Explore the beautiful cities of Italy and Greece and learn about the sustainable building development practices that have enabled these places to survive the passing of time. Students will visit a variety of cities including Rome, Florence, and Athens as they compare and contrast cultural practices in the U.S. Spend the beginning of your summer discovering the beauty and history of these innovative countries.
Italy/Greece Fast Facts
Academic Calendar: Summer Credits: 3 or 6 credits Faculty & Staff: Dr. Aspasia Rigopolou-Melcher Population of Italy and Greece: 59.4 Million (Italy)
11.12 Million(Greece) Housing: Hotels and cruise cabins Meals: Breakfast and some dinners-All meals on cruise Language of instruction: English
Students can take either CMTY 410: Built to Last and Planned to Endure—The Eternal Cities of Italy and Greece (6 credits) OR CMTY 466/566: The Eternal Cities of Italy and Greece (3 credits). Students will chose only one of the courses for their excursion. Both courses are open to all students with no language requirements or pre-requisites and can be used as university electives. Each class will meet at least four times before departure for instructional and group-building activities and will hold regular one-hour meetings on the tour.
An exciting line up of bucket-list destinations await you on the Italy/Greece Tour including: Rome, The Vatican City, Florence, Pompeii, Delphi, Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Ephesus/Turkey, and more. It is impossible to list all of the amazing things you will experience during your time abroad!
In contrast to the architecture that continues to stand through the test of time, the ruins of Pompeii serve as a reminder of the power of nature and how it affects our choices in sustainable city building.
A three-day Greek island cruise (with a stop in Turkey) provides students with beautiful views of picturesque blue water along with excursions on each of the islands.
SCSU students will stay in a range of hotels (with 1 or 2 roommates) during their stay as well as cruise cabins on their trip to the Greek Islands.
Students must be sophomores or above and have a GPA of 2.0. Students should first enroll online with SCSU and, after accepted, will be provided with further application instructions for the Italy & Greece program. All majors are welcome.