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Short-Term Program

European Discovery

Program Itinerary

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Note: This itinerary is subject to change due to availability and local conditions at the time of departure.

London, UK

5 Days

London: Sightseeing


Fly to London, where you’ll meet your cohort and begin your journey together. Travel to the must-see spots of the city, from Big Ben to Buckingham Palace, and enjoy a free day to explore on your own time.

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London: Business & Academia


Explore the UK's long and prestigious academic history with a day trip to the quintessential university town of Oxford. Explore London's connection to global business through a visit to and Q&A with a leader of an innovative global company.

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Normandy, France

3 Days

Normandy: History

Normandy, France

Board a ferry to cross the English Channel to Normandy, the site of the D-Day landing, where you'll visit Mont-Saint-Michel and learn about WWII history in the place where it happened; there is no better place for this the past to come alive.

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Paris, france

7 Days

Paris: Art

Paris, France

Visit world-class museums and historical sites like the Louvre, Monet's Giverny, and Versailles. Enjoy a free day to soak up the culture of the City of Lights–and eat as many croissants as you can!

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Lucerne Region, Switzerland

3 Days

Lucerne: Sightseeing

Lucerne Region, Switzerland

Head into the heart of Europe as you cross the border into Switzerland; enjoy an Alps excursion and a scenic boat ride, then spend a free day wandering the medieval streets of Lucerne.

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Bologna &  Florence, Italy

5 Days

Bologna: Food & Agriculture

Bologna, Italy

Visit picturesque Parma to try the original Parmesan cheese, then take a food tour of Bologna and and visit Bologna's university quarter, one of the oldest in the world.

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Florence: Food & Agriculture

Florence, Italy

Immerse yourself in the architecture, art, cuisine, and culture of Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Discover the city on a food tour that celebrates the delicious diversity of Italian food!

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4 Days

Rome: Warm-Up

Rome, Italy

See awe-inspiring sites such as the Colosseum and the Vatican. Enjoy an intensive Italian cooking class and free time to explore The Eternal City. Spend time celebrating all you’ve been through and reflecting on your experience with your cohort before heading home!

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Program fee

Tuition for this 4-week program is $7,900, and payment plans are available. Tuition includes:

  • Activities & workshops

    Guided excursions and service opportunities with partner organizations

  • Flights & transportation

    Round-trip flights and local transfers to each stop in your itinerary

  • Room & board

    Your accommodations and some of your meals on the trip

  • EF Global Support Network

    One-on-one mentorship and travel support before and during your program

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