Spring 2018 Trip Details

Spring 2018 Trip Details

Croatia 2018

Ancient Roman ruins, Diocletian Palace, Split Croatia

Ancient Roman ruins, Diocletian Palace, Split Croatia

Image: Penn State

Trip Details:

Travel Component DatesMarch 3-10, 2018

Program Objectives:

The students will experience new landscapes, people, and cultural traditions through the cultural immersion experience while in Croatia, enhanced by mindfulness training.

Students will attain awareness of self and other cultures, traditions, and topography leading to global citizenship perspective.

Critical Analysis
Students will critically reflect on their travel experiences and articulate the ways in which the experiences have shaped themselves as a culturally aware global citizen.



Course for this trip:

The Balkans, War and Peace (LA197)
Contact Dr. Beatriz Rivera-Barnes at bur3@psu.edu

To register for this class, students should register for LA197 for the SP18 semester in LionPath.

Tentative itinerary for this trip:

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Travel to Croatia

Depart Newark for Zabgreb, Croatia at 8:45 pm. Change flights in Munich, Germany, to Zagreb, Croatia with arrival in Zagreb on March 4th at 10:30 AM. 

Sunday, March 4, 2018
Travel by train to Split, Croatia and transfer to hotel.

Monday, March 5, 2018
Visit University of Split. Afternoon and evening at leisure.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
University of Split. Walking tour.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Day trip to Bosnia.

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Day trip to Zadar. Visit Roman ruins.

Friday, March 9, 2018
Return to Zagreb by train. Visit Zagreb. Overnight in Zagreb.

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Depart Zagreb to Frankfurt at 6:40 AM. Arrive Frankfurt at 8:10 AM. Transfer in Frankfurt to JFK, Depart at 10:50 AM and arrive JFK at 1:40 PM.


Tentative Flight Schedule:


March 3, 2018 LH 413 Newark, NJ 8:45 PM Munich, Germany 10:30 AM  on March 4th
March 4, 2018 LH 712 Munich, Germany 11:35 AM Zagreb, Croatia 12:35 PM
March 10, 2018 LH 405 Zagreb, Croatia 6:40 AM Frankfurt, Germany 8:10 AM
March 10, 2018 LH 400 Frankfurt, Germany 10:50 AM JFK, NY 1:40 PM

 Tentative Cost Per Student: $1600*

*Price includes:  Airfare, airport transfers, hotel, breakfast, overnight in Zagreb, walking tours.
*Prices does not include: Lunch, dinner, and optional day trip to Bosnia.

To register for the trip, contact: Celestial Voyagers , Website: https://celestialvoyagers.com or Ph: 212-203-1021


 Island of Hvar, Croatia:

Croatian building

Island of Hvar

Dr. Renee Bishop-Pierce, associate professor of biology at Penn State Worthington Scranton, will return to Croatia and the Adriatic Coast this summer to continue her research on subterranean ecosystems.

Image: Dr. Renee Bishop-Pierce