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Winter Quarter Option

Winter Quarter 2022

The SHC Italy Center offers a Winter Quarter option for students attending universities on the quarter system.  Winter Quarter 2022 begins January 9 and ends on March 18.  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):

Florence Orientation

Florence needs no introduction, as the internationally recognized birthplace of Italian art, language and culture. This tour will take in the sights of this famous city with a particular eye on one of its most famous native sons, exploring Dante’s work and references to important landmarks along the way.  Italy Center’s Art Historian Piergiacomo Petrioli and English Professor of Italian Literature Lee Foust will lead immersive tours during orientation.



Apennines Mountains – Borgo Basino Reflection Day Retreat

Borgo Basino is a multifunctional farm located near Bologna. During the course of this environmentally-focused weekend students will learn about folk schools and the ecovillage movement.  Borgo Basino is part of a grassroots effort across the globe to create more holistic lifestyles which are good for humans and the planet.  Time will be set aside for hikes, workshops on environmental issues and hands on exploration of the farm. 



Trieste and Slovenia: Environmental Action and Historical Inspiration at the crossroads of Europe

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. Students will then move into the Slovenian mountains, meeting with activists and organizers taking extraordinary steps to protect the natural heritage of their rural communities today. We’ll work on an ecobuilding project and tie our exploration of the region’s rich history to its contemporary movement for environmental justice. 

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 and our Italian Language professor Claudia Marulo.