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Italy Winter

Dates

December 26, 2020 – January 6, 2021

Cost

$2,925 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Art, Archaeology, Classics, Communication, Criminology, English, History, Psychology

Deadlines

June 1: Apply Early & Save $100
Sept. 15: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

The KIIS winter program in Italy is an eleven-day program that begins in the country’s magnificent capital, Rome and ends in the beautiful Tuscan city of Florence. Students spend the first five days in Rome where students visit and explore the Vatican, Colosseum, famous churches, and other memorable monuments. The program will then move to Florence where students are living within walking distance of the most famous museums and sites in Italy’s Renaissance capital.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Hostel, 3-5 people per room

Orientation: Mandatory orientation on Saturday, November 7, in Elizabethtown, KY. Go to our Orientation page for more information. 

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1 course.

ANTH 366 Topics: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Italy

Dr. Kathleen Quinn

This course provides a history of Roman archaeology and a survey of the major monuments of ancient Italy from the Bronze Age through the mid-4th century A.D. Students explore public and private spaces as well as decorative and monumental art and architecture to gain insight into historical, social, political, and religious ideas of importance to the Romans.

ART 491 Topics: Italian Decorative Art & Design

Prof. Ian Hagarty

For this course students will examine the history, purpose, and application of illusionistic deception in Italian art and design through countless visits to museums, churches, galleries and historic sites.

COMM 415 Topics: Advertising and Selling Culture in Italy

Dr. Alyssa Eckman

Branding and popular culture are increasingly intertwined in the global marketplace. The course will examine how advertising, public relations, and persuasion are used to construct brand identities through links to popular culture. Students will study meanings of Italian cultural symbols and develop an understanding of persuasive message development.

CRIM 490 Study Abroad: Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

Dr. Joseph Budd

This course will examine the similarities and differences of the Italian Criminal Justice system to the United States Criminal Justice system.  Students will compare areas of law enforcement, the court system, and the correctional systems.

ENG 396 Mythology

Dr. Richard King

How did ancient Italians represent women & men? And, what & how did they think about sexuality? We will examine ancient Italian views about gender & sexuality as portrayed in their literature and artifacts of ancient culture (sculptures, paintings, architecture, inscriptions).

HIST 490 Topics: Day to Day in Ancient Italy

Dr. Christine Shea

This course explores the ordinary lives of ancient Romans- and of the Italians, Greeks, Jews, and Christians who lived near them- as we wander their towns and poke our noses into what remains of their homes, temples, stores, streets.

PSY 299 Topics: Psychology of Aggression in Historic Italy

Dr. Myra Beth Bundy

This class studies the psychology of human aggression through travel in Italy’s rich and storied Rome and Florence. We explore social forces behind dehumanization, conformity, and self-injury.  We examine the psychology of violence in Ancient Rome, themes of art and aggression, and psychological factors in macabre art and stigmata.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in late January after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $2,925 + airfare

Earn up to 3 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Italy

Accommodations

All Breakfasts & Lunches

Groups Excursions & Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

Program Director & Faculty
on-site 24/7

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, passport fees ($145), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $400, or if you are an avid shopper, you may consider bringing additional funds), and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost:  $1,600 – $1,700

The Italy Winter program offers a group flight option where you can travel to your program location with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a flight ticket on your behalf. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on November 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

Flights to Italy are typically overnight flights which means you will depart the USA on December 26 and arrive in Italy on December 27. The Italy Winter program concludes on January 6. Return flights from Italy to the USA are typically the same day. Visit flights for more information.

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Dates

December 26, 2020 – January 6, 2021

Cost

$2,925 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Art, Archaeology, Classics, Communication, Criminology, English, History, Psychology

Deadlines

June 1: Apply Early & Save $100
Sept. 15: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

The KIIS winter program in Italy is an eleven-day program that begins in the country’s magnificent capital, Rome and ends in the beautiful Tuscan city of Florence. Students spend the first five days in Rome where students visit and explore the Vatican, Colosseum, famous churches, and other memorable monuments. The program will then move to Florence where students are living within walking distance of the most famous museums and sites in Italy’s Renaissance capital.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Hostel, 3-5 people per room

Orientation: Mandatory orientation on Saturday, November 7, in Elizabethtown, KY. Go to our Orientation page for more information. 

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1 course.

ANTH 366 Topics: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Italy

Dr. Kathleen Quinn

This course provides a history of Roman archaeology and a survey of the major monuments of ancient Italy from the Bronze Age through the mid-4th century A.D. Students explore public and private spaces as well as decorative and monumental art and architecture to gain insight into historical, social, political, and religious ideas of importance to the Romans.

ART 491 Topics: Italian Decorative Art & Design

Prof. Ian Hagarty

For this course students will examine the history, purpose, and application of illusionistic deception in Italian art and design through countless visits to museums, churches, galleries and historic sites.

COMM 415 Topics: Advertising and Selling Culture in Italy

Dr. Alyssa Eckman

Branding and popular culture are increasingly intertwined in the global marketplace. The course will examine how advertising, public relations, and persuasion are used to construct brand identities through links to popular culture. Students will study meanings of Italian cultural symbols and develop an understanding of persuasive message development.

CRIM 490 Study Abroad: Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

Dr. Joseph Budd

This course will examine the similarities and differences of the Italian Criminal Justice system to the United States Criminal Justice system.  Students will compare areas of law enforcement, the court system, and the correctional systems.

ENG 396 Mythology

Dr. Richard King

How did ancient Italians represent women & men? And, what & how did they think about sexuality? We will examine ancient Italian views about gender & sexuality as portrayed in their literature and artifacts of ancient culture (sculptures, paintings, architecture, inscriptions).

HIST 490 Topics: Day to Day in Ancient Italy

Dr. Christine Shea

This course explores the ordinary lives of ancient Romans- and of the Italians, Greeks, Jews, and Christians who lived near them- as we wander their towns and poke our noses into what remains of their homes, temples, stores, streets.

PSY 299 Topics: Psychology of Aggression in Historic Italy

Dr. Myra Beth Bundy

This class studies the psychology of human aggression through travel in Italy’s rich and storied Rome and Florence. We explore social forces behind dehumanization, conformity, and self-injury.  We examine the psychology of violence in Ancient Rome, themes of art and aggression, and psychological factors in macabre art and stigmata.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in late January after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $2,925 + airfare

Earn up to 3 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Italy

Accommodations

All Breakfasts & Lunches

Groups Excursions & Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

Program Director & Faculty
on-site 24/7

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, passport fees ($145), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $400, or if you are an avid shopper, you may consider bringing additional funds), and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost:  $1,600 – $1,700

The Italy Winter program offers a group flight option where you can travel to your program location with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a flight ticket on your behalf. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on November 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

Flights to Italy are typically overnight flights which means you will depart the USA on December 26 and arrive in Italy on December 27. The Italy Winter program concludes on January 6. Return flights from Italy to the USA are typically the same day. Visit flights for more information.

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