|Location: Italy: Rome, Siena (Tuscany), Florence, Venice, and Genoa
Academic Program and Activities
Find out why you want to go to Italy. See the best of northern Italy in two weeks learning about Italian culture, film, history, archeology and the roots of Western civilization. We are nearly 100% on-site learning in Italy; we finish class work online during the summer.
This course is designed for all majors and in the past there have been students from every college on campus and majors ranging from business, family and consumer sciences, history and elementary education, to name a few. What unites the group is an interest in “all thing Italy.” All years from first year up through graduating seniors are welcome. And every student, regardless of the number of credit hours already taken, can get credit for their senior seminar on this study tour. (Honors credit for senior seminar is available.)
We visit Genoa, Rome, Florence, Siena and Venice. We stay at 3 and 4 star hotels. Some meals are included. Breakfast is provided at our hotels. Highlights include: Michelangelo’s David, Roman Coliseum tour, wine tasting in Tuscany, boat tour through the canals of Venice.
If you want to continue your travel independently, you can stay in Europe after the trip and fly home from Paris, London or Greece. Flights are booked separately but students will have the opportunity to discuss independent travel with other members of the group or fly to Italy and back home from Italy with the group.
On-campus orientation in March.
This experience is an extremely small group and it is limited to twelve students maximum.
"Studying abroad in Italy was a life changing experience for me. It opened up my eyes to new people, new food, new cultures, new everything! I am so happy to have been fortunate enough to go because it was one of the best trips I have ever experienced. I would highly recommend The Good Life in Italy because you will never forget it!"
"This program was such an amazing experience that was life-changing. I would recommend anyone and everyone to go while they have the chance to experience another culture."
"You definitely get your money's worth and it's the perfect amount of time to go abroad, not too long or too short. It's designed very well to give you a full look at the Italian culture."
Make course/substitution selections on your EIU Program Application. The credit hours associated with your selections may not exceed the credit hours allocated for this program: 6
Below are the choices available for this program:
You will be enrolled in STA 3970 (CourseID 725), which replaces two of following courses that you choose on your application form.
EIU 4194G, and the Sub ID Number for your application form is 3029
PHI 2500G, and the Sub ID Number for your application form is 796
EIU 4167G, and the Sub ID Number for your application form is 798
PHI 3970, and the Sub ID Number for your application form is 799You will be enrolled in STA 3990 (CourseID 5008), which replaces two of following courses that you choose on your application form.
PHI 2590G (Honors), and the Sub ID Number for your application form is 797
Note: by selecting EIU4167 or EIU4194 (Honors), you complete your senior seminar requirement.
Students will be housed in 3- and 4-star hotels for the duration of the overseas portion of the course.
At least two pre-departure orientations will be provided and are required for all participants.
Your faculty leader will hold one of these orientations, where he/she will cover information on safety, health, legal, environmental, political, cultural, and religious conditions in the host country(ies), as well as planning logistics.
The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) will hold the other orientation. They will cover general information about traveling abroad to different areas of the world and facilitate a panel discussion composed of students who have already participated in faculty-led study abroad programs.
You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet on your host countries. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.
**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **