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Winter Quarter Option

Winter Quarter 2023

The SHC Italy Center offers a Winter Quarter option for students attending universities on the quarter system.  Winter Quarter 2023 begins January 15 and ends on March 19.  Students will have ample time to return to the United States in order to begin the Spring Quarter on their home campus. 

All academic courses offered in the Spring Semester will be available to Winter Quarter students as 3-credits courses. As a general rule, all coursework must be completed before the beginning of the Spring Quarter. Students enrolled in the Winter Quarter program may be required to complete some academic work via remote learning. 

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However, due to time constraints, internship (HUM490) and independent research project (HUM295) courses will not be available to winter quarter students. 

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Winter Quarter Travel Tours (included in the price of the program):

Orientation Tour- Trieste

Students will explore the diverse history and contemporary richness of the Italian/Slovenian border region, beginning with its largest city. Trieste has long been a locus of politics and culture, a multicultural magnet for expatriate and native writers and activists. This region was a contested border in both World Wars and features WWI cemeteries and trenches, the only concentration camp in Italy, as well as a legacy of resistance to Fascism. 



Sardinia is an Italian region and astonishing Mediterranean island that boasts old traditions and a wild nature. This visit will center on cultural organizations in the southern part of the island around Iglesias and the region’s capital Cagliari, giving students a truly rare opportunity to explore authentic Sardinian culture and tradition through the direct experience of locals. Students will explore social justice initiatives while visiting grassroots organizations with Italy Center Social Justice Program Manager, Chiara Deodato.

Also offered (not included in program fees):

Art History day tour Parma 

Parma is best known for its contributions to the world of food, but it also happens to be one Italy’s most beautiful cities known for its monuments, castles and art. The tour will be led by Italy Center’s Art Historian Piergiacomo Petrioli.