WINTER, FALL, SPRING BREAK PROGRAMS
Our short programs are customized to consist of activities and tours designed to stimulate intellectual growth and develop analytical abilities of students and scholars.
Unlike traditional and “one term” study abroad programs which present material from a single field of study, our expertise is in designing activities that draw ideas and information from many fields, addressing concerns common to all disciplines and recognizing no boundaries to thought and inquiry.
Our programs emphasize small group work and encourage a lively exchange of ideas. Students enjoy a close relationship with our faculty and with each other in a network of academic and personal support. While students enjoy the advantages of a small, challenging program, they have access to all the resources including an internationally respected faculty, a library, and a wide range of student services.
Thematic Study Tours
We have experience designing thematic study tours ranging from a few days to a month. These tours are aimed at providing information about a specific product and are customized according to the needs of the collaborating faculty member, university department or the study abroad office.
The goal is to deepen the knowledge of students on a chosen topic by giving them the opportunity to interact with it experientially outside the classroom.
Sample tours we have designed and organized in the past include:
- 2-3 days discovering the Mediterranean diet (in Cilento or in Puglia)
- 7 days in Italy’s South from Campania to Sicilia
- 4 days of music and food, “Giuseppe Verdi, his food and his land (in the Emilia Romagna region)
- 4 days of food and traditions in Calabria