Global Education and Study Abroad

Choose Italy: Embrace the Mastery of Italian Art, History and Culture

Italian culture is a fundamental component of modern European and American civilization. The influence of Italian masters like Da Vinci, Galileo and Giotto is as significant today as it was 600 years ago. This study abroad program is dedicated to helping students understand the breadth of Italian influence on important literary figures, such as Dante, Shakespeare, Moliere, Cervantes and Milton as well as artistic figures.

Students will enroll in the fall 2014 16-week ML235 course in Parkville. Over fall break, all students will travel together to Italy. Classroom activities will be substantially supplemented by guided visits to essential cities and historical sites in Italy, including Venice, Rome, Florence and Turin.

Please print and complete an application and return it to the Office of Global Education and Study Abroad in Herr House room 300 along with your nonrefundable deposit. 

Student in Italy


students in Italy

ML235: Survey of European Literature (LE)

October 10 - 19, 2014

Program fee: $2,900 (subject to final arrangements). Includes airfare, lodging, 2 meals/day guided tours, museum entrance fees, daytrips and ground transportation.
(Does not include: 1 meal/day, tuition, passport and insurance.)

Financial aid may be available. Please visit or contact the Office of Financial Aid to verify availability.

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Cities visited:

  • Rome (Roma)
  • Florence (Firenze)
  • Venice (Venezia)
  • Turin (Torino)

For more information, please contact the Office of Global Education at (816) 584-6580 or by e-mail at pshrestha@park.eduStudents may also contact Dr. Byer directly at

Application deadline for this Fall Semester program is August 11, 2014.