Due to the current world health situation, all optional tours and field studies have been cancelled during Fall 2020. Please contact your Program Advisor for more information.
USAC encourages every student to participate on a tour or field study; however, they are optional and have an additional fee. Dates and destinations may change at the discretion of the Resident Director.
The following are possible destinations, view term calendars for specifics.
We'll first stop in Genoa, a historical gem of a city, then on to the charming coastal town of Santa Margherita Ligure, where you can enjoy the palm trees and beaches, and seafood and pesto specialties. A short boat ride will bring us to the luxurious, colorful village of Portofino, where the world's rich and famous relax on impressive yachts.
We'll visit La Spezia, an antique port right in the middle of the Gulf of Poets, that was transformed into a fortress surrounded by walls. here you can enjoy farinata, the fascinating nearby beaches, and the social life at night. After a breathtaking boat ride you will reach the enchanting town of Portovenere, a fortified fishing village hte brightly painted houses in front of the gorgeous archipelago of Palmaria "Tino" Tinetto islands. Nearby Cinque Terre offers dramatic cliffside views and hiking opportunities between the five tiny villages.
We'll first stop in Genoa, a historical gem of a city, then on to the charming coastal town of Santa Margherita Ligure, where you can enjoy the palm trees and beaches, and seafood and pesto specialties. A short boat ride will bring us to the luxurious, colorful village of Portofino, where the world's rich and famous relax on impressive yachts. You will have the opportunity to hike hte cliffside paths in nearby Cinque Terre which offers dramatic cliffside views.
This is a one-credit field study that includes at least three visits to vineyards and sales points, comparing small, family-run operations to larger production sites. The course explains winemaking, but focuses on business an dmarketing aspects of the Italian wine industry. It may not be taken for audit. Written projects and readings are part of the final grade.
Veneto is a fascinating northeastern region bordering on the Adriatic Sea. First visit Verona, one of Italy’s most picturesque cities. Verona is the legendary home of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and site of some of the best preserved Roman ruins in the nation, including an amazing Colosseum-type arena where outdoor operas are still performed. A short ride from there and you step out onto the glorious and mysterious canals of Venice. This storybook city is home to one of the biggest Carnival celebrations world-wide! Negotiate the price of a gondola ride on Canal Grande, and don’t miss the charming, colorful islands Murano and Burano to shop for handmade glass and lace treasures!
Summer programs: Opens 9/1
Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1
Spring: Opens 9/1
Minimum GPA: 2.5
English | Italian
AACUPI--Association of American Colleges and Universities in Italy