Join Walden University for immersive travel and learning adventures around the globe. Designed to expand your learning beyond the classroom, Walden Study Abroad opportunities let you:

  • Explore the history, culture, and customs of other countries with a small group of fellow learners.
  • Learn from guest lecturers, interact with members of the local communities, and tour historic sites with expert guides.
  • Focus on the adventure while Walden-approved tour operators handle all the logistics.

Our study abroad opportunities are open to our alumni, students, staff, faculty, AND their friends and family.  If you're ready to expand your worldview, check out the calendar below for our next available travel adventures.

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Information Paris, Provence & Barcelona
Guatemala Public Service
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Date of Trip October 7-18, 2017 March 25 - April 2, 2017
Travel Parner (Vendor) Travel Partner Academic Experiences Abroad
Trip Information Trip Information The group will have 5 different service options to choose from. See registration link below for more details.
Registration Deadline July 5, 2017
Enroll Early - Trips fill up quickly!
December 1, 2016
Enroll Early - Trips fill up quickly!
Registration Limits 35 Travelers 15 Travelers
Registration Process Online or 1.800.873.2250 (Tour# 1881980NZ )
Visiting Locations Paris, France
Avignon, France
Arles, France
Figueres, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Madrid, Spain
Guatemala City

Program/Travel Cost $3754 $2040 or $1790 with stipend
Cancelation Policy Cancellation information can be found on Education First College Study Tours’ student agreement. All cancellations must be submitted by students directly to Education First.
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Included in Program Cost

3 Days in Paris
1 Day in Avignon
1 Day in Arles
3 Days in Barcelona
2 Days in Madrid
Ground travel between cities
Hotel accommodations with private bathrooms
Daily breakfast
Select dinners
Sightseeing program per itinerary
All entrance and service fees
Airport - hotel - airport transfers
Airfare based on departure locations (cost may vary if you are not leaving from Atlanta)
Travel insurance

*On-Site Coordinator: Arrival day orientation; Local, English-speaking guide; 24-hour emergency support
*Accommodations: Twin rooms
*Meals: All breakfast, lunch, and dinners from arrival to departure.
*Transportation: Private air-conditioned bus; Boat ride as mentioned in the itinerary
*Cultural Experiences / Field Trips:
*Local, bi-lingual guides; Entrance fees and reservations
*Also included: All applicable taxes; Certificate of participation; Tips for guides and drivers

NOT Included in Program Cost Beverages and daily lunches; Some dinners; Departure fees in home location; Recommended Tips ($6-8 per day); Single room accommodations; Personal spending money; U.S. Passport and Visa fees (if necessary) Airfare, Visas & passport fees, Trip cancellation / interruption insurance (recommended), Personal or other miscellaneous expenses, Meals other than those listed; Drinks are generally not included at meals
Payment Structure Agreement Payment Plans Available:
Program Payment
Tour Deposit: $95 (due upon enrollment)
Final Payment: Due 7/5/2017
Payment Plans Available:
December 1, 2016 - $300 Deposit due
January 15, 2017 – 50% of Balance due
February 15, 2017 – Final Payment due
Payment Options Check, debit/credit card payment Use registration link
Stipend Possibilities To Be Determined 10 stipends at $250 each;
Must register by December 1st
Additional Options Single Room Upgrade: $450 (Price subject to change) Single Room Upgrade: $500, must be reserved/paid 35 days ahead of departure
Course Options (Undergraduate Students ONLY) Enrollment: IDST 4004E: Seminar with Study Abroad for Fall 2016 (11 week course-5 elective credits) Enrollment: IDST 4002: Seminar with Public Service
Passport/Visa Requirements Valid Passport Required expiring no earlier than April 2018

Visa may be required depending on country of origin issuing passport. All students are responsible for obtaining correct travel documents.

Valid Passport Required expiring no earlier than September 2017

Visas are not required for US citizens traveling to Guatemala.

An exit tax must be paid when departing Guatemala by air. The exit tax ($30 USD) is generally included in an airline ticket price, but may be charged separately.

There is an additional airport security fee (20 Quetzales/ $3 USD) that all travelers must pay at the airport.

All passports and travel documentation, including names for airline tickets must be checked and approved by the university.

Please note that the Laureate employee discount applies to tuition for IDST 4004E/IDST 4002 only if an employee is pursuing an undergraduate degree at a Laureate GPS university. Additionally, no trip (i.e. nontuition) expenses will be discounted for employee-students (by 70% or otherwise). In addition, all travel days are dependent on supervisor’s approval for time off.

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