Italy

Wine Marketing in Siena

This program will explore the worldwide wine industry with a focus on Italian wines from Tuscany. In a career path-like course, students will learn real-world wine marketing management essentials, both in the classroom and through excursions to nearby wineries. As a natural extension, students will be immersed in the process of making wine as well as learning about wine itself. 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

20200225_SustainableGoals_ConsumptionProduction-416x416.png 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...

Food, Culture, and Sustainability in Italy

Experience Italian food and culture in the contexts of beautiful Siena and Tuscany. Italian cuisine has influenced food culture around the world and is viewed as a form of art by many. Participating in this program will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of complex food-related issues and develop new insights into the ways in which food mediates social, political, cultural, environmental, and economic processes. Study the renowned gastronomy while enjoying the picturesque surroundings. All courses are taught in English, and there is no language requirement. All majors are welcome to...

Food Justice and Sustainability in Siena

This program will explore questions around the social justice of food equity in relationship to food production and the consumption chain along with enhancing your critical thinking skills on the subject of ethics in the food system in consideration of human, animal, and environmental well-being. A special focus of this program will allow you to explore the impact that humans have on the food system and vice versa from a social justice perspective and by comparing the European and American systems. You will also be exposed to current topics relating to food science, including climate change,...

Task-Based Language Learning in Siena and Lyon

This program is not running in Summer 2020. Immerse yourself in everyday life in Italy and France! This four-week summer program will allow you to develop multiple strategies for learning new languages confidently and effectively. You will begin to learn Italian and French and reflect on the connections between different cultures and their unique features. You will acquire basic skills in both French and Italian through a double-pronged approach: we will start each day in class learning vocabulary and structures. Later in the day, you will carry out practical tasks by using what you’ve...

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...

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 the Italian language, 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, and two extra-curricular cultural courses. Scholarships There...

Fibers in Florence

This program will run again in 2021. 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.

Architecture in Vicenza

20200225_SustainableGoals_SustainableCities-416x416.png 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 may be scholarship funds available for this...

Architecture in Rome

20200225_SustainableGoals_SustainableCities-416x416.png Experience layers of history and space surrounded by a vibrant design culture through the architecture, interior architecture, and urban design of Rome. Walk through the ancient forums, sketch masterpieces of art and architecture from Ancient to Renaissance and Modern eras and learn from local and international experts about the design process and rivalries between the patrons, artists, and architects who shaped the city. See how buildings, interiors, streets, and plazas continue to sustain lively interaction in one of the world's most...

A Tuscan Experience: Studio Art in Siena

This program runs every other year, and will run again in Fall 2021. 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...

GEO Elements: Get A Language Tutor

Receive extra help from experienced professors where and when you need it the most. Practice your Italian or Spanish from the comfort of home. Language tutoring is synchronous, with participants determining the most convenient schedule and platform (Zoom, Skype, or What’s App). Budget $45.00 - $59.00 per hour NOTE: If you are a Pell Grant recipient for the current academic year, GEO will extend you a 33% enrollment discount on this GEO element. Documentation required. For students who are not Pell Grant recipients, note that GEO will extend a 15% discount to you if you purchase 6 or more...

GEO Elements: Virtual Homestay Family

Add a new level of cultural integration and engagement to your academic experience! Choose a host family in a Spanish-speaking country (Argentina, Mexico, or Spain) and take advantage of the opportunity to converse and exchange with them virtually. Enjoy the warmth of your own Spanish-speaking family and share fun virtual activities while making real connections and language progress. Weekly activities include a live interaction over a meal and several video, audio, and text exchanges during the week. Virtual homestay activities are synchronous, with participants determining the most...

GEO Elements: Choose A Language Partner

Venture outside your classroom and country and spend weekly sessions practicing your language skills with college students or locals! Build your confidence and enjoy interesting cross-cultural interactions that introduce you to people and exciting new learning options. Language partners are a great way to apply what you learn in the classroom and hear native speakers use their own language. Depending on your language of interest, you’ll be introduced to and paired with a native Spanish- or Italian-speaker. Team up with one or more conversation partners for regular exchanges about a variety of...

Exploring the Dolomites: Landscape, History, Ecology, and Literature in Northern Italy

During this 14-day journey, you will experience the best of the Dolomite Mountains of northeastern Italy, just south of the Alps. Enjoy conscious hiking, environmental and historical education, and documenting the experience through digital storytelling. The adventure of hut-to-hut hiking through tunnels created during WWI will acquaint students with the magnificent natural landscape, the contrast of the gentle curves of flowery meadows with the extraordinarily varied sculptural shapes of bare, pale-colored towering peaks. You will also encounter the diverse cultures and enjoy the various...
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