Our Program

European Experience

You will take classes from Virginia Tech professors at a local university and live at the Montarina Hostel, rated in a Washington Post article as one of the 8 top youth hostels in the world.  You'll have the weekends and 3 one-week breaks to explore the surrounding areas of Europe.  Lugano is on a major rail line between Italy and the rest of Europe. You can reach many wonderful cities in a few hours and will be required to visit at least the following cities during the program:  Rome, Florence, Venice, Prague, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, and Munich. 

 

NOTE:  Students cannot remain in the Schengen region for more than 90 days in a 180 day period and must leave this region during the program to comply with this regulation.

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Optional African Experience

During your last 10 day break, you will have the opportunity to participate in a service learning project in Ethiopia, Rwanda, or Tanzania.  Click here for more details.

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Courses

You will recieve 18 credits:

 

  • Consumer behavior (MKTG 4204, 3 credits)

  • Marketing research (MKTG 4154, 3 credits)

  • Marketing, society, and the public interest (MKTG 4644, 3 credits)

  • Field practicum (MKTG 4404, 3 credits)

  • Elementary Italian (ITAL 1105, 3 credits)

  • Study abroad (MKTG 3954, 3 credits)

Costs

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Costs

Tuition and Fees (2018-2019 rates)

  • In-state: $5035

  • Out-of-state: $12405

  • Global Education Office fee: $100

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Costs

  • Passport: $135

  • Books/supplies: $200

  • Travel expenses: $2000

  • Personal expenses: $3000

Program Costs

  • Program fee: $2500

  • Airfare: $1100

  • Lodging: $4900

  • Meals (4 dinners/week): $1200

  • EuroRail pass: $1300

  • Medical insurance: $120

In-state student TOTAL: $21590

Out-of-state student TOTAL: $28960

 

Only about $5500 more than a semester on campus for the experience of a lifetime!

 

Note:  Virginia Tech reserves the right to make cancellations, date and cost adjustments, and other necessary changes in the program. Prices may change due to global economic conditions.

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