A rich travel experience across Italy.
As part of your program fees, the Spring Semester will offer two program sponsored excursions. We will bring students to nooks and crannies of this remarkably diverse country, with the option to join another faculty led trip near the end of the semester.
Travel Tours included in program fees:
- Orientation Tour – Trieste, Italy
- Weekend Excursion – Sardinia, Italy
Additional tours (not included in program fees)
- Art History Day Tour – Parma
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.