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  • Locations: Edinburgh, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom; Lucerne, Switzerland; Nyon, Switzerland; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer B
  • Budget Sheets: Summer B
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Hospitality Housing Options: Hotel
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 06 Academic Level: Undergraduate
Program Type: Short Term
Program Description:
Exploring Entertainment & Events in Europe
Switzerland, France, England & Scotland
Summer B 2018
Dates: July 21 - August 6, 2018

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Program Description:

The Rosen College of Hospitality Management is proud to announce its new study abroad program: “Entertainment Events in Europe.”  This program is for students interested in experiencing European entertainment events and festivals and welcomes students in the Entertainment Management degree program as well as students majoring in other related fields. During the program students will attend and study some of the most extraordinary happenings in the world while traveling to Switzerland, France, England, and Scotland.  The travel portion of this program will run from July 21 – August 6, 2018, during which students will: 
  • Experience four distinct Western European cultures: Nyon and Lucerne, Paris, London and Edinburgh.
  • Attend world-renowned events and major art, music, and theatrical festivals
  • Enjoy additional cultural events and city tours
  • Speak directly with organizers of large-scale cultural events

Courses will be run at the Rosen College campus during Summer Session B (late June – early July, 2018) to prepare students for the challenges of traveling and studying abroad, as well as to begin the academic coursework required for this program. We will discuss European culture and customs, and have lectures and coursework requirements in order to maximize the experiential learning that will occur while in Europe.
Participants in this program will be required to enroll in six credit hours of course work: Entertainment Arts and Events (HFT 4795) and Fairs and Festivals (HFT 3798).

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to design international incentive programs that meet the needs of incentive trip participants and the trip sponsors. 
  • Students will be able to create a checklist of activities to complete in the planning of an international event. 
  • Students will be able to trace the development of fairs and festivals as community celebrations and community builders. 

Program Courses:
  • HFT 4795: Entertainment Arts and Events (3 credits)
  • HFT 3798: Fairs & Festivals (3 credits)
*Please note that all participants must enroll in both of these courses and pay associated tuition to be a part of the program

Itinerary Overview (subject to amendment) 

Day 1: Arrive in Geneva. Enjoy orientation and a walking tour of the city, followed by a group welcome dinner.
Day 2: Paleo Festival in Nyon.
Day 3: Free day to explore Geneva.
Day 4: Travel to Lucerne. Enjoy orientation and a walking tour of the city.
Day 5: Free day and evening to visit Blue Balls Festival together with your program leader.
Day 6: Free day and evening to visit Blue Balls Festival together with your program leader.
Day 7: Travel from Lucerne to the train station in Zurich. Catch the train from Zurich to Paris, followed by a city orientation.
Day 8: Free day and evening to visit the Paris Jazz Festival together with your program leader.
Day 9: Free morning to explore Paris on your own! Then enjoy an Audio-guided tour of the Palais Garnier Opera (public areas)
Day 10: Travel from Paris to London, followed by a city orientation.
Day 11: Free day and evening to visit the BBC Proms together with your program leader.
Day 12: Free morning to explore London on your own. Guided tour of Wimbelton and its Lawn Tennis Museum in the afternoon to see facilities provided for the press, broadcasters and of course, the world’s best tennis players and experience the history and traditions of ‘the Fortnight’ in the Museum.
Day 13: Travel from London to Edinburgh, followed by a city orientation.
Day 14: Free day and evening to visit the Edinburgh Fringe Festival together with your program leader.
Day 15: Free day and evening to visit The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo together with your program leader.
Day 16: Free day to explore Edinburgh on your own. Enjoy a group farewell dinner to celebrate the program.
Day 17: Final day. Have breakfast at the hotel and depart for Edinburgh Airport.

Inclusions & Exclusions (subject to amendment) 

The following services are included as part of the program fee:
  • Accommodation: Hotels with 3-star or better rating that are conveniently located. All rooms will have twin, triple or quadruple occupancy and private bathrooms.  
  • Cultural Experiences / Excursions:
    • Local, bi-lingual guides to provide private guided tours.
    • Orientation sessions and city maps.
    • Entrance fees and reservations are included for tours/excursions, as listed on the itinerary: guided walking tour of Geneva, Wimbelton and its Lawn Tennis Museum and audio-guided tour of the Palais Garnier Opera (public areas).
    • Performance tickets are included for: BBC Proms in London, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
    • Single day tickets and fees are included for: Paleo Festival in Nyon and Paris Jazz Festival in Paris. Two-day tickets and fees are included for: Blue Balls Festival in Lucerne. 
  • Meals:
    • Daily breakfast to energize you for the day.
    • Special welcome dinner to kick-off the program in Geneva.
    • Farewell dinner to complete your international experience and the program in Edinburgh.
  • Transportation:
    • Transportation from and to the airport via private motor coach.
    • Private chartered motor coach for touring, where stated in the itinerary.
    • Train tickets to Lucerne, Paris, London and Edinburgh where noted in the itinerary.
    • Public transportation passes for your stay in Geneva, Lucerne, Paris (zone 1-3) and London (zone 1-2).
    • All gratuities and service charges for guides, drivers and servers.
  • UCF Abroad Administrative Fee 
  • UCF Travel Insurance Policy (more details to follow at pre-departure meeting)
The following are not included as part of the program fee:
  • Flights
  • UCF Tuition
  • Passport or visa expenses
  • Personal or other miscellaneous expenses
  • Meals other than those listed
  • Currency exchange fees

Pricing (based upon the minimum number of students and subject to change)

Program fee: $5,415

Payment 1: $1,000 is due on February 28, 2018
Payment 2: $4,415 is due on March 30, 2018

** Please note: The program fee is based on festival ticket availability and market price. Given the nature of international events, ticket pricing is subject to change without notice. Many of these tickets do not become available for purchase until March. Because of this, additional charges may be incurred.**

Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless otherwise noted), independent travel or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. Students should NOT purchase airfare until they have been told to do so by the UCF Abroad Office. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.


Deadline to apply is 02/01/2017
Deadline to commit to the program is 02/11/2017


Program Leader: Mr. Ray Eddy
Program Leader email: 

This program is currently not accepting applications.