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About the Program

​All roads lead to Rome, and Rome leads to some of the greatest accomplishments in history.  There’s only one way to truly study the beauty of Western Civilization and, in this case, that is by walking in the very footsteps of the great personalities of the past: Julius Caesar, Cicero, Dante, Lucrezia Borgia, Machiavelli, Da Vinci, and so many more. 

This Study Abroad program combines your studies in the Italian language with Western European history and culture by completely immersing you for three weeks in an academic setting that combines the college experience with a tour of the best that Italy has to offer when you can apply what you’ve learned.  Our first two weeks will be spent living and studying at the University of Urbino, one of the oldest medieval university towns in all of Europe, and then we will tour the cities of Venice, Florence, Pompeii, Siena, the Vatican, and Rome before heading back to the USA.  The Sweet Life – la Dolce Vita – starts here with Urbino!  Andiamo in Italia!


During the Urbino portion of the trip students are housed in the dorms. The accommodations are single rooms with bathroom and kitchen facilities shared by 4 students. During the tourist portion, students are rooming in double- quadruple occupancy rooms in 3-4 stars hotels or hostels.


​Students may enroll in at least one (1) of the Italian language courses and at lest one (1) or the other courses offered for a total of 3-10 credits*

  • ITA 1120: Elementary Italian I - Blended Course (4 Credits) - This course is MANDATORY unless it has been previously completed with a passing grade)

  • HUM 1020: Foundations of the Humanities - Blended Course (3 Credits)

  • EUH 100: Western Civilization: Ancient-Renaissance - Blended Course (3 Credits)

*Students should be mindful of the minimum credit hours needed in order to be considered a full/part time student.

Note: All courses are scheduled for session 1 of summer 2019

All students should visit an Academic Advisor prior to applying to a Faculty-led Study Abroad program as to review their class standing, part/full time status, graduation date and how the course(s) offered in the program fit or affect a student’s educational plan.

​In order to participate, students must be at least 18 years of age with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.​​ ​This program is open to students of all programs of study*.

Broward College degree-seeking students will be given priority for application and admission into this program.
This program is open to students from other institutions. These students must enroll as transient students and take the courses associated with the program

*Students should visit an Academic Advisor prior to applying to a Faculty-led Study Abroad program as to review their class standing, part/full time status, graduation date and how the course(s) offered in the program fit or affect a student’s educational plan.

Dates & Deadlines

Travel Dates: June 14 - July 9, 2019


  • Application & Deposit ($400) Due: December 1, 2018
  • Payment 2 Due ($825) Due: January 15, 2019
  • Payment 3 Due ($ 825) Due: February 15, 2019
  • Copy of Passport and Physician's Statement Due: February 15, 2019
  • Payment 4 Due ($825) Due: March 15, 2019
  • Final Payment Due ($825) Due: April 15, 2019

Costs & Fees

​Program Cost: $3,700

Payment Deadlines:

  • Application & Deposit ($400) Due: December 1, 2018
  • Payment 2 Due ($825) Due: January 15, 2019
  • Payment 3 Due ($ 825) Due: February 15, 2019
  • Copy of Passport and Physician's Statement Due: February 15, 2019
  • Payment 4 Due ($825) Due: March 15, 2019
  • Final Payment Due ($825) Due: April 15, 2019

Costs Included: Airfare, accommodations, some meals, scheduled group activities and entrance to monuments, tour guides, International health insurance, ground transportation, tipping 

Costs Not Included: BC Tuition & fees, books & supplies, passport, visa (if required), additional baggage fees, some meals, personal expenses.

BC degree-seeking students who are looking to defray the program cost should check out the Faculty-Led Travel Grants and the study abroad scholarships & funding page regarding grants and scholarship opportunities which may be available to them!

Application & Acceptance Materials

​In order to apply, students must contact faculty leaders Professor Domenica Diriviam or Dr. Edward Cornejo via email and participate in short interview prior to submitting any application paperwork.  Once approved to move ahead with the application, the student will submit the following to the faculty leader:

Copy of Passport
Program deposit and payments (Speak to faculty leader for instructions if making payments at the BC Cashier)

As part of the application and acceptance process, students must read the Faculty-led Study Abroad Student Handbook

Passport & Visa Information


A passport is an official government document which validates a traveler’s identity and country of citizenship.  Students, regardless of nationality, who are interested in studying abroad MUST have a passport valid for at least 6 months after their return date in order to do so.  For U.S. citizens, information on applying for a passport is available on the U.S. Department of State website.


A visa, different from a passport, is a government document placed in the individual's passport which authorizes them to request entry into the host country for a limited duration of time for business, pleasure, study, or other. 

U.S Citizens are not required to obtain a visa and will be allowed to enter into Namibia and get Visitor´s Entry Permit (VEP) endorsement stamps at the Port of entry. However, non-U.S. citizens should contact the Study Abroad Office for more information about their specific case.

International Students

F-1 international students attending Broward College who are interested in participating in a study abroad program should first speak with a Designated School Official (DSO) through the International Admissions Office to discuss their immigration status and any special circumstances they may need to consider prior to applying for the program.


​For more information regarding the program or to submit an application, please contact the following faculty leaders:

Professor Domenica Diraviam
South Campus - 72/206
(954) 201-8164

Dr. Edward Cornejo
Social and Behavioral Sciences/Humanities
South Campus - 69/212
(954) 201-8939

Health & Travel Considerations

​Health Considerations
Vaccinations: ​There are no required/mandatory vaccinations  to travel to Italy unless recommended by a physician or specific health conditions of a participant. All participants should be up to date with all routine vaccinations.  For country-specific health and immunization information visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) official Website.

Physical Activity: Moderate physical activity that involves walks around the city and long scheduled activities. Extreme heat or sun exposure during outdoors activities. Students are responsible for carrying their luggage from transportation to lodging.

Physician's Statement: All participants must submit a complete and signed physician's statement/release prior to program start date.

Safety and Travel Considerations
The United States established diplomatic relations with Italy in 1861 following the unification of most of the peninsula into one state. In 1941, Italy -- with the other World War II Axis powers Germany and Japan -- declared war on the United States. U.S. relations with Italy were reestablished in 1944. Today, the United States and Italy enjoy warm and friendly relations.

Italy is a steadfast and active transatlantic partner, and the U.S. and Italy have sought to foster democratic ideals and international cooperation, especially in areas of strife and civil conflict. The U.S.-Italy partnership is one of our strongest, as Italy is a leader in peacekeeping and military operations around the world. Italy has also worked closely with the United States and others in combating drug trafficking, human trafficking, and terrorism. Over the past two years, Italy has been an early and active partner in the fights against ISIL and Ebola.

Country-specific Safety and Travel Information

The U.S Department of State offers country information pages to assist international travelers. Each country information page contains a Travel Advisory, Alerts, and other important details specific to that country that could affect you.  Pay close attention to the entry and exit requirements, local laws and customs, health conditions, and other details to decide whether traveling to that country is right for you.

Please review Italy's country information page for country-specific information.

For more information about health, safety, emergency preparation and travel considerations please review the Faculty-led Study Abroad Student Handbook.

Student Handbook

​​The Faculty-Led Program Student Handbook provides the student information covering a wide variety of topics which pertain to the policies and procedures regarding study abroad.  Students should check back frequently for any updates or changes to the handbook.

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