Tours and Field Studies for Verona, Italy
USAC encourages every student to participate on a tour or field study; however, this segment of the program is optional for an additional fee. You will sign up for the tour or register for the field study on your Course and Tour Registration Form.
Lake Como, Bergamo (Italy) and Lugano (Switzerland)
We'll explore gorgeous Lake Como with a boat ride to Bellagio and continue our international adventure by crossing the border into Switzerland for a tour of Lugano. We will stop in Bergamo for a scenic funicular ride to admire the natural and architectural sites.
Merano, Bolzno (Italy) and Innsbruck (Austria)
Visit the charming mountain town Merano - known for thermal spas - and day-trip over the border into Austria for an exciting visit to Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps. Spend a day in Bolzano, where you can experience Italian and Germanic cultures, and visit the Museum of Archeology to see the Oetzi Iceman exhibit - Europe's oldest known mummy - believe to have lived around 3300 BC. You can take hte gondola up the mountain for a stunning view. Time permitting, a brief stop by Lake Garda on the way home to Verona may by included.
Trieste and Adriatic Seaside
Venture into a part of Italy off the tourist path. This multicultural city hangs on Italy's eastern edge and is known for its literary cafes, art scene, and enchanting seascapes. Learn about this port where coffee has been imported for centuries, visit the Miramare Castle, and experience the mysterious city about which writers like James Joyce and Italo Svevo wrote.
Lake Garda (Summer Session I)
Enjoy a two-day tour to one of the most beautiful areas in Italy. Lake Garda is hte largest alpine lake in Italy and considered the most charming. Enjoy the beautiful landscape from the Scaligeri castle and visit the grotto of ancient Roman poet Catullus. Admire quaint towns like Sirmione and Desenzano, and ride rollercoasters at Gardaland or Movieland amusement parks. The intense colors, transparent water, temperate climate, and beautiful landscape - including olive and lemon groves, palm and orange trees - will take your breath away. Bright your swimsuit for this amazing tour!
Food and Wine Business Field Study
Included are at least three visits to points of interest focusing on the vast culinary and enological resources of the Verona/Veneto region. Samples may include businesses related to wine, olive oil, cheese, rice, or sweets. Business topics will be the focus and written assignments and readings will be required. Tastings included, of course!
Italian Fashion Business Field Study
Where better than Italy to learn about the business world of fasion? Included are at least three visits to learn from experts in business areas that may include marketing, merchandising, management, sales and more.