SIPA Semester in Italy Spring 2024: Global Italy and the European Union


Program Description

Designed for social science and humanities students, this program offers the opportunity to study critically important contemporary issues—citizenship, identity and immigration-- with a focus on Italy in the European contact, while residening in the historic center of a city that has practically defined globalization for more than 800 years.


Genoa, Italy

Students will also have the opportunity to explore scenic towns such as Cinque Terre, Camogli, and Portofino during the weekend.

Program Requirements

Students participating in the SIPA Semester in Italy Program must have a min. GPA of 2.0. The program is opened to any major at FIU.


Shared apartment housing

Program Information

Spring 2024

January 8, 2024- April 27, 2024


  • ITA 1135 – Accelerated Italian I (3 credits) Magda Pearson, Italian Teaching Professor, FIU
  • INR 3214 – International Relations of Europe (3 credits) Markus Thiel, Professor of Politics and International Relations, FIU
  • INR 3045 – Global Challenge of Refugees and Migrants (3 credits) Edoardo Corradi, Instructor of Political Science, University of Genoa
  • SYP 4454 – Globalization and Society (3 credits) Guillermo Grenier, Professor of Sociology, FIU and A. Douglas Kincaid, Associate Professor of Sociology, FIU

Students taking the courses above will receive credits towards the Undergraduate Certificate in European & Eurasian Studies

Approximate Cost

The cost for this program is $3,113.00 and it includes, housing, welcome and departure dinners.

The program fee does not include airfare, meals, local transportation in Genoa, FIU tuition ($205.57/credit, 12 credits total), the $195 OEA fee, and personal expenses.

Contact Information

Dr. Douglas Kincaid, Program Director

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