SAGE

 

Greek and Roman Humanities - HUM 2220 and Int’l Service Learning

ESTIMATED PROGRAM FEES BREAKDOWN:

Program Fee: $3,000
Scholarship: $1,500

Click on the Italy & Sicily Estimated Fees Breakdown form for details. Note that the information is subject to change.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW :

This study abroad opportunity will provide students with firsthand experience in order to gain insight into the origins of both Greek and Roman cultures. Students will be engaged in the Greco-Roman culture which is readily expressed in art, literature, music, philosophy, and religion of ancient Greece and Italy. Emphasis will be placed on development and influence of classical ideas as they relate to contemporary Italian society. Students will visit ancient historical landmarks, places of worship, and partake in tours of museums and many ruins of antiquity in Rome, Naples, Pompeii, and in Sicily. Since it is a Gordon Rule course, it requires students to meet the writing requirement for such a course. Minimum grade of C required if used to satisfy Gordon Rule requirement.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Integrated examination of dominant ideas in Western culture as expressed in art, literature, music, philosophy and religion. Covers period from Trojan War through Roman era, emphasizing development and influence of classical ideas as they have come to influence contemporary world cultures. Students must demonstrate college-level writing skills through multiple assignments. Minimum grade of C required to satisfy Gordon Rule requirement.

Overview of Service Learning project:

In Sicily, students will be working with AccoglieRete, a local NGO based in Siracusa (Syracuse, Sicily) which was formed to help unaccompanied refugee minors, who have been adopted by volunteers, integrate into society. Valencia’s Study Abroad Students will help with English lessons and basic computer skills, such as Excel or Word, and provide basic assistance with social activities. We will be working closely with the organization to determine how we can best meet the needs of this particular population.

THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU APPLY:

In Sicily, students will be staying with a local family in Siracusa for four nights. During the day there are activities and excursions planned with the group. In the evening, students will return to their homestay family for dinner and overnight. Through this experience, students will gain first-hand knowledge of the day to day life within a Sicilian family and a greater awareness of and appreciation for the culture in this part of Italy.

FUNDING INFORMATION:

  1. The program will receive partial funding by Valencia's Student Development Office (SDO), the Valencia Foundation, and the SAGE Office which will be contributing a percentage towards the cost of participation for a limited number of students accepted into the program.
  2. Eligible students can use their financial aid to cover the additional program costs (airfare, accommodations, meals, etc.) as long as the course satisfies your degree requirements. Complete a MY EDUCATION PLAN or meet with an Academic
    Advisor for details. It is important that this course count towards your degree or certificate program; otherwise your financial aid payment may be reduced.

DATES:

June 1-14, 2018

Program Leader Contact:

Leader:

Name: Professor Tammy Gitto
Phone: 407-582-4925
Room: Poinciana Campus
Email: tgitto@valenciacollege.edu

Co-leader (if applicable):

Name: Professor Liz Earle
Phone: 321-582-4121
Room: Osceola Campus, 3-212
Email: eearle@valenciacollege.edu

HOW TO APPLY:

Apply to the Roman and Greek Humanities - HUM 2220 (3 credits) study abroad program. You will need a Dynamic Forms login.

 

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES:

Deadlines:

Applications Open: July 1, 2017
Application Deadline: December 15, 2017
Deposit Deadline: February 2, 2018
Final Payment (if applicable): March 2, 2018

Pre-departure Meetings:

The SAGE mandatory orientation meeting & passport copy due is scheduled for January 19, 2018 from 2-5 in room 4-105.
3/2/18, 4/6/18, 5/4/18, 5/25/18 (1-4pm), Osceola Campus, room TBD.

Re-entry Meetings:

6/22/18, 6/29/18 (1-4pm), Osceola Campus, room TBD.

Please note that all orientation sessions are mandatory. The number of predeparture and re-entry meetings will depend upon your program.

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY:

  • Apply by the application deadline
  • Be a degree-seeking student with Valencia College
  • Completed one semester within last year
  • Completed 12 college-level credits
  • Be at least 18 years’ old on day of departure
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 at application deadline

 

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

ENC 1101 or ENC 1101H or IDH 1110

COST INCLUDES:

  • 12 Nights of Accommodation
  • Airfare
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Full Time Guide
  • Insurance
  • 7 Traditional Dinners
  • Rome Walking & Cultural Tours: entrance to Colosseum and Forum, excursion to Ostia
  • Day tour and entrance to Pompeii
  • Vatican Museum
  • Naples Walking & Cultural Tours: entrance to Naples Catacombs, Naples food tour
  • Walking Tour of Taormina, Catania, Siracusa
  • Day Excursion to Modica, Ragusa and Nodo

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Course materials
  • Course tuition and fees
  • Airport departure fees and taxes
  • Luggage transport/storage fees
  • Lunch and some dinners
  • Passport application (if needed)
  • Visa (not required for U.S. citizens)
  • Immunizations
  • Spending money
  • Tips

PROGRAM PHOTOS & DESTINATION INFORMATION:

DISCLAIMER:

Please note that the program may be altered or canceled at any time at the discretion of Valencia College, and in many circumstances airfare or other transportation costs incurred by the student may not be refundable. Dates and prices are subject to change without notice.

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