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Arts and Sciences in Italy

The spring Study Abroad Fair will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Campus Center.

Spring Semester 2019

This semester-long program will be carried out in conjunction with the Accademia Europea di Firenze (AEF), an international school of liberal and performing arts and Italian studies. Students will be accompanied by a Western New England faculty member and will take at least two regular University courses in addition to AEF course offerings. The program also includes a variety of field trips around Italy.

No language skills required.

Students will take a full semester of coursework (15-17 cr.) while in Italy, consisting of two three-credit courses from Western New England faculty, and 2-3 courses from AEF. AEF courses may be used to satisfy any applicable Western New England requirements, and all course credits will automatically be transferred. 

For more information or to request an application contact Professor Lisa Drnec Kerr at lkerr@wne.edu or (413) 796-2303. Please include your name, major, and contact information when requesting an application.

Courses Offered

Western New England Courses

ENGL 390—Literature and Theory of the Metropolis (Writing Intensive)
ENGL 290—Travel Writing and Research (Writing Intensive)

Sample AEF Courses

History of Contemporary Italy
History of Art
Studio Drawing
The History of Cinema
Food and Culture
Italian Language
Contemporary Dance
Literature and the Renaissance

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How can I participate?

Students must be in good academic standing to participate in study abroad opportunities. Students participating in year-long or semester-long study abroad programs must satisfy the specific grade point average required by the foreign university they will be attending.


Want to Learn More?

For more information, contact:

Dr. Josie Brown-Rose, Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Assistant Director of the Study Abroad Program

Phone: 413-782-1279

Email: jbrownro@wne.edu

Dr. Saeed Ghahramani, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Director of the Study Abroad Program

Phone: 413-782-1218

Email: sghahram@wne.edu

Got Your Passport? Don’t forget to apply now for your passport to be ready to take advantage of this unique educational/travel opportunity.