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  • Locations: Florence, Italy; Orvieto, Italy; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) 
  • Program Cost:: Winter
Program Dates:
Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2020 09/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
Program Description:

Experience Italy in Winter

KIIS ITALY WINTERThe KIIS winter program in Italy is an eleven-day program that begins in the beautiful Tuscan city of Florence and ends in the country's magnificent capital, Rome.

Students spend the first five days in Florence living within walking distance of the most famous museums and sites in Italy's Renaissance capital. The program then moves to Rome where students have five days to visit and explore the Vatican, Colosseum, famous churches, and many more memorable monuments. In Rome, the students reside in the charming medieval neighborhood of Trastevere, an easy walk to most of the most celebrated spots in Rome.

Courses are designed to integrate classroom learning with cultural excursions to museums, art galleries, and ancient ruins.


Winter 2018-2019 Course Offerings:

ART 491: Topics: Italian Decorative Art & Design
ART 496: Topics: Digital Photography

ENG 396: Mythology / RELS 399: Topics: Ancient Myth in Context 
HIST 490: Topics: Day to Day in Ancient Italy
PSY 299: Topics: Psychology of Aggression in Historic Italy



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. On weekdays, students are given a stipend for lunch.