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, Partnered with 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.
All undergraduate participants will enroll in HIST 300 (Italian Art and Culture). Students may also elect to take HIST 410 (Independent Project) to earn an additional 3 credit hours.
Day trips to Siena, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Assisi, Chianti and Fiesole
June 22, 2018
Return to St. Louis from Florence
This itinerary is subject to change. Final itinerary information will be provided to participants by the program leader.
PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL DEMANDS OF THE PROGRAM
Participants must be prepared to encounter cultural and social situations that require a high level of mature independence and respond appropriately to such situations. Participants must be able successfully navigate transportation systems (air, train, bus, car) to the travel study destination(s) following all rules and laws pertaining to international travel and destinations. Participants must be able to independently and collectively travel as a coherent group and maintain emotional maturity as warranted by the trip and its variety of educational experiences. Participants must be prepared to independently walk long distances; carry personal luggage and groceries; walk up and down stairs; and navigate entrances and exits to public transportation, buildings, and cultural sites. Participants must be prepared to encounter environments different from the United States which can include cigarette/cigar smoke, automobile exhaust, loud noise, congested streets and crowded public areas and a variety of other environments which may not be known except upon encountering them. If you have any physical or emotional limitations, consider your health and capabilities carefully in consultation with your doctor before undertaking this trip.