Study Abroad / Saint Mary's Programs

Italy

 

Italy Through the Ages

Short-term Study Abroad Program—2019

Visit Rome, Florence, Milan, Paderno del Grappa and Venice while studying Italian history, art, and culture.

Program Overview

Art 260 will cover the historical, artistic, political, religious and cultural aspects of Italy. Students will be better prepared for understanding global diversity, and the historical context for the development of Italy as a leader in art, fashion, music and economics.

Course

AR 260 – Introduction to Italy: History, Art and Culture – 3 credits. This course counts toward the Aesthetics General Education requirement or Art Elective.

The course will be taken as part of the student’s spring semester course load. A course fee will be charged to cover much of the in-country cost. Normal aid can be applied to the program.

Course will meet the final eight weeks of the semester.

Cost

Students will be charged a course fee $2,900–$3,200* to cover the cost of in-country travel, activities, and some meals. Course fee does not include cost of flight, passport, optional activities, and most meals.

*Cost will vary based on student enrollment.

Housing

Students will stay in local hotels or apartments in Rome, Florence and Venice. In Milan and In Paderno del Grappa, dormitory-style housing with private bathrooms will be provided.

Eligibility

Students need to have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and sophomore status. Eligibility will also be based on recommendations and record of behavior at Saint Mary’s.

Application Process

  • Application Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Once accepted, students will be enrolled in AR260 for the spring semester. Accepted students will have until 4:00pm on January 14, 2019 to withdraw from the course. After that date, the course fee is non-refundable even if a student is unable to go.

Visit the Study Abroad Office, located in the International Center, The Heights, for assistance.

Travel Dates (anticipated)

Example of Itinerary:

May 12 — Depart for Italy
May 13-16 — Rome
May 17-20 — Florence
May 21-23 — Milan
May 24-27 — Paderno del Grappa
May 28-30 — Venice
May 30 — Return

Tour Highlights

Rome:
• Coliseum
• Pantheon
• Sistine Chapel
• Vatican Museum
Florence:
• Michaelangelo’s David
• Uffizi Gallery
• Italian Cooking Class
Milan:
• Fashion Design Academy
• Cathedral
• Last Supper by DaVinci
Paderno del Grappa:
• Winery tour
• Padua
• Arena Chapel
Venice:
• St. Marks Square
• Weaving Studio
• Biennale

For More Information

Robert McColl, M.F.A.
Faculty Leader
Assistant Professor of Art and Design
Saint Joes, 15D
rmccoll@smumn.edu
507-457-1591

Vicki McDonald, M.A.
Coordinator of Study Abroad and International Student Services
International Center, The Heights
Campus Box #51
vmcdonal@smumn.edu
507-457-6996

Find Us

The Heights International Center, Room 103
Winona Campus
Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

507-457-6996
Fax: 507-457-6917
studyabroad@smumn.edu