Uncover ancient history and discover modern-day wonders on a unique journey to Italy, France, and Spain. In Spain, explore Gothic castles and get an insider’s look into the sport of bullfighting; in France, see medieval cities and relax on magnificent beaches; and in Italy, walk through ancient Roman ruins and rappel off a castle wall! Learn to make your own Italian pizza, stay with a welcoming Spanish family, and give back as a global citizen during an environmental service project. Return home enriched by unique experiences in these amazing countries—and with a new understanding of this incredible part of the world.
Meet your fellow travelers and board your overnight flight to Europe.
After meeting your delegation manager, begin your journey in the ancient Roman Colosseum. Walk in the footsteps of ancient gladiators—and imagine the spectators who came to watch—in this historic place. Explore the nearby ruins at the Roman Forum, as well, as you think about just how long Rome has existed.
During a fun City Quest adventure, join with fellow delegates to find important Roman landmarks like the Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, and the Trevi Fountain.
Later, visit the world’s smallest country—the Vatican! Wonder at the artistry of the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel and see for yourself the scale of St. Peter's Basilica. Explore the Vatican Museums for even more insight.
Participate in an emotionally rewarding service project with physically and mentally challenged children. This is a true People to People moment and a unique chance to contribute to the community!
Full On is all about gaining confidence—in yourself! During exercises led by the Full On team, you can test your brain power and physical agility. Enjoy a full day of adventure, leadership, and personal growth challenges—ending with the most difficult Full On challenge. You’ll step outside your comfort zone to rappel 70 feet off a tower wall!
Pay a visit to the Accademia Gallery, which houses Michelangelo's colossal statue, David. Explore the city of Florence where you'll pass by the Duomo and the bronze doors of the Baptistery, known as the Gate to Paradise.
Italy is famous for producing high-quality leather! Learn about the production and processing of fine leather at the Leonardo Leather Works.
Later, engage in a discussion with a monk or a priest who will tell you more about daily life in a monastery.
Discover inspiring Romanesque architecture in the Italian city, Pisa. See the Leaning Tower for yourself after walking across the Square of Miracles.
Help preserve local plant species during an environmental service project in a nearby park. Clean up the park and make a positive impact on the surrounding area as you give back in the spirit of global citizenship.
Watch a pizza-making demonstration, then make and eat your own pizza when you explore Tuscan cuisine at an Italian fattoria. Buon appetito!
Relax on the beaches alongside the Mediterranean Sea at Monterosso, and get ready to board a ferry for a ride along the Cinque Terre, or five lands. Cruise past five coastal villages perched along the jagged coastline.
Make a stop to hike along a famous “love” trail between two of these colorful villages before arriving in La Spezia.
Explore Monaco—famous for its royal Grimaldi family and its Grand Prix racetrack. See the streets that transform into the Grand Prix racetrack and learn about this unique country—which occupies an area smaller than that of New York's Central Park.
Uncover the art of making French parfum, when you put your nose to the test during a competition to smell and identify the different essences used to create fragrances at a local perfume factory.
Experience the beautiful French Riviera in Cannes—home to the famous Cannes Film Festival.
Later, explore Nice, the capital of the Blue Coast, in small groups during time set aside to relax and go bowling! Discover Nice’s coastline promenade and take a swim in sparkling, blue waters.
Honor the fallen at the Rhone American Cemetery—the final resting place for 861 soldiers killed in 1944 during the surprise landing in southern France. The cemetery director will welcome you before you pay your respects.
Journey on to Avignon to see the biggest Gothic palace in all of Europe—the Papal Palace. It’s as large as four regular cathedrals and at one time served as a prison!
Enjoy some time exploring the beautiful city of Avignon on your own.
In nearby Carcassonne, see where the 1997 movie, Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves was filmed. Take some time to explore this cool medieval city that is still inhabited today, having changed little in the last 600 years!
Meet your home-stay family and be welcomed into your new European home!
Today you can experience local life and culture with a Spanish family who graciously opens their home to share their way of life with you. Enjoy traditional foods, learn about family friendships, and discover a way of life in another country.
Spend another day learning about Spanish culture with your home-stay family. Take a minute to let them know how much you appreciate their hospitality, as well as share your own culture and values with them. Don’t forget to leave a thank-you note—and a great impression of Americans!
Say goodbye to your home-stay family and rejoin your delegation.
Learn how to cook the delicious Spanish rice dish, paella, and discover why it has traditionally been eaten on Sundays in the fall.
In Barcelona, explore the work of Antoni Gaudi, Spain’s most famous architect. See La Sagrada Familia Cathedral—under construction since 1882 and still not completed!
Compete in a friendly volleyball match against local Spanish students.
Discover Zaragoza—a beautiful city filled with unique Iberian, Roman, Muslim and Christian history.
Visit the Aljafería Palace. Built in the 11th century, it is the largest surviving example of Islamic Spanish architecture and today serves as the headquarters for a regional parliament.
Go behind-the-scenes to learn more about bullfighting. Visit a real Spanish cortijo to see how horses and bulls are raised and trained for this dangerous sport.
Explore Madrid! Discover the colorful history of the Plaza Mayor, which has been the site of everything from bullfights to beauty pageants! See the fancy Royal Palace, the world’s greatest collection of Spanish paintings at the Prado Museum, and the place where “all roads in Spain begin”—the Puerta del Sol.
Depart from Madrid for the U.S.
Note: Highlights featured represent past programs. Your program may differ slightly in some areas due to scheduling conflicts, unforeseen changes, and the arrival of new opportunities. Your program's schedule of activities will be provided as confirmed, closer to actual travel.
Our inclusive tuition is yet another reason People to People Student Ambassador Programs stands out.
|12 hours of pre-travel preparation||Yes|
|People to People Ambassador Programs travel shirt||Yes|
|International airline surcharge||No|
|Taxes and gratuities||Yes|
|Three meals per day||Yes|
|Safety & Insurance|
|On-site 24 hour delegation manager||Yes|
|Supervision (average leader/student ratio 1/10)||Yes|
|24-hour response team||Yes|
|Travel Protection Plan & Cancel For Any Reason Benefit Upgrade:
Available as optional purchases for your program
|One elective high school semester credit||Yes|
|College credit (Eastern Washington University)||No|
|10 service-learning hours||Yes|
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