Professors and students will
fly together to Rome
classes, in early
May. A chartered bus
to Spoleto (about an
hour and a half from
the flight from
Atlanta to Rome, all
bus fares related to
the class, and all
museum and site
covered by the
not covered by the
program includes any weekend
trips, which the students may
choose to finance and schedule
on their own.
the end of the five weeks, the
program will pay for students and
faculty to return to the Fiumicino
Airport, in time for the flight
order to travel to Italy, students
need a valid U.S. passport. Any
student holding a passport from
another country must ensure that it
will allow them entrance into Italy.
The program is not responsible for
acquiring Visas for foreign students.
Trains are the main mode of
transportation in Italy (beside cars,
of course) and are easy to use.
Students will be given tutorials in
Italian trains and in no time will
feel quite comfortable with the
more information on travel-related issues,
check out the FAQs page.
My summer study abroad in
Italy--literally my first time out of the
southern United States--was the beginning of
many journeys for me. The experience of
discovering a new culture opened up a future
for me that I never would have imagined.
Because of that summer, I went on to spend a
year in the Czech Republic as an exchange
student, and also won a Fulbright grant to
teach literature in the Slovak Republic. These
international experiences taught me more about
the world and my place in it than I can easily
express. Had I not taken that first step by
way of my Study Abroad Italy summer, I would
not be where I am today.
--Nick McRae, UWG English
alum, current graduate student in the MFA
program at The Ohio State University, and
participant in the 2006 Italy Program.