(does not include airfare to Italy)
- 3 Undergraduate credits in ENG
- Accommodations in Italy
- Travel Insurance
- Arrival and concluding dinners, along with pasta making workshop lunch
- Class field trips, cultural and select tours
- Research supplies
Participants are responsible for:
- Participants are responsible for transportation to and from Italy, local transportation (not covered by class), passport/visa fees, required textbook, individual sightseeing and incidental expenses, and all meals except those listed above.
July 17 - Aug. 6, 2022
Online: July 10 - 16, 2022 and Aug. 7-13, 2022 (ENG 400A Only)
Pre-trip orientation meeting will be held TBD.
The group will convene in Florence on July 17, 2022. Participants may extend their stays at their own expense. (Airfare and meals are not included in the fee.)
Open only to students traveling to Florence.
About the Experience:
This course is an immersive travel writing course focused on Florence, Italy. Students will learn modern travel writing and use exemplars as well as their own expectations, experiences, and excursions to develop state-of-the-art travel compositions of their own. The course will include classroom meetings, immersive experiences, sensory training, mindfulness practices, street photography and audio/video recording to build their final course projects. No one will come away without a deep appreciation for both Florence and quality travel writing.
Italy's cultural heritage, diverse landscapes and celebrated food make it an impressive study-abroad destination. Explore Florence with a city walking tour and discover artistic masterpieces at the Uffizi Gallery and Michelangelo's David statue at the Palazzo Vecchio. Learn about the traditional cuisine with a pasta-making workshop for lunch, as well as welcome and farewell dinners. Take part in day trips to the canal city of Venice and the medieval city of Siena.Download the information flyer (PDF)
William J. Macauley Jr., Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org is a professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he has served as University Writing Center director from 2011 to 2015 and director of the Composition and Communication in the Disciplines program from 2015 to 2019. Macauley has been teaching writing for many years now, and his emphasis is always on the writer first. His teaching encourages students to follow their own interests, push themselves to do work that matters, and develop expertise that will benefit them now and in the future.
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- Deposit and registration through MyNevada
- It is required each student register for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), which is a free service provided by the U.S. Department of State https://step.state.gov/.
- Additional University travel documents are required to be completed prior to departure (no exceptions). Contact Academic Credit Options at ACO@unr.edu. Program pending approval from the University Travel Office.
University credit, included in the fee, may be earned in:
- 3 Undergraduate credits in ENG 321: Writing in the Disciplines & Professions or
- ENG 400A: Topics in Writing (requires additional online course work)
For registration assistance, please contact ACO.
For course content information, please contact the course instructor.
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A $500 non-refundable deposit must be paid to obtain permission to register in this program. Deposit is applied toward total program fees of $3,700. All fees are required to be paid in full prior to course start date.
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If you drop the program, for any reason, and a replacement participant cannot be found to take your place, a refund may not be possible. Due to the costs and logistics of travel programs, refunds will consist only of that portion of the payment that is retrievable from the various agencies used in providing the program.
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It is imperative participants acquire valid U.S. passports and any other required travel documents. Passport processing may take 10-12 weeks, so plan accordingly. Depending on the country, you may be required to apply for a visa. The cost of visas can vary widely across countries. Check with the U.S. Department of State. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you should check with the embassy of your home country and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection department to determine if you need to take any action on your passport.
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The University acts as an agent for the companies and individuals whose services have been engaged in the carrying out of the tour and, in consequence, accepts no responsibility for accidents, damages, baggage losses, delays due to strikes or to faults of any company used for carrying out this tour. Prices are subject to change without notice. The right is reserved to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of the tour at any time prior to departure or in the course of the tour. In the unlikely event that the services or accommodations are not available as stated, due to reasons beyond our control, we will make every effort to provide accommodations of equal standard and quality for your safety and convenience. After the initial nonrefundable deposit, refunds will consist only of that portion of the payment retrievable from the various agents. If the final payment is not received by July 16, 2022, it will be assumed the participant has withdrawn from the trip.
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The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study- and intern-abroad programs worldwide.
The Fund for Education Abroad provides financial support for U.S. undergraduates to study overseas, with a preference toward rigorous, immersive academic programs and under-represented students.
The Joan Nelson Study Abroad Scholarship is a $5,000 award given to a Golden Key International Honor Society member to be used toward overseas study.
The Society awards 75 study-abroad grants of $1,000 to students who have earned a GPA of at least 3.75 on a 4-point scale. Applicants do not have to be society members but must attend an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter.
You can use either regular FAFSA loans or special study-abroad loans to help finance your trip. You also can use military scholarships and some other academic scholarships.
- Dates and costs are subject to change depending upon rate increases and currency exchanges.
- A portion of program fees may be used to pay hosting expenses.