This program offers students an opportunity to engage with the rich culture and history of Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany regions of Italy. Students will observe and attend music lessons and rehearsals in an Italian conservatory, as well as observe classes of music education for children and participate in teaching some elements of those classes. Students will prepare meals with the help of Italian cooks, visit and shop at food markets and street markets, visit several architectural monuments which have defined Western architecture since the Trecento as well as having the opportunity to observe the architectural styles in urban and rural settings.
Prerequisite: One of the following courses: Introduction to Music, World Music Perspectives, Beginning Italian II, Introduction to Art History I, Introduction to Art History II or Renaissance Art History.
Financial Aid: Need-based aid may be available
Program Directors: Marcos Krieger, D.M.A., Assistant Professor of Music; Gail B. Levinsky, D.Mus., Associate Professor of Music; and Martina Kolb, PhD, Assistant Professor of German
The experience as a whole was wonderful, but the best part was being immersed in the culture by staying with host families for a week while also having activities to attend. I also enjoyed how close the group got as a whole over the course of the trip. --Student on 2014 Program
It was a wonderful experience that always kept us moving and seeing new things, but things that locals see, not just the big touristy attractions, and it expanded my horizons in many ways. --Student on 2014 Program
About GO Short:
Through intentional programming, students make the most of their short-term study abroad on GO Short programs. You will study away with Susquehanna faculty/staff leading a small group of Susquehanna classmates, all of whom have participated in the program’s preparation (i.e. GO Prep) course in the semester prior to departure. After an intensive, active program, there is a reflection course for the program to optimize your cross-cultural learning. As these programs run during winter or summer breaks and are 2-6 weeks, they are great opportunities for students to study away without committing to a full semester.
Photo Credit: Gail Levinsky
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.