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Explore Croatia: Culture, History & Ecology

Study abroad with your student!

Based at RIT’s international campus in Dubrovnik, Croatia, families will explore Adriatic culture, history and ecology through lectures, guided tours, nature excursions, and sampling local cuisine. This one-week, hands-on experience led by knowledgeable RIT faculty and in-country staff will help you build new family connections and contribute to your own personal and professional growth.

Croatian culture has enchanted tourists from every corner of the world for hundreds of years despite periods of regional conflict. In fact, it’s robust tourist economy has allowed it to emerge from conflict and thrive, but at what cost? On this immersive program, you will go below the surface to explore the impact the 21st century tourist economy has had on the complex definition of Croatian cultural identity. Through interactions with local entrepreneurs, social activists and artists, you will learn how the next generation of Croatians are shaping a contemporary identity that builds upon tradition and embraces technology, innovation and sustainability.

Walk the ancient castle walls of the old city, sample wine made from 100-year old grape vines on the Pelješac peninsula and take in the natural beauty of the coastal islands in this educational travel experience.


Trip information

Who: Parents and your RIT student or recent RIT alumni. Siblings (preferably 16 and older) are also welcome to participate.

Dates: May 19-28, 2018

Program Cost: $1,900 per person

Program cost includes:

  • 8 nights at Libertas Rixox Hotel in Dubrovnik *
  • Welcome dinner
  • Breakfast each day
  • RIT faculty-led tours
  • Dubrovnik Old Town Walking Tour
  • Lokrum Island entrance
  • Elafiti Island Boat Tour
  • Peljesac, Ston, Milos Winery private tour and lunch
  • Mljet National Park tour
  • Visit to Montenegro

*Hotel cost based on double occupancy (2 family members per room); other arrangements may require an additional cost

Out-of-pocket estimated costs: $1,500 per person

  • Airfare (to be arranged by participants)
  • Meals not covered by program
  • Some ground transportation
  • Non-US citizens may require a visa at an additional cost

Apply: Applications are due on January 8, 2018.

Applications for 2018 are now closed.

Acceptance: Program acceptance decisions will be made by the end of January 2018. A deposit of $750/participant will be due at the time of acceptance in order to reserve your spot. RIT student eligibility to participate is dependent on RIT conduct records.

Questions? Contact Chelsea Petree at