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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom; Munich, Germany; Paris, France; Salzburg, Austria; Vaduz, Liechtenstein; Venice, Italy; Zermatt, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: SIUE applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Hotel Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Faculty Led
Area of Study: Music Instructor: Bell, John
Program Description:


Bell Europe

This study abroad program will provide participating junior and senior high school students and any college age students and adults in the Illinois Ambassadors of Music 2018 Europe performance tour with on-site practical educational and cultural experiences available to them only through personal visits to each of seven European countries and to develop an in-depth understanding of the cultural and musical similarities and contrasts between those countries and the United States.

Additionally, the program is designed to provide students with the highest quality musical experience possible over a sixteen-day period. They will refine musical performance skills by performing in a high quality band/chorus comprised of students from throughout the states who are admitted only through director nomination. They will be encouraged to cultivate the habit of listening and observing rather than merely hearing and seeing. All students will share their musical expertise with audiences in foreign countries where listeners are not exposed to the type of music educational systems we have in the United States.  




MUS 101 Performance and Travel in Europe 3 credit hours
Students taking this class for credit will pay the current SIUE tuition rate, approximately $835 for 3 credits.



$6,000 Approximately

The program fee includes:

  • Air Ticket
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Ground Transportation

The Program Fee does not include:

  • Books and Materials
  • Passport/Visa costs
  • SIUE Technology Fee
  • Personal Expenses
All payments are made through the Illinois Ambassadors of Music program





Contact the Faculty Leader:

Dr. John Bell
Professor of Music
Katherine Dunham Hall 1115
Tel: 618-650-2415

To Apply:
High school students must obtain conditional admittance to the University.  The Study Abroad office will do this process for you.

See Application Instructions for an overview of the online application process. When you are ready to create your application and begin working on the requirements, click the APPLY NOW button at the top of this page.


Itinerary and Activities

Guided tours of the following:
  • London: Windsor Castle, Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey
  • Paris: Notre Dame, the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Fontainebleau, Luxembourg Palace and Gardens
  • Switzerland: Chateau de Chillon, Zermatt and the Matterhorn, Montreaux
  • Austria: lnnsbruck and Olympic sites, Wilton Basilica
  • Germany: Dachau near Munich
  • Many more, including a visit to Liechtenstein, one of the world's smallest countries.
  •  Austrian Tyrolean evening of folk dance and music
  •  Attend London musical production (details/selection will be provided before departure from the United States)
  • Participate in individual Ambassador of Music concert performances(average one every other day for the duration of the European experience.)
  • Opportunities provided for interpersonal exchanges with citizens and amateur musicians throughout the tour.
  • Participate in in-depth orientation sessions relating to cultural experiences in most countries visited. Students are encouraged to become acquainted with and respect local customs.



Participants must be prepared to encounter cultural and social situations that require a high level of mature independence and respond appropriately to such situations.  Participants must be able successfully navigate transportation systems (air, train, bus, car) to the travel study destination(s) following all rules and laws pertaining to international travel and destinations.  Participants must be able to independently and collectively travel as a coherent group and maintain emotional maturity as warranted by the trip and its variety of educational experiences.  Participants must be prepared to independently walk long distances; carry personal luggage and groceries; walk up and down stairs; and navigate entrances and exits to public transportation, buildings, and cultural sites.   Participants must be prepared to encounter environments different from the United States which can include cigarette/cigar smoke, automobile exhaust, loud noise, congested streets and crowded public areas and a variety of other environments which may not be known except upon encountering them.  If you have any physical or emotional limitations, consider your health and capabilities carefully in consultation with your doctor before undertaking this trip. 


Dates / Deadlines:

This program is no longer accepting applications.