Travel Logistics

Students are strongly encouraged to travel independently of the Spring Hill College travel program. With two Bologna airports and a train station that serves as a hub for destinations across Europe, students can quickly escape for weekend adventures. A number of Fridays are free of classes to make room for three-day travel weekends. During the Bologna Orientation, a “Study Trips Planning Session” is held that clearly outlines all of the various ways in which travel costs can be kept low.

A few examples of how students manage to travel on the cheap (prices will vary from season to season):

Munich, Germany for 295 Euro ($410)
(3 nights and 3 days of sightseeing)
100 Euro airfare
25 Euro per night lodging
20 Euro per day for food
60 Euro souvenirs, misc. spending

Egypt and The Pyramids for 470 Euro ($660)
(3 nights and 4 days excursion)
250 Euro airfare
20 Euro per night lodging
15 Euro per day for food
100 Euro souvenirs, camel rides, misc. spending

Budapest, Hungary for 190 Euro ($260)
(3 nights and 3 days of sightseeing)
60 Euro airfare
15 Euro per night lodging
15 Euro per day for food
40 Euro souvenirs, misc. spending

** Prices are estimated using the Euro/Dollar exchange in January 2011.