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  • Locations: Florence, Italy; Ostia, Italy; Rome, Italy; Siena, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Cost:: Summer
Program Dates:
Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/22/2019 06/20/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Number of Credits: 3, 6 Credit Type: WKU Credit
Program Catagory: WKU Partner Program Faculty/Program Leader(s): Fulton, Chris, Gleason, Jim, Smith, Todd, Szymanski, Toni
Colonnade Credit: No Class Eligibility: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Program Description:



Experience Italy

KIIS ITALYThe KIIS summer program in Italy begins in Florence with an exploration of the city's world-class art and architecture. It then moves to the beautiful Tuscan city of Siena where students wander the enchanting medieval streets and alleyways. Day-trips take us to the World Heritage Site of San Gimignano, to a picturesque vineyard in the Chianti wine district, and to the pilgrimage site of Assisi, St. Francis's home and burial-place. The program continues with nine days in Rome, allowing students to visit the Vatican, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and many more memorable points of interest. 

Most course meetings take place outdoors in the city or countryside and in front of historical monuments. The group visits museums, ancient ruins, historical churches and palaces, and other destinations, and by taking part in the local culture we become acquainted with the Italian people and their way of life. On weekends, students have the opportunity for independent travel.?


ART 491/HON 300 Topics: Renaissance Genius - Michelangelo, Leonardo & Caravaggio
HIST 490 Topics: The Legacy of Imperial Rome
ITAL 105: Introduction to Italian Culture
ENG 290/HON 300 Topics: Italy in Film & Fiction
ANTH 366 Topics: Art & Archaeology of Ancient Italy
ENG 290/HON 300 Topics: Creativity & Identity in Rome, Florence and Siena

Each student must take at least one three-credit hour course. However, students typically take two three-credit hour courses. The program fee is the same if you take one or two courses. A student cannot take more than two three-credit-hour courses. All course credit will be issued by Western Kentucky University. The WKU Registrar will transfer your grades to your home institution approximately 6-8 weeks after the completion of the program. We encourage all students - long before KIIS program departure - to contact their Academic Advisor, Department Head, and/or the Study Abroad Office to determine the credit equivalencies at their home institution (that is, confirm ahead of time with your college or university how your desired KIIS courses will count towards your major and/or overall degree requirements). Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment.