European Field Studies

Italy, Europe United Kingdom, Europe Past Program Interdisciplinary

Duration of Program:

  • April 23-27, 2017 (Vancouver)
  • May 2–June 2, 2017 (Italy and London)

Go Beyond Borders and Behind the Scenes
European Field Studies in Italy and London

  • April 23-27 (Vancouver)
  • May 2–June 2 (Italy and London)

Earn nine university-transferable course credits:

  • Geography 1195: Tourism, Recreation and Leisure (3 UT credits)
  • Geography 1105: Field Techniques (3 UT credits)
  • English 1181: History of Drama and Theatre I (3 UT credits)

Geography of Tourism

Art. Architecture. Ancient ruins. Amazing mountainous and coastal landscapes. Not to mention abundant, delicious food and wine. Travellers to Italy have appreciated these for centuries. Now you can enjoy la dolce vita and learn about the different forms of tourism: cultural, literary, dark, adventure, religious, and slow tourism.

After savouring Italy, immerse yourself in the quintessential world city of London. Explore galleries and iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, the Tower, Buckingham Palace, St Paul's and Westminster Cathedrals

Theatre History

At the same time, trace the history of theatre from the Greeks to Goldoni and Shakespeare. Feel drama and theatre history come to life with visits to ancient theatres, the reconstructed Globe, and exquisite Renaissance playhouses. Make your own Carnival or Commedia dell’Arte mask in Venice.

Shakespeare and his works have become a significant tourist industry, and not just in England. Many of his plays are set in Italy, shaping our image of Italian culture and spawning tourist sites such as Juliet’s balcony in Verona. Stroll the streets of the Jewish ghetto, "home" to Shylock in The Merchant of Venice. Travel back in time with a tour at the Globe theatre and imagine sitting amidst an Elizabethan audience.