Journey with Dante - Costs & Itinerary


The program cost for Journey with Dante 2020 is $4850, plus round trip group airfare of $1587 (MCI to FCO, MXP to MCI). Register by December 1, 2019 to receive a $500 Early Bird Discount! A $250 non-refundable deposit is due at registration. 

The program cost includes:

  • Tuition for 3 Benedictine College credits
  • Transportation to Kansas City (airport code: MCI) from Atchison and from Kansas City (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 of $1587 (MCI to FCO, MXP to 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


The dates of the program are June 26 to July 16, 2020.

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

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