Italy: Second Year Experience

Important Dates:


EXTENDED Deposit Deadline: December 12, 2017
Scholarship Deadline: December 12, 2017
Payment #1 Deadline: January 5, 2018 
Payment #2 Deadline: January 19, 2018 
Mandatory Orientation Meeting: Spring Semester 2018

Courses Offered:

HUMN 2950: Selected Topics: Italy
Professor: Valerie Cato

This course introduces you to Italian culture via an exploration of texts and artwork from Republican and Imperial Rome, and the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. It will culminate in this exciting trip abroad where you will see firsthand the art and architecture discussed in class and indulge in the many culinary treats of Italy. From Cicero to Machiavelli, you will analyze the ideas, customs, and social behaviors surrounding the times of important Italian historical figures and how their works reflected and/or undermined the norms of their respective societies and their relevancy to your life and the society in which you live.

*meets weekly during the spring semester on Tuesdays from 1:00 - 2:15
*can substitute for HUMN 2001 or 2002*
*Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1114

INQR 1000: Fundamentals of Academic Inquiry: Italy
Professor: Giada Biasetti

Inquiry 1000 is a one credit hour, small group, discussion-based course designed to engage students in the discovery, exploration, and analysis of ideas. During this course, students will explore not only the particulars of Italian cuisine, but also explore on a personal level why Italian food can be so appealing. Throughout the course, students will discuss how to research, explore, collect and analyze data to help answer questions, and convey the results in a presentation.

*meets weekly during the spring semester on Thursdays from 1:00 - 2:15

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March 30, 2018
Depart US for Italy

March 31, 2018 (D)
Arrive Rome/Cortona   Transfer from Rome Fiumicino airport to Cortona, UGA John D. Kehoe Cortona Center

April 1, 2018 (B, D)
Day in Cortona
Diocesano Museum, MAEC Museum
Walking tour of Cortona
Cooking Lesson - Culture workshop: Tonino - Molesini

April 2, 2018 (B, D)
Excursion to Arezzo and Cheese demo in Val di Chiana (Cortona)
Francesco (Piero della Francesca fresco cycle)

April 3, 2018 (B, D)
Bus to Orvieto/ Orvieto Cathedral

April 4, 2018 (B, D)
Depart Cortona for Florence
Walking tour of historic center of Florence: Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Loggia di Lanzi 
Accademia Gallery

April 5, 2018 (B, D)
Day in Florence/ Uffizi Gallery

April 6, 2018 (B, D)
Depart Florence by train for Venice; ½ day in Venice 
Gondola Ride 

April 7, 2018 (B, D)
Day in Venice
St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace 
Piazza San Marco and District

 April 8, 2018
Travel from Venice back to US

Financial Information:

Program Fee:  $3500 + Tuition & Fees

Deposit: $200

Payment 1: $1000

Payment 2: Remaining balance, $2300

Tuition & Fees: Click here to calculate how much yours will be
What's included? Airfare, lodging, mandatory excursions, travel insurance, some meals
Additional Expenses: some meals, passport


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Last Updated: 11/8/17