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March 15-24, 2024

Experience Spring Break in Italy with CAGLE! The program will begin in Rome where students will explore historic sites including the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Colosseum and more! Students will also have a chance to tour Vatican City, a country within a country!  While in Rome, students will meet with businesses such as a startup accelerator and a jewelry manufacturer. After departing Rome, students will visit a winery and a leatherworking company on their way to Florence. In Florence, they will marvel in the historic sites such as the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio. From Florence students will also take a day trip to Pisa to experience the leaning tower first-hand!

*Spears Business will be following and enforcing COVID vaccination and/or testing requirements based on the regulations of the destination of travel including partners providing the services.

The basics

Instructor: John Holden, Associate Professor, Department of Management
Travel dates: March 15-24, 2024
Program fee: $3,200 total travel cost + $200 Study Abroad Admin Fee + Airfare
Course options: 3 credit hours from one of the following: BADM 4093(I), 5093; BADM 4050, 5200 and MGMT 4750 (I)
On campus meeting dates:
Friday, Feb. 9 Orientation (Afternoon)
Monday, Feb. 12 (Evening)Monday, Feb. 19 (Evening)Monday, March 11 (Evening)Monday, April 1 (Evening)

The details

  • Available courses 

    BADM 4093 (I), or 5093

    Study Abroad Business Impacts of Contemporary International Culture

    BADM 4050 or 5200

    Business Colloquium: Doing Business in Italy

    MGMT 4750 (I)

    Doing Business in Italy

  • Airfare
    • Estimated roundtrip airfare from/to Oklahoma is $1,700
    • It is your responsibility to purchase your own ticket
    • CAGLE could assist in organizing your air travel 
    • All accepted students will receive the faculty and/or staff’s flight information as soon as the faculty’s flight is booked
    • It is suggested that you DO NOT book your flight until you receive this information so you are able to arrive with or around the same time as the faculty and staff for transportation reasons
    • For this program, you should fly into Leonardo da Vinci Airport Rome (FCO) and depart from Amerigo Vespucci Airport Florence (FLR)


    Earlier arrival or later departure:

    • If you choose to arrive before the program start date or leave after the program end date you will be on your own for transportation to and from the airport as well as for additional accommodation arrangement and costs

    • Program fee will be charged to your bursar account as shown in the Payment Schedule

  • Payment schedule
    Description Due Date Amount
    Application fee Upon acceptance $50
    First Installment Dec. 11, 2023 $1,300
    Tuition Jan. 16, 2024 $550
    Second Installment Feb. 5, 2024 $1,300


  • Included in payment
    • Tuition - 3 credit hours

    • Health and travel insurance

    • Lodging (Shared with single beds)

    • In-country transportation

    • Airports Transfers - If arrival and departure falls within the provided time frame

    • Select group meals 

    • Entry fees to all required group tours and business visits

  • Not included in payment
    • Passport - must be valid for 6 months after your return to the US

    • Visa if required

    • Airfare 

    • Additional meals

    • Personal expenses

    • COVID-19 Testing if required

  • COVID related information
    • The COVID Vaccination is highly encouraged when traveling with CAGLE, and may be required depending on the regulations of the destination of the program.
    • All costs associated with COVID testing, quarantine requirements, or trip cancellations due to lack of having the vaccine or testing positive for COVID will fall on the student. We highly encourage all students traveling with CAGLE to purchase additional insurance that will cover these situations.
    • Please note that with ongoing COVID-related circumstances in multiple countries, The CAGLE reserves the right to amend the program itinerary and details as needed.


*We strongly encourage purchasing Cancel For Any Reason Insurance to cover any cancellation installments and flights you might incur in the event you are unable to travel. See CAGLE staff for further details.

*A $50 NON-REFUNDABLE Application fee will be charged to your bursar once the application has been submitted.

*Installment amounts are charged on the dates listed in the payment schedule and are included in the total price of the trip, however, if you choose to not attend the trip for any reason the installments WILL NOT BE REFUNDED if the dates have passed.

Airfare to and from the program site is not covered in the payment installments; it is the students’ responsibility to purchase their own tickets.


*NOTE: If the installment charge dates above have passed when applying and submitting the application, all charges (Application fee, 1st Installment, 2nd Installment, and Final Installment) will be applied to your bursar and will be NON-REFUNDABLE.*If you withdraw through the CAGLE (101 Business Building or after the installment charge date(s), listed above, these WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.

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