Italy

italy II

Grand Tour Redux

2018 registration is now open!

Mondays-Fridays from 9:00am to 4:30pm

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 7 – June 5, 2018

Approximate Cost: The cost of the 2017 Italy program is $3,000. 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
Spring On Campus – Thursdays  12:30pm-3:15pm: IDH 4007—Italy: Grand Tour (3 credits)
Abroad: IDH 4008—Italy: Grand Tour (3 credits)

The program fulfills one year of Honors credit requirements (6.)

Program Director: John Bailly – baillyj@fiu.edu

About the Program Director: Professor John Bailly was born in Slough, Buckinghamshire, England 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. Based in Miami, his work has been exhibited at several institutions in the US. He founded and directs the Honors College Aesthetics & Values Art Exhibition class.

Registration:

It works on a first come, first served basis!

Follow these 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 your program of choice.  It is non-refundable, and constitutes a serious commitment 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. Upload  the Class Registration Form to abroad.fiu.edu
    5. The non-refundable $175 OSA administrative fee will be charged with your first payment.
    6. Below is the schedule of payments** to be followed after you secured your spot with your initial $250 fee:

     

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS:

 
1st Payment*
 
2nd Payment*
  
3rd Payment (*)(***)
  
Program
Deadline
Amount
Deadline
Amount
Deadline
Amount
Total
Costa Rica
Mon, May 1, 2017****
$800
Tue, Aug 1, 2017
$500
Sun, Oct. 1, 2017*
$500
$1,800
France
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
$1,000
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
$1,000
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
$1,000
$3,000
Italy
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
$1,000
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
$1,000
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
$1,000
$3,000
Spain
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
$900
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
$900
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
$700
$2,500
Vietnam/Cambodia
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
$900
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
$800
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
$700
$2,400
Japan
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
$1000
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
$1,000
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
$900
$2,900
South Africa
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
$1,500
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
$1,400
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
$1,000
$3,900

*Non-refundable
**If you fail to make your first payment by the October 1st deadline, you will forfeit your paid administrative fees.
***Non-refundable after February 14, 2018

After you’ve secured your spot at DM 233, make your three payments at Student Financials (SASC Building 1st Floor,) same way you pay for your regular classes. In order to make sure the payment goes towards the program, we strongly recommend you go in person. The charges will be posted 15 days prior to the deadline or earlier.

NOTE: LATE FEES APPLY.

Make an educated decision! 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.