Art, Culture & Business in Italy Available Sessions
Get a Flight Voucher worth up to $1,000 when you apply with code* by September 29, 2022
About the Program
An introduction to Italy, this program’s courses offer insights into the richness of Italian heritage and contemporary society. Study the innovation and technique of artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Raphael. Identify and explore contemporary social, political, and cultural phenomena, or delve into the textured cultural histories of Italian food and wine. Even the subtle beauty of the Italian language presents a window onto Italian life. Your summer studies will deepen your knowledge of the bel paese.
- late Jun 2023 - late Jul 2023
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- Application Requirements
- Complete Application
- $95 Online Application Fee
- Transcript - Unofficial
Choose to enroll in 1 or 2 elective courses; courses meet for 45 contact hours/3 credits. If you choose the 1-course option, you’ll earn 3 credits (up to 45 contact hours); if you choose the 2-course option, you’ll earn 6 credits (up to 90 contact hours).
Classes meet Monday-Thursday for 2.5-3 hours each. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled on Fridays.
Prior to departure, you will select your preferred courses. You will be enrolled into courses based on their availability. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure due to course availabilities. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.
All Levels Course Structure
The host institution has offered the following courses in the past. Please note that course listings may not be finalized until the start of the term; we’ll post an updated list when the host institution finalizes its offerings.
*Courses with an asterisk indicate that the course has been associated with multiple subject areas.
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Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You'll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we've offered in the past.
A fusion of ancient, baroque, and modern architecture, tradition and the cutting-edge, Rome has been a center of power, culture, and religion for millennia. CEA guides bring you to must-see sites, such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel. Rome truly has something to offer everyone and more-than lives up to its nickname: “The Eternal City.”
On this three-day tour, you’ll discover two famous coastal towns: Amalfi and Sorrento. Spend a day exploring the ruins of Pompeii, a city preserved under lava since 79 CE, and climbing Mt. Vesuvius, the volcano that buried Pompeii. This region of Italy is known for its cuisine, and CEA will take you off the beaten path to a farm to taste the best cheese in the world: fresh buffalo mozzarella.
The Cinque Terre National Park spans 4,300 acres across five picturesque villages (the cinque terre), connected by hiking paths and a train line. The area boasts delicious basil, lemons, and grapes. Spend a day hiking or at the beach, soaking up the sun, and enjoying the breathtaking stretches of beautiful coastline. Your Instagram followers will be green with envy!
One of Italy’s most picturesque and international medieval cities, Siena is home to well-preserved Gothic architecture and is the birthplace of one of Italy’s patron saints. Siena may be best known for its annual summer horse races, whose origins go back to the 1300s (Think the horseracing scene in James Bond’s Quantum of Solace.)
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