Italy

Grand Tour Redux

2017 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.  2018 REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN APRIL 2017

FLORENCE, ITALY - MARCH 8: A view of Florence's cathedral is shown March 8, 2004 in Florence, Italy. Florence is on the eve of the most important exhibition of the painter Sandro Botticelli, which will open March 11 at Palazzo Strozzi. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Program Description: Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Pisa, Siena, Cinque Terre, and Venice – an Honors College seminar taught on location in the most historic and magical destinations in Italy. Grand Tour Redux is built on the premise that understanding our past enables us to understand ourselves. This interdisciplinary course examines the cultural legacy of classical antiquity and the Renaissance and the influence of these eras on the contemporary world. The seminar reconstructs the traditional 18th century Grans Tour. Students will reflect on the contemporary and personal relevance of Italian culture in the 21st century world. Do Roman republican morals guide US civic principles? Do Renaissance notions of individual autonomy define our own? Does Venetian capitalism serve as a model for US business practices? Students will walk in the steps of Julius Caesar in the Roman Forum, witness the catastrophic consequences of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, visualize Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel, visit the architectural marvels of Florence, and cross the Bridge of Sighs in Venice. The course recreates history through telling the story of individuals and relating those stories to our own times. Be there to meet Julius Caesar, Augustus, Hadrian, St. Peter, Marco Polo, Dante, Lorenzo de Medici, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo, and Gentilleschi. Housed primarily in apartments, students will have the experience of living in Italy. “All paths lead to Rome,” or do they?

Destinations: Rome, Pompeii, Napoli, Florence, Pisa, Siena, Cinque Terre, and Venice.

Dates: May 8 – June 6, 2017

Approximate Cost: The cost of the 2017 Italy program is $3,500. This includes ground transportation, housing accommodations, admission to required museums and sites, and mandatory insurance. Program costs DO NOT include: $250 Honors College fee, $175 Study Abroad non-refundable fee, FIU instructional fee (6 credits, $205.57 per credit), airfare, meals, and personal expenses (including out-of-class transportation).

Program Requirements: Students participating in the FIU Honors College Italy Program must register for the 3 credit hour pre-trip seminar in the Spring 2016 term at the Modesto A. Maidique campus, and the 3 credit hour “in-country” course in the Summer A 2016 term in Italy. While in Italy, students are lectured in the field by Professor John Bailly, give two Sense of Place presentations, and complete a Grand Tour project.

Housing: Students participating in the Honors College Italy Program will be housed in centrally located fully furnished apartments in Rome and Florence. In Cinque Terre, students will lodge in a mountain sanctuary overlooking the Italian Riviera for four nights. Breakfast and dinner are included at the sanctuary. In Venice, students will stay in a Bed and Breakfast.

Courses/Credits:

Italy: Grand Tour Redux
On Campus: IDH 4007—Italy: Grand Tour (3 credits)
Abroad: IDH 4008—Italy: Grand Tour (3 credits)

Program Director: John Bailly – baillyj@fiu.edu

About the Program Director: Professor John Bailly was born in Slough, Buckinghamshire, of a French father and American mother, and lives in France during the summer. He received his MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University in 1993, and is a Fellow of the Honors College at Florida International University. Based in Miami, his work has been exhibited at several institutions in the US. He founded and directs Aesthetics & Values Art Exhibition class in The Honors College at FIU.

Registration:

It works on a first come, first serve basis!

Follow these step-by-step instructions:

  1. Bring a $250.00* money order or cashier’s check made out to FIU to DM 233. These are the Honors College administrative fees. This payment will secure you a spot in the program. It is non-refundable, so be aware that you are seriously committing to the program! Registration will remain opened from Monday through Friday (8:30am-4:30pm) until the programs are full
  2. You will get a receipt, instructions on how to apply online, and the Class Registration Form. You will also have to sign a form
  3. Apply online
  4. Go to the Office of Study Abroad (OSA) in SASC 230, and turn in  a $175.00* money order or cashier’s check made out to FIU and the Class Registration Form you’ve received on the day you secured your spot. These are OSA’s administrative fees
  5. Below is the schedule of payments you need to follow after you’ve secured your spot with your initial $250 fee:
    **Failure to make your first payment by the September 6 deadline will forfeit your paid administrative fees, and your spot will go to another studentFINAL SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS (It has changed!):
 
1st Payment*
 
2nd Payment*
 
3rd Payment
 
Program
Date
Amount
Date
Amount
Date
Amount
Costa Rica
Mon, May 2, 2016
$700
Mon, Aug 29, 2016
$500
Mon, Oct. 24, 2016*
$500
France
One week after securing your spot
$1,250
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
$1,250
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$1,000
Italy
One week after securing your spot
$1,250
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
$1,250
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$1,000
Spain
One week after securing your spot
$1,000
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
$1,000
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$1,000
Vietnam/Cambodia
One week after securing your spot
$700
Friday, Jan 20, 2017
$700
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$600
Japan
One week after securing your spot
$1000
Friday, Jan 20, 2017
$1,000
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$1,000
South Africa
One week after securing your spot
$1250
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
$1,250
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$1,000
Failure to make your deadline payments will forfeit your paid administrative fees, and your spot will go to another student
* Non-refundable
**Non-refundable after February 13, 2017


Please bring the first payment to our office, DM 233. The second and third payments should be made to Student Financials, either online or in person, same way you pay your regular classes.  The charges will be posted 15 days prior to the deadline.

WATCH THE EUROPE HONORS HOUR HERE!

CHECK THE EUROPE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION HERE

For information about Study Abroad scholarships, please contact the Office of Study Abroad (SASC 230) at 305.348.1913 or at edabroad@fiu.edu.

For other questions, please contact Luli Szeinblum at 305.348.1620 or luli.szeinblum@fiu.edu.