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  • Locations: Bologna, Italy; Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy; Verona, Italy
  • Program Terms: Spring- Embedded
  • Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Program Description:
 

Program Overview     


IT 175 is for students who have little or no knowledge of Italy's language and culture. This course is a co-requisite of BIOL 475N (Anatomy in Italy) and prepares students for the required, embedded Spring Break portion of the course. Properly preparing for an abroad experience helps students to fully exploit their time in the target culture, maximize their opportunity to leverage the study of anatomy while in Italy.

BIOL 475N will explore the origins of human anatomy as a modern science in the context of renaissance-era Italy, especially its culture, art, and history. During the in-class portion of the course, students will participate in discussions of science, history, and art, prepare and lead presentations on assigned topics, and perform human cadaver studies. During spring break, students will travel with the instructors to Italy and study in Verona, Bologna, and Florence. While in Italy, students will compare and contrast anatomical waxes to modern representations, analyze the anatomy of Michelangelo, da Vinci, and other artists, and discuss the historical circumstances that gave rise to, supported, and sometimes hindered the development of anatomy as a science.


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Housing and Meals
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Eligibility


Any pre-requisite courses are established by the faculty leader or department hosting the course.  The following have been listed as pre-requisites for consideration to enroll in this course and travel on the embedded education abroad program:
  • IT197 has no prerequisites. Pre-requisites for BIOL497: either BIOL 129 or BIOL 141 or BIOL 240 or BIOL 472 or KINES 202.
  • This course is open to students of any major at University Park campus.
  • Admission in the course and permission to travel with the group are at the discretion of the faculty leader and/or academic department hosting the course.
  • Academic standing and disciplinary or conduct issues may impact eligibility.

Housing and Meals


During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of - housing information not available at this time.


Program Costs



Students pay regular Penn State tuition (either in-state or out-of-state) for the credits associated with the embedded course.  Travel costs, lodging, meals, excursions, and other fees are determined by the program budget which is set by the program leader.  Please consult the program leader for additional information.
 

Financial Aid & Scholarships


Global Programs administers a scholarship that is specifically designated to support students studying abroad on embedded courses.  The scholarship is competitive, and the deadlines to apply are strictly enforced.  Please review the Embedded Programs Scholarship eligibility, deadlines, and application process.
 

For More Information



For more information about this course, please contact the program leader: John Waters by emailing jrw8@psu.edu
 

How to Apply


The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department.  Contact the program leader, John Waters, jrw8@psu.edu, for additional information.


Studying Abroad with a Disability


Many students with disabilities successfully study abroad each year. Please note that other cultures may have different attitudes and available accommodations regarding disabilities. While we cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites and locations, specific accommodations may be arranged in consultation with our office, the Student Disability Resources office, and our partners abroad. To prepare for success, students are strongly encouraged to research the country and program location to consider if and how they will manage their disabilities abroad in advance of selecting a program. Students with disabilities and other diverse backgrounds can begin their research on our Diversity Awareness Abroad page.
 

 

 



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring- Embedded 2019 08/21/2018
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Rolling Admission 02/27/2019 03/09/2019
NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader (name) by emailing (email address) if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.

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