Penn State's Department of History is thrilled to announce the development of a new study abroad program at ISI: The Institute at Palazzo Rucellai in Florence, Italy. The program offers a great international experience for students interested in ancient and medieval history, archaeology, and culture. If you've ever wanted to walk the same streets as Galileo, Michelangelo, and Macchiavelli, or experience some of the world's finest cheeses and regional Italian dishes, while studying the history and art of Florence, then this program is for you.
The program--Florence: Ancient and Medieval History--includes a fixed schedule of courses taught by both Italian and American professors, visits to several Italian sites including Rome and Pompeii, and the opportunity to join an archaeological dig that is excavating a late Roman and Lombard site. Courses offered are equivalent to CAMS/History 101, CAMS 150, Art History 199, History 407, and Italian language, making this a great program option for a variety of Liberal Arts majors. (Note: History 407 does not have any prerequisites.)
The program will be offered during the fall semester, beginning in Fall 2013. The application deadline for the Fall 2013 program is January 20, 2013, so start planning now if you are interested in applying to this exciting new program.
For additional information, please go to the program website. I will be teaching one of the courses (History 407) for this program next fall, so please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the program, the courses, or the application process.
Hope to see you in Florence!