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Italy

Dates

May 22 – June 20, 2019

Cost

$4,775 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Archaeology, Art History, English, History, Honors, Italian Culture

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2019: 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 13 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

ART 491/HON 300 Topics: Renaissance Genius - Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael

Dr. Christopher Fulton

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.

HIST 490 Topics: The Legacy of Imperial Rome

Prof. Kathleen Quinn

This course challenges assumptions about imperial Rome by following the theme of Romanitas through 2000 years of Italian history. Topics include: a history of imperial Rome; the transformation of antiquity during the Middle Ages and Renaissance; and the reshaping of Roman identity in the modern world.

ITAL 105: Introduction to Italian Culture

Dr. Erik Liddell

This introduction to Italian culture and history focuses on the many ways in which Italians—artists, writers, composers, architects, scientists and more—have contributed to world civilization, emphasizing connections with program cities and sites including Florence, Assisi, Siena and Rome. The course explores highlights from the classical age through the medieval period and the Renaissance, and up to the modern age and contemporary life.

Block 2

ANTH 366/ART 491 Topics: Art & Archaeology of Ancient Italy

Prof. Kathleen Quinn and Dr. Christopher Fulton

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.

ENG 290/HON 300 Topics: Creativity & Identity in Rome, Florence and Siena

Dr. Erik Liddell

This course engages students with particularities of Italian social life and cultural identity through selected readings, self-guided explorations, interactive encounters, creative responses and current events reports, and through group activities such as place-as-text observations and analyses of the thriving cultural spaces and distinctive neighborhoods of Rome, Florence and Siena.

ENG 290/HON 300 Topics: Italy in Fiction and Film

Prof. Kelly Liddell

This interdisciplinary and comparative course focuses on the depiction of Italy, its places and its people, in the narrative genres of the novel, short story and film, considering works by native Italians as well as expatriate and foreign writers and directors. Classic as well as contemporary and experimental works will be studied as part of a well-rounded exploration of modern Italian life, broadly considered as covering the period from the Renaissance to the present day.

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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Dates

May 22 – June 20, 2019

Cost

$4,775 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Archaeology, Art History, English, History, Honors, Italian Culture

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2019: 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 13 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

ART 491/HON 300 Topics: Renaissance Genius - Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael

Dr. Christopher Fulton

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.

HIST 490 Topics: The Legacy of Imperial Rome

Prof. Kathleen Quinn

This course challenges assumptions about imperial Rome by following the theme of Romanitas through 2000 years of Italian history. Topics include: a history of imperial Rome; the transformation of antiquity during the Middle Ages and Renaissance; and the reshaping of Roman identity in the modern world.

ITAL 105: Introduction to Italian Culture

Dr. Erik Liddell

This introduction to Italian culture and history focuses on the many ways in which Italians—artists, writers, composers, architects, scientists and more—have contributed to world civilization, emphasizing connections with program cities and sites including Florence, Assisi, Siena and Rome. The course explores highlights from the classical age through the medieval period and the Renaissance, and up to the modern age and contemporary life.

Block 2

ANTH 366/ART 491 Topics: Art & Archaeology of Ancient Italy

Prof. Kathleen Quinn and Dr. Christopher Fulton

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.

ENG 290/HON 300 Topics: Creativity & Identity in Rome, Florence and Siena

Dr. Erik Liddell

This course engages students with particularities of Italian social life and cultural identity through selected readings, self-guided explorations, interactive encounters, creative responses and current events reports, and through group activities such as place-as-text observations and analyses of the thriving cultural spaces and distinctive neighborhoods of Rome, Florence and Siena.

ENG 290/HON 300 Topics: Italy in Fiction and Film

Prof. Kelly Liddell

This interdisciplinary and comparative course focuses on the depiction of Italy, its places and its people, in the narrative genres of the novel, short story and film, considering works by native Italians as well as expatriate and foreign writers and directors. Classic as well as contemporary and experimental works will be studied as part of a well-rounded exploration of modern Italian life, broadly considered as covering the period from the Renaissance to the present day.

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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