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Introducing: The Fusion Experiences

Introducing: The Fusion Experiences

This summer, we are introducing a brand new study abroad opportunity for students to travel while they study. By using Italy as the classroom, students can make the most of their time abroad. There are two Fusion Experiences in which students can choose to participate. The first being Archeology – Digging up the Past, and the other being Comparative Italian Cultures through Food, Wine, & Photography. The fusion experiences take place during the Summer Session II and are a pairing of two courses. Students will study in the classroom for two weeks and spend the next two weeks travelling throughout a different region of Italy.

Our two Fusion Experiences focus on delving deeper into Italian culture, making the study abroad experience that much more unique and inspiring. The Archeology course allows students to study the world of Classical Rome and Archeology and then see the coursework come to life in Sicily. Here, students will explore the ruins and temples found on this lush Mediterranean island alongside faculty. History comes to life in this Fusion Experience.

While the Archeology course takes students to the South, our Food, Wine, & Photography class will take students east to Abruzzo. Students have the opportunity to learn about and taste the foods and wines for which Italy is so famous. Then, faculty and students will venture through Abruzzo, capturing Italian culture, food, and wine in photographs. Students will walk away, having a camera full of colorful photographs and satisfied taste buds.

These Fusion Experiences allow students to travel while they learn – earning credit for beyond the classroom experiences. Students can also attend Summer Session I with a Summer Session II Fusion experience to earn a total of four classes (twelve credits) over the summer and receive a generous discount! All that exploring, dreaming, and discovering that Mark Twain wrote about can be realized by taking advantage of this opportunity! So, vai! Go ahead and apply. Italy never disappoints.

Learn more by visiting our Summer page.