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2019 Italy

Grand Canal

Please join us for a informational meeting to learn more about this opportunity to study abroad: 
September 5th at 4 pm on the Daytona Campus in building 520 room 102.

Where: Italy

Who: Open to all students

When: May 13-23, 2019 (tentative dates)

This course will be conducted as a normal general education course with special attention to the units on Italian Art and Drama, specifically within the regions of Veneto and Tuscany. Students will experience this program to Italy as a living museum, where they may witness first hand the work of an extraordinary number of famous Italian painters, sculptors, playwrights, actors, musicians, and architects. Participants will come away with a better understanding and appreciation of the rich history of Italy and how greatly it has influenced Western culture and arts.

Before the traveling abroad, students will participate in lectures providing a broad overview of the sites and topics they will be learning about. Students will also be provided with a pre-departure orientation regarding trip procedures, expectations and travel tips. This will be in advance of the summer A course.

Participants will begin their twelve -day program abroad with a stay in Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance, where theywill visit the Piazza del Duomo, Santa Croce, the Uffizi museum and the Accademia Gallery. Prepare to be amazed when you see Michelangelo's world-famous statue of David and other works by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue and Masaccio. Students will partake in a Commedia Del Arte theatre mask workshop as well as a Pizza and Gelato cooking class. In addition, students will enjoya day trip to Sienna, San Gimignano and the leaning tower of Pisa. Participants will have an additional day trip to Rome to visit the Spanish Steps, the Vatican and Colosseum. Next, students will enjoy an overnight in Ravenna with its 1,500-year-old churches, decorated with incomparable Byzantine mosaics and a visit to a local artist studio. The program will continue itstravels to Venice where activities will include visits to St. Marks Square, the Grand Canal, the Ponte Rialto and St. Mark's Basilica. Students will participate in a Venetian mask-making workshop as well as an excursion to Murano and Burano to view glass-blowing by local artisans. The program will conclude in Milano, where participants will view Davinci's "Last Supper" and visit the famous La Scala Theatre and Duomo di Milano.

During our travels, students will be required to keep a detailed daily journal documenting the highlights of their experience.

Upon our return, students will finish the course online, creating their own "travel blog" including outside research, photos, weblinks, and personal reflections about their adventure to Italy as part of their final project.

Costs: Approximately $3,108

Included: Round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations for 9 nights, a daily European breakfast, one dinner, entrance fees to mandatory museums and sites, workshops and tours, full-time, on-site guide/instructors: Professors Samantha Stern and Trent Berning, and travel insurance.

Not included: Tuition for THE1000 and/orARH1000 (3 credit hours minimum required), required books, ground transportation (approximately $150), baggage fees, and additional spending money.

Course & Credits: THE1000 - Dramatic Appreciation (3 credit hours) and/or ARH1000 - Art Appreciation (3 Credit Hours).

Download a Power Point Presentation on this program here.


Professor Samantha Stern

News Journal Center, room 114


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