Italy

Pre-Business in Siena

This program is designed to help you fulfill potential pre-business and general education requirements. The statistics and economics courses are geared to meet the basic concepts needed to fulfill introductory statistics requirements for pre-business and economics majors. In many cases, these courses may also fulfill campus degree requirements in math and or science as well as social sciences. The Cross-Cultural Communications course is required along with these two courses. You will also have a range of electives available to take alongside the statistics and macroeconomics courses. Italian...

Wine Marketing in Siena

This program will explore the wine and tourism industries of Tuscany to illustrate classroom topics in marketing. You will take advantage of experiential learning opportunities offered through comparative studies and excursions to locations in and around Siena and the Tuscan region. Check out what Kenzie had to say about her experience!

Italian Language and Culture in Siena

Combine the study of Italian language (for absolute beginners to advanced) with courses in fields including anthropology, art history, communications, economics, food and culture, history and political science. You can elect to enroll in Italian semi-intensive language courses for 50 contact hours at the beginning, intermediate or advanced levels. You will enroll in the intercultural communications (ICC) course and, combined with a community placement, can elect to earn service learning credit. If you opt to enroll in service learning, you can select from a variety of opportunities, including...

Food and Culture in Siena

The Siena Food and Culture program allows you to develop fuller understandings of complex food-related issues and gain new insights into the ways in which food mediates social, political, environmental, cultural and economic processes. You will study Italian food and culture in the contexts of Siena and Tuscany, famous for their beautiful landscapes, quality of cuisine and wine, and as the birthplace of the agritourism movement. All courses are taught in English; there is no language requirement and the program is open to all majors. The program includes ample excursions for field-based...

University of Pavia Exchange

Enroll directly in courses taught in Italian at the University of Pavia, Italy. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student in Italian and/or Romance Languages, this program is ideal for you. The program is limited to a maximum of two UO participants per year and one of the participants will be admitted to the prestigious Collegio Ghislieri and housed in the Collegio's sixteenth century building, in a large single suite. Pavia is the capital city of the Pavia province in the Lombardy region of Northern Italy, and is located at the confluence of the Ticino and Po rivers. Milan, the...

TASSEP Exchange

As scientific research becomes ever more international and cooperative, it is important for science students to experience scientific teaching and research in international settings. If you are an undergraduate student majoring in Physics, Math, Chemistry, or Biochemistry, the TASSEP program is a great fit for you. This program will give you the opportunity to experience a year of studying and living abroad in Europe while continuing to earn credits toward your UO degree. The program encompasses 16 different European universities, each with unique academic offerings and research...

Architecture and Art History in Rome

Experience layers of history and a vibrant design culture through the art, architecture and urban design of Rome. Walk through the ancient forums, sketch masterpieces from the Renaissance, and learn from experts about the rivalries between the patrons, artists and architects who shaped the city. See how historic buildings, streets and plazas continue to sustain lively interaction in one of the world's most dynamic cities. Students can choose an Architecture or Art History track. There are no language requirements for applicants to either track. Architecture students will focus on how...

Intensive Italian Language in Lecce

The Lecce program offers you an opportunity to learn Italian language at an accelerated pace through intensive study and immersion in the Italian culture. This program can accommodate you, whether you want to begin or continue the study of Italian, at any level. You can earn the equivalent of a full year of Italian language in just two months, while spending your summer in the popular tourist destination of southern Italy. In addition to intensive language courses, the program includes excursions around the local area, two extra-curricular cultural courses, and a one-week break between...

Fibers in Florence

Learn Jacquard silk weaving and design at the Foundation Lisio in Florence, Italy. Explore fabric analysis and learn how to identify complex weave structures like brocade, damask, lampas, liseré, and velvet. On site, you will observe master silkweavers at their looms, engaged in the product design process.

Stones and Stories: Trekking Italian Landscapes in Siena

The Via Francigena is a pilgrimage route dating to early medieval times which became an important source of social and economic exchange. The route played a central role in the renaissance in Siena and broader Italy and was experienced by such travelers as St. Francis of Assisi, author Mary Shelley and her husband, and Italian Nationalist Guiseppe Garibaldi. You will explore the natural and social history of the Via Francigena, with an historic and literary focus on the route from the thirteenth century to present. You will learn about the geology, natural history and microclimates through...

Architecture in Vicenza

Gain a valuable perspective on Italy’s contribution to architectural, urban, and landscape design through the ages. The program begins in Rome with a two-week study tour that includes Siena, Florence and Bologna before taking up residence for eight weeks in Vicenza, where the focus will be on the design studio. Traveling and then living in an Italian town will give you a rich cultural experience, enhanced by coursework that will contribute to your academic progress toward your degree. There are scholarship funds available for this program for Spring 2018, with award amounts generally ranging...

A Tuscan Experience: Studio Art in Siena

Italy has a long history of fostering creativity and innovative art forms that build on the past but look towards the future. This history, as well as the rich culture and physical beauty of Siena and broader Italy, will serve as the context in which students will explore and develop their artistic skills through experimentation with a variety of painting techniques in the studio art course and the creation of personal journals. The Italian masters will provide examples in painting, and students will record their experiences and personal growth through both sketches and writing in their...

CIEE: Liberal Arts in Ferrara

This program is designed for students with intermediate to advanced Italian language skills who have a strong interest in immersing themselves in the language and culture of Italy through intensive Italian language study and content courses taught in Italian. If you have a very high level of Italian you will also have the opportunity to enroll in a regular university course at the University of Ferrara. All CIEE students enroll in a required, intensive Italian language course at the start of the semester. Following the intensive language course, all students are required to continue their...
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