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Program Type

  • OHIO Credit

Academic Focus

  • Various


  • Italy

Program Term

  • Winter Break

Application Deadline: 

Applications accepted on a rolling basis and early applications strongly encouraged!

Final Deadline: October 3rd

For more information, contact:

Dr Molly Morrison
Associate Professor of Italian
Gordy Hall 133
Tel: 740-597-2726 

Office of Global Opportunities



An unforgettable winter experience!

Do you like traveling? Do you like learning? Are you interested in Italian culture? 

Join us this winter break to learn about the culture of Italy, and see one of its gems, Tuscany, during a very tranquil part of the year!  This experience is a great opportunity for all students with NO  previous language experience required!

Students will immerse themselves in the culture of Italy. Day trips may include: San Gimignano and Monteriggioni; Pisa & Lucca; Siena; Volterra; Pistoia & Prato; Chianti

Good to Know:

  • This program will feature several mandatory, program-specific pre-departure orientation sessions to help familiarize students with the culture prior to arriving on-site. 

Living Arrangements 

OHIO student accommodations will be in double, triple or quad rooms in shared apartments located in the historic center of Florence and within walking distance of the CEA Global Campus facilities.

Program Dates 

Winter Break 2021-22: December 11th–December 23rd, 2021

Study Away and COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, participation in study away and abroad involves real and potential personal, financial, and academic risk. The CDC advises that you should delay travel until you are vaccinated. Note that entry to some countries and participation in local program and free-time activities, including in the U.S., may be severely restricted or potentially unavailable to unvaccinated individuals. Unvaccinated travelers should additionally expect to incur extra expenses and onsite logistical challenges due to onsite testing requirements. For further information, contact ogoriskmanagement@ohio.edu


Successful completion of this program will earn 4 credit hours. 

  • Italian 4900/2900: Special Topics (4 credits)

No previous knowledge of Italian is required to be successful in this program. Participation in the organized excursions will count towards course grades.


The program fee for this program includes: Student accommodations, some meals, in-country transportation, excursions (guided with tours), airport transfers, welcome and farewell dinner and international medical health insurance. 

In addition to the program fee, students should plan for 4 credit hours of tuition*, administrative fee, and out-of-pocket costs. Below is the student budget worksheet for this program, which outlines these costs.  

Undergraduate Student Budget Worksheet for Winter Break 2021-22

Items that are not related to the program (ie. additional entertainment, souvenirs, extra travel, contingency funds) are not included in the cost estimates provided and should be budgeted for separately.  


  • Non-resident surcharge waived for the credit hours associated with this program. 
  • If you are nominated to this program, you will be required to pay a deposit to confirm your participation. The deposit is a down payment on the total costs to be billed by OHIO and is determined by the total cost of the program. 
  • For programs completed over winter-break and spring break, the credit-hours associated with the program are part of the spring semester. Students taking between 12 to 20 Athens campus hours, including those associated with the program, will not incur additional tuition costs for the spring semester. Students taking less than 12 or more than 20 Athens campus credits for the spring term will see their tuition charge adjusted accordingly.  

Looking for Funding Opportunities? 

More information on financial aid and scholarships can be found on our funding pages.

Eligibility & Application Requirements 

This program is open to all undergraduates with a 2.5 gpa or higher.

Students will be required to submit a copy of their (1) DARs, (2) a 1-2 page personal statement, and (3) a letter of reference during the application process. 

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy 

This program accepts NON-OHIO students. For more information about this process visit the Non-OHIO student page.   

Participants must have a at least a high school diploma or the equivalent (e.g. GED) by the start date of the program to be considered for eligibility.  Students enrolled in College Credit Plus (CC+) are not eligible for study away programs.

Entry and Exit Requirements 

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year,  apply for your passport   now. Some countries also require a visa to legally enter or reside in the country.

U.S. citizens  will not  need a visa or other special document to enter the country for the length of this program. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to this program. 

For more specific visa related information, please visit OGO’s  Visa Information Page 

Information for  Non-U.S. citizens  can be found   here