Program Package


Fee includes:

(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 15 - Aug. 5, 2023

Online course Work: TBD

Location: Florence

Pre-trip orientation meeting will be held TBD.

The group will convene in Florence on July 16, 2023. 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 seminar focuses on women's experiences of and contributions to social change in the Americas with particular attention paid to their efforts to secure reproductive justice and end violence against women. The concept of "America(s)" for this course is an inclusive one, encompassing South and Central Americas, Mexico, the United States, Canada and Caribbean nations. We will examine the social constructions of gender; explore the struggles and successes of women's social movements in diverse cultural, political and geographic contexts; and reflect on the lessons of these movements and their contributions throughout the Americas. We also will integrate a global analysis by reflecting on transnational ties that women's movements in the Americas have forged with women's movements around the globe (for example in Italy, Spain, Kenya and South Africa, among others). Finally, we will address the forces that facilitate and limit women’s community participation. This seminar is geared to prepare participants for the increasingly important challenges of building local-global ties in the context of women's rights.


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Prisca Gayles, Ph.D. , is an assistant professor of in the Depts. of Sociology and Gender, Race and Identity Studies. She holds a doctorate in Latin American Studies, with doctoral portfolios in African and African Diaspora Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies, from the University of Texas at Austin. Gayles’s research interests include Black Feminist Theory, Afro-Latin American feminisms, the sociology of race and ethnicity, social movements, migration and citizenship, and the African diaspora in Argentina.

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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
  • Additional University travel documents are required to be completed prior to departure (no exceptions). Contact Academic Credit Options at Program pending approval from the University Travel Office.

University credit, included in the fee, may be earned in:

  • 3 Undergraduate credits in SOC 497: Special Topics in Sociology or GRI 491 Special Topics

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 $3,565. 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 May 19, 2023, it will be assumed the participant has withdrawn from the trip.

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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

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.

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship

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.

Golden Key Joan Nelson Study Abroad Scholarship

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.

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Study Abroad Grant

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.

Student Loans

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.