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Italy

Dates

May 20 – June 17, 2020

Cost

$4,775 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Art & Design, Communication, Italian Culture, Physics & Engineering

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2019: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2020: 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 18 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. Christopher Fulton, cfulton@louisville.edu

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

COMM 365 Intercultural Communication

Dr. Jim Gleason

This course builds on basic concepts, principles, and skills for understanding and improving communication between people from different ethnic/racial, national and co-cultural backgrounds in today’s increasingly interconnected and interdependent world.

EDU 400 Topics: Experiental Learning in Italy

Dr. Ilona Szekely

Using our experiences in Italy, this course will take a close look at the concept of studying abroad and how it can be enhanced through various teaching and learning practices.

ITAL 105: Introduction to Italian Culture

Dr. Christopher Fulton

This course introduces students to Italian culture by examining the many ways in which Italian artists, writers, composers, scientists, political leaders and others have contributed to World Civilization. The course examines Italian culture in historical perspective and as it is experienced today. Note: You must select one additional course when taking ITAL 105.

PHYS 475 Topics: Scientific Reasoning and Renaissance Culture

Dr. Timothy Hamilton

This course covers the development of Renaissance science and its connections to art and culture. Special emphasis will be placed on Leonardo, Dante, Copernicus, and Galileo, with an class project on Galileo’s trial. Visits will be made to sites where the work was done in Italy.

Block 2

ART 491 Topics: Italian Art and Design

Dr. Ilona Szekely and Dr. Christopher Fulton

This course will explore a range of design and artistic fields in which Italy has been a leader and trendsetter. We will use a variety of Italian cities as our classroom, where students will engage in creative encounters.

COMM 415 Topics: Global Advertising and Branding

Dr. Jim Gleason

This course examines current traditional and online advertising and branding trends and practices with an emphasis on Italian and global markets, as well as regional cultural influences.

AMS 475 Topics: Roman Engineering and Architecture

Dr. Timothy Hamilton

This course explains the science behind ancient Roman engineering and architecture, including the aqueducts, bridges, and buildings, plus the rediscovery of techniques in the Renaissance. The class will visit the original structures.

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: $4,775 + 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 minimum), 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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Description

Dates

May 20 – June 17, 2020

Cost

$4,775 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Art & Design, Communication, Italian Culture, Physics & Engineering

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2019: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2020: 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 18 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. Christopher Fulton, cfulton@louisville.edu

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

COMM 365 Intercultural Communication

Dr. Jim Gleason

This course builds on basic concepts, principles, and skills for understanding and improving communication between people from different ethnic/racial, national and co-cultural backgrounds in today’s increasingly interconnected and interdependent world.

EDU 400 Topics: Experiental Learning in Italy

Dr. Ilona Szekely

Using our experiences in Italy, this course will take a close look at the concept of studying abroad and how it can be enhanced through various teaching and learning practices.

ITAL 105: Introduction to Italian Culture

Dr. Christopher Fulton

This course introduces students to Italian culture by examining the many ways in which Italian artists, writers, composers, scientists, political leaders and others have contributed to World Civilization. The course examines Italian culture in historical perspective and as it is experienced today. Note: You must select one additional course when taking ITAL 105.

PHYS 475 Topics: Scientific Reasoning and Renaissance Culture

Dr. Timothy Hamilton

This course covers the development of Renaissance science and its connections to art and culture. Special emphasis will be placed on Leonardo, Dante, Copernicus, and Galileo, with an class project on Galileo’s trial. Visits will be made to sites where the work was done in Italy.

Block 2

ART 491 Topics: Italian Art and Design

Dr. Ilona Szekely and Dr. Christopher Fulton

This course will explore a range of design and artistic fields in which Italy has been a leader and trendsetter. We will use a variety of Italian cities as our classroom, where students will engage in creative encounters.

COMM 415 Topics: Global Advertising and Branding

Dr. Jim Gleason

This course examines current traditional and online advertising and branding trends and practices with an emphasis on Italian and global markets, as well as regional cultural influences.

AMS 475 Topics: Roman Engineering and Architecture

Dr. Timothy Hamilton

This course explains the science behind ancient Roman engineering and architecture, including the aqueducts, bridges, and buildings, plus the rediscovery of techniques in the Renaissance. The class will visit the original structures.

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: $4,775 + 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 minimum), 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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