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Italy Winter

Dates

December 26, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Cost

$2,890 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Art, Classics, Digital Photography, English, Geography, History, Psychology & Religion

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 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.

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.

ART 496 Topics: Digital Photography

Prof. Randy Simmons

Students will visit places of interest in Florence, Rome and surroundings. They will learn how to use their digital SLR camera and imaging software, preferably Adobe Photoshop, to enhance their photographic images and videos.

ENG 396 Mythology/RELS 399 Topics: Ancient Myth in Context

Dr. Richard King

This course will survey many of the gods and myths that filled the ancient Roman mental landscape while introducing students to the history and culture of ancient Rome and Italy.

GEOG 452 Applied Geoscience Field Experience: Florence & Rome, Then & Now

Prof. Jill Brown

Etruscan and Roman architects sculpted the face of Italy and their influences live on in the cultural landscape of Florence and Rome. Visualize the local and global infrastructure impacts through the five themes of geography: movement, place, location, region and human-environment interaction. 

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

We will examine the psychology behind violence in the Ancient Roman Coliseum and the themes of art and aggression (including Caravaggio). We will gain an understanding of psychological factors in the macabre art, lives, and stigmata of Capuchin Monks.

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: $2,890 + 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

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, some museum entrance fees, one meal per day, passport fees ($135), personal expenses (approx. $600), independent travel ($500, optional) 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:  $1,500 – $1,600

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, 2018. Return flights from Italy to the USA are typically the same day. Visit flights for more information.

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Description

Dates

December 26, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Cost

$2,890 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Art, Classics, Digital Photography, English, Geography, History, Psychology & Religion

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 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.

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.

ART 496 Topics: Digital Photography

Prof. Randy Simmons

Students will visit places of interest in Florence, Rome and surroundings. They will learn how to use their digital SLR camera and imaging software, preferably Adobe Photoshop, to enhance their photographic images and videos.

ENG 396 Mythology/RELS 399 Topics: Ancient Myth in Context

Dr. Richard King

This course will survey many of the gods and myths that filled the ancient Roman mental landscape while introducing students to the history and culture of ancient Rome and Italy.

GEOG 452 Applied Geoscience Field Experience: Florence & Rome, Then & Now

Prof. Jill Brown

Etruscan and Roman architects sculpted the face of Italy and their influences live on in the cultural landscape of Florence and Rome. Visualize the local and global infrastructure impacts through the five themes of geography: movement, place, location, region and human-environment interaction. 

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

We will examine the psychology behind violence in the Ancient Roman Coliseum and the themes of art and aggression (including Caravaggio). We will gain an understanding of psychological factors in the macabre art, lives, and stigmata of Capuchin Monks.

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: $2,890 + 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

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, some museum entrance fees, one meal per day, passport fees ($135), personal expenses (approx. $600), independent travel ($500, optional) 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:  $1,500 – $1,600

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, 2018. Return flights from Italy to the USA are typically the same day. Visit flights for more information.

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