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  • Locations: Tuscania, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/15/2018 03/16/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Gemignani, Christine
Program Director:
Gemignani, Christine
Housing Options: Apartment/Flat Cumulative GPA: 2.8
Language of Instruction: English Host Country Language: Italian
Iowa State
ISU Course:
Program Type:
Program Description:
A Brief Adventure Abroad
A Month in Italy

italy countryside
Go on the adventure of a lifetime and
build your resume and your career at the same time!

Spend a month of your summer experiencing Italy! Focused on the rich culture and history of the country, you'll have the opportunity to explore the country first-hand through a visit to Tuscania. Return prepared and motivated to succeed in college and the professional world. Study Abroad Shorts programs are focused on building key skills that you will need in your college career and in your professional career following graduation.

This program provides an opportunity to experience one of Iowa State University's locations for ISU Semester in Italy and ISU Summer in Italy programs. You will have the opportunity to hear guest lectures from professors at ISU's partner institution, Lorenzo de' Medici. For Freshmen and Sophomores, Study Abroad Shorts programs serve as an introduction to study abroad where you can test the waters early in your academic program. Based in the small hill town of Tuscania, you will experience Italy at its best. The program is 4 weeks long in early summer with weekend activities and travel with other students, including guided visits to major sites in Rome and Florence.

The program offers 1 or 2 courses (3 or 6 credits). Courses fulfill ISU requirements. Talk with your academic advisor regarding specifics for your major/minor. Please see below a preliminary course list for 2017:
Culinary Arts: Wine & Culture, Wines of Italy
Culinary Arts: Current Trends in Italian Cuisine
Italian Language: Elementary
Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media: Tuscania Sketchbook
Photography: Digital Photography
Psychology: Social Psychology
Writing: Travel Writing

This is an ISU group program and includes a series of pre-departure and post-program sessions led by an ISU Program Director and other ISU staff. Dates and times TBA.
The ISU Program Fee  includes tuition, fees, housing, cell phone rental, ISU's CISI health insurance, and for at least 2 weekend trips, transportation, accommodations, entrance fees, professional guides/professors. The ISU Program Fee does not include airfare, food, and all other additional expenses.
The ISU Program Fee is charged to students' ISU bill. The ISU Program Fee is assessed in 2 fees indicated as "qualified" and "other." "Qualified" figures are automatically added to the 1098T tax form that appears on students AccessPlus accounts. "Other" includes all other fees.

For more detail, select the term link next to "budget sheets" at the top of this page.

For more information, contact:
Christine Gemignani at

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