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Incoming Exchange Students
Know the following program information, which you will provide on the online application:
Early application is strongly encouraged, as space is limited and the program will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Complete applications include an essay and unofficial transcript. A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be billed to your student account upon submission of an online application.
FLORENCE Florence is Italy’s cultural capital and birthplace of the Renaissance. With its world-famous Uffizi Gallery, Michelangelo’s David, and scores of other museums, the city is prime for investigating the relationship between health and the visual arts. Florence also houses one of the oldest pharmacies in the world. Excursions include travel to a private Tuscan Villa; visit to Siena, home to one of Europe's oldest hospitals, which is now a museum; time in San Gimignano, known as Tuscany’s ‘Medieval Manhattan,’ with 14 of 72 towers remaining; and visit to a sustainable farm overlooking the countryside for a relaxing lunch under the Tuscan sun.
VENICE Venice is known as the magical floating city and is like no other in the world as roads are replaced by waterways, which connect 117 islands. The course focus will be upon historical aspects that shaped this communities' health, such as the black plague (Lazaretto Nuovo—the Quarantine Island) as well as current environmental issues that threaten Venice’s existence. Visits to Murano (the Island of Glass) and Burano (the most colorful city in Europe) offer opportunities to experience Venetian culture and tradition. An afternoon free beckons relaxation on Lido Island’s beach.
Furthermore, you will have the option to attend an authentic cooking class in Florence and a gondola ride in Venice.
Earn 3 credits in FORS 5990, HLTH 5100: Historical Perspectives of Community Health through Culture and Art in Italy. This is a living classroom that consists of walking more than three miles per day.
Participants MUST have a passport, valid for at least six months after their return to the United States.
A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be billed to your student account upon submission of an online application. A deposit of $400 will be billed to your student account upon your confirmation of participation. The remainder of the program fee will be billed through Student Accounts Receivable.