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

Program Overview     


IT130: Italian Culture and Civilization is a team-taught, interdisciplinary course will include weekly meetings throughout the spring semester during which students will be introduced to the culture and history of Italy and the city of Rome.

The course culminates in a ten-day field trip to Rome over Spring Break.

Among its distinctions, students will experience Italian gastronomy by visiting open air markets, alimentary, salumerie and restaurants.


The cradle of Western Civilization, Rome provides a rich opportunity to study the arts. The course will begin with the Etruscans and move chronologically through the Roman Republic, the Imperial period, early Christianity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque, the Risorgimento, Mussolini's Rome, and the contemporary period.

Based upon an integrated approach to art, architecture, music, literature, and film, the course will provide General Education credits in either humanities or international culture. It also fulfills the 3-credit study abroad requirement for International Business majors. Honors credits may be available for study abroad programs of ten days or more.

Pending approval, it could be used to satisfy a requirement for the college's minor in International Studies.

Discussions are underway to provide an occasion for students to meet Italian colleagues at the University of Rome (Roma Tre) and possibly develop joint research projects.


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Eligibility
Housing and Meals
Program Costs
Financial Aid & Scholarships
More Information
How to Apply
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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:
  • No pre-requisites
  • This course is open to all majors at Penn State Behrend campus and IT 130 majors at University Park. 
  • 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 Pennsylvania Commonwealth Scholarship eligibility, deadlines, and application process.
 

For More Information



For more information about this course, please contact the program leader: Sharon Dale by emailing sxd4@psu.edu
 

How to Apply


 The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department.  The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must contact the faculty leaders. Students that the faculty leaders are not familiar with must be interviewed by one of the faculty leaders. Students complete a simple registration form. They are contacted and interview appointments are scheduled. The process continues until registration is closed.


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 2017 03/01/2017
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring- Embedded 2018 08/22/2017
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Rolling Admission 03/02/2018 03/11/2018
NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader Sharon Dale by emailing sxd4@psu.edu if you are interested in applying for this embedded program

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