Immerse yourself in Italian culture by studying opera, art, and fashion.
|Location||Milan & Florence, Italy|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Learning Abroad Center|
|Student Type||UofM Students, Non UofM Students|
|Student Year||Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
Study Italian culture through opera, art and fashion. Through these artistic genres, you will learn about the impact Italy has had in the world throughout the centuries. Starting in Milan and ending in Florence, we will explore the origins of the Italian Opera, paying particular attention to the life and works of Giuseppi Verdi. Hear lectures on the development of Italian opera that began in Florence, attend a live opera performance, and visit La Scala opera house and the famous Verdi Casa. The seminar will also explore Roman and Greek sculpture, focusing on the influence in the major works of da Vinci and Michaelangelo.
While in Milan, spend time exploring the great fashion street of Via Monte Napoleone, visit the famous fashion district where the Armani Silo Fashion Museum resides, shop Italian fashion, and take in the sights and sounds of this great fashion city.
**COVID-19 Update as of 2/4: Program participants will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of return to the United States. Students will be subject to whatever health requirements Italy has in place. Costs related to COVID-19 testing will be incurred by the individual student.
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This course offers the opportunity to learn facts about the industrialized city of Milan and Italy as a whole in its historical position in our globalizing world. Discover how Italy’s arts play in our global society by studying individual artists and the history of Italian art movements. Develop skills to critically interpret how artists' contributions are a reaction to the political and environmental moments in their lifetime.
You will live in shared housing with other program participants. A welcome and farewell meal, as well as some other additional meals are included in the program fee.
Excursions/activities in Florence may include:
Excursions/activities in Milan may include:
All program participants are required to and responsible for booking their own round-trip flight through Village Travel, a local travel agency that the Learning Abroad Center works with. The flight is listed as a cost that you will incur prior to departure and the Learning Abroad Center will notify confirmed participants of flight options to book through the travel agency.
It might be possible to deviate your return flight. Inquire with your program contact if interested.
This program is led by Wendy Zaro-Mullins, Associate Professor in the Department of Music in the College of Liberal Arts.
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
|Program Level||3000 level coursework|
One 3-credit course
This course offers the opportunity to learn facts about the industrialized city of Milan and Italy as a whole in its historical position in our globalizing world. Students will discover how the arts in Italy play in our global society through the study of individual artists and the history of Italian art movements. Students will also develop skills that will help them critically interpret the artistic contribution as a reaction to the political and environmental movements during the artists’ lifetime.
Assessment of student performance throughout the course will consist of journal maintenance, participation & attendance, and presentations.
Receive credit for: MUS 3271
Liberal Education Fulfillment: Arts & Humanities, Global Perspectives
|Term||Program Dates||Application Deadline|
|May Session 2021||May 13, 2021 – Jun 6, 2021||Mar 1, 2021|
If the deadline falls on a weekend, submit your materials on the following business day.
Important Note: Enrollment on this program is limited to 16 students. Admission is granted on a rolling basis and applications are reviewed in the order they are completed. Some programs may fill to capacity prior to the application deadline, therefore applying early is recommended. Additionally, applying early will allow for more time to plan ahead and prepare for the program.
See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.
|May Session 2021||TBD||TBD|
Program fees can vary widely due to location, cost of living, airfare, and program inclusions. The program fee generally includes tuition, airport transfers, in-country program related transportation, housing, some meals, entrances to course-related excursions and site visits, program administration, and international health insurance. You must also budget for the international flight, passport and passport photos, additional meals, textbooks, independent travel, and miscellaneous living expenses.
The Learning Abroad Center has worked with Village Travel to identify a coordinated flight that program participants will travel on together. You can view the coordinated flight itinerary here. We will notify confirmed program participants of when they should book this flight and at that point you will be responsible for booking it through Village Travel. The Cost of Participation lists the estimated flight cost in the Estimated Additional Expenses box. Please note that the flight cost is subject to change.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||May Session 2021|
|Program Name||Global Seminar: Music, Art, & Fashion in Italy|
|Track Name||Music, Art, & Fashion in Italy|
Use your University of Minnesota internet ID and password to log into the Education Abroad application system. Your student account will be charged a $50 application fee.
Once you submit your application, Learning Abroad Center staff will create a University of Minnesota student internet account for you. You will use this account to access the Education Abroad Application System, and other University of Minnesota services. You will be charged a $50 application fee for this program.
Our staff will contact you within 2–3 business days with your internet account information, and additional application instructions.
All students, both UofM and Non-UofM should use this apply button if applying for a program Fall 2021 or beyond (academic year, winter break etc.). You will be charged a $50 application fee for each application you submit.
Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist assigned to you.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toRoslyn Udairam or call at 612.625.0475.