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Italy 2.0
Catania, Italy; Multiple Cities, Italy; Sorrento, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Session
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Program Type:
College Sponsored
OU Sponsoring College:
College of International Studies
Language of Instruction: English Study Abroad Adviser: Monica Goodwin
Program Description:

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Spring Session 2018 Highlights
  • Travel from Catania to Sorrento, Italy with OU professors and other OU students
  • Visit museums and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as Valley of the Temples, Mount Etna, and Pompeii
  • Will count as a Spring Semester Course
  • Perfect to take before Journey to Italy - travel Italy all summer while earning credit!
  • Applications now open!

Program Requirements
In addition to meeting the study abroad eligibility requirements, you must also have:
  • 2.5 Combined Retained GPA
  • Passport (valid through six months after return from study abroad)
  • 1 recommendation letter from any OU professor

Program Overview
For this program, you will travel with OU professors and OU students to Catania and Sorrento, Italy. You will have the opportunity to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the Valley of the Temples, Mount Etna, and Pompeii. You'll also have the unique opportunity to meet with several social activists. 

Academics
Italy 2.0 offers the following course for Spring Session 2018:
  • IAS 3000 - Italy 2.0: Art History and Travel Writing (Professors Robert Bailey and Maura McAndrew)

2018 Dates 
May 23 - June 2, 2018

Money Matters
The budget estimate for the 2018 Italy 2.0 program is below; this budget does not include personal expenses. 
  • OU Tuition & Fees - normal in-state or out-of-state rate (financial aid, scholarships and/or banked hours may apply)
  • Program Fee - $2800 (includes housing, in-country travel, and most meals) 
    • 1st payment = $500 nonrefundable deposit due with program acceptance by March 16, 2018
      • ($250 for students who meet high financial need criteria)
    • 2nd payment = $1150 nonrefundable program fee payment due March 30, 2018
    • 3rd payment = $1150 nonrefundable program fee payment due April 20, 2018
  • Airfare - ~$1500 
  • Education Abroad Application Fee - $50 (charged to your Bursar account)
There are also a number of additional scholarships available for study abroad students, including but not limited to the following:
Housing
Participants will stay as a group. Each student will share a room with at least one other student. The accommodation is fully included in the program cost. 
 

Application Instructions
The first step to apply for this program is to attend a Study Abroad 101 session, offered weekdays throughout the semester. After you have attended a Study Abroad 101, you can click Apply Now at the top of the page! You must also complete a Phase 2 meeting with Monica Goodwin.

The online application includes things to read, sign, and complete. You will need one letter of recommendation from a professor who has graded you, and you will need to answer three essay questions:
  1. Why have you applied to this specific study abroad program?
  2. What are 2-3 goals you’ve set for your study abroad experience and how will you accomplish them?
  3. What are 2-3 challenges you expect to face abroad and how will you overcome them?

More Information
Your Study Abroad Adviser is Monica Goodwin. Please contact Monica by email or schedule an appointment by logging in to iadvise.ou.edu/studyabroad if you have any questions about this program.

This study experience will involve some rugged travel and hiking. Each student should consider his/her own physical fitness as well as his/her tolerance to extreme heat and non-standard accommodation.  Additionally, students may need to get vaccinations and medications prior to departure.  It is each student’s responsibility to ensure his/her routine vaccinations are up-to-date and to inquire whether there are recommended and/or required vaccinations or medications for the country/countries he/she will visit (including any countries he/she will visit which are not part of the study abroad program’s itinerary).  To find comprehensive information regarding international travel, including recommended or required vaccinations and medications, visit the U.S. Department of State’s website and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.  We recommend students visit a healthcare provider and acquire any necessary vaccinations and medications at least two (2) months prior to departure. Goddard Health Center (on the OU campus) is a good place for students to acquire the appropriate vaccinations and medications.

Questions
Monica Goodwin, Study Abroad Adviser
Farzaneh Hall 144
 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Session 2018 02/25/2018 03/12/2018 TBA TBA