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SIUE Faculty Led Program: Italian History and Culture
Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Restrictions: SIUE applicants only
Budget Sheets Summer - faculty led
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2016 03/01/2016 03/18/2016 05/19/2016 06/17/2016
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Apartment Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Faculty Led
Area of Study: History
Program Description:

Italy History
Florence Italy

This SIUE faculty-led study abroad program offers experiential learning in the history and culture of Italy, where some have argued the birth of modern consciousness took place in the Renaissance. The four-week program, hosted by SRISA (Santa Reparata International School of Art), will introduce you to the artwork, architecture, and history of Italy, through on-site walking tours, museum visits, and excursions to places of historic interest. The program is led by Dr. Carole Collier Frick of the SIUE Department of Historical Studies, a European Renaissance historian with several years experience in leading student groups to Italy.


Undergraduate Students
HIST 300 Italian History and Culture* 3 credits (required)
can optionally add...
HIST 410 Directed Reading 3 credits
Graduate Students
HIST 510 Readings in History 3 credits

*this course can count for a Distribution Social Sciences (DSS) general education requirement.


$4,530  Approximately

The program fee includes:
  • Round trip airfare from St. Louis, MO to Florence, Italy.
  • Welcome dinner
  • Accommodations in shared, furnished apartments in Florence.
  • Museum card - Allows free entrance and unlimited access to the main Florentine museums including the Uffizi, the Pitti and the Accademia.
  • Walking tours of Florence and Fiesole.
  • Lectures by local faculty on various aspects of Italian culture.
  • Field trip to Siena.
  • Weekend excursions to Rome, Venice and day trips to Cinque Terre and Pisa.
  • CISI international insurance.
The program fee does not include:
  • SIUE Tuition
  • Meals in Italy (Budget $500-$700)
  • Passport/Visa fees
  • SIUE Technology fee
  • Personal expenses

Payment Schedule: To be announced

2012 Group in Rome                                                              Cinque Terre
SIUE group in Rome 2012Cinque Terre

For more information contact:

Dr. Carole Collier Frick
Office: PH 3224
Tel: 650-3237