MENLO SCHOOL TOUR TO ITALY
Dear Menlo School Student or Family,
We are excited to welcome you to Italy for your tour with the Paideia Institute in 2023. On this page, you will find everything you need to get ready for your tour. We are looking forward to meeting you and helping you get to know the classical world.
Jason C. Pedicone, Ph.D.
The Paideia Institute
PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR THE TOUR
You can view the trip's itinerary here.
A group reservation on the following flights has been reserved. Please note that the airline may make schedule changes before departure; exact times and flight numbers may vary. We will update the listing here with any major schedule changes.
- Friday, 06/09/23, Lufthansa (LH) 455, San Francisco (SFO) 14:40 -> Saturday, 06/10/23, Frankfurt (FRA) 10:25
- Saturday, 06/10/23, Lufthansa (LH) 234, Frankfurt (FRA) 12:05 -> Rome Fiumicino (FCO) 13:55
- Sunday, 06/18/23, Swiss Air (LX) 1735, Rome Fiumicino (FCO) 6:45 -> Zurich (ZRH) 8:20
- Sunday, 06/18/23, Swiss Air (LX) 38, Zurich (ZRH) 13:10 -> San Francisco (SFO) 16:00
To request changes to the flights, fill out the form here as soon as possible. Changes to the flights cannot be guaranteed. There is a fee for flight changes of $100, and there may be additional charges for difference in fare.
WHAT TO BRING
For tips on packing, what to bring, and other practical information, download our information sheet here.
ENROLLMENT, PAYMENT, AND SUBMITTING FORMS
In order to enroll, please click the enrollment button at the bottom of the page and fill out the form. The form is due by the enrollment and deposit deadline, March 17th, 2023 [extended to March 24th].
All tour participants, or a parent or legal guardian if the participant is under 18, must sign Code of Conduct, Liability Release, Health Insurance Information, Cancellation, Refund, and Rescheduling Policy, and COVID-19 Waiver forms by the enrollment and deposit deadline. You will sign these forms as part of the enrollment process via the button at the bottom of the page.
Once the legal forms are completed, you will be directed to a payment page. Payment may be submitted via bank (ACH) transfer or credit card (with 3% convenience fee).
The projected cost of this tour is $4950 / student.
A deposit of $500 is due by the enrollment and deposit deadline, March 17th, 2023 [extended to March 24th, 2023].
The balance of $4450 is due by April 14th, 2023.
CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS, AND RESCHEDULING
The cancellation policy for this tour is as follows:
- For cancellations made before the deposit deadline, March 17th, 2023, all funds are refundable.
- For cancellations made from the deposit deadline, March 17th, 2023, to the balance deadline, April 14th, 2023, all but the deposit is refundable.
- For cancellations made from the balance deadline, April 14th, 2023, to 46 days prior to departure, April 24th, 2023, 50% of the total cost is refundable.
- For cancellations made 45 days prior to departure, April 25th, 2023, to 31 days prior to departure, May 9th, 2023, 25% of the total cost is refundable.
- There are no refunds for cancellations made after May 9th, 2023.
Traveler substitutions after the deposit deadline, if possible, are subject to a change fee.
If travel becomes impossible after the deposit deadline, Paideia will offer to revise the itinerary on the current dates or reschedule the tour for new dates. Additional fees may apply.
A Student Travel Protection Plan is available for this tour through Travel Guard. For coverage information and to purchase this insurance prior to final trip payment, please visit this link. Cancel for any reason coverage can be purchased at the time the base plan is purchased and within 15 days of Initial Trip Payment.
Please contact Travel Guard at 866-385-4839 with any questions.
If you have any questions for the Paideia Institute about the tour, please e-mail us at [email protected] or contact your teacher.