2014 Spring Break International Study Program Provisional Itinerary Updated: March 10,  2014
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PARTICIPANTS:  Make sure you bring your passport, > information available at http://travel.state.gov/ < , ATM card, and student ID. Keep a photo copy of your passport and credit cards in a separate location from the originals.  Remember to pack light (remember, you will carry your bags a long way in the cities in Europe); your one checked bag (plus small carry on back back bag) is to be between 45- 60 inches (width + length + height) 35 pounds max !!!   You are responsible for complying with TSA travel requirements at the time of travel (http://www.tsa.gov/).  Please look at this often as it changes.  Always be on time.  Carry a copy of this schedule with you at all times.   As with your travel in any big city, you are advised not to go out alone, be with someone else from the group.  Remember, you need to be very flexible on this program.  There will be a lot of experiences significantly different ( behavior, governments, foods, people, words, languages, etiquette, customs, airline travel, weather, French language,  etc) than you are accustomed to at your home institution. As an additional point of consideration, you might want to purchase some type of travel insurance for this program. 
A couple we are aware of include the following: Cultural Insurance Services International CISI at 800-303-8120 or Travelex Insurance Services at 1-800-228-9792 or SquareMouth.com at 1 800 240 0369.   
To find some useful information about the countries we are visiting click; see Britain UK France Europe;
check your European Geography knowledge CNN ,World, world information, BBC News, French News, London Times, World Newspapers

Get the latest Exchange Rate information; metric measurement conversion;
 Note::: pre-departure assignments are due one week prior to departure  Look for grading and assignments under your course
 UI343, UI498  (Transcultural Experiences: University Studies course) and BA560 (and MG560 and MK560 International courses)
Plus, everyone should plan to do this On Site assignment during the time they are in Europe.  Remember, you will be keeping a daily log (diary) of your experiences and observations while in Europe.  You will send a typed copy of your Diary, Written Final and On Site assignment to us in the email a Word document attachment to kheischmidt@semo.edu (file name starts with your last name then items in file)  where you placed your pre departure assignments within one week of returning from Europe.
Emergency Cell Phone Number- for day of departure; Kenneth Heischmidt (573) 275 2912; Peter Gordon (573) 450 3434 These are US numbers, call accordingly.
to call from a foreign country you will need to first dial +1, then area code and local number (the "+" is obtained by holding down the 0 key for a couple of seconds)    Class will meet prior to departure for Europe
The French Embassy’s Website for tourist visas is http://www.ambafrance-us.org/spip.php?rubrique102 
United Kingdom’s page for visas is http://ukinusa.fco.gov.uk/en/visiting-uk/visas/

DATE Spring Break  -  program:  ALL TIMES LISTED ARE BASED ON A 24 HOUR CLOCK NOTE: All times and business visits subject to change.  PACK LIGHT Overnight

March 14, 2014

NOTE: you will need to arrange your own ride up to the STL airport
17:15 Group meet at the Saint Louis airport STL at American Airlines ticket counter area
19:30 Lv (AA1186) Group departs
2035  Ar Chicago international airport
22:40  Lv (AA98) for London on ; Dinner and Breakfast on plane; about 8HR 30 Min Flight
In case you need to know US London Embassy 24 Grosvenor Square, London, tubes Marble Arch or Bond Street, Intersection of Upper Brook st, South Audley st, and Grosvenor St; across from Roosevelt Memorial, phone [44] (0) 20 7499 9000
London Attractions
(entertaining airline announcements)
London Guide

Landmarks of London

March 15,

11:35 Ar London- Heathrow Airport 4 (clear customs and immigration)  use ATM's if needed; airport arrival
we will take the tube to the hotel, Orientation to tube system; 
You will be given a pass that will allow you to ride all London center underground trains/buses; this pass will be good for Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday; You will receive a Tube pass each day
Heathrow Terminal Piccadilly line underground to Holborn Tube to Central Line to Lancaster Gate Tube;

