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Italy

Dates

May 23 – June 21, 2018

Cost

$4,725 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Advertising, Art, Communication, Italian, Psychology & Gifted Studies

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2017: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2018: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

The KIIS summer program in Italy begins in Florence with an exploration of the city’s world-class art and architecture. It then moves to Siena, where students wander the enchanting medieval streets and alleyways. The program concludes with nine days in Rome visiting museums, ancient ruins, historic churches, palaces and other destinations. By taking part in the local culture, students become acquainted with the Italian people and their way of life.

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

Accommodations: Hotel, 3-5 people per room.

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 14 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses. Due to the number of course offerings on the Italy program, courses are divided into 2 time-blocks. You cannot select 2 courses in the same time block.

Block 1

ART 496 Topics: Graphic Travelogue

Dr. Todd Smith

This course helps you create a graphic travelogue of your trip to Italy through drawing and writing your experiences day to day. Historic Italian cities and their masterworks of art and architecture will serve as the backdrop to your epic journey.

BCOM 201 Process & Effects of Mass Communication: Media & Society

Dr. Jim Gleason

Introduces fundamental communication contexts, theories and processes by examining mass media impact on social, political and economic sectors of societies. It also considers communication issues and trends, including media literacy, ethics, legal controls, violence, censorship, the Internet, and social media. Particular emphasis is given to global, regional and cultural influences.

ITAL 105: Introduction to Italian Culture

Dr. Christopher Fulton

We will explore major aspects of contemporary Italian cultural experiences in cafes, markets, social life, sports and fandom, car culture, celebrity, politics, cuisine, film/celebrity, and religion, among others.

PSY 299 Topics: Cross Cultural Comparison of Gifted Development Across the Lifespan

Dr. Toni Szymanski

Focuses on theories and research on the psychological development of gifted individuals, gifted education, and research methods of the development of gifted persons. Includes field experiences consisting of observations and interviews with gifted individuals at various developmental stages. We also will learn about cultural and educational influences on gifted development.

Block 2

ART 401 Art of the Italian Renaissance

Dr. Todd Smith

We will practice deciphering the interests and values of patrons and viewers of paintings by famous Renaissance artists like Masaccio, Fra Angelico and Fra Filippo Lippi, Piero della Francesca and Botticelli.

COMM 410 Study Abroad: Global Branding and Advertising

Dr. Jim Gleason

Introduces fundamental communication contexts, theories and processes by examining mass media impact on social, political and economic sectors of societies. It also considers communication issues and trends, including media literacy, ethics, legal controls, violence, censorship, the Internet, and social media. Particular emphasis is given to global, regional and cultural influences.

PSY 339 Intelligence and Creativity

Dr. Toni Szymanski

We survey theories of intelligence and creativity, history, nature, origins in heredity and environment, contemporary research and social influence as we compare the environmental influences on creativity throughout history.

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 mid-August 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: $3,750 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Italy

Accommodations

Breakfast

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, passport fees ($135), two meals per day + personal expenses (approx. $1000), independent travel ($850, 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: $1,800 – $1,900

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

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own roundtrip airfare.

The flight to Florence, Italy is overnight, arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Rome, Italy to the USA departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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Dates

May 23 – June 21, 2018

Cost

$4,725 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Advertising, Art, Communication, Italian, Psychology & Gifted Studies

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2017: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2018: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

The KIIS summer program in Italy begins in Florence with an exploration of the city’s world-class art and architecture. It then moves to Siena, where students wander the enchanting medieval streets and alleyways. The program concludes with nine days in Rome visiting museums, ancient ruins, historic churches, palaces and other destinations. By taking part in the local culture, students become acquainted with the Italian people and their way of life.

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

Accommodations: Hotel, 3-5 people per room.

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 14 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses. Due to the number of course offerings on the Italy program, courses are divided into 2 time-blocks. You cannot select 2 courses in the same time block.

Block 1

ART 496 Topics: Graphic Travelogue

Dr. Todd Smith

This course helps you create a graphic travelogue of your trip to Italy through drawing and writing your experiences day to day. Historic Italian cities and their masterworks of art and architecture will serve as the backdrop to your epic journey.

BCOM 201 Process & Effects of Mass Communication: Media & Society

Dr. Jim Gleason

Introduces fundamental communication contexts, theories and processes by examining mass media impact on social, political and economic sectors of societies. It also considers communication issues and trends, including media literacy, ethics, legal controls, violence, censorship, the Internet, and social media. Particular emphasis is given to global, regional and cultural influences.

ITAL 105: Introduction to Italian Culture

Dr. Christopher Fulton

We will explore major aspects of contemporary Italian cultural experiences in cafes, markets, social life, sports and fandom, car culture, celebrity, politics, cuisine, film/celebrity, and religion, among others.

PSY 299 Topics: Cross Cultural Comparison of Gifted Development Across the Lifespan

Dr. Toni Szymanski

Focuses on theories and research on the psychological development of gifted individuals, gifted education, and research methods of the development of gifted persons. Includes field experiences consisting of observations and interviews with gifted individuals at various developmental stages. We also will learn about cultural and educational influences on gifted development.

Block 2

ART 401 Art of the Italian Renaissance

Dr. Todd Smith

We will practice deciphering the interests and values of patrons and viewers of paintings by famous Renaissance artists like Masaccio, Fra Angelico and Fra Filippo Lippi, Piero della Francesca and Botticelli.

COMM 410 Study Abroad: Global Branding and Advertising

Dr. Jim Gleason

Introduces fundamental communication contexts, theories and processes by examining mass media impact on social, political and economic sectors of societies. It also considers communication issues and trends, including media literacy, ethics, legal controls, violence, censorship, the Internet, and social media. Particular emphasis is given to global, regional and cultural influences.

PSY 339 Intelligence and Creativity

Dr. Toni Szymanski

We survey theories of intelligence and creativity, history, nature, origins in heredity and environment, contemporary research and social influence as we compare the environmental influences on creativity throughout history.

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 mid-August 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: $3,750 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Italy

Accommodations

Breakfast

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, passport fees ($135), two meals per day + personal expenses (approx. $1000), independent travel ($850, 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: $1,800 – $1,900

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

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own roundtrip airfare.

The flight to Florence, Italy is overnight, arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Rome, Italy to the USA departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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