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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 guided tours, interactions with locals, and sampling local cuisine. This one-week, hands-on experience led by RIT faculty and staff will help you build new family connections and contribute to your own personal and professional growth.

Here’s what past participants said:

"Being in a learning environment with my family was a great experience. I enjoyed watching my daughter ask questions and learning about the many new experiences."  -RIT parent

"I have always dreamed of going to Croatia, so when I found out that RIT had a campus there, I knew this would be the opportunity. What made it even better was not only could I visit this beautiful country with other RIT students, but I could experience it with my mother." - RIT student

"I never had the chance to study abroad, and it seemed like a great way to experience a little bit of that for myself while my daughter explored it as an option for herself."  -RIT parent

"We chose to participate in this program because we thought exploring Croatia would be a wonderful opportunity. Our expectations were exceeded on this trip. I would encourage anyone, that has the opportunity, to participate in this program."  - RIT graduate student

"This program is a great way to get families together to meet new people, see new places, and learn new things together."  - RIT parent

The Explore Croatia agenda includes:

  • Welcome Dinner with RIT staff and participants
  • Visit to RIT’s Dubrovnik campus
  • Walking tour of Old Town Dubrovnik
  • Cable car to Srd, offering views of Old Town
  • Elafiti Island boat tour
  • Tour of Ston, Croatia; walk the city walls
  • Tour and tasting at Milos Winery and fresh seafood lunch
  • Day trip to Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina 
  • Lokrum Island visit 
  • Opportunities to meet RIT students and local families 

Note: agenda subject to change

Trip information

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

Dates: May 16-25, 2020

Program Cost: $1,900 per person

Program cost includes:

  • 8 nights at Libertas Rixox Hotel in Dubrovnik *
  • Welcome dinner
  • Breakfast each day
  • All tours, excursions, and day trips

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

Out-of-pocket estimated costs: $2,000 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 open for Explore Croatia . Applications are due by February 1, 2020. 

Acceptance: Program acceptance decisions will be made by early February, 2020. 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