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Italy, Interior Design

Italy Design 2019
The Course: 
INT 311 – Global Perspectives in Interior Design
This course is a combination of hands-on learning, lecture and travel and is designed for interior design students.  It combines collaborative effort and hands-on teamwork to focus on national and global design issues, and human factors through exposure to contemporary issues, historical architecture and design, varying dynamics, other cultures, and different economic groups. The course includes pre-departure courses with information about culture, locations and design. While abroad, you will participate in design charrettes (quick design challenges) and carry a sketchbook to sketch what you are seeing and reflect using visual methods. 
The Country:
The heart of the Roman Empire, birthplace of the Renaissance and home of the Vatican and Roman Catholic Church, Italy is home to some of the world's greatest works of art, architecture and cuisine.  You will explore four of its most-visited cities—Rome (Roma), Naples (Napoli),  Florence (Firenze), Pisa, Burano, and Venice (Venezia). In Rome, you can feel the uninterrupted flow of the ages, from the classical era of the ancient Romans to the pulse of contemporary life being lived in centuries-old settings.  Next, in Naples you will experience an elegant masterpiece of history, design, and archaeology of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Florence is the jewel of the Italian Renaissance, which is evident in the formal grandeur of its palaces and piazzas. Venice, by contrast, seems suspended in time, with its artsy Venetian architecture and glorious canals.  Burano is the most colorful architecture in the country and known for lace production since the 15th century. Each of these cities reveals a different aspect of the Italian character; all six reveal the seamless blend of awe-inspiring art, history of architecture suspended in time, chic design and human warmth that symbolize the country.
Program Highlights:
  • Vatican Museums and St Peters, Galleria  Borghese (Rome)
  • The Colosseum and Roman Forum (Rome)
  • Pompeii /Herculaneum
  • National Archaeological Museum (Naples)
  • Medici Palace, Duomo (Florence)
  • Visit FUA design, our partner school (Florence)
  • The academia and statue of David (Florence)
  • Industry Visits for Interior Design
  • Leaning Tower (Pisa)
  • Piazza San Marco, Dodges Palace Tour, Gondola Ride (Venice)
  • Burano (small island known for picturesque houses)
  • Transportation between cities includes (high speed train or bus)
  • Guided tours in many locations
Estimated Program Fee: $4,200
$1,000 Global Advantage Scholarship Available!

  • Round Trip Airfare 
  • Housing (Hotels)
  • Wi-fi hotspot rental
  • Some meals 
  • Health Insurance 
  • Many Cultural Excursions 
  • Most In-country Transportation
Does Not Include: 
  • Tuition for Summer 2019 credits 
  • Personal Expenses
  • Passport Fee 
  • Optional Capri/Sorrento excursion
Jillissa Moorman, Faculty, Interior Design
Nielsen Hall room 334A