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Summer Study in Italy - Tuscan Tales  



Spend the start of your summer in Italy with the summer study abroad course, Tuscan Tales: Travel Writing in Italy.

Join Dr. Nathan Oates for a two-week (14 nights in Italy), three-credit study abroad course in May and June 2020 that will combine first hand experiences of international travel with a study of the literary history of travel writing.

We will fly to Rome and spend five days exploring the rich history and culture of the city, including a guided tour of ancient Roman ruins, a visit to the Vatican, and a walking tour that takes in the rich artistic history on display in Rome’s churches. From Rome we will travel up to the medieval city of Siena, where we will visit local sites of interest, including a day-long tour of the Chianti countryside, with stops for gelato and at a world-class vineyard. From Siena we will take a short bus ride to Florence, where we will spend six days taking in the famous art museums and historical sites throughout the city. Along the way, we will allow plenty of leisure time to discuss literary travel essays and short stories, while working on our own travel writing, drawn from our immediate experiences.

The approximate cost of the program is $4,000, which includes airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, many dinners, local travel, tour guides, and course administration.

Note: This price does not include summer tuition, but the course is eligible for a 25% reduction in tuition. This course may be taken for either graduate or undergraduate credit; it may also be taken for enrichment rather than for credit. This course fulfills the Core III, Engaging the World requirement. Interested students should contact Dr. Nathan Oates at with any questions.

Categories: Education , Nation and World

For more information, please contact:

  • Nathan Oates
  • (917) 579-4674