|Restrictions:||OU applicants only|
|Program Type:||College of Arts & Sciences, Faculty Led, OU in Arezzo||Study Abroad Adviser:||Karen Elmore|
Microbiology in Italy
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 1 Arrive in Rome
Jul 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.
Enrollment is limited to 22 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 usually 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 Mondays through Thursdays. 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 are available in the 2014 Microbiology Information Sheet.
On-site support is provided by Kirk Duclaux, OU's Director of Italian Programs in Italy, and his staff.
- 3.0 OU cumulative GPA at the time of application
- MBIO 3812 and 3813 or permission of instructor
- 1 faculty recommendation, submitted electronically
- Passport valid for six months after return from study abroad. (For U.S. passport application, click here.)
- 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
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 2014 Microbiology Estimated Budget will 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.
- Presidential International Travel Fellowships, an OU need-based scholarship for airfare
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - a nationally cometitive award for Pell Grant recipients
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.
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:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2014||02/21/2014 **||Rolling Admission||07/01/2014||07/30/2014|
|NOTE: NOTE: Program arrival date is July 1, 2014. Participants are free to leave Arezzo on July 31, 2014. You are advised not to purchase your international airfare before you have been accepted to the program and have received instructions from your study abroad adviser and/or faculty-leader concerning your arrival in and departure from Italy as part of your participation in this program.|
** 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.
Indicates that deadline has passed