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Academic Excusions at the Italian Campus

Travel will be one of the highlights of your semester abroad. With Italy's rich culture and varied landscape, you could never leave this single country during the entire semester and still have plenty to explore and experience. When reviewing the excursuion below, past Italian Campus students would recommend that you do some reading and planning ahead of time, so that you will be better prepared to choose among these many options.

Included in your semester:

2 Academic Excursions

  • Fri-Sunday
  • Archaeological Italy: Naples/Pompeii/Capri/Paestum
  • Medieval Italy: Tuscan Towns of San Gimignano/Siena/Lucca/Pisa

Optional and at extra cost:

Sponsored/Planned Trips:

“Mini-Excursions” from the Staff:
  • Weekend trips within Italy
  • Affordable ($150-$350)
  • Limit of 15 students
  • Great way to learn how to travel well while seeing wonderful parts of Italy
  • Examples: Cinque Terre, Sicily, Puglia/Basilicata, Florence
“Director-Sponsored” Trip:
  • Director Michael Wright will offer 1 such trip each semester
  • Often for 4-5 days at the beginning of the 9-day semester break
  • Destinations vary and may include: Barcelona, Spain; Istanbul, Turkey, etc.
“Professor-Sponsored” Excursions:
  • Professors will offer the opportunity to meet them in an Italian city for 1 day
  • Examples: Art History to Florence; Theology to Assisi

Personal Travel:

  • Students plan and go many places
  • Usually done in small groups or pairs
  • Longer trips planned for the 9-day semester break