Program Package


Fee includes:

(does not include airfare to Italy)

  • 3 undergraduate/graduate credits in CHS
  • Accommodations in Italy
  • Travel Insurance
  • Arrival and concluding dinners, along with pasta-making workshop lunch
  • Class field trips, and cultural and select tours
  • Course materials

Participants are responsible for:

  • Participants are responsible for transportation to and from Italy, local transportation (not covered by class), passport/visa fees, required textbook(s), individual sightseeing, incidental expenses and meals not listed above.

June 6-21, 2023

Location: Ischia/Salerno

Online Course Work: June 1-26, 2023

Pre-trip orientation meeting will be held TBD.

The group will convene in Italy on June 7, 2023. Participants may extend their stays at their own expense. (Airfare is not included in the fee.)

Open only to students traveling to Italy.

About the Experience:

Interested in studying public health this summer in Italy? This summer study tour will take place in lschia and Salerno, Italy. The course will provide a rich experience by studying the influences of the environment and culture on the health of the public in Southern Italy.

Italy's cultural heritage, health practices, and celebrated food make it an impressive study-abroad destination. This course will explore social, cultural, and behavioral topics related to public health, health promotion sciences, and public health practice.

Participants will explore lschia and Salerno with city walking tours and take part in day trips to sites such as the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, and Mount Vesuvius. Excursions include visiting thermal baths, a pasta factory, a reception at the Castle of Aragon, and much more.

Download the information flyer (PDF)


Dr. Lois Ritter, teaches in the Master of Public Health program at the University of Nevada, Reno and has worked on regional and national public health studies. She is a published author, including her book "Multicultural Health." She has presented at regional, national and international conferences.

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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:

  • 3 Undergraduate credits in CHS 315: Social and Behavioral Sciences or 3 Graduate credits in CHS 701: Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Health

For registration assistance, please contact ACO.

For course content information, please contact the course instructor.

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$500 non-refundable deposit must be paid to obtain permission to register in this program. Deposit is applied toward total program fee of $3,690. 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.