Journey with Dante - Costs & Itinerary

Costs

The program cost for Journey with Dante 2020 is $4850, plus round trip group airfare to be determined (MCI to FCO, MXP to MCI). Register by December 15, 2020 to receive a $500 Early Bird Discount!

When you register, you will be required to pay a $250 deposit toward the total cost of the program. At registration, you may also opt to pay the entire remainder of the full cost of the program. If you opt to pay only the deposit, the remainder of the cost will be due according to the schedule below:

  • Half of the remainder of the program cost is due by February 28, 2021.
  • The other half of the remainder of the program is due by March 30, 2021.
  • The trip must be paid in full by March 30, 2021.

The program cost includes:

  • Tuition for 3 Benedictine College credits
  • Transportation to Kansas City International airport (airport code: MCI) from Atchison and from Kansas City International airport (airport code: MCI) back to Atchison
  • Travel medical insurance coverage
  • All travel, excursions, and tour activities within the host country
  • All housing and meals
  • All planned group co-curricular activities
  • Welcome kit

The cost of the program does NOT include:

  • Round trip group airfare (cost to be determined) from Kansas City (MCI) to Rome (FCO) and from Milan (MXP) to Kansas City (MCI)
  • Travel to and from Atchison, Kansas
  • Deviations on the group flight
  • Telephone expenses - options for students include buying an international roaming plan with their current provider; buying prepaid international calling cards; renting / buying a local cell phone; using free call apps when Wi-Fi is available
  • Passport fees
  • Personal expenses including souvenirs and any elective spending on food and entertainment

Itinerary

The dates of the program are June 25 to July 15, 2021.

The program begins with lectures, orientation, and group activities at Benedictine’s campus in Atchison, Kansas. From there, students will travel together as a group to Italy.

The group will fly into Rome, visit the Eternal City, including St. Peter's, the Vatican Museums, the Coliseum, see the Pope and take a day trip to Montecassino and Subiaco.

They will then move north to Assisi, and spend a few days in Florence, hometown to Dante and cradle of Renaissance art. From there they will move to Ravenna, city where Dante is buried, especially known for its splendid byzantine mosaics.

Following Dante's footsteps, the journey will also stop in Bologna, home to the oldest university in continuous operation, and Dante's alma mater; Padua, known for the Basilica of St. Anthony; and Venice, the magical city on the lagoon. The last city to visit will be Verona, where Dante wrote his Paradiso, and also known as the town of Romeo and Juliet.

The group will then fly from Milan back to the United States.

Accompanying Faculty and Staff

The students will be accompanied by a VIRTUS-compliant Benedictine College faculty member and staff chaperones. The staff to student ratio will be 1:6.

Cancellation Policy

Understand that if you withdraw from the program for any reason, your $250 deposit is not refundable. Your refund will be equal to the amount of the payments you have made, less any costs the college has incurred on your behalf. Generally, costs incurred by the college could include (but are not limited to) transportation arrangements, entrance tickets, lodging, meals, tour guides, etc. Within 30 days of departure, refunds are not available.

Do you have a specific question that was not answered here? Submit your question via our Inquiry Form.

Or contact:

Megan Fassero
Benedictine College Study Abroad Program Director
Phone: 913-360-7967
Contact by Email

Registration for Journey with Dante 2021 opens on August 1, 2020.

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