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Italy: Science & Culture

SPEND YOUR SUMMER LIVING LA DOLCE VITA!

Join Dr. Lissa Leege, Lec. Nick Radko, Dr. Mark Welford, and Lec. Mary Beth Yarbrough on a 5-week journey through Italy.  Experience the history and traditions of Italy by learning about the geographical and geological impact of the landscape and its influence on the development of Italian culture.  On this collaborative program, students from Georgia Southern and Armstrong State universities will travel and explore the country of Italy together!

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APPLICATION FORM (Deadline February 28, 2019)
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Course Options:
Students have the opportunity to earn and must be enrolled in 6 credit hours with their home institution.  Students can choose from the following:

BIOL 1335/3009- Plants and Civilization (3)
BIOL 3099/ INTS 3099- Global Sustainability (3)
GEOL 1340 – Environmental Geology w/ Lab (4)
GEOL 5590- Geo-archaeology (3)
GEOG 4430- Geography of Europe (3)
KINS 1525- Concepts of Health and Physical Education (2)
KINS 1218- Fitness Walking (1)
KINS 2535/ SABR 2690- Introduction to Exercise Science (3)

Eligibility:
Students should possess at least a 2.5 institutional GPA at the time of application, with no active disciplinary record.  All students must be fully admitted to the institution, and at least 18 years of age by the program departure date.

Dates of Program:
May 12– June 22, 2019 (Summer Term A)

Program Cost:
$5,599.00
Includes: Roundtrip airfare to Italy; all regional and local transportation; lodging for the duration of the program; breakfast in the Dolomites, Sorrento, and Rome; 17 evening meals; classroom access; tour and excursion fees; weekend excursions; and a medical travel insurance plan.

Additional Costs: Georgia Southern or Armstrong State tuition & fees for 6 credit hours of course enrollment; additional meals beyond those included; incidental expenses and souvenirs.

Nature and Purpose of the Program:
This program will provide participating students the ability to explore the length and breadth of Italy by beginning travels in the Dolomites, a long residency in Lucca and trips to other major Tuscan cities, and a sojourn down the Almafi Coast to Naples, finally ending in the Eternal City, Rome.  Students will be exposed to a broad range of diverse topics within the disciplines taught to better understand the themes of globalization, environmental change, geo-archaeology, tourism, and travel.  Throughout their experiences, students will come to understand and appreciate the impact of natural and built environments on the socio-cultural, economic, and geopolitical development of Europe.

Example Excursions and Activities:

  • Touring the Dolomites
  • Tours of Pisa, Sienna, Florence, and Pompeii
  • Weekend trip to Sorrento and the Almafi Coast
  • Multi-day trip to see the highlights of Rome
  • Two weekend excursions to Venice and Siena
  • 3 free weekends to explore Italy on your own

Application and Payment Schedule:
Program Application and $300.00 Program Deposit: Due February 28, 2019
1st Program Payment of $2,625.00: Due March 15, 2019
2nd Program Payment of $2,625.00 + $50.00 mandatory travel insurance fee: Due April 1, 2019

All payments should be made through the Georgia Southern Studies Abroad “Italy: Science and Culture” Marketplace webpage.

Refund information:
Once accepted to the program, all deposits and program payments are non-refundable.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW!

Have questions or need more information?  Please contact:
Dr. Lissa Leege, Department of Biology – leege@georgiasouthern.edu
Lec. Nick Radko, Department of Geology & Geography – nradko@georgiasouthern.edu
Dr. Mark Welford, Department of Geology & Geography – mwelford@georgiasouthern.edu
Lec. Mary Beth Yarbrough, Health Sciences & Kinesiology – myarbrough@georgiasouthern.edu
Ms. Emilee Carr, Study Abroad Advisor, Office of International Programs & Services – stdyabrd@georgiasouthern.edu

Last updated: 10/18/2018