Italy (Florence and Rome)

Italy: May 15 – May 23, 2014 (Program is full)

Application Deadline January 31

Through an independent study course, you will have the opportunity to study historical styles of art, architecture, furniture and interiors first hand. Both Rome and Florence are rich with a broad diversity of historical styles dating back to antiquity. No need to be an art, architecture or interior design major to be able to explore some of the roots of western culture. Led by an English speaking guide on both walking and coach tours, you will explore the antiquities of ancient Rome and will experience the re-awakening from the Middle Ages known as the Renaissance in Florence.

Sites to be visited in Rome include the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. You will have time to schedule an optional excursion to Pompeii, Herculaneum or Ostia.

In Florence the birthplace of the Renaissance, visit the Duomo and the Baptistry. Our tour will take you to the Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Chiesa di Santa Croce and the Gates of Paradise. You will also have free time to schedule an optional excursion to Pisa.

Program Itinerary

Program Cost, $3,785

What you need:

Information Sessions:

January 28; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm; MAC 203

January 29; 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm; MAN 108

For information on course requirements, contact Professor Patty Blaser, or Antonio Blaser,

For additional information, contact the International Education Center, 732-224-2799,