Provisional 2014 Program (updated 1/6/2014)

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PARTICIPANTS:  Make sure you bring your passport, ATM/Debit card, Credit Card and student ID.  Remember to pack light!   Check luggage rules HERE   Carry a copy of this schedule with you at all times.  Make sure you read TIPS
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Click here on the course for which you are getting credit, and your assignment will pop up.   If you are getting credit for more than one class, you have to do more than one set of assignments!
 How will you be graded?
Click here                                   International Business Class                       University Studies/General Studies Class
Plus, everyone should plan to do
this assignment during the time they are in Europe.                                Rooming list HERE!                    POD LIST HERE!

Mandatory Pre-departure meetings:   Dempster Hall - dates to be announced (October/November)

Day 1.  
January 7
Tuesday

10:45 Travel from Cape Girardeau to STL.  You must reserve your space in the van by December 2.  Van will depart from Dempster lot promptly at 11:00.

Meet at St Louis Airport (terminal 1) at 13:30.  Meeting spot will be near the escalators near the AA check-in.  Please wait to check-in until the Group Leaders (Drs. Gordon and Redmond) arrive.

15:45  Dep. STL      AA2737     17:00  Arr. ORD
19:45  Dep. ORD     AA86         Dinner on Plane

AA Record Locator; LPTNEB

Day 2,   
January 8
Wed

07:45  Arr. LHR             Breakfast on plane
09:30  Drop bags at hotel
11:00  Walking orientation: see Hyde Park, Kensington Palace, Albert Memorial, Royal Albert Hall;  visit Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum;  See Brompton Oratory;  Shop in Harrod's;  Visit British Museum   Lunch en route
Remainder of day free
Hotel Oxford (3 nights)
16-18 & 24 Penywern Road |  Earl's Court | London, SW5 9SU

Day 3
January 9
Thurs

08:00  Breakfast
09:00  Depart Hotel; To Westminster Abbey; Houses of Parliament; Changing of the Guard.  Walk to Piccadilly Circus.  (Lunch on own)  National Gallery, National Portrait Museum
19:00  Theatre  
 

Day 4
January 10
Fri

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Depart Hotel; To Tower of London; see Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast.
Remainder of day free
 

Day 5
January 11
Sat

Breakfast
Free time
10:30  Depart Hotel; Tube to LHR
14:15  Dep. LHR             AA8455  (operated by BA)      17:40  Arr. FCO
18:30  Coach from FCO to Florence  (alterini coach)
21:30  Arr. Florence.   Check into Hotel
Hotel Piccadilly (4 nights)
Via XXVII Aprile, 18
50129 Firenze-
tel. +39. 055 483238,
fax. +39 055 471173

Day 6
January 12
Sun

07:30  Breakfast
08:00  Day trip to Pisa - See "Leaning Tower"   (alterini coach) 
14:30 Torciano Winery  Late light lunch
17:00  Return to Florence
 

Day 7
January 13
Mon

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Depart hotel.  Walking tour of Florence.  Central Market, Duomo, Santa Croce: David...more
12:00 Lunch at Restaurant Nuti   
14:00 Uffizi Gallery, shopping, free time
18:00 Dinner at Red Garter
 

Day 8
January 14
Tues

08:00 Breakfast   Free day in Florence

Day 9
January 15
Wed

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Dep. Florence by coach   (alterini coach)
10:30 Sightseeing in Siena.  See Duomo, historic city center.  Lunch on your own.
14:00 Dep. Sienaon January
16:30 Arr. Rome;  check into hotel
Hotel Nizza (4 nights)
via Massimo D'Azeglio, 16
00184 Roma
tel. +39 06 4881061
fax.+39 06 4882057

Day 10
January 16
Thurs

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Depart hotel - metro to Vatican City;  See St Peter's Cathedral; Vatican Museums  (lunch en route -on own)  St Angelo; Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain,  Remainder of day free

Day 11
January 17
Fri

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Depart hotel - Walking tour;  see U.S. Embassy, Spanish Steps, Piazza Popolo; Victor Emanuele Monument; Forum, Circus Maximus, Colosseum   (lunch en route - on your own)
Remainder of day free
 

Day 12
January 18
Sat

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Free Day in Rome  (see professors for recommendations)

 Day 13
January 19
Sun

05:15 Depart hotel       
07:45 Dep. FCO      AA5828 (operated by Iberia)     10:30  Arr. MAD
13:00 Dep. MAD     AA37                                             17:25  Arr. DFW
19:45 Dep. DFW     A2212                                           21:20  Arr. STL

Provisional arrival time in Cape Girardeau 23:30
 

Classes begin Tuesday, January 21.  (Monday, January 20, is Martin Luther King Public Holiday)

EMERGENCY CELL PHONE NUMBERS*:  Peter Gordon 573 450 3434;  Willie Redmond 573 587 9235
* to dial from Europe - start with +1 then the number above (hold the 0 button for a second or so to get +)

* SEMO emergency contact (use only if you are unable to contact either Dr. Gordon or Dr. Redmond): 

            Dean Gerald McDougall; tel: (from Europe) +1 573 651 2112
            Zahir Ahmed: tel: (from Europe) +1 573 651 6863

* US Embassy in London: 24 Grosvenor Square, London, W1A 2LQ.  [+44] (0)20 7499-9000  http://london.usembassy.gov/index.html
* US Embassy in Italy: 
via Vittorio Veneto 121 - 00187 Roma  (+39) 06.46741  http://italy.usembassy.gov/   (The Embassy is in Rome, there is a consulate in Florence)
                                  
Lungarno Vespucci, 38 - 50123 Firenze.  (+39) 055.266.951   florence.usconsulate.gov

Please make sure you print the above embassy/consulate information should you require emergency services while in Europe - such as lost passport.