Program Details

Academic Focus: Italian Studies, Cultural Studies, Medical Humanities, with special participation of the School of Medicine and Center for Disease Control. This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suitable to students with academic inte
Location:
Rome, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Italian Studies Program offers students a unique and very intensive authentic immersion into Italian culture, literature, art, history, religion, and current events. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for students of any accredited university or college, offering a very thorough overview of Italy as a country, and of Italy as the cradle of the Western civilization and of the Humanities. This program offers an interdisciplinary study of Italy through the ages, incorporating the perspectives of Italian cultural interdisciplinary studies, and medical humanities with the special participation of faculty from the Emory School of Medicine & Center for Disease Control. Students investigate notions of compassion and charity as civic and religious virtues illustrated through Italian history, art, literature, social institutions, current events, and daily life. They learn to read works of art and of literature as cultural commentaries of their times and explore the reflections of these past eras in institutions and customs today.They critically investigate the historical points of tension and transition throughout 3000 years of continuously developing cultural history and learn to effectively and eloquently articulate their developing thoughts in essays and oral presentation. After a week in Rome, the group travels meaningfully throughout all of Italy, contextualizing daily visits within the historical framework of Italian culture. Students benefit from guided visits of over 50 sites and museums, and of over 47 towns and cities including visits to: Orvieto, Pisa, Assisi, Cinque Terre, Siena, Montalcino, San Gimignano, Pienza, Lucca, Florence, Ravenna, Padova, Vicenza, Venice, Verona, Naples, Pompeii, Sicily, Capri, Paestum, Sorrento, Matera, and many more.

Academic Focus: Italian Studies, Cultural Studies, Medical Humanities, with special participation of the School of Medicine and Center for Disease Control. This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suitable to students with academic interests in the majors listed above. Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 2.5 GPA; good academic standing; at least 18 years of age; completion of a full year of college; and currently enrolled in a college/university. Courses: All students take at least two 4-credit courses.

The total cost of the program includes an academic fee and a program fee for room, partial board, and insurance.
Setting Description:
After a week of immersion in Rome learning the historical/cultural context for all that we see and study, the group travels meaningfully throughout all of Italy, constantly contextualizing daily visits within the historical framework of Italian culture. Students benefit by native-guided visits of over 50 sites and museums, and of over 47 towns and cities including visits to: Orvieto, Pisa, Assisi, Cinque Terre, Siena, Montalcino, San Gimignano, Pienza, Lucca, Florence, Ravenna, Padova, Vicenza, Venice, Verona, Naples, Pompeii, Sicily, Capri, Paestum, Sorrento, Matera, and many more.
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