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A Traveler’s Pilgrimage to Italy

Feeding the soul through the five senses in Rome and Assisi

This Maymester experience (one week on campus, two weeks in Italy) will take students on an inspirational journey into the heart of Italy to explore, document the people and sights and write about a culture that has captivated people for thousands of years. In Rome, we will get an inside look at the Vatican. Next, we hope to travel by train to Assisi as we travel back to the middle ages to see the Basilica of St. Francis. 

With the soul fed, we turn to the fashion, ancient architecture and glories of Italian food, spending an evening making pasta and traveling to a winery to sip on the fruits of the vineyards.

When: May 8 – 27 (two weeks in Italy)

Who: All majors / no experience required

Class: JOUR 596 — A Traveler’s Pilgrimage to Italy

Language: You not need to know Italian, but it is helpful

Trip leaders from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty:

Class size: 20

Costs: $2,975 (includes airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast and transportation to Assisi)

  • Also UofSC tuition for a 3-credit course (in-state tuition for all)
  • $150: UofSC study abroad application and required emergency international insurance
  • $180: In-country travel and Italy cultural excursions
  • $25 a day: Suggested to cover other meals, souvenirs and nightlife

CIC scholarships available: $1,000 - $1,500
The college has some study away scholarship money available for this course.

Interest Application: Required – Complete online form ASAP
Completing the Interest Application indicates your interest in the program and does not commit you to attend the trip class at this time.

Desposit: $500 (A spot in the class is secured for those who are the first to complete the interest application and pay the deposit).  NOTE: In the past, most classes are full by Dec. 1. Make deposit now »

Deposit Deadline:  Jan. 3, 2022.

Additional information: email

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