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Rome, Italy

Art History, International Business and Summer Internships in Italy

Explore Rome, one of the cradles of western civilization and among the most vibrant cities on earth!

History comes alive and the city of Rome becomes your geographical classroom as you experience the historical beauty and lasting power of Italian art and architecture or deepen your understanding of international business in theis world city. Students with advanced language skills may also be placed in an international internship related to their field of study.  These courses are designed to introduce students to historic place of Rome through its commerce, its art and architecture.

Art students will study the artistic legacies of Rom from its roots in antiquity through the baroque. Thsi course is designed to give students an understanding of the role of art within one of the oldest and artistically richest cites in the world.  Whether you’re taking in the grandiosity of the Coliseum, the intricate work of Michelangelo at the Sistine Chapel, or the theatrical baroque structures throughout the city, your artistic appetite will be more than satisfied. Through site visits and complementary readings and discussions, students study monuments of architecture, painting and sculpture. Students learn about the life of Rome’s contemporary citizens and how they relate to the city’s historical context and contemporary urban fabric and will become acquainted with the Roman artists and artisans that have had an enduring impact on international art, architecture and culture. 

Business students will explore the similarities and differences in international business management functions, process and structures as related to the changing cultural, social, economic and political environment.  The changes in management philosophis and practices as well as their adaptation to fit the political conditions in different countries will also be considered.  Please note: IB students are responsible for a 10-euro activity fee on site.

Program dates: July 7 – August 5, 2017 – Summer Session II

Undergraduate Courses:

Faculty Directors: Professor Elizabeth Deluna (ART), Professor Annalisa Saccà (Internship) and local faculty (IB)

Professor Liz DeLuna teaches undergraduate courses in graphic design, typography and motion graphics in the St. John's College Department of Art & Design. She has traveled Italy from north to south, and has been teaching Summer Sessions in Rome since 2009. Liz is passionate about Italian art, architecture, culture, language and food. Join her in the Rome classroom and on weekly site visits to experience the spirit and culture of Italy, with an occasional visit to an authentic market or shop for a conversation in Italian with the locals.

Dr. Annalisa Sacca’s areas of specialization include Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature, Film and Cultural Studies.  She has developed numerous courses to enhance the Italian program such as :Italian for Business, Contemporary Italy, Italian Culture through Music, Italian Women Writers, Italian Culture through the Internet, Italian Culture through Food. She has published  seven books among which Saggi critici su Enzo Nasso,  Significando Simulacri: scrittura di contrabbando di P.F. Paolini , Saggi critici di C.E. Oppo,. She also puplished four books of her poetry: Gli occhi di mia madre, Dove non è mai sera, Nominare Delfi, Il tempo del grano.  Dr. Sacca` founded the Center for Global Development, which she directed for six years, and developed a Master in Global development and Social Justice, in collaboration with Unicaritas of Rome. She was awarded six grants, three from the Department of Education, the last one, to develop an undergraduate Major in Global Development and Sustainability.  Among her academic awards and honors, she treasures the Professor of the Year Award, the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor, the Pacem in Terris" (Peace on Earth) from the Istituto Universitario internazionale, "Sapientia Mundi" in Rome, and being a member of the Academy of Parnassos in Athens (Greece). This Literary Society for poets is one of the most prestigious and oldest in the world, among its members were Lord Byron, and the Italian poets Ugo Foscolo and Gabriele D'Annunzio.

Program Fee: The Summer 2017 program fee for Session II in Italy is $2350, not incluiding summer tuition or round-trip airfare to Italy.  To see what the program fee includes, please see below..

Program Status:  Applications are now open!  Please click here for details on how to apply - undergraduates may apply via UIS; graduate applicants and undergraduates in dual degree programs will need to print out a Course Option Form and meet with their advising dean or major advisor.

Application Deadline: May 5, 2017.  Click here for detailed instructions on how to submit your application.

Confirmation Deadline: May 12, 2017.  For instructions on how to confirm, please visit our Accepted Students page and follow the steps in #2.

Status: This program is confirmed for Summer 2016!

Site-specific pre-departure orientation:  April 2017.  TBD

Cultural Mentoring Program dates:  Spring CMP dates will be announced shortly for March and April.