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  • Locations: Milan, Italy; Venice, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/30/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Student Level: FR-Freshman, G-Graduate, JR-Junior, Other, SO-Sophomore, SR-Senior Language of Instruction: English
Housing: Hotel
Program Description:
A Taste of Italy

Over a three week period, you will make your way from northern to southern Italy, visiting the cities, countryside, beach, and numerous historical landmarks. You’ll learn about Italian culture, history, and modern life in English as you experience first-hand the sites that have shaped your studies in this course.

Location based – Known for its delicious cuisine, vibrant culture, and rich history, Italy will provide a vibrant backdrop to the Taste of Italy program. As you head South from Northern Italy, you will stop to explore some of Italy’s most well-known cities, landmarks, and natural landscapes.

Academic Based – Take your classroom on tour. Every 1-3 days you will travel to a new destination, as you earn six credits in Italian Civilization and Culture from Florence University of the Arts. Italy will become your living classroom as you see and learn first hand the deep history and stories this country has to offer.

La Vida Local – Let the history books come alive when you visit architectural landmarks, famous cathedrals, art museums, vineyards, the coast, urban fashion districts, infamous Mt. Vesuvius, and, of course, the Vatican.

Journey through Milan, Venice, Pompeii, Naples, Capri, and Rome, exploring their rich, historical sites. 

Learn and identify the local character and diversity of each Italian Region
Peek into the world of Italian glamour when you visit the Fashion and Design districts in Milan
Hike up Mount Vesuvius in historical Pompeii
See and learn first hand the processes for making olive oil process in Valpolicella and winemaking in Tuscan vineyard
Tour the Colosseum and St. Peter’s Square and Basilica while in Rome

Embark on a Bike Tour to Forte dei Marmi and visit the weekly outdoor market
End your journey in Florence, where you can opt to take an additional 3 week, 3 credit session at the Florence University of the Arts campus!