Study Abroad

Study Abroad

CANCELLED DUE To Lack of Registered Students

Summer 2019

Contemporary Italian Art & Culture  

This tour will focus on contemporary art, music, dance, and film.  We will participate in outdoor summer festivals, including an opera performance in Verona’s 2000-year-old outdoor Coliseum, and contemporary cultural museums, including the Ferrari Museum in Modena and the Gucci Museum in Florence.  Enjoy wonderful food, a rich culture, and spectacular scenery.


May 20 - June 24 First five-week session
Tue/Thu   |   6 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.
Reynolds Community College   |   Parham Road Campus 

HUM 295: Contemporary Italian Art and Culture
Transferable, inter-disciplinary course will focus on contemporary art, music, dance, film, and literature, and includes guest lectures, visit to VMFA, food, instruction on Italian language and culture, and Italian film.   

3 credit hours (transferable credit)

Course Tuition: $499.80 (in state) 
To participate in the trip, you must audit or enroll in the course for credit.


12 Days in Italy
Depart: Monday, June 24 
Return: Friday, July 5

Trip Cost: 
$4379  per person: Single Accommodations (1 person to a room)
$3879  per person: Double Accommodations (2 people to a room)
$3730 per person: Triple Accommodations (3 people to a room)


Payment 1:  $1200 is due December 3, 2018
Payment 2:  
$1200 is due January 7, 2019
Payment 3:  
$1200 is due February 11, 2019
Final Payment:
 remaining balance is due April 8, 2019

PLEASE NOTE: Leftover funds from financial aid in the fall and spring may be applied to travel costs!


 Program fee includes:

  • Round trip airfare,  Richmond to Italy (includes airport transfers) 

  • Luxury motor coach and train transportation in Italy
  • Hotel accommodations (single, double, or triple occupancy) in beautiful, centrally located 3- and 4-star hotels in Venice (3 nights), Verona (1 night), Florence (3 nights), Sorrento (3 nights), and Rome (1 night). 
  • Full-Time Tour Guide
  • Full breakfast daily and five dinners, including welcome dinner in Venice and closing banquet in Rome, and wine tasting and lunch at Altarroca Winery in Orvieto
  • Excursions to Verona, Bologna, San Gimignano, and Ravello
  • ALL entrance fees to museums and tickets for performances:
    • Venice58th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Fortuny, Peggy Guggenheim Museum
    • Florence: Palazzo Strozzi, Gucci Museum; San Gimignano Contemporary Art Walk
    • Amalfi Coast: Amalfi Coast Bus Tour, Ravello Summer Festival
  • ALL taxes, surcharges, gratuities, and applicable fees

Participants will be responsible for additional meals and personal expenses.



Information Sessions

Parham Road Campus
Monday, October 15  |  1 - 2:30 p.m.  |   Burnette Hall, Room 206
Wednesday, October 17  |  6 - 7:30 p.m.  |   Burnette Hall, Room 213

Downtown Campus
Wednesday, October 17  |  1 - 2:30 p.m.  |  Room 330

If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled information sessions, contact Dr. Jane Rosecrans at for detailed information or to schedule an appointment to discuss this wonderful opportunity!