NC A&T GELP European Seminar

Program Start:

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Program End:

Saturday, May 23, 2018

Primary Trip Segments:

  • Milan and Florence, Italy:

    Introduction to Italy’s masters of design and gastronomy
  • London and Darlington, UK:

    Exploration of England’s engineering achievements

Faculty Leader:

Ron Bailey

Program Highlights

  • Enjoy cultural exchange opportunities with local university students in Milan and Florence.
  • Visit the iconic architectural masterpieces in both Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria.
  • Venture into the Tuscan countryside to explore an olive grove, tour a pasta factory, and cook an authentic Italian meal.
  • Gain an exclusive look into the inner workings behind some of London’s great engineering feats: the Tower Bridge and Underground Tube system.
  • Participate in engaging company visits to Lockheed Martin, General Electric, and Cummins Engines during site visits throughout the program!

Pre-Departure To-Do List

Please complete each of the following steps in preparation for your Italy and England Seminar. As always, feel free to contact CLI by phone at 888-781-8383 or by email at
  1. Complete CLI’s Student Information Form
    Complete CLI’s Student Info Form by Friday, December 2, 2017. Be sure to enter information exactly as it appears on your passport. Your program is titled “NC A&T GELP Europe 2018”.
  2. Secure your passport
    If you do not already have a passport that will be valid for at least six months after your program end date, please visit the U.S. State Department for instructions on how to obtain one. If you are not an American citizen and believe you may need a Schengen visa, please contact CLI by phone at 888-781-8383 or by email at
  3. Complete CLI’s allergies and dietary restrictions form
    Complete our medical allergies and dietary restrictions form upon reading this prompt. It’s important that we have access to information regarding any medical allergies you may have or other medical considerations we should be aware of. Please also use this opportunity to inform us of your dietary restrictions (if any).
  4. Review important travel information
    Make sure you have thoroughly reviewed health and safety information from both the CDC and the U.S. State Department well in advance of your departure to Italy and England. These countries benefit from generally low crime rates. However, the State Department highlights that there is risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout all European countries, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation.