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Deadline: Jan. 22, 2018
Travel: June 23-July 3, 2018
Course: June 18-July 3, 2018

The Italy study abroad program is designed to have Early College, St. Petersburg Collegiate High School, and Dual Enrollment students earn both high school and college credits by completing World Religions and/or International Relations while immersed within the Italian culture. Visit ancient Rome and the world’s greatest art in Florence. Outside of class time, your knowledge will be enhanced through excursions to religious and historical sites, such as the Coliseum and the Vatican. Students will also get to visit an Italian organization/business and either the U.S. Embassy or Italian Embassy.

The city will be used as a field-based setting to accomplish the learning objectives for the class.

Apply early – space is limited! Application, all forms, payments, visa (if necessary), etc. must be processed and completed by the deadline of March 2, 2018.

Think you can’t afford to study abroad? Scholarships and other ways to fund your study abroad program are available. Explore scholarship options now.

Available courses – Students must enroll in at least one course from the list below. If desired, students may enroll in one course per professor, for a total of 6 credits. Note: Please talk to an advisor to ensure you have met all college enrollment requirements AND course prerequisites.

Professor: John Hesting 

  • INR 2002 – International Relations – 3 credits

Professor: Brandy Stark 

  • REL 2300 – World Religions – 3 credits

Lead faculty contacts
After you submit the application online, we will review your application and e-mail you with details of scheduling your interview with the Italy program lead faculty, John Hesting, 727-341-4287.

Student Travel Blog – For a taste of what it’s like to study abroad in Italy, or to follow our students as they travel, read posts from the Italy blog below.

My Favorite Meal and My First Train Ride In Italy with SPC!

Train Ride

My Favorite Meal While in Italy, my favorite meal was atop the mountains overlooking Rome. After a long bus ride from the city to the mountains, we stopped at a small mountainside town. When we arrived, we walked through the city for a few minutes, admiring the locals enjoying their evenings, and then found the … Continue reading My Favorite Meal and My First Train Ride In Italy with SPC!

Experiencing new food in Italy on my SPC Study Abroad program

Italian food

During my trip in Italy, I of course explored the different ways Italians live, versus how Americans live. One thing I experienced was something we all must experience, to survive: food. My goodness, was it different. Some background: most countries, except for the United States, ban a lot of preservatives and high fructose corn syrup. … Continue reading Experiencing new food in Italy on my SPC Study Abroad program

Exploring almost every form of art imaginable while in Italy

art

It is almost impossible to pick just a few favorite art pieces from the country of Italy. While on my trip, I’ve seen almost every form of artwork imaginable! From sculpture, to mosaic, to painting, each piece of art had and individual purpose to offer Italy. My first chosen art piece involves many sculptures which … Continue reading Exploring almost every form of art imaginable while in Italy

Tasting Many Gelato Flavors While On My Italy High School Study Abroad Program

While in Italy, I tried many different Gelato flavors, including simple ones such as chocolate and vanilla and some less expected ones such as orange chocolate and lemon basil. The lemon basil flavor was not one that I picked, but one that fellow student, Gianna, let me try from hers. Without that flavor, I tried … Continue reading Tasting Many Gelato Flavors While On My Italy High School Study Abroad Program

Amazing New Food in Italy on my Study Abroad Program

During my time in Italy, I tried different types of food that I have never had before. Three of these foods are gnocchi al ragu, bruschetta with tomato, mozzarella, and basil, and linguine seafood with grilled swordfish. The gnocchi al ragu was the first dinner I had in Rome and it set the bar high … Continue reading Amazing New Food in Italy on my Study Abroad Program

Analyzing the Pantheon and the Final Thoughts of my Experience in Italy

The Pantheon is a piece of Roman architecture that embodies the Roman’s ability to create buildings that would seem impossible in their time.  Constructed from 118-125 AD by Apollodorus of Damascus under the Emperor Hadrian, their had already been two beforehand (the first one under Emperor Augustus’ rule).  The Pantheon we know today was built … Continue reading Analyzing the Pantheon and the Final Thoughts of my Experience in Italy

I was exactly where I was supposed to be, in Florence and in Rome

Florence

Florence was a day to remember (pun intended). It started with a sleepy morning with everyone chugging down their morning coffee and some rushing down so they wouldn’t be late. On the train, I got to see beautiful scenery, rolling highs and endless fields of grains and flowers. When we arrived, you could feel that … Continue reading I was exactly where I was supposed to be, in Florence and in Rome