14:00 about- Hotel we will likely have to leave our bags in a check room and Check In later,
Leave hotel -
Group  eat locally  at The Swan at 66 Bayswater Road; food served 10-22:00; live entertainment Sat acoustic rock and Sunday  chill out zone piano
2 hour walking tour around London, weather permitting (alternate is Sunday morning); we walk fast
through Kensington Gardens (See Kensington Palace) and Hyde Park to Green Park, Albert Memorial, Imperial College, Baden Powell House,  to Natural History Museum (10-17:50), Science Museum (10-17:15) , Victoria and Albert Museum
(10-17:45), (one/two hour museum visit of your choice- depends upon weather, maybe visit on Sunday, sites in London)  
Group to
Harrods (M-Sa 10-2000 Su 1130-1800 at Knightbridge: Britain's largest dept. store;

Brompton Oratory (Catholic) Saturday 18:00 one hour service, sung by London Oratory School Schola) also Sunday at 10 or 11 (one hour service, 1000 sung English by Oratory Junior Choir, 1100 sung Latin by Choir of the London (internationally noted choir), 1230, 1630 or 1900 mass times)
RBS 6 Nations Rugby 1430 Italy v England; 1445 Wales vs Scotland; 1900 France v Ireland

Get a good night sleep
LondonEngland (3 Nights)
Columbia Hotel
95-99 Lancaster Gate

London W2 3NS
United Kingdom
Tel : 011 44 207 402 0021
Fax: 011 44 207 706 4691
Tube: Lancaster Gate on Central or Paddington on Circle and District lines
free WiFi hotspots in lobby area

Rooming list for London and Paris



March 16

Breakfast; 9:00 Group  (lecture by Dr. Barbara Czarnecka, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, University of Bedfordshire: topic of the Benefits and Challenges of the EU))
ST. Patricks Day: Parade and Festival, Parade route (12 noon - 1400) Green Park by Hyde Park Corner around Piccadilly Circus to Trafalgar Square to end at Whitehall, has free Irish music, folk dance and food, Festival from Noon until 6pm. 
Trafalgar Square; see National Gallery (10-6) at Trafalgar Square and National Portrait Museum;  see St. Martin- In The- Field Church (Consider eating @ Cafe-in-the-Crypt basement (Su 11-1800; M-W 8-2000; R-Sa 8-2100) of St. Martin; St. Martin- In The- Field Church (Church of England: Sunday Choral Evensong1700,evening service 1830);
Later proceed from Nelson column and Trafalgar Square down Whitehall, past 10 Downing Street and Horse Guards (the mounted Regiments change The Queen's Life Guard at the entrance to Horse Guards daily at 11:00 ) (10 on Sunday) to Westminster; see Big Ben, Westminster Hall and Houses of Parliament;

Group meet at front of Westminster Abbey (Church of England) to attend Evensong; (Saturday 1500 Evensong; Sunday 10 Matins, 1115 Sung Eucharist, 1500 Evensong service) 
eat on your own, consider O'Connor's 14-16 Rubert Street 
Westminster Cathedral (Catholic) , mass at 1030 (Choir), 12 (sung), 1530 Vespers and Choir, 1730 sung, 1900 
London Maps

London Tube Map

London Explorer Map

View of London


March 17

Breakfast; 09:00 Leave hotel;
Group Visit Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress/Tower of London (T-Sa 9-1800, Su-M 10-1800 last admission 1 hr before); see Tower Bridge on your own; you can grab a quick bite at Tower or British Museum
Group Visit British Museum (open daily 10-1730):
Remainder of day free; Go shopping down Oxford Street
; Cabinet War Rooms; Greenwich; HMS Belfast; Imperial War Museum,  visit Camden Town Market or ; You may want to go out to Greenwich and see Prime Meridian, Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum and Royal Naval College,  I suggest dinner in Covent Garden;
1910 Group meet Apollo Victoria Theatre at 17 Wilton Road (by Victoria Tube station) for ticket distribution to Musical (likely Wicked)  (if late use window pick up) play starts at 1930, lasts 2hr 45min

