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  • Locations: Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Program Cost and Budget: Summer
  • This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

June 9 - July 3, 2019

(Depart from U.S.A. - Depart from host country)

Program OverviewFlorence

This program will examine the key issues that are associated with the discovery and development of entrepreneurial opportunities as it applies to venture creation. Some emphasis will be placed on the role of the entrepreneur in society as it pertains to increasing economic and social welfare for others.

Through this program, students will explore venture creation in Italy as well as the United States. Students will develop an understanding of entrepreneurship as it relates to people, opportunity, context and deals. 


  • Hear two guest lectures on topics such as the Medici Effect, Florence as an Entrepreneurial Capital, etc.
  • Take a 3 day/2 night excursion to Rome and explore the Vatican, the Colosseum, and more!
  • Participate in a cooking class, take a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery, and view a musical or play in addition to four business visits to entrepreneurs around Florence!


This program is open to undergraduate 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. 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:
Professor Jack Kirn, faculty member in the Department of Management at the University of Kentucky, 

Dr. Walter Ferrier, faculty member in the Department of Management at the University of Kentucky,

Mrs. Susan Meredith, EA Advisor,

Photo: Florian Hirzinger

Academic Credit

UK Faculty-Directed programs are conducted by 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 MGT 492: Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation (3 credit hours).
    • Note: if at least 20 students enroll in the program, students will additionally take MGT 309: Introduction to International Business (3 credit hours).
    • Should both course options end up being available, students who wish to take only one of the two courses should contact the Program Director listed above for approval.
  • All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour).

Housing & Meals

Students will reside in shared apartments while in Florence (typically 4-8 students per apartment), and in a hotel while in Rome. Apartments will have a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, bed linens and towels, and wireless internet.

A welcome and farewell meal will be provided, but students will be responsible for the cost of all other meals on their own.

Program Costs

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.

Supplemental Materials
This program runs in collaboration with the University of Kentucky and Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA). Students will complete an application with UK Education Abroad (online, this website) and supplemental materials with CEA. The supplemental application materials are for administrative purposes and will be provided to all accepted students AFTER the UK application deadline.

This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.