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K-State Today

December 11, 2015



New faculty-led study abroad program in Italy

By Anthony Nussmeier

The modern languages department and the Italian program have created a new, faculty-led and faculty-taught study abroad program for summer 2016 in Orvieto, Italy.

Anthony Nussmeier, Italian, will direct K-State Italian in Orvieto, along with fellow faculty member Douglas Dow, art. K-State Italian in Orvieto is a six-week program focused on the study of Italian language, culture and art history.

Orvieto, in the cuore verde, translated as green heart, of Italy, is a medieval city known for its characteristic Duomo and enviable geographic position. K-State students will have the opportunity to earn seven credits while taking an Italian-language course — Italian I, III, or IV — and a course on medieval and Renaissance art.

The immersion program features homestays with Italian families, as well as overnight trips to the iconic cities of Rome and Florence. Further trips to cities Assisi, Todi, Perugia, Carsulae in the Umbria region and other regions allow students to experience a multiplicity of Italian cultures.

The program will begin on May 17 in Rome, where students will spend five days and four nights exploring the Eternal City, before moving on to Orvieto. The program will end with a return to Rome on June 30 before departing for the United States. Applications are open and are due Feb. 1, 2016.

For more information, please contact Anthony Nussmeier at aun21@k-state.edu or visit the K-State Study Abroad website.