. For passport application acceptance facilities, click here.
Remember that your passport is your most important legal document while you are outside the U.S.—treat it with special care. Keep a copy of the identification page of your passport in a separate location from the passport itself. You should also leave a copy with your parent or guardian in case your passport is lost or stolen.
Summer and short term students are not required to obtain any visa. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please contact us as soon as possible to receive assistance in obtaining any applicable visas.