This study abroad program is intended to give students exposure and experience to European culture and the business environment in Italy. The country of Italy has been of vital interest to the United States for many years, as a trading partner and producer of luxury goods. This trip will provide the students an opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the main drivers of the Italian economy: food and wine, luxury products, and art and culture.

The major component of the trip is to experience business and economics in Italy, and by extension, Europe. We will visit a variety of businesses, and have lectures by business professionals. Particular emphasis will be on companies that produce luxury goods. Students will also gain cultural competency through visiting historical sites and museums, such as the Vatican and the Uffizi Museum.

Course number, (CRN), name
MGT 3954 (40326)–Business & Culture in Italy

Travel dates
December 26, 2016 – January 10, 2017



Application deadline (Check with the program contact for possible deadline extensions)
October 7, 2016

Non-refundable deposit

Program fee
$4,600 + tuition and fees + other fees (estimated total $8,775)

Payment deadline
October 10, 2016

Program contact
Jennifer Clevenger