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*KIIS: Italy (Summer)
Florence, Italy; Ostia, Italy; Rome, Italy; Siena, Italy (Outgoing Program)
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Glossary entry for program parameter 10013Field of Study:
|ART, BROADCASTING, ITALIAN, MASS COMMUNICATION, PSYCHOLOGY||
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|Fulton, Chris, Gleason, Jim, Smith, Todd, Szymanski, Toni|
|Colonnade Credit:||No||Class Eligibility:||1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior|
The 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 401 Art of the Italian Renaissance
ART 496 Topics: Graphic Travelogue
BCOM 201 Process & Effects of Mass Communication
COMM 410 Topics: Global Advertising & Branding
ITAL 105 Introduction to Italian Culture
PSY 224 Gifted Psychological Development
PSY 339 Intelligence & Creativity
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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.
In Florence and Rome, students stay at hotels located within walking distance of sites and museums as well as restaurants, shopping and other daily needs.
All hotel accommodations are simple, comfortable and include a continental breakfast. Students stay in multiple-occupancy hotel rooms (generally 3-5 per room) with private baths. Laundry service is located nearby. Some hotels have reliable wifi internet.