HAYS, Kan. -- Achievements of men such as Galileo, Leonardo and
Fermi as well as other intellectuals graced history through their foundation of
science and mathematics.
The Fort Hays State University Science and Mathematics
Education Institute will travel to Italy in May 2013 to experience the sights
and history of Venice, Florence and other cities where these inspirational
intellectuals once lived.
"Accompanying exploration and historic sightseeing is
in the opportunity to indulge in culture, all while earning university
credits," said Dr. Paul Adams, professor of physics and Anschutz Professor
of Education at FHSU. "A designated tour guide and I will lead this
study-abroad experience from Friday, May 24, to Sunday, June 2."
The total fee for students is $4,097, which includes a side
trip to Pisa and Tuscany, and rooming with three to four people. The total cost
also includes round-trip flights, transportation, a full-time tour director,
hotels with private bathrooms, breaks, five dinners and the enrollment fee.
The cost can be split into monthly payments.
For adults, the cost is $4,337, including the trip to Pisa
and a room supplement for a twin room.
Prices will go up $50 on Sunday, Sept. 1.
An optional online course is offered prior to the trip,
"Following Galileo's Footsteps." Through this course, participants
will gain a sense of Italy and its scientific history. "Although it is not
a requirement for tour participation, it will surely enrich the
experience," said Adams. "The tour itself is a required part of the
course and is available to those in need of graduate credit hours for
For more information on lodging, meals, transportation and
cost, visit Education First College Study Tours at
http://www.efcollegestudytours.com/preview-tour.aspx?gt=1237833. The tour
number for the FHSU Italy trip is 1237833. Enrollment is available by calling
877-485-4184 or online at the website.