USAC encourages you to participate in the tours; however, they are optional and have an additional fee. The fees include guides, some meals, travel, accommodations, and entrance fees. Destinations may change at the discretion of the Resident Director.
The following are possible destinations, view term calendars for specifics.
Travel to Warsaw, the capital of and largest city in Poland. This city has had a tumultuous past. After the failed Warsaw Uprising during WWII, the Nazis destroyed most of the city. The city rebuilt and has continued to evolve. Walk around the Old Town, learn about the history of Warsaw’s Jewish ghettos, and enjoy some local cuisine.
Visit Prague—an all time student favorite city! The capital of the Czech Republic, and UNESCO site, will steal your heart with its sunset views from Charles Bridge and hte majestic Prague Castle. Stroll the Old Town Square, wait for the astronomical clock to surprise you, watch local artists and musicians perform, and make sure to try an authentic Czech meal and chat with locals about culture, politics, and history.
Visit two major capital cities – Vienna, Austria, and Budapest, Hungary. In Vienna visit the Schönbrunn Palace and gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage; admire the famous paintings in the Belvedere Palace; see Hundertwasser House, one of Austria’s architectural highlights; and visit museums like the Fine Arts Museum (KHM) and the Sigmund Freud Museum. Budapest is known as one of Europe’s most beautiful and elegant cities. Soak up the Hungarian culture at the ancient hot spring baths (the highlight of the trip), relax on a Danube river cruise, and visit monuments of a proud Hungarian past including Parliament, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and Dohány Street Synagogue – the largest Synagogue in Europe.
Summer: Opens 9/1
Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1
Spring: Opens 9/1
Minimum GPA: 2.5