Education Abroad

                      `UK Faculty-Directed: Vivere l'Italia: Italian Language, Art & Culture

(Arts & Sciences)

May 8 - June 19, 2018

(Depart from U.S.A. - Depart from host country)

Program Overview


Vivere l'Italia is a six-week program in Rome, Italy - the country's capital and one of the most renowned cities in the world for its art and monuments. This program will give students the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the Italian art, culture, language and history from the ancient to the modern Romans.Italy 2016

During their stay in Rome and their one-night visit to Florence, students will observe and learn first-hand about the diverse and nuanced layers of Italian cultural and artistic history of the Classical, Renaissance, Baroque and Modern periods.

During the numerous onsite visits integral to the courses, students will have the opportunity to appreciate incredible works of art such as: the Roman Forum and Colosseum, the Vatican, Michaelangelo and Caravaggio's paintings and sculptures, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Spagna, the Palaces that host the Italian Parliament, and much more!


  • Earn up to 7 credit hours and two courses which fulfill UK Core requirements!
  • Increase your appreciation of Italian art, language, culture and architecture!
  • Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine!


This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines. For more information on how to apply to the University of Kentucky as a visiting student, go to UK Admissions or UK Graduate School Admissions. Non-UK students should consult with the program director prior to applying to ensure that they have the proper academic background for the course.

Academic Credit


UK Faculty-Directed programs are conducted by the University of Kentucky faculty and staff. UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings before or after the program's international travel.

  • Students will enroll in ITA 263: Studies in Italian Culture: Rome from Antiquity to the Present (3 credit hours) and ITA 335: Special Topics in Italian Cinema: Cinematic Representations of Rome (3 credit hours)
    • Note: ITA 263 fulfills the UK Core: Inquiry into the Humanities requirement, and ITA 335 fulfills the UK Core: Global Dynamics requirement.
    • Both courses count as electives toward the Italian Studies minor and the FLIE-Italian major.
  • Students interested in earning Italian language credit should contact Dr. Ioana Larco at
  • All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour), but graduate students will not be required to complete EAP 599-related coursework. Graduate students may opt out of EAP 599 altogether if they wish, however, graduate students who opt out of the course altogether will have to pay tuition for the above listed course(s).
For more information, contact Dr. Ioana Larco at or visit

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