Faculty-led Study Abroad Program in Italy – Summer 2019

June 10-26, 2019

Join us for 17 days of exploration and learning as we travel through Rome and Florence to examine how culture shapes human psychology and the design process. 

Program Details:

DATES: June 10-26, 2019
LOCATIONS: Rome, Florence, Bologna, and Tuscany
COST: $7,800 (includes airfare, R&B, and tuition)
CREDIT HOURS EARNED: Six (6) Credit Hours

Payment Schedule:

  • $2,600 - December 10, 2018 (deposit required) suggest to apply for passport if needed
  • $2,600 - February 4, 2019 (second installment - no refunds after this date)
  • $2,600 - March 15, 2019 (final installment required along with copies of passport)


Program Highlights

  • Spend four days in Rome and 12 days in Florence, immersing yourself in Italian culture
  • Tour the Ducati Factory production line to see how some of the fastest motorcycles in the world are made!
  • Learn about modern life in Italy by interacting with local business owners, guest speakers, and Italian students
  • Experience architectural engineering feats such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Flore, Ponte Vecchio, the Colosseum, and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Learn how culture influences human attitudes and behavior and apply this knowledge to engineering design

Faculty Leaders:

Dr. Jessica Cundiff
Psychological Science

Dr. Cundiff will examine how social environments shape self-perceptions, choices, and behavior.


Dr. Jill Schmidt
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Schmidt will share her expertise on the scientific and cultural significance of the various sites in Rome and Florence.

For more information

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Professional and Continuing Education

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Rolla, MO 65409-1560

Phone: 573-341-6222  |  Fax: 573-341-4992
Email: pce@mst.edu