May 12 - June 23, 2019
(Depart from U.S.A. - Depart from host country)
Vivere l'Italia (Living Italy) is a six-week program based in Rome and select locations in Southern Italy. The courses will engage the students in a 360 degree exploration of Italian culture by analyzing how classical myths and modern cinema contributed to reflecting and shaping Italian culture.
Students will study the mythology of the ancient Greeks and Romans while visiting archaeological remains and works of art from antiquity to modernity that draw inspiration and motifs from it (i.e. the paintings in the Villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii and Bernini's Apollo and Daphne).
Students will watch and analyze important Italian films (i.e. Fellini's La Dolce Vita and Sorrentino's La Grande Bellezza), and visit some of the locations where scenes were shot (i.e. the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, etc.), with particular attention to their historical, cultural and cinematic significance.
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- Earn up to 7 credit hours and two courses which fulfill two different UK Core requirements!
- Increase your appreciation of Italian art, history, culture and architecture!
- Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine, pizza and gelato!
This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines. For more information on how to apply to the University of Kentucky as a visiting student, go to UK Admissions or UK Graduate School Admissions. Non-UK students should consult with the program director prior to applying to ensure that they have the proper academic background for the course.
For More Info, contact:
Dr. Ioana Larco, faculty member in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of Kentucky, firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Matteo Benassi, faculty member in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of Kentucky, email@example.com
Mr. Jon Hibbard, EA Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UK Faculty-Directed programs are conducted by the University of Kentucky faculty and staff. UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings before or after the program's international travel.
- Students will enroll in ITA 263: Studies in Italian Culture (3 credit hours) and ITA 335: Topics in Italian Cinema: The City as a Set: Films and Locations in Rome and Naples (3 credit hours)
- Note: ITA 263 fulfills the UK Core: Inquiry into the Humanities and ITA 335 fulfills the UK Core: Global Dynamics requirement.
- ITA 335 also counts as an elective toward the Italian Studies minor and the FLIE-Italian major.
- Graduate students will need to arrange alternate credit with the instructors.
- All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour), but graduate students will not be required to complete EAP 599-related coursework. Graduate students may opt out of EAP 599 altogether if they wish, however, graduate students who opt out of the course altogether will have to pay tuition for the above listed course(s).
Housing & Meals
Students will reside in shared apartments (double or triple rooms) for the duration of their stay in Rome. For the overnight visit to Naples, students will reside in a hotel. Two group dinners will be included in Rome and breakfast will be included in Naples, but students will be responsible for the cost of all other meals on their own.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Costs and Budget" information page. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.
This program runs in collaboration with the University of Kentucky and The Paideia Institute. Students will complete an application with UK Education Abroad (online, this website) and supplemental materials with The Paideia Institute. The supplemental application materials are for administrative purposes and will be provided to all accepted students AFTER the UK application deadline.