An Italian Odyssey
June 2- 24, 2012
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Journey with us as we explore the cultural and intellectual history of Italy in the exciting interdisciplinary program titled An Italian Odyssey to be held during Summer Session One, June 2-24, 2012.
Our learning adventure is based in the picturesque town of Sorrento, Italy located on western Italy 's Amalfi Coast at the southern tip of the Bay of Naples. Our stay in Sorrento includes excursions to the Greek ruins at Paestum, the buried cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum (Ercolano), the dramatic crater of Mount Vesuvius, and the wondrous island of Capri. We will explore the many archeological sites in nearby Naples, a complex and beautiful city with a rich multicultural past. In Rome we will witness the crossroads of the ancient, medieval and renaissance ages, visiting the Coliseum, Pantheon, Spanish steps, and Trevi Fountain, as well as St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican museums.
The $4,300 fee for the program includes:
1) the flight to and from Naples, along with ground transportation to and from the airport
2) ground transportation throughout the trip
3) housing for the period of June 2-24, 2012
4) all field trips which are part of the program including museum admissions, and an array of special events.
In Sorrento students will be housed in lovely hotel rooms that include a full breakfast. In Rome participants will be housed in a central youth hostel where they will have an opportunity to meet other students from around the world.
In addition to the program fee students will need to pay regular Hofstra tuition costs for the six credits.
For more information and an application for the Italian Odyssey Program please contact:
Professor John Teehan
Co-director, Italian Odyssey Program
The six credit Italian Odyssey program is composed of two 3 credit Hofstra University courses (both taught in English):
- Cultural Globalization, GS 2, taught by Professor Linda Longmire
- Gods and Sages: Religious Wisdom in the Ancient World, taught by Professor John Teehan and Professor Cindy Rosenthal.
Students must take both courses, which qualify for distribution credit.