ATT direct
access numbers
out of UK to USA

March 18

Breakfast 900 leave hotel; Group visit church St Paul's Cathedral, (Church of England) (evensong 1700 on Saturday; Sunday Choral Evensong 15:15,evening service 1800)  walk to Bank of England; Tate Modern Gallery (closes 1800)  across river from Saint Paul's; consider Globe theatre (Shakespeare Museum) by Tate Modern
On your own: consider items listed in previous days, also Changing of Guard  @ Buckingham Palace The Queen's Life Guard changes at Horse Guards Parade Whitehall at 1100hrs daily and 1000hrs on Sunday.  The Queen's Guard will change at Buckingham Palace at 1130 hours (2014 dates, on 16th, 18th)
you may want to eat at the Hard Rock Cafe which is close to Japan Embassy on Piccadilly street;
You may want to consider seeing a play  London Theatre: Check the Half Price Booth (in Leicester Square) for tickets for  shows

Maybe do a brewery tour (will take half a day for travel, tour, etc) at Fullers Griffin Brewery (25 minute walk from Turnham Green station on District line toward Richmond) 2 hours, 10-12 Pounds Sterling, must call 020 8996 2063 or 020 8996 2175; tours at 11, 12, 1, 2, 3, tour starts at the Mawson Arms and Fox and Hounds, this location has lunch time offerings and good food; historical Olde Cheshire Cheese from 1538 (145 Fleet Street --in the City) and Ye Olde Mitre Tavern from 1546 (Holborn-at 30 Ely Court)
To call back to US directly 001 or +1 then (area code) then (number)

The US Embassy in London
is located at
 24 Grosvenor Square which is in Mayfair. 
London W1A 2LQ
Take Central line to Marble Arch or Bond street Tube stations
(44) (20) 7499-9000

March 19

Breakfast; 0900 Group  Depart hotel by taxi to King's Cross St. Pancras tube station
10:25 Group Eurostar train (# 9018) (Coach 2nd Non Smoking) (London St. Pancras International train station) to Paris (500 km in 2.25 hours including channel tunnel crossing) (+1 hour change between London and Paris)
13:47 Arrive Paris France, Paris Nord train station; get Euros at ATM; use Metro Visite Pass to get to the hotel (line 4 from Gare du Nord toward Porte d'Orleans, get off at Gare Montparnasse, transfer to Line 6 toward Charles de Gaulle Etoile, get off at Cambronne); Metro Visite Pass provides travel on all Paris center Metro and buses; (you will be carrying your luggage)
Hotel Check In
Group Dinner
Group either Eiffel Tower (line 6 to Metro Bir-Hakeim) or River Siene cruise on Bateaux Mouches (Metro: Place L'Alma Marceau) weather permitting - (alternate March 18; meet at entrance to Bateaux Mouches) 

US Embassy in Paris France, The Embassy is located on 2 Avenue Gabriel near the Place de la Concorde, Metro Concorde (lines 1,8,12).  Access to the Embassy is via the Security Checkpoint  phone [33] (1) 4312 2222,

Paris Attractions

Paris, France
(4 nights)
Ibis Cambronne Tour Eiffel 15e'me hotel
2, Rue Cambronne
75015 Paris
Tel: 011 33 1 40 61 21  21
  Fax 011 33 1 40 61 22 99
free WiFi access
 Cambronne Line 6
Bus: 80 Cambronne


March 20

Breakfast; 0830 Group departs; take your Carte Museum Pass (2 day) (gives you access to the major museums)
0900 Group Du Louvre " world's greatest art museum" (closed T) we will go in as individuals - 6 people or less; see Psyche and Cupid, the dying Slave, Venus de Milo at DENON ground floor  ; Mon Lisa, Wedding Feast at Cana, Winged Victory and Seated Statue of Ramses 1st floor DENON; Napoleon Apartments RICHELIEU 1st floor for those not going to Versailles;
Group Meet at center of Du Louvre lower ground floor by the staircase under the glass pyramid
Group D'Orsay Museum entrance C (closed M) see Monet, Manet, Renoir, Van Gogh room 29-49 5th floor upper level, open until 945 on R; Lunch on your own;
Group Walk Rue de Varenne to Rodin Museum then on to Hotel Des Invalides  (Napoleon's Tomb)
take Line 8 Ecole Militaire to Concorde; walk up Avenue Des Champs Elysees in Paris Visit Sephora (true French retailing) or take line 1 Metro to Ch De Gaulle Etoile 1
Group Arc de Triomphe , gather at base to depart at 1800 to
Group either Eiffel Tower or River Siene Tour, Tour Eiffel Tower (on clear day watch sun set and lights of Paris come on) (Metro Bir-Hakeim or Champ de Mars or Pont de l'Alma); check out Paris Wine Museum  close to Eiffel Tower; For expensive Paris night Lido; Folies Bergere or Moulin Rogue ;
bercyvillage.com : Shopping center of Bercy Village

