CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Milan, Venice, Pompeii, Capri - A Taste of Italy

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Over a three week period, you will make your way from northern to southern Italy, visiting the cities, countryside, beach, and numerous historical landmarks. You’ll learn about Italian culture, history, and modern life in English as you experience... read more

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I learned so much about myself during my time abroad but the most important thing I learned was to take life at a slower pace - University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa View Entire Review
February 02, 2018 Unforgettable
I gained so much education and awareness. I learned so much about history constantly being surrounded by it all over Europe. So many opportunities to learn new things! - Plymouth State University View Entire Review

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Over a three week period, you will make your way from northern to southern Italy, visiting the cities, countryside, beach, and numerous historical landmarks. You’ll learn about Italian culture, history, and modern life in English as you experience first-hand the sites that have shaped your studies in this course.


  • Location based – Known for its delicious cuisine, vibrant culture, and rich history, Italy will provide a vibrant backdrop to the Taste of Italy program. As you head South from Northern Italy, you will stop to explore some of Italy’s most well-known cities, landmarks, and natural landscapes.

  • Academic Based – Take your classroom on tour. Every 1-3 days you will travel to a new destination, as you earn six credits in Italian Civilization and Culture from Florence University of the Arts. Italy will become your living classroom as you see and learn first hand the deep history and stories this country has to offer.

  • La Vida Local – Let the history books come alive when you visit architectural landmarks, famous cathedrals, art museums, vineyards, the coast, urban fashion districts, infamous Mt. Vesuvius, and, of course, the Vatican.

    Journey through Milan, Venice, Pompeii, Naples, Capri, and Rome, exploring their rich, historical sites. 

    • Learn and identify the local character and diversity of each Italian Region

    • Peek into the world of Italian glamour when you visit the Fashion and Design districts in Milan

    • Hike up Mount Vesuvius in historical Pompeii

    • See and learn first hand the processes for making olive oil process in Valpolicella and winemaking in Tuscan vineyard

    • Tour the Colosseum and St. Peter’s Square and Basilica while in Rome

    • Embark on a Bike Tour to Forte dei Marmi and visit the weekly outdoor market

    • End your journey in Florence, where you can opt to take an additional 3 week, 3 credit session at the Florence University of the Arts campus!





Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Culinary Arts
  • Foods and Nutrition
  • Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Sociology
  • History
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This award is intended for students within the LGBTQIA+ community, as part of CIS Abroad’s commitment to Generation Study Abroad. Studying abroad as an LGBTQIA+ or gender nonconforming student brings an additional set of challenges and options to consider. There are some questions you may want to ask yourself, and research to be done, before choosing a study abroad program – but our LGBTQIA+ students have amazing experiences abroad and often find local LGBTQIA+ communities to be a part of. Recipients will select from a variety of mediums to share their story while abroad, in addition to submitting a photo testimonial.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

This award is intended to benefit students of color, who are traditionally underrepresented within education abroad. We aim to widen the diversity of our community of interns and students abroad and foster equity in access to these experiences. If you identify as biracial, multiracial, Black, African & African American, Caribbean American, Latinx / Chican@ / Hispanic, Asian & Asian American, Native, Pacific Islander, or another minoritized racial/ethnic identity not listed, we invite you to apply. In your application essay, tell us about how your identity will impact your experience abroad. Recipients will select from a variety of mediums to share their story while abroad, in addition to submitting a photo testimonial.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

This award is intended for students in a Greek Life organization who need help covering the cost of membership dues while abroad. In keeping with the philanthropic values of Greek Life organizations, recipients should plan to participate in at least one self-directed volunteer opportunity while abroad and produce content (ex. a blog post or video) related to that experience, in addition to other selections.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

We understand first-generation students face additional barriers to studying and interning abroad. In fact, many staff members at CIS Abroad are also first-generation college students. This scholarship is intended to help fund the visa process, flights, and international housing for students who are among the first from their family to go to college. Recipients will share their story of learning and exploration while abroad with a photo gallery and their choice of travel vlog, blogging, or an Instagram takeover.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

This award is intended for students who demonstrate excellence in their academic major. While abroad, recipients will use a variety of channels (video, blogging, photos) to share how studying/interning abroad is enriching their academic or professional career, in addition to submitting a photo testimonial.

$250

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

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