Honors Italy Program: Summer 2024


Program Description

The Grand Tour was a traditional trip through Europe for the upper class. The custom of embarking in this educational journey started in the 17th century and lasted for centuries. Italy was the key destination of the Grand Tour. Nowadays Italy is still one of the most visited countries in the world and during our study abroad you will find out why. You will step into the past to better understand the present, you will be wondering in the arena where gladiators were fighting for their freedom, you will be touched by the lives destroyed by a sudden eruption in Pompei, you will be overwhelmed by architectonical beauty and timeless art.

Students will also reflect on how tourism has changed in the last 300 years. Men have been traveling near and far since the antiquity, feeding the human desire of discovery, but the Grand Tour will start a new concept of tourism that is still lasting nowadays. Traveling in the course will expand the students’ awareness and understanding of multicultural perspectives. In order to acquire the necessary knowledge of Italian culture and traditions before traveling in Italy during Summer A, students will be exposed to virtual Italy through Google Arts & Culture App.

Rome, Florence, Narnia, Naples, Pompei, Monterosso, Genoa, Milan, and Venice.



Students will share rooms in hotels in Rome, Narnia, Naples, Florence, Genoa, and Venice-Mestre. (3 or 4 students per room- Private bathroom in room). Hotels have breakfast included.

Program Information

  • Spring 2024
  • Summer A 2024


  • May 7 – May 25, 2024


Students participating in the FIU Honors College Italy Program must register for the 3 credit hour pre-trip seminar in the Spring 2024 term at the Modesto A. Maidique campus, and the 3 credit hour "in-country" course in the Summer A 2024 term in Italy.

On Campus:

  • IDH 4007—Italy: Grand Tour Redux (3 credits) Spring 2024


  • IDH 4008—Italy: Grand Tour Redux (3 credits) Summer A 2024

*These 6 credits fulfill one year of Honors College requirements.

Approximate Cost

The cost of the 2024 Honors Italy study abroad program is $2,100. This includes ground transportation, housing accommodations, admission to required museums and sites.

Program cost does not include: $195 Study Abroad non-refundable fee, FIU tuition for 6 credits ($205.57 per undergraduate credit), airfare, meals, and personal expenses (including out-of-class transportation).


Contact Information

Honors College, DM 233
Nicole Patrick
T: 305.348.4100
E: honorsabroad@fiu.edu
Dean Markowitz
E: markowit@fiu.edu

If you are interested in more information, contact the professor below with any questions.
Honors College at FIU
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Magda Pearson
Honors College
E: pearsonm@fiu.edu

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