Italy, one of the world's most influential countries through the centuries, will almost certainly impact your intellect and sensibilities with its history, art, architecture and, of course, cuisine. Many of its sites are household names, but seeing them will be different.
“Every picture that I took that day looks like it belongs on a postcard or in a travel magazine; not because my photography skills are that impressive, but because everything in Italy is simply that beautiful.”
The cradle of the Roman Empire, Italy later endured invasion after invasion, fragmenting, then reunifying and re-establishing itself as a world power. Today, like many European countries, Italy revels in its past as it hosts admiring visitors from around the world.
Faculty-Led Program - A two- to three-week faculty-led program that explores Italy's culture and history. Highlights include time in historic spots like the Pantheon, Pompeii, Venice and the Sistine Chapel. Open to traditional undergraduate students in good standing at the end of their junior year.
Language- and Cultural-Immersion Program - A four-week stay in Florence. Traditional undergraduate students take conversational Italian classes based on their levels of proficiency. Students also live and eat in homes whose host families speak only Italian. Students should have a minimum of four semesters of Italian to participate.
La Dolce Vita - This two-week faculty-led program during the winter break, stops in Rome and Florence, exploring the two great cities' history, culture and art. Open to traditional undergraduate students in good standing during their junior or senior year.
Internships - Affordable, exciting and challenging internships allow students to work abroad and even live with local families. Our partner, World Endeavors, specializes in culturally immersive programs. Their goal is to make a direct and positive impact on both the interns and their host communities by providing the opportunity for life-changing experiences.