Quick reference video on how to apply using the Abroad Office portal
Italy Program Resource Guide for Study Abroad (download)
U.S. Department of State Traveler's Checklist for further reference can be found here.
Student Resources: How to Apply Checklists and other resources can be found here.
Area of Study: History
Term to Study Abroad: Spring-Break 2018. This is the spring break period during the Spring semester. This period will not interfere with the Spring course schedule.
Orientation dates with the Study Abroad Office: To register for orientation with the Study Abroad Office, visit the orientation webpage here.
Open for Application in Abroad Office: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Closed for Application in Abroad Office*: Thursday, January 11, 2018*
*Abroad Office student accounts and mandatory study abroad documentation must be completed in order to participate on a study abroad program. This may exclude Passport Photo Cover Pages and/or Visas due to delays in delivery.
Program Run Dates in March: March 2-12, 2018
Program Type: This is a faculty-led program with a Clayton State faculty member.
Program Fee: $2,700.00
Courses Offered: HIST 4800 / HIST 6950
Majors: History and Undeclared/Undecided
Program Description: Explore the culture of Italy, past and present, in this study abroad course for spring break 2017. On this trip you will have the opportunity to explore the Roman Colosseum, admire the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, ride a gondola through the canals of Venice, see Michelangelo's statue of David, climb the steps of the leaning tower of Pisa, take in the beauty of the Ligurian Sea, and indulge in the wonderful food of Tuscany. Along the way you will learn about the culture of ancient and modern Italy and even come to a better understanding of life in the United States.
What is included: Airfare, ground transportation, lodging (at 3-star hotels), continental breakfasts, several group meals, tours and admission fees. Student Program fees also include faculty travel costs. Emergency medical insurance with CISI (learn more here).
What is not included: Clayton State tuition; Passport/Visa fees*; Healthcare Clearance Form physician and medical fees*, travel insurance (learn more about travel insurance here). Tuition is separate from the study abroad costs and other associated fees. To learn more about tuition costs and fees, visit the Bursar's tuition page here to learn more.
Estimated Costs: Note that your program fees and tuition are separate costs. Program fees are the fees that pay for what is included in the program costs. Prepare for spending money and for additional meals. Speak to your Program Director for more details.
Learn more about this program by visiting our YouTube playlist to hear what previous participants had to say about studying abroad. Visit the website here.
Spring Break Payment Policy:
First Payment & Deposit: Monday, November 13, 2017, of $500.00
Second Payment: Friday, December 15, 2017, of $1,700.00
Final Payment: Thursday, January 18, 2018, of $500.00
Payments need to be made to the Bursar Office.
Health Clearance Form (note for payment and refund policy*): STUDENTS MUST MAKE SURE THAT THE REQUIRED HEALTH CLEARENCE FORM HAS BEEN APPROVED & CLEARED. IF YOUR HEALTH CLEARENCE HAS BEEN DENIED BY YOUR PHYSICIAN PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE WITHDRAWAL DATES. Students should complete the Health Clearance Form before Thursday, December 14, 2017, in order to receive a full refund, excluding the non-refundable deposit of $250.00 and any prepaid expenses. Remember, this form must be mailed by your physician or University Health Services (UHS) to the Clayton States’ Office of International Programs.
*If a student has any disability concerns for studying abroad, please review our ‘Disability Resource’ page for more information here or visit the Disability Resource Center on campus.
Spring Break Refund Policy:
Spring Break NOTES
Add/Drop/Withdrawal Periods from the Course: Students who are considering dropping the course need to refer to the Academic Calendar for the current semester to review add/drop dates, withdrawal dates, etc. to make sure these dates do not affect your withdrawal process from the study abroad program. If you have questions or concerns, speak with your Academic Adviser and Program Director. The Academic Calendar can be located here.
Program Director Contact Info: