In addition to planned trips, time is provided for individual trips. The rail pass provided as a part of the program allows for a reasonable range of activities. Usually, students have free time over the weekend from Friday of the first week (in Geneva) until Sunday of the second week (in France). More adventurous students may be interested in planning trips farther from Geneva (e.g., to Italy or Germany) or early travel to Paris (e.g., to shop or visit Euro-Disney). For these trips, students will need to pay for overnight lodging as a separate cost. Nearer to Geneva, there are very pleasant day trips to Bern, Lausanne, Fribourg, Lucerne, Annecy, Chamonix, Vallais, or Zermatt. For those on a budget, overnight lodging will be available at the KSU Geneva Building.
Students who plan to stay an extra week or longer should find information about the sites they might visit, travel, lodging, etc., IN ADVANCE of the trip. Good sources for such information are Fodor's or Frommer's travel guides (available at most bookstores). Other good sources include the "Let's Go" series, written for a college student audience (and pocketbook) and "The Lonely Planet".
The projected Program Fee includes rail pass and local travel to planned sites in Europe; multiple person occupancy rooms; admission fees to planned tours/visits; and some meals.