Activities and Trips
The Student Activities and Trips office offers a variety of opportunities each semester. All JCU Activities and Trips have been specifically designed to intellectually stimulate our students by exposing them to the rich history and culture of Italy. These activities have been created to educate students about Italy in a fun, "hands-on" method. This program encourages all students to take advantage of the many activities and trips it provides throughout the semesters in order to enrich their study abroad experience through these unique opportunities.
BY PURCHASING A SPACE ON A UNIVERSITY TRIP, STUDENTS AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS
Students must be aged 18 or older to participate on overnight and athletic trips.
The University operates a no refund policy. The University cannot offer refunds for trips or activities. In the case that a student cannot go, it may be possible to find an alternate student within the restrictions placed upon us by plane, train, ferry or hotel operators. Any cost incurred for changing participants will be paid by either the student who is cancelling or the alternate student.
Participating in a trip does not count as an excused absence. Check your syllabus and other commitments before purchasing a trip.
Students will be notified via email regarding mandatory forms or pre-trip meetings. The itinerary will also be provided via email a few days before each trip. It is the student's responsibility to make sure that he/she checks their email account to obtain the necessary information. If the student does not receive notification via email, it is each student's responsibility to contact the Student Affairs Department so that the situation can be rectified.
Activities/Trips are offered on a first come first served basis.
Details of the trips listed are subject to change. The details for the activities listed on the website are correct at the time of going live, but are subject to changes as circumstances dictate. You will be made aware of any changes to schedules etc., at the earliest possible opportunity via e-mail.
It is the student's responsibility to acquire any necessary travel documentation such as a visa or individual travel insurance. Failure to obtain any necessary travel documents will not entitle the student to a refund. If you are not sure if you need a visa to enter a particular country, contact the embassy of the country you intend to visit.
The University reserves the right to cancel any trip should there be insufficient numbers OR for any other reason they deem necessary such as social or political unrest in a particular country. Students will be notified as far in advance as possible should a trip be cancelled. The student will then receive a refund for the trip.
The University cannot be held responsible for spaces which are not officially reserved as the result of an online booking error that is returned as a result of incomplete or denied credit card details.
Mission and Goals
The Student Activities and Trips office aspires to open students' minds, cultivate Community and School Spirit, and challenge students to take on cultural discoveries and acquire more global knowledge. This program also seeks to provide the opportunity to meet other students from diverse backgrounds and live unique experiences.
"The olive oil tasting was such a great opportunity! We not only learned about how to taste the finished product, but also how olives are harvested, pressed, and sold around the world." Katie K. Fall 2016
Examples of Previous Activities and Trips
- Cooking Classes
- Night at the Opera
- Evocative Rome Tour
- Gelato Making Tour and Tasting
- One Night at the Globe Theatre
- Spiritual Wellness and Meditation: Visit to the Mosque
- Viterbo and the Papal Thermal Baths
- Olive Harvest & Olive Oil Tasting Day Trip
- Enchanted Lazio: Ninfa & Sermoneta Day Trip
- Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Weekend Trip
- Venice, Verona & Vicenza Weekend Trip
- Inspiring Tuscany Weekend Trip