Application deadline: Mar. 15, 2017
In this course we will ask ourselves questions, from the simple to the more complex: How do I plan an international trip? What do I need to know to get around and to talk to people? What information is available about Italy in the US? What are the current social issues in Italy? How are these issues reported in the US? How do I know what I know? This course aims to help you explore the answer to these questions while building your confidence to travel and learn internationally. You will leave this class with a greater understanding of what it means to participate in a global society.
By participating in this course, you will:
We will begin our research in class on the OSU campus and continue on location in Italy. You will live with a host family, participate in a service-learning activity, visit museums and galleries, explore cultural and historic locations, attend lectures, and talk with locals. While seeking answers to our questions we will reflect on the forces (politics, access, linguistic, economic, etc.) that affect the information available to us in the US. This educational/cultural experience will be centered on Italy. Note: For this class there is no Italian-speaking requirement and many people, especially the younger generation, speak English as a foreign language.
(includes: lodging, some meals, ground transportation, etc.)
Total Program Cost Estimate: $4,519