ATT direct access number
in France
0800 99 00 11


March 21

Breakfast; 0900 Group take your Carte Museum Pass (2 day)
roup take line 4 at Chateau Rouge to Cite to Ste. Chapelle, Conciergerie (prison/ Palais de justice) then Cathedrale de Notre Dame then Hotel de Ville (City Hall)
Group Depart for visit to Montmartre area and  Basilique du Sacre Coeur;
If you want to try Galeries Lafayette fashion show.  You should dress nice to attend.   Must be there at 14:00 to stand in line for a possible seat.  Show starts at 15:00,  7th floor Salon Opera private lounge at Galeries Lafayette flagship store on boulevard Haussmann.  Take the escalator "Mogador" that will take you directly to the fashion show lounge. It lasts about 30 minutes.

Centre Georges Pompidou
/ Musee National d'Art Moderne; ; Les Galeries Lafayette (Metro Chaussee d'Antin/La Fayette); Entrance at Porte Auber; also see Le Printempts (Department Store one block away); compare Le Printempts  & Les Galeries to Harrods in London; Les Halles - Beaubourg (shopping); Au Bon Marche' Food market on Left Bank; Catacombes  (6 million skeletons), Pantheon--  good beverage place just along the side is  Bombardier St. Michel fountain in the Latin Quarter, Line 4 St-Michel metro stop
Visit Ryst-Dupeyron (La Grande Carte) at 79 Rue du Bac; they sell personalized labels on bottles of wines etc.  great gift for parents, weddings, etc
Ken ISM-UVSQ at 1430
KPD Reminder with E at 1830 Le Bistro Romain on CE

Paris Maps,

Paris Hot Map

Paris Metro Maps

View of Paris


March 22

Free day: We suggest visit to Versailles; Enjoy the day of shopping if that is your desire.
KPD reminder with MC at 1900 La Ferrandaise  8 rue de Vaugirard
US Embassy in Paris France, The Embassy is located on 2 Avenue Gabriel near the Place de la Concorde, Metro Concorde (lines 1,8,12).  Access to the Embassy is via the Security Checkpoint  phone [33] (1) 4312 2222,
March 23
08:00 group bus for Charles De Gaulle Airport CDG, Paris
11:00 Lv (AA49) Paris (CDG Aerogare  Terminal ) ; about 10HR Min flight
16:00 Ar DFW airport (clear customs and immigration) (5 hr layover)
19:15 Lv  (AA2212)    1.5 HR flight
20:50  Ar  St Louis
Main Terminal (return to Cape on your own) we strongly suggest you get someone to pick you up as you will be very tired and it may be unsafe for you to drive after such a long trip; Those traveling extra back to Cape Girardeau will return to Cape Girardeau about 21:30

* Dr. Ken Heischmidt: +1 573 275 4615. if you are in Europe  Dr. Peter Gordon.. +1 573 450 3434....
* SEMO emergency contact (use only if you are unable to contact either Dr. Heischmidt or Dr. Gordon): 

Dean Gerald McDougall; tel: (from Europe)  +1 573 651 2112
Zahir Ahmed: tel: (from Europe)  +1 573 651 6863 
US Embassy in England: http://london.usembassy.gov/ (The Embassy is in London)
US Embassy in France:  http://Paris.usembassy.gov/  (The Embassy is in Paris)
Please make sure you print off the above embassy/consulate information should you require emergency services while in Europe - such as if you lost you passport.

Semo - Marketing Dept. (573) 651-2914 MBA/International Business Office (573) 651-5116; Fax 5032; mba@semo.edu