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Italy Study Abroad
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NOTE: Program is full
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.

High School Students Discusses the History, Art and Architecture in Italy!

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This summer, 2018, students who were SPC early college, dual enrollment, early admission and/or collegiate high school studied in Italy! High School student, Athena Pantazes, discusses the history, art and architecture of Italy! “Seeing the Jewish Ghetto was one of the most impactful experiences of this trip .This was the day the group was introduced to … Continue reading High School Students Discusses the History, Art and Architecture in Italy!

High School Student Share Her Experience Studying in Italy with SPC

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This summer, 2018, students who were SPC early college, dual enrollment, early admission and/or collegiate high school studied in Italy! The high school students were asked to highlight their experience by focusing on what they learned and the Italian culture! High School student Alyssa Rhame shares her experience: “It wasn’t my first time flying internationally, … Continue reading High School Student Share Her Experience Studying in Italy with SPC

Experience Diverse Cultures At SPC – Join CIP July events!

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You don’t have to get on a plane to experience diverse cultures. They are all around us! It’s Summertime, but SPC global engagement does not take a break! International Opportunities & Events for July 2018 include… Event Date Time Campus/Location Center for International Programs Global Literacy Contest Tues, July 3 12:00 – 2:00 pm Seminole … Continue reading Experience Diverse Cultures At SPC – Join CIP July events!

2017-2018 Study Abroad Orientation was a success!

Study Abroad Orientation

For the 2017-2018 study abroad orientation, the Center for International Programs created a new and exciting process! The meeting was held in the SPC Collaborative Lab in the Epi Tech Building with the option of attending morning or late afternoon meetings. A huge thank you to the Collaborative Lab Staff, along with Center for International … Continue reading 2017-2018 Study Abroad Orientation was a success!

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

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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

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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

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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

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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