Students must be vaccinated by university policy, provider policy and international travel entrance requirements.
May 21 - June 18, 2024
Eat, Speak, Italian
- Old LAS Designations: Global Diversity(GD), Citizen of the World (CTW)
- New General Education: WLSL World language speaking and listening, DP diverse perspectives, and AIA
HIST 3001 Life in the Roman City
- Old LAS Designations: CTW, GDC, HIST, HI
- New General Education: HI, IHIP (Study Abroad), and AIA
This program will consist of classroom time during the day followed by city tours in the afternoon. Students will tour Verona in their classes through a historical lens, diving into the history of Roman influence in the region. Students will also be led by their professors to different open air markets, restaurants, and cafes to learn about Italian food, culture, and language. In addition to Verona, this program will also have excursions to Sirmione beach, Venice, and Florence.
|Estimated Program price* $3,900||
Includes airfare, accommodations, insurance, orientations, on the ground transportation, excursions, some meals, and more.
3 credits= $963.00 - One Course
Students planning to use financial aid for the summer will need to take both courses for 6 credits. Students should speak to their financial aid and academic advisors to see what works best for them.
See Tuition and Fees for more information on the costs of taking a summer class here at Fitchburg State. Payment due at time of summer registration.
PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
First Payment: February 1, 2024 = $1000 (nonrefundable)
Students applying for the Verona Summer Program should apply to the Summer CIC Scholarship that opens in Academic Works starting in November 2023 through January 2024.
The highlights of this study abroad experience include a trip to Sirmione and the beach, a day trip to Venice, and two days in Florence. You will have classes in the morning and free time in the afternoon. There will be cultural activities for you to do with your professors. There will also be plenty of free days for you to enjoy Italy as you choose.
Sample Itinerary (subject to change)
|Saturday, May 21||
Depart Boston at 5:45 p.m. on Aer Lingus flight 132 (layover in Dublin)
|Sunday, May 22||
Arrive Milan Linate at 10:35 a.m.
|Monday, May 23||Health, Safety and Culture Orientation|
|Tuesday, May 24||Classes begin|
|Wednesday, May 25||Classes|
|Thursday, May 26||Classes|
|Friday, May 27||Padua - Scrovegni Chapel, followed by Il Bo Palace
Train departure from Verona 9:22am – arrival in Padua 10:20 a.m.
11:45 a.m. Scrovegni Chapel
2:30 p.m. University IL BO
Train departure from Padua 6:40 p.m. – arrival in Verona 7:38 p.m.
|Saturday, May 28||Free day|
|Sunday, May 29||Free day|
|Monday, May 30||Classes|
|Tuesday, May 31||Sirmione - Grotto of Catullo and free time at the lake
Bus departure from Verona 9:30 a.m.
11:30am visit to the Grotto of Catullo
Free day at the lake
Bus departure from Sirmione 5:30 p.m.
|Wednesday, June 1||Classes|
|Thursday, June 2||Republic Day. No classes or trips.|
|Friday, June 3||Classes|
|Saturday, June 4||Free day|
|Sunday, June 5||Free day|
|Monday, June 6||Classes|
|Tuesday, June 7||Overnight trip (Florence)
Train departure from Verona 9:37 a.m.
|Wednesday, June 8||Overnight trip (Florence)
Train departure from Firenze 7:36 p.m.
|Thursday, June 9||Classes|
|Friday, June 10||Cooking class
Departure from San Fermo Church 2:15 p.m. – we walk to la Soffritta
|Saturday, June 11||Free day|
|Sunday, June 12||Free day|
|Monday, June 13||Classes|
|Tuesday, June 14||Trip to cheese factory, followed by olive oil factory
Bus departure from Verona 8:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. visit to the Cheese factory and tasting
2:30 p.m. visit to the olive oil factory and tasting
Departure 5 p.m.
|Wednesday, June 15||Classes|
|Thursday, June 16||Bolzano
Train departure from Verona 9 a.m. – arrival in Bolzano 10:31 a.m.
Train departure from Bolzano 6:31 p.m. – arrival in Verona 8:14 p.m.
|Friday, June 17||Classes|
|Saturday, June 18||Depart Venice at 12:15 p.m. on Aer Lingus flight 423 (layover in Dublin). Depart Dublin at 4:45 p.m. on Aer Lingus flight 137.
Arrive Boston at 6:55 p.m.
The people we encountered are very proud of the food they create - tortellini, gelato, and bread (made from ancient grains and prepared the same way as 5000 years ago). I was glad to be a part of that.