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Study Abroad: Searching for Vlad in Romania (Summer 2019)

During this 12-day study abroad experience, students will visit historic locations that were frequented by Vlad Tepes, the real-life inspiration for Bram Stoker's "Dracula" (1897). 

By studying Vlad's life and the mythology surrounding him, students will develop a deeper understanding of modern Romanian and Transylvanian culture and the impacts of the region's tumultuous politics and history. 

From Monday, May 15 until Sunday, May 26, students will gain first-hand experience with ancient Romanian and East European folk beliefs while exploring Romania. Students will receive one credit for FCLT 383: Faculty-Led Travel: Romania for participation and keeping daily journal entries.

For more information , please contact Dr. Di Bartolomeo.

Trip Itinerary

DAY 1: Wednesday, May 15, Depart USA with connecting overnight flights to Bucharest.

DAY 2: Thursday, May 16, Bucharest, Snagov Monastery

DAY 3: Friday, May 17, Bucharest – Targoviste – Brasov

DAY 4: Saturday, May 18, Brasov – Prejmer – Brasov – Castle Bran

DAY 5: Sunday, May 19, Brasov – Sighisoara

DAY 6: Monday, May 20, Sighisoara – Sacel – Sighteu Marmatiei

DAY 7: Tuesday, May 21, Sighetul Marmatiei – Cluj Napoca – Turda

DAY 8: Wednesday, May 22, Turda – Salt Mines – Alba Iulia

DAY 9: Thursday, May 23, Alba Iulia – Hunedoara – Sibiu

DAY 10: Friday, May 24 Sibiu – Poienari – Arefu

DAY 11: Saturday, May 25 Arefu – Curtea de Arges – Bucharest

DAY 12: Sunday, May 26, Bucharest and flight home. Departure to the airport for your connecting flight back to the USA


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