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  • Locations: Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: SIUE applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer - faculty led
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Apartment Language of Instruction: Apartment, English, Homestay
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Faculty Led
Area of Study: History Program Sponsorship Indicator: SIUE
Instructor: Frick, Carole
Program Description:


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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.

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Academic Content

HIST 300 TS1 History and Culture of Italy 3 credit hours
HIST 410 TS1 Independent Project 3 credit hours

Students taking these classes will pay the current SIUE tuition rate, approximately $1670 for 6 credits.


Prices and Payments

$5,600 Approximately

The program fee includes:
  • Air Ticket (Round trip St. Louis to Florence
  • Lodging
  • Ground Transportation
  • Books and Materials
  • Field Excursions to Rome, Siena, Venice, Pisa and Cinque Terre
  • Health and Evacuation Insurance
The Program Fee does not include:
  • SIUE tuition (3-6 hours billed on summer 2018 bursar bill)
  • Meals
  • Passport
  • SIUE Study Abroad Fee ($75)
  • SIUE Technology Fee (about $45)
  • Personal Expenses
Payment Schedule:
  • $1,825 deposit payment will be due on acceptance or no later than January 26, 2019
  • $1,825 will be due February 10, 2019
  • $1,825 will be due March 16, 2019
Payments are made online through your study abroad application.


Contact Information

Carole Frick

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



Program Itinerary

May 21, 2019 Depart St. Louis for Florence
  Weekend Trips to Rome and Venice
  Day trips to Siena, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Assisi, Chianti and Fiesole
June 22, 2019 Return to St. Louis from Florence
This itinerary is subject to change. Final itinerary information will be provided to participants by the program leader.



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. 


Dates / Deadlines:

This program is no longer accepting applications.