KIIS: Italy - Experience Italy, Summer Program
The KIIS summer program in Italy is a four-week program that begins in Florence, a beautiful Tuscan city situated on the banks of the Arno River, and then moves to the country's magnificent capital, Rome.Students spend the first three weeks in Flo... read more
I learn many things from the classes but it put into perspective how big the world is and how much I want to continue to travel and see the world. Bryce Zachery - Berea College View Entire Review
I gained a sense of respect for another culture and got to learn about some of the oldest and most important art in history. Matthew Wilburn - Berea College View Entire Review
I was able to learn a great deal about the culture as well as the historical standing of the country A student - Berea College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about being an American, and how different we are. Some things are better in Italy, but I like some of the things we do in Kentucky. All people are the same; we can all relate to one another somehow. It was definitely worthwhile. A student - Berea College View Entire Review
I learned much about how my culture is similar/different from Italian culture. It was definitely worthwhile and I was able to be more well-rounded. A student - Berea College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself. I actually missed home and valued my family more. I was so taken aback by all the beauty and in awe by constant art. I feel like this trip was extremely worthwhile to me and I am now wanting to travel more! A student - Berea College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and how I am able to handle new experiences. I also gained some great cultural experiences. It was worth the trouble beforehand and the headaches during. A student - Berea College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile, But I feel like I should have given more thought to which country I would visit. Although I loved Italia, I didn't "fit in" with the culture, nor did I want to. Wine isn't my thing, and neither was fashion or pasta. I should have considered going to a country where I could experience more of my own interests (... sammilou.mullins - Berea College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile, yes. I learned that cultures besides our own are very different, including certain actions and such that might differ from the way we do things here in America. I gained quite a new understanding for food, culture, and language and Italy. A student - Berea College View Entire Review
Absolutely! Life changing for the better! I would totally do this again and again! Bruno B - Northern Kentucky University View Entire Review
It helped me be able to navigate in a foreign country, and I got more Art History experience and thats good because its my major. A student - Berea College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about international travel and travel within Italy independently. I also learned about another culture from hands on immersion, which I have never experienced before. The experience was definitely worthwhile and I would hands down recommend it o perspective students. Natalie McAninch - Berea College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of knowledge about art history, mythology, and Italian culture. I got to see so much, meet great people, and have fun and explore a beautiful country. It was totally worthwhile. Chelsey L - Berea College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself rather than academically A student - Berea College View Entire Review
I learned to appreciate my surroundings here in America more and will never take for granted the English language. Also, yes. It was. Rachel W - Berea College View Entire Review
How to deal with people with different culture Kate N - Berea College View Entire Review
I had a much more enriching personal experience rather than academic experience. The experiences you encounter when travelling abroad are priceless. A student - Berea College View Entire Review
I believe Italian culture, being old and set in their ways, was one of the hardest cultures for Americans to adjust to. The first 2 weeks were awful. However, I pushed through and adjusted to that strange culture, by myself. It taught me about myself and made me a stronger and better person. I learned to relax and adapt and it w... Tricia T - Berea College View Entire Review
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The KIIS summer program in Italy is a four-week program that begins in Florence, a beautiful Tuscan city situated on the banks of the Arno River, and then moves to the country's magnificent capital, Rome.
Students spend the first three weeks in Florence. With plenty of time to explore the city and integrate their experiences with their courses, students will make Florence their most memorable classroom. Students are within walking distance of the most famous museums and sites in Italy's Renaissance capital-- the Uffizi galleries, the Bargello, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, and many others. The train and bus stations are also nearby, making day or weekend excursions to cities like Siena, Lucca, Pisa, Arezzo, Cortona, and San Gimignano a breeze. Students are always encouraged to share their Tuscan discoveries and experiences with the group.
The program then moves to Rome by bus for the final six days. During their time in one of the world's great cities, students have the opportunity to observe firsthand the diverse and nuanced layers of Italian cultural and artistic history. One stroll through this cosmopolitan capital and students will marvel at the breathtaking display of Classical, Renaissance, Baroque and Modern art and architecture. The Roman Forum and Colosseum, the Catacombs and the Vatican, Michelangelo and Caravaggio, Trevi Fountain and Piazza di Spagna... Rome indulges all your senses.
Although knowledge of Italian is not required for this program, students with some language proficiency will be able to improve their speaking skills as well as their knowledge of Italian culture through interactions with locals and explorations of diverse regions of this spectacular country.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Italian Language, Literature