Prof. Erin Wiersma
In this class we will explore principles of the drawing through investigation based on observation of objects, people and spaces, as well as through conceptual means. This course is designed with a Natural Science/Biological focus where students will learn how to draw natural biological forms, such as plant life, geological forms, simple landscapes, and animals. The course includes an additional field trip to Civita di Bagnoregio and the Bomarzo "Park of Monsters". (Can be used to fulfill Humanities-Fine Arts/Aesthetic Interpretation or Global Issues and Perspectives K-State 8)
PSYCH 110 - General Psychology
Prof. Gary Brase
This is an introductory survey of the general content areas of psychology, with an emphasis on connections to Italian culture, language, and its relationship to the American experience. (This course can be used to fulfill Social Sciences or Empirical and Quantitative Reasoning K-State 8 requirements; satisfies Social Science requirement for Arts & Sciences; Humanities and Social Science elective for College of Agriculture; satisfies Social Science course requirements for College of Human Ecology)
ANTH 318/399* – Contemporary Italian Cultures (Honors seminar*)
Prof. Jessica Falcone
This course seeks to understand contemporary Italian cultures through looking at how traditions, identity, heritage, and religious practices are affected by changing demographics and globalization. ANTH 318 is open to all students, while Honors students can enroll in ANTH 399. (Satisfies Social Science course requirement for Arts & Sciences; Advanced elective for Anthropology majors; ANTH 318 can be used for Social Science and Global Issues and Perspectives K-State 8; ANTH 399 satisfies course requirements for the Honor's program)
ARCH 265 - Italy and the Architectural Imagination
Prof. Michael McGlynn
This is a course in intellectual and experiential architectural appreciation. We will focus on the architectural works of Renaissance and Baroque masters. Students will develop an appreciation of the architectural achievements of the works of Brunelleschi, Bernini, Borromini, and others.
All student housing is located in the historic center of Orvieto and is within walking distance of the Centro Studi building. The program fee includes basic utilities.
Student apartments include two or three bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, living room, and a bathroom. WIFI access. Basic utilities are included in the program fee.
For an itemized breakdown of all anticipated expenses, please view the KSU in Italy Budget Sheet at the top of this page. For summer programs like KSU in Italy, Education Abroad and Kansas State University post all billable costs directly to students’ KSIS accounts in mid-May, around the start of the summer term.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
- Program Fee (billed to KSIS): $3,400.
- Please see Program Budget Sheet for breakdown of costs
- Includes airport pick-up, accommodation, international health insurance, excursions to Rome & Florence, local field trips, workshops, welcome & farewell dinner, KSU in Italy administrative costs, and Education Abroad administrative fee
- Tuition (billed to KSIS): $1,925
- Includes six K-State undergraduate credits, at Kansas resident rates (regardless of your state or nation of residency) and Global Campus fee
- Additional estimated out-of-pocket expenses (not billed to KSIS): $2,835
- Includes a passport, the international flight to and from Italy, refundable housing deposit, individual meals, textbooks, a phone plan, and personal expenses
K-State students who enroll in KSU in Italy and are eligible for federal financial aid should first contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance for information on summer financial aid options. Students can present a copy of their signed program Budget Sheet to a financial aid advisor to determine eligibility for summer federal financial aid assistance.
KSU, National, and International Scholarships
Research other scholarship options on our main list at http://ksu.studioabroad.com/?go=scholarships
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
Do you receive a Pell Grant? If so, be sure to consider the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship! This program is nationally competitive, but many K-State students have received it before! There are two application cycles for this scholarship. Summer early applications are due the first Tuesday of October; the Summer regular application deadline is first Tuesday of March. Find more information and begin the campus pre-application at http://ksu.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=11825
Serena Croce is the Kansas State University in Italy bilingual Program Director. She received her Master’s degree in Conservation of Cultural Heritages from the University of Viterbo, Italy, and has a specialization in Classical Archaeology. She took advanced courses in Higher Education within the European Social Fund's “Lifelong Learning Programme” and specialized at University for Foreigners in Siena in teaching Italian as a second language. As Program Director her role is to establish and maintain a student environment that supports learning, provides a strong sense of community, and promotes student growth through active interaction with local Italians. She researches and organizes field trips, tours, cultural activities, housing, and accommodation; handles daily inquiries from students as well as faculty; and provides all participants them with a 24/7 support during the entire program. She also teaches an Italian language and culture class of her own. Serena is married to Stefano Rellini and has one daughter, Cecilia, and one son, Filippo.
Here is a list of students who have previously participated on the KSU in Italy program. Feel free to contact these students if you have any questions specifically about this program.
Emily May - Art - firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Hayes- Art - email@example.com You can also view Elizabeth's daily blog here: https://ksuinitaly.wordpress.com/
Mawi Sonna - English - firstname.lastname@example.org
Quincy Swanson - Food Nutrition Dietetic and Health - email@example.com
David Szmed - Art - firstname.lastname@example.org
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