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.

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

Pantheon

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

Analyzing the Duomo in Florence on my SPC Study Abroad program

Duomo

I arrived in Florence to see a very tall and wide church that I was not expecting to see, the doumo. Part of the church was supported a very large dome, a feet of genius at the time it was built. The architects even studied the pantheon for inspiration. The roof of the dome is … Continue reading Analyzing the Duomo in Florence on my SPC Study Abroad program

Enjoying the food and espresso in Italy on my SPC Study Abroad program

food and espresso in Italy

The first day we arrived in Rome, out coordinators Brenda brought us to a little café owned by a very enthusiastic Italian man. That day, and every other day we came in we were greeted with long ayyyy’s and hello friends of Brenda. Unsure of how the entire process worked, I eyed out a sandwich … Continue reading Enjoying the food and espresso in Italy on my SPC Study Abroad program

“The Italy Study Abroad Program is my fourth trip to Italy and all I can say is WOW!”

Italy Study Abroad Program

“The Italy Study Abroad Program is my fourth trip to Italy and the second time I have been to Florence and all I can say is WOW! What is there not to say about Florence?  We visited so many places of interest that is is difficult to say which one was most appealing. However I … Continue reading “The Italy Study Abroad Program is my fourth trip to Italy and all I can say is WOW!”

My favorite Work of Art from Italy: The Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel

My favorite work of art was the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel, even though I could not get a picture of it. The ceiling was originally blue and covered with gold stars but in 1508, Pope Julius II hired Michelangelo to repaint the ceiling. When Pope Julius II asked Michelangelo to repaint it, he was … Continue reading My favorite Work of Art from Italy: The Sistine Chapel

Updates From Italy While On My SPC Study Abroad Program

Today was interesting. In the morning, we performed our Model UN assignment. There were nine countries to choose from, and I ended up with Saudi Arabia. In my resolution, I decided to get the members to agree with me that my request to launch more oil drillings, and to sell oil for lower prices everywhere. … Continue reading Updates From Italy While On My SPC Study Abroad Program

Exploring Pasta, Coffee, and the Other Tastes of Rome While On My Study Abroad Program

Pasta, Coffee, and the Other Tastes of Rome

Although I have heard stories about the amazing foods of Italy, it is completely different to experience the wonderful cuisine first hand.  To begin, the first day we had arrived in Italy was also the day I tried my first espresso.  Of course, I had been offered espresso plenty of times beforehand, but never being … Continue reading Exploring Pasta, Coffee, and the Other Tastes of Rome While On My Study Abroad Program