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Division of Continuing Studies

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IPFW offers a varierty of short, educational travel opportunities each year. These programs are developed and led by IPFW faculty and vary according to their research and schedule.

Take a Trip in 2015...

Hosted by the IPFW Department of Fine Arts, take a trip and learn about "The Art of Italy"

After flying from Chicago to Rome, travelers will tour the city that is home to such wonders as the Colosseum and Forum, the Vatican Museum with its Sistine Chapel, and the Borghese Palace, full of beautiful sculptures by Bernini and paintings by Caravaggio. They will then train to Venice, one of the most unique cities in the world and a United Nations Education, Science, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site. While there, tours of the Doge’s Palace and the Academia Museum which house paintings by such masters as Veronese and Giorgione will be taken. A trip from Venice to Padua to view the ground breaking frescos of the artist Giotto in the Arena Chapel as well as visit the pilgrimage church of Saint Anthony is scheduled. On the way to Florence, travelers will experience the wonderful city of Ravenna, noted for its world class collection of Byzantine mosaics. Lastly, while residing in Florence, travelers will understand why this city was the epicenter of the Italian Renaissance. Visits there will include the Uffizi Museum with paintings such as Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, the Academia Museum with Michelangelo’s David, and the impressive Pitti Palace and Gardens. While in Florence the group will travel to the towns of Pisa to visit its Campanile or ‘Leaning Tower’, and Siena, one of the most authentic medieval towns in Europe. This is guaranteed to be an amazing art adventure.

Included in the cost of this trip is round trip airfare from Chicago, lodging, most meals, ground transportation, travel health insurance, and planned activities and events. A $500 balance due  2/6/15 for The Art of Italy, payments must be made through IPFW’s Division of Continuing Studies in Kettler Hall Room 145. 

Price of trip:

- Community members: $5,750

- Students: $5,400 (this is just the travel fee, not tuition)

Travel Fee due dates:

- Deposit of $500: 2/6/14

- Balance  of $5,250 for Community Members: 3/13/14

- Balance of $4,900 for Students: 3/13/14

 Travel dates:

- 6/7/15 through 6/28/15

Trip Registration

Trips are open to the public unless noted otherwise. All have a credit option (additional tuition cost applies). Please refer to Travel Participant Application for payments and refund information. Each trip varies in terms of the specific expenses covered by the registration fees. In general, the following expenses are included in fees: 

  • Round trip international flights; housing/accommodations (double or group occupancy)
  • Some – but not all – meals, except the Strasbourg trip, where students can buy a dorm cafeteria card
  • Ground transportation to/from airport is usually included
  • Entrance fees to museums and historical sites is often included, but additional side trips offered are optional
  • Study abroad insurance coverage (including coverage for emergency medical treatment and transportation)

Expenses for additional meals, personal items, tips & gratuities, free time activities, admissions and entertainment, and souvenirs are considered out-of-pocket expenses. This cost will be estimated during pre-travel orientation sessions. Each traveler is responsible for their own portion of these expenses.

To sign up for an international trip you must fill out the Travel Participant Application.

IPFW Faculty Information:  All IPFW international programs are administered through the IPFW's Office of International Education. Visit http://www.ipfw.edu/offices/iss/international-programs/programs.html for full details.

Please bring or mail your Travel Participant Application with payment (see the application for details) to:

IPFW Division of Continuing Studies,
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., KT 139
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Register by calling 260-481-6619