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Italy Summer 2018 / June 1 - July 14

About the Program

Study in Italy this summer, an educational experience of a lifetime. Experience the renaissance in a world center for art, architecture and philosophy. During our time together we will live in Florence, Rome and Sicily and together we will explore religion, immigration, human rights, sex and gender, politics, nationalism through sports, history, art and culture. The houses of worship from 3 major religions in Italy including cathedrals, synagogues and mosques will be our classroom, the Tuscan countryside and vineyards our playground, and the exquisite beaches our leisure. We will have wine tasting and a cooking class in studying Italian cuisine, ride bikes through Tuscany in studying sports and recreation, and hike the ancient trails of Cinque Terre and so much more. We will become global citizens living in Italy not mere students touring Rome. To do this, we will volunteer at refugee welcome centers in Florence, Rome, Naples and Sicily and hear firsthand from people fleeing war, persecution, and poverty their struggle to make a new life in Italy. Students will also have opportunities to explore Italy and other parts of Europe during their free time.

Through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Italy study program, you can earn 6 credits exploring immigration, religion, gender and sex, sports, and politics.

Questions? Contact Jaycee Cover at (657)278-2070 or jcover@fullerton.edu

Program Highlights

  • Earn 6 upper division GE credits studying HUM 350: Italian Life and Culture and POSC 375: Human Rights: Immigration, Religion and Nationality taught by Dr. Pamela Fiber-Ostrow, CSUF.
  • Learn about how sports and politics intertwine in Italy and explore the complexities of the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe.
  • Highlights include explorations of the Vatican, the ancient ruins of Pompeii, and distinct regionality of Sicily or Tuscany. Included will be walking tours of Florentine as well as Roman architecture and art.
  • Experience the richness of Italian culture through its food and wine.
  • Optional excursions to Venice and Sorrento!

Questions? Contact Jaycee Cover at (657)278-2070 or jcover@fullerton.edu

Why I Studied Abroad

"My semester abroad was by far my favorite semester at CSUF. I created friendships and memories with people I will always remember. At first the thought of being in a foreign country by myself was scary, but once I was there it did not seem scary. While studying abroad, I was able to visit different parts of Italy and different countries in Europe. But I think the overall best part of studying abroad in Italy, was the fact that I had an excuse to eat spaghetti, pizza, and gelato everyday!"

-Clarissa Medina, 2015

Instagram Photos by CSUF Study Abroad Students

Program Fee & Financial Aid

Program Fee

$4,045 - estimate based on projected enrollment.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarships and financial aid opportunities are available to qualifying students. Follow these links to learn more!

Program Advising & Information

Location: Student Success Center, rooms H-112

Exploration Events and Information Sessions

For more information please contact Jaycee Cover to schedule an appointment at jcover@fullerton.edu or stop by the Student Success Center in room H-112, 8am-5pm M-F.

Questions? Contact Jaycee Cover at (657) 278-2070 or jcover@fullerton.edu

Photo Credits: Rome Colosseum by Sunilbhar, CC BY-SA 3.0. Pompeii & Vesuvius by Qfl247, CC BY-SA 3.0. Trevi fountain by Livioandronico2013, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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