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Summer 2019, Verona, Italy Program

Verona 2019 boasts an exciting offer of two courses taught by senior Fitchburg State faculty who have fallen in love with Verona! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel with Professors Laytin and Sarefield as they introduce you to the beautiful city of Verona and the Veneto region. Both courses feature day excursions to towns related to the coursework, as well as Venice & Lake Garda. Also included is an overnight excursion to Florence.  

You will find this program to be a very affordable option, especially when you consider the generous grants and scholarships brought to Fitchburg State students from the Center for Italian Culture. If you will be participating in this program, be sure to apply for one of the grants & scholarships available to you. More information on those subsidies can be found in the Office of International Education

Apply to the Verona Summer 2019 Program through this linkITALIAN VISION (Comm3570) with Professor Laytin is NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.

Italian Vision (COMM3570, 3cr.)
Professor Peter Laytin, 3 Credits THIS PROGRAM IS FULL AND NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.  

The purpose of this course is to gain control of the photographic medium by matching purpose with vision and technique. Using digital photographic cameras, students will be able to continuously explore their personal photography, explore Roman and modern Verona, and through structured assignments develop an individual style.

Life in the Roman City (HIST 3001, 3 credits CTW, GDC, HIST)

Professor Daniel Sarefield

From our base in the Italian city of Verona, once an important Roman colony and commercial center, this course investigates aspects of ancient Roman society and culture, including private and public life, spectacles and entertainments, trade and exchange, and religion. Students will read and discuss specially selected primary and secondary sources and visit Roman sites throughout Verona and the surrounding region in order to assess what it was like to live in an ancient Roman city.

Program dates: (*dates are approximate until tickets are purchased*)

Depart from Boston – May 21, 2019

Arrive Verona – May 22, 2019

Return to Boston – June 18, 2019

Program Fees:

*3900.00 USD

Program fee includes...

Round trip airfare, housing, all program related transportation, comprehensive medical insurance, financial aid counseling, academic advising, airport pick up/drop off in Italy, pre-departure orientation and on-site orientation, assistance with travel arrangements on site.

...but does not include

Fitchburg State University GCE tuition per class, meals

Payment Schedule: (all payments are made through Student Accounts) 

Deposit: $300 *due in December, 2018

January 19, 2019: $1,500

March 16, 2019: $2,100

You will see the fees posted to your accounts per the deadlines. Please remit payment in a timely manner so that arrangements can be made. 

Refund Policy: After January 19, 2019 all money paid is non-refundable.

Late applications will be accepted, with students placed on a waitlist.