College of Fine Arts and Communication

Summer Program 2015

In 2015, we will offer two different 25 -day programs that will allow students from ANY major to earn 3-6 credits while living and traveling in Italy. The program cost includes 3 days of study in Rome and 3 days of study in Venice as well as an overnight in Florence and in Cinque Terre on the Mediterranean coast.  During the three weeks students will also travel to Pisa, San Gimignano, Orvieto, Montepulciano, and Siena from our home base in the medieval Tuscan village of Certaldo Alto.

While in Certaldo students live in beautiful apartments or bed and breakfast lodgings with 2 students in a room, (4 to an apartment) with a shared kitchen, bathroom and dining spaces; all utilities are included. Dinner on all class days is provided. On all school-sponsored overnight trips students share very nice hostel lodgings with breakfast and dinner provided. These meals and all lodgings are included in the program fee along with transportation to and from the airport in Italy, trains, boats, buses and metros on all school trips, museum entrances, tours, international health insurance, 24 hour local assistance, tours and tuition!

To learn more about our campus in Certaldo Alto choose a topic (each is a PDF document with details and photos):

Certaldo| Classrooms| Lodging|Meals |


During the two summer terms, students may choose to take 1 or 2 classes, earning 3 or 6 credits in one 25 day term (all classes are 3 credits each.)

Course offerings will allow students to earn fine arts, humanities and social science credits.  Click here for a detailed list of course offerings (PDF). 

Classes will be taught in Certaldo as well as on site when we travel. Some classes may require course work prior to or following the travel in Italy. Class syllabi will be sent to enrolled students during spring semester with suggested supplies and preparations.

Our classrooms in Certaldo have Internet access and state-of-the-art color and black/white printers, scanner, copy machine and digital projector. 

SUMMER 2015 Tentative Itinerary :

Trip 1:  May 10 - June 3

May 10                Depart USA for Venice

May 11-13           Venice

May 14                Bus to Certaldo

May 15-30           Living and traveling in Chianti from Certaldo (Trips to Chianti, San Gimingnano, Siena, Pisa and Cinque Terre on the Mediterranean

May 31                Depart for Rome

June 1 - June 3    Rome 

June 4                 Depart from Rome for USA

Trip 2:  June 8 - July 2

June 8                 Depart USA for Rome

June 9-11            Rome

June 12               Bus to Orvieto, Montepulciana and Certaldo

June 13-28           Living and traveling from Certaldo (Trips include Chianti, San Gimignano, Siena, Pisa and Cinque Terre on the Mediterranean)

June 29               Depart from Venice

June 29-July 1      Venice

July 2                 Depart from Venice for USA 

Those interested in attending the Summer 2015 Italy Intensives should go to the admissions & applications page to see specific costs and how to apply.   Please apply as soon as possible because the programs fill quickly.  A waiting list will be started once the programs fill.