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IU-Administered Program

  • City of Renaissance architectural masterpieces
  • Italian art treasures
  • 3 hours from Venice and Rome
Tentative Dates
  • May 9 to June 18, 2010
Program Organization
  • Summer Program
  • Culture and drawing courses taught in English by IU faculty
  • Elementary and intermediate Italian
  • Class trips to museums, churches, palaces
  • Day trips to nearby Tuscan towns
  • Weekends free for individual travel
  • Program Directors: Andrea Ciccarelli, IU Department of French & Italian, and Caleb Weintraub, IU Hope School of Fine Arts
  • 30-35 IU Students
Academic Program
  • 6 credits in 2 courses:
    • Renaissance Florence (M234)*
    • Drawing (S200, S301 or S401)
    • Italian language (M100, M150, M200, M250 or M300)

    *(COAS Culture Studies List A)
  • 4-5 students in shared rooms in centrally-located pensione in historic building
  • Breakfast and supper weekdays at the pensione

You may apply if you

  • are a degree candidate at any Indiana University campus who is making normal academic progress, and
  • have approximately a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Priority is given to students with previous relevant coursework in Italian or Fine Arts.

Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriate match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible.
Financial Aid
How to Apply for this Program

Application Deadline

  • Summer 2010: February 1, 2010

IU committee screens applications. Notification of application status sent electronically within 4 weeks of application deadline.

Estimated Costs

Summer 2010

  • Fees paid to IU: (academic fees, room, breakfast and supper weekdays, class trips, day trips, health insurance)
    • Indiana resident $6,319
    • Nonresident $6,819
  • Additional meals: $500
  • International airfare: $1,200
  • See IU Fee Sheet for additional cost and payment details.

Vacation travel and personal expenses additional.

Initial pre-payment of $500 due March 1, 2010.