Study Abroad – Italy: Interior Design & Architecture

Back To The Future

Rome, Florence, Venice. Been there? Done that? We get it. Which is why this “Back-to-the- Future”-style adventure takes a different tack on the study of architecture and interior design in the Mediterranean. Starting way “Back” in time, we’ll go under the wire and around the typical tourist traps to experience some of the earlier, lesser known, more primal and powerful examples of the temple form still standing — at Paestum. From contemplating those awesome forms in exterior space, we’ll move inside. At the ancient Roman cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii, we’ll experience what residential interior space and decoration was like in Classical Antiquity among the best-preserved examples in existence. But wait, there’s more! Take a long, last look at Mount Vesuvius before stepping into our time machine and hurtling into the “Future.” To where else but Milan. In this mecca of the contemporary design world and home of the legendary, annual Salone del Mobile, we’ll explore the must-see stops for designers and examine some of the greatest works of 20th and 21st century interior design, furniture, and decorative arts as well as the newest, most cutting-edge — and a bit of the unexpected! For more details, please attend one of our info sessions.



Course Dates Summer I: May 15 – June 26, 2023
Trip Dates: June 2 – June 12, 2023

Course Offered: INTD 295 (1 credit)
Participants must enroll in the course


  • Pompeii, Herculaneum, Paestum
  • Naples Archeological Museum
  • Rossana Orlandi Gallery
  • Memphis Milano Galleria
  • Fornasetti Store
  • Nilufar Gallery
  • Villa Necchi Campiglio
  • Museo del Cenacolo: Da Vinci Last Supper
  • Casa degli Atellani

Tour Includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare
  • 9 nights of accommodation
  • All ground transportation
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Travel Insurance
  • Historical and Cultural Walking Tours
  • Full-Time guide and assistance
  • Entrance to all venues

Trip Cost


The trip cost does not include Brookdale tuition and fees, personal expenses, meals not listed on the itinerary.


Final Application Deadline – February 23, 2023


To Apply

Complete the Online Application – Italy (Interior Design & Architecture)
If you are not a Brookdale student, you must first apply as a non-degree student.

Submit the following items:

  1. Confirmation Statement and Refund Policy
  2. Risk and Liability Form
  3. Passport Copy

Upload forms securely to: ;
Enter the passcode INTL2799 or, bring them in person to the International Education Center MAC 114 – Lincroft campus.

To secure your spot, pay

$500 Non-Refundable Deposit
-Check payable to Brookdale Community College (bring to MAC 114 – Lincroft Campus)
-Call the International Education Center at 732-224-2799 to pay by credit card

For more information email or call 732-224-2799


Faculty Leaders

Celeste Chirichello,


Teresa Ryan,