Study abroad is back! – The Fresno State College of Arts and Humanities

“Studying abroad is about immersing yourself in another culture and developing an appreciation for how other people live,” said Kristi Eastin, Professor of Classics and Humanities, Department of Modern and Classical Languages ​​and Literatures (MCLL).

The MCLL department works with the study abroad office to deliver exciting courses that are academically sound, economically feasible, and credential-enhancing while providing students with a life-changing educational experience. The programs help students develop the cross-cultural skills and practical leadership abilities needed to succeed in the diversity of our Central Valley community.

Great study abroad options are coming to Spain, Italy and Rome this year, with more on the way. Each CSU student is eligible for a $1,000 scholarship, and other scholarship opportunities may be available.

The Alcazaba of Malaga is surrounded by trees and a statue in front.
Spain – Malaga: Alcazaba by Banja-Frans Mulder.

Spanish teachers Isolina Sands and Maria Dolores Morillo lead the program in Malaga, Spain in the summer of 2023.

“I always love student reactions to the wonderful experiences that await them in Spain,” Sands said.

“I am delighted that my students have the opportunity to study and continue their studies while visiting three of the most beautiful and oldest cities in Spain, which is an incredible opportunity that I am very honored and delighted to have. throw alongside them,” added Morillo.

The program starts on May 21 and ends on June 10. The itinerary includes morning Spanish lessons (appropriate level of each student), local attractions and activities, and time to enjoy the nearby beaches along the Mediterranean coast. There will also be day trips over two weekends. One in Granada to see the Alhambra and other sites and another in the resort town of Nerja.

The total cost of the program is approximately $2,365 plus airfare, estimated at $1,300.

The image shows the beautiful city of Salerno and its coastline.  The vast blue body of water can also be seen.
Panorama of Salerno from the Croce district, close to Arechi Castle by Cabalist12.

The Italian Studies Abroad program is led by Dr. Andrea Polegato, Assistant Professor of Italian Studies at MCLL. The program offers two options for students, one in Florence and the second in Salerno.

The Florence program runs from July 3-14. The course, mainly taught in English, has no prerequisites and no material courses at zero cost. This multidisciplinary course will cover the most important elements of Italian culture and economy, including food culture, art, music, fashion, hospitality and agriculture.

The estimated cost of the program is approximately $4,365, which includes three units and other university fees, insurance, housing, some meals, and guided tours. Airfare is not included.

The Salerno program will run from July 16-29. The course material is free and requires no prior knowledge of Italian.

“This program not only offers immersion in the Italian language through lessons, but also an introduction to the warm culture of Italy through exciting group activities, excursions and field trips,” Polegato said. in his presentation. “Students will not only improve their knowledge of the Italian language and culture, but also acquire intercultural skills.”

The estimated cost of the program is approximately $3,745, which includes three units and other academic fees, insurance, housing, some meals, and guided tours. Airfare is not included. Additional scholarships are available under the Italian Studies program.

Dr. Eastin will facilitate the Roman Studies Abroad program in the summer of 2023. The two-week study abroad trip to Rome runs from May 23 to June 9, and the course meets the upper division GE IC requirement (HUM 110: The Humanities of Republican and Imperial Rome).

The ancient Roman Colosseum is seen under the bright blue sky.
Italiano: Colosseum of Alessandroferri

“Our classroom is the city of Rome – museums, archaeological sites, cathedrals and churches and all the Renaissance and Baroque highlights the city has to offer,” Eastin said.

This trip also includes excursions to Naples, the ancient city of Pompeii; the ancient Greek temples of Paestum, Florence, Siena and the medieval town of San Gimignano.

The estimated cost is $5,600. This includes university fees, airfare, accommodation, entrance tickets to all sites and museums, transportation to all sites and museums, daily buffet breakfast and six dinners. Additional scholarships are also available for students enrolled in Latin and Ancient Greek.

Study abroad programs bring together history and present in a distinct lived experience that enhances the educational experience of our students. With a better understanding of the world and greater acceptance of others, students in study abroad programs see their horizons expand far beyond what they thought possible. They find their inspiration for life.

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