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Journey to Italy
Arezzo, Italy; Multiple Cities, Italy
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Journey Program
 Non-English Language Prerequisite:
No Language Preqrequisite Housing Type: Hotel or Guesthouse
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Study Abroad Adviser: Nicole Bisby
 Language Category:
Language Category B
Program Description:

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Summer 2014 application deadline is February 1, 2014
All students accepted to the Journey to Italy program will receive a $1500 PITF scholarship award

Program Highlights

  • Location: OU in Arezzo campus, Rome, Venice, Florence, Sinna, Pompeii
  • Academics6 upper-division credits
  • Cost: 1) OU tuition/fees to the Bursar at your regular rate (in state or out of state), 2) Program Fee, 3) Flight, 4) Extra
  • Dates: June 1st, 2014 - June 30th, 2014 (A detailed trip itinerary will be given to program participants during the pre-departure orientation sessions: Education Abroad will facilitate two mandatory group meetings including the professors, program alumni, and staff where logistic matters, finances, health, safety and security issues, cultural aspects, and relevant academic information will be discussed.)
  • Housing: Hotels (Participants will stay as a group in hotels. Each student will share a room with at least one other student. The accomodation is fully included in the program cost.)


The following two courses will be taught with each being a 3-credit upper-division course in International and Area Studies and will fulfill a General Education requirement, as approved by the Provost's Advisory Committee on General Education.

  • AHI 3313 Art and Culture in Italy, a hands-on Art History course, Professor Kirk Duclaux, Director of Italian Programs in Italy for the University of Oklahoma. 
  • IAS 3920 Journey to Italy: Italian Garden History, Dr. Woodfin, Director of Division of Landscape Architecture at the University of Oklahoma (Gen Ed-Western Culture)

Money Matters
Your Program Fee for the Journey to Italy: 2014 is $3,500 and will be split into 3 separate payments:
Each accepted Journey Participant will pay a non-refundable $500 depost - this deposit is due asap or one week after notification of acceptance (Please note: your $500 deposit is non-refundable).

Your second payment will be due on March 3 ($1500)
Your final payment will be due on April 1 ($1500)

Your second payment will be due on March 1, and your final payment will be due on April 1. You will need to submit all payments in person to Merla Davis in the College of International Studies in the Chemistry Building on the North Oval, room 112.

  • Program Fee: $3,500 (Your program fee includes in-country travel, housing, guided tours, some meals (breakfast during the trip time, breakfast and dinner during the stay in Arezzo), and on-site advising and assistance. This price does not include international airfare, passport application and/or renewal fees, additional meals, personal expenses, or OU tuition and fees for 6 credit hours.)
  • Airfare: $1,200 - $1,500 ($1,500 covered by PITF scholarship) (Please do not book your international flight until your adviser has given you further information.)
  • OU tuition and fees for 6 credit hours (Students will pay for 6 hours of OU tuition and fees at the rate they are normally charged (resident or non-resident) separately from the program fee.)
  • Additional meals out / Personal expenses

PITF Scholarship: All accepted Journey to Italy 2014 participants receive a PITF scholarship of $1500 to help offset the cost of international airfare to and from Rome Fiumicino Airport. All applicants must complete a PITF application by February 21 to receive the scholarship. Students with significant financial need should complete both portions of the PITF as extra funds may be distributed on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Check with the bursar about particular scholarships. 

Program Requirements

  • 2.5 Combined Retained GPA
  • Passport (valid through six months after return from study abroad)
  • Completion of Online Application
  • 1 Recommendation from an OU Professor

Get Started 
Summer 2014 Journey to Italy application deadline is February 1, 2014.
Students with a 3.0 or higher GPA and background coursework in Italian or Latin language, literature, or art will be given priority consideration in the application process; however, previous study of Italian is not required as coursework takes place in English. Maturity and independence are also highly regarded qualities in all study abroad applications. A total of 30 OU students will be selected to participate in this year's program.

  • Start by attending a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about study abroad as well as your next steps.
  • Next, come to an open advising session to move on to Phase 2!
Kristian Savic, Adviser for OU in Arezzo and Journey to Italy Programs
Old Science Hall, Room 222
OU Education Abroad
(405) 325-3519

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2014 02/01/2014 
02/16/2014 06/01/2014 06/30/2014

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This program is currently not accepting applications.