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Department of Geosciences - Study Abroad

2018 Geosciences Study Abroad

Cultural Geography of Italy & Switzerland


COURSE - GSCI 657 VA Advanced Topics in Geosciences: Cultural Geography of Italy & Switzerland(3 credit hours)
DATES - Spring 2018 Semester Course meetings on Fridays, plus travel mid-late May.


Notice: Enrollment limited to 8, apply early!



Learn about the culture and peoples of Italy and Switzerland during the spring semester. Then visit sites of interest and impact in each country at the end of the semester. Join the Department of Geosciences on an educational adventure of a lifetime as we explore the culture of the world around us.


Overview of Course and Trip

This course includes weekly meetings during the spring semester to help you learn more about the culture of the selected countries and to prepare you for travel and exploration at the end of the course. Course meetings are scheduled for Fridays 2:30-4:30 pm.

Course Trip activities include: Unique cultural opportunities in each country of investigation. Additional details will be posted prior to semester of offering.


Course Trip Information

TRAVEL DATES: May 15th to May 30th. Information will be provided to enrolled and approve course participants.

COST: Estimated to be $3,000. (includes Airfare, Hotel, and Some Activities). A $200 nonrefundable deposit towards trip fees will be due prior to enrollment.

SCHOLARSHIP/FUNDING SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES: Available, information will be provided to approved enrolled applicants.

Locations and Activities

  • Italy
    • Rome
      • Vatican and its museums
      • Coliseum
      • Pantheon
      • Roman Forum
      • Spanish Steps
      • Trevi Fountain
      • St. Peters Basilica
      • Piazza Novona
      • Castel Sant' Angelo
      • Bocca Della Verita
    • Florence
      • The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
      • Uffizi Gallery
      • Ponte Vecchio
      • Galleria Dell Academia
      • Piazzale Michelangelo
      • Santa Maria Novella
    • Venice
      • Piazza San Marco
      • Doge's Palace
      • St. Mark's Basilica
      • Rialto Bridge
      • Bridge of Sighs
      • Torcella Cathedral
      • Basilica di Santa Maria Della Salute
    • Switzerland
      • Zurich
      • Swiss National Museum
      • Bahnhofstrasse
      • Fraumunster
      • Grossmunster
      • Zurich Train Museum
      • St. Peter's Church
      • Uetliberg
      • Zurich's Town Hall
      • Lugano
      • Monte San Salvatore
      • Lake Lugano and Parks
      • Lugano's Old Town
      • Monte Brau
      • Tour the Valley of Verzasca

Enrollment & Course Travel participation information:

  1. Complete Geosciences Study Abroad Student Application. Link to application is below. Please note applications must be received and approved prior to course enrollment. DUE November 15, 2017
  2. Enroll in FHSU course GSCI 657 VA Advanced Topics in Geosciences: Cultural Geography Italy & Switzerland. Note the course tuition fee is separate from and not included in the trip fee.
  3. Pay Trip Deposit fee of $200 to Dr. Keith Bremer. Checks should be made out to Fort Hays State University and have 'Trip fee - Study Abroad - Geosciences' written in the memo line. DUE December 5, 2017
  4. Finalize enrollment and pay tuition fee no later than dates provided to participates.
  5. Pay trip fee installment fees by deadlines as stated in trip information when posted


Mailing contact:

Dr. Keith Bremer
Department of Geosciences
Tomanek Hall 329

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All students interested in participating must complete an application. The link below will download a word document for you to complete and return via email.

Instructions to complete application form: Select [View] then [Edit Document] to enter your information. Save the file and then email to along with the additional required documents.

Geosciences Study Abroad Student Participant Application

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