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What is a Spring Break Away course?

  • A Duquesne University course embedding international material in your studies for the entire semester here on campus
  • The course includes a faculty-led study tour during spring break.
  • The study tour is integral to the academic course; all students enrolling in the course must commit to participating in and paying for the spring break study tour component.
  • Cost of this component will range between $2,800 - $3,100 per student. The exact price of each study tour will be available from the faculty leader by early September.
Spring 2014 Break Away Offerings:
    Rome Art SB Paris SB Rome Fountain

    Philosophy in Berlin 

    Art History in Paris

    Sociology in Rome





    What's Next?

    Follow your 'Next Steps'

    Italy SB Berlin SB

    Sacred Places in Spain 

    Psychology in Geneva and Rome

    Course Format

    Each course will meet on campus for one 3-hour class per week during the Spring semester.  The early weeks of study proceeding Spring Break will prepare you to take full advantage of your week at the international site. Upon returning from your spring break abroad, your studies will continue and include a project or paper based upon your international study experience.

    Study Tour Format

    The study tour will travel as a group under the guidance of your professor.  All travel arrangements will be arranged prior to departure and will include airfare, land transportation, hotels site admissions and many meals. 

    Application Process
    Students interested in registering for one of Duquesne's Spring Break Away courses should follow the below timeline to stay on track as you plan for your time abroad. 






    Review course information and see faculty leader

    Attend an information session

    Meet with your Academic Advisor

    October 18th Application Deadline ($100 deposit is due with Online Application)




    Notification of your acceptance

    Pre-register for the class and apply for your passport

    Due: $1300 deposit to hold your place

    January 7th Balance due to your faculty leader