Program Details

This course provides a cultural immersion and field-based experience through exploration of the Italian educational system. Particular attention will be placed on how Italy incorporates the arts into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educat
Location:
Florence, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

This course provides a cultural immersion and field-based experience through exploration of the Italian educational system. Particular attention will be placed on how Italy incorporates the arts into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. The focus of the course will be gaining an understanding through cultural immersion with the Florentine community, exposure and appreciation of Italian high school and college education principles, studying early STE(A)M proponents like Leonardo da Vinci and Francesco Solari, and developing skills for conducting cross-cultural inquiry. This course will also offer an opportunity to learn through traditional, experiential, and self-paced learning within the Italian community.

 

Program Details

Seeking Credits in the following:

Undergraduate:

  • Integrative Studies (INTS) 399: Study Abroad
  • Art History (ARTH) 303: National Traditions
  • Honors (HNRS)122: Reading the Arts

Eligibility

This program is open to all undergraduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University.

Housing

Florence

  • Shared rooms in apartment with kitchen facilities

Rome

  • Double or triple occupancy in hotel
Cost:
Program Cost (Summer 2017): $3,875* Included: Tuition (3 credits) Accommodations (apartments in Florence & hotel in Rome) Cultural tours and excursions Daily breakfast at hotel in Rome Welcome & Farewell Dinners Pre-Departure Orientation International Emergency Insurance Not Included: Round-trip airfare Other transportation Most meals Personal spending

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes

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