Langara College - European Field Studies in Italy

Italy , Europe Past Program Interdisciplinary

Duration of Program:

May 4 -- May 15, 2020 (Vancouver)
May 18 -- June 3, 2020 (Italy)

May 4 - 15, 2020

Pre-Departure: Orientation and classes at Langara College (mandatory)

May 15, 2020

Midterm Exams

May 17 - 18, 2020

Depart for Italy: Arrival at Catania-Fontanarossa International Airport on May 18.

May 18 - 21, 2020

Catania, Sicily: Stay in the second largest city in Sicily, known for its Baroque architecture.  Bus to the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento; savour Sicilian pasta and mouthwatering pastries; learn about the impacts of Mount Etna on Sicily; visit Catania's Norman castle (Castello Ursino); explore Syracuse's spectacular museum and historical centre; plus enjoy various cultural activities and free time.

May 22 - 25, 2020

Naples: Originally founded by ancient Greeks, the colourful city of Naples is famous for its museums, pizza, and people.  Experience the bustling Neopolitan life; take the train to Pompeii and climb Mt. Vesuvius; eat the best pizza in the world with exquisite tomatoes grown in the local volcanic soils; descend 40m into underground Naples; plus enjoy various cultural activities and free time.

May 26 - 29, 2020

Rome:  Visit the Eternal City, and wander the streets of Trastevere and the banks of the Tiber river; enter the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and other monuments of the Roman Empire; experience the transcendent beauty of St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican; plus enjoy various cultural activities and free time.

May 30 - June 2, 2020

Venice: In La Serenissima (the Serene Republic), wander the streets, squares, canals and bridges (allegedly 340 in all) of this unique maritime city; learn about the history of masks in Venetian culture and Carnival at a seminar and paint your own mask at a mask-making workshop; plus enjoy various cultural activities and free time.

June 3, 2020

Return to Canada or embark on independent journeys in Italy and/or Europe.

June 15, 2020

Final Exams

*Itinerary subject to change.

Crossing Boundaries, Bridging Worlds
European Field Studies in Italy

Earn six university-transferable course credits

Geography 1195: Exploring Landscapes, Culture and Tourism  (3 UT credits)
Classical Studies 2276: Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology (3 UT credits)

Exploring Landscapes, Culture and Tourism
Art. Architecture. Ancient ruins and traces of empire. Amazing coastal landscapes. Not to mention delicious food, coffee, wine and gelato! Travellers to Italy have appreciated its unique qualities for centuries. Now you too can share this experience, and enjoy la dolce vita while immersing yourself in the physical, historical and cultural wonders of Italy.

Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology
There is only so much you can learn about art and architecture from slides and images in texts.  Touch Greek temples in Sicily and be surrounded by examples of Roman pottery in the Markets of Trajan.  Explore the houses of Pompeii and face the Tetrarchs in Venice.  In May 2020, learn about the great monuments of the ancient Greek and Roman world and then come to Italy to walk among them.