Category: Study Abroad in Italy

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Application Deadline: February 1, 2021

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Course Dates: June 1 – July 23, 2021
Travel Dates: May 10 – 21, 2021

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Study Abroad with SPC in Italy!  Students will learn about the influence of Rome on the development of Western art, architecture, and ideas. We will encounter Rome’s heroic past, the growth of the empire, the pervasive influence of the Roman Catholic Church during the Middle Ages, and the blending of Christian themes and Classical forms in the period of the Renaissance.

In Rome, students will be able to experience great works of art and architecture first-hand by visiting the Vatican Museum, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, and the Colosseum. In addition to visiting Rome, we will also tour Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, Venice, and Assisi.

The experience will give students a better understanding of Italy’s central place in the development of Western civilization.

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

Available courses – Students must enroll in one of the courses from the list below.  Please talk to an advisor to ensure you have met all college enrollment requirements AND course prerequisites. Once accepted into the program, students will be notified of the Course Number and enrollment dates/deadlines.

Lead Faculty: Timothy Wolter

  • HUM 2210 – Western Humanities: Ancient through Renaissance

After you submit the application online, we will review your application and an automatic email will be sent to your college email with details of your next steps, including scheduling your interview with the Italy program lead faculty. Contact Tim Wolter (727-341-4206) with any specific questions about this program.

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.

Explore the humanities with study abroad in Italy – May 2021!

Apply by February 1, 2021* Join lead faculty Tim Wolter to learn about the influence of Rome on the development of Western art, architecture, and ideas. Students will encounter Rome’s heroic past, the growth of the empire, the pervasive influence of the Roman Catholic Church during the Middle Ages, and the blending of Christian themes … Continue reading Explore the humanities with study abroad in Italy – May 2021!

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

High School Student Shares 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 Shares Her Experience Studying in Italy with SPC

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

Amazing New Food in Italy on my Study Abroad Program

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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