Location: Arezzo, Italy Faculty Leaders: Tyrrell Conway and Casie Collamore Housing: Hotels or apartments, shared occupancy Excursions: Rome, Florence, Siena Independent Travel: Open 3-day weekend mid-program
This program works well for science and pre-health professions majors.
July 3 Arrive in Rome
July 30 Last day of classes July 31 Free to depart from Arezzo
MBIO 4823 Pathogenic Microbiology and Infectious Disease (required for MBIO majors)
MBIO 4833 Basic Immunology (elective for MBIO major)
Only students willing to make a serious commitment to the academic aspect of this program should apply. The program is likely to fill well before the application deadline date.
Enrollment is limited to 20 students to ensure individual attention in the courses.
The professors and the International Programs Office of the College of Arts and Sciences have worked to create an exciting opportunity abroad that places microbiology and the history of that science into an Italian context. Students begin the program with time in Rome, then move on to Arezzo. Excursions to Florence and Siena complement the academic work by focusing on topics such as The Plague and the history of science, as well as Italian culture and history. Classes are held Monday through Thursday. Some day trips may take place on Fridays in order to keep the rest of the weekend open. There is an open 3-day weekend mid-program for independent travel. More details will be available in the2015 Microbiology Information Sheetto be attached here in October.
3.0 OU cumulative GPA at the time of application
MBIO 3812 and 3813 or permission of instructor
1 faculty recommendation, submitted electronically as part of the application process
Passport valid through six months after program end, or a copy of a receipt showing that an application has been submitted. (U.S. passport application)
Open to all OU students who meet the requirements. Not restricted to Arts and Sciences majors.
Shared hotel rooms or multiple-occupancy apartments
Half board - breakfast and dinner included in price while in Arezzo
It is each applicant's responsibility to share information about cost with family members who need to know and understand how the payment system works.
A 2015 Microbiology Estimated Budgetwill appear here as a link to help you compare programs and plan for study abroad. Arts and Sciences summer programs require a $200 non-refundable deposit at the time of application. That amount is deducted from the program fee. Costs are subject to change based on the currency exchange rate and the number of participants.
There are a number of scholarships available for study abroad students. A few examples are listed below.
Start by attending a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about study abroad, After that, schedule an appointment with Karen Elmore, College of Arts and Sciences International Programs Coordinator. The online application process should open by mid-October 2014.
A College of Arts and Sciences Faculty-led Program
Karen L. Elmore, International Programs Coordinator
232 Ellison Hall
For an advising appointment, go to: http://iadvise.ou.edu/casip
Dates / Deadlines:
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.