Italy: Study Abroad

Study Abroad in Italy

2016 Spring Italy: Global Perspectives in Educational Leadership

This short-term immersion is designed to provide future school leaders the opportunity to develop global perspectives in educational practices through school observations, volunteering,and engagement with Italian educators and administrators.Following several class meetings in NC, students will travel to Sansepolcro, Italy, to learn about and compare how different cultures approach globalization, and will explore how they can support curriculum internationalization efforts and develop culturally competent teachers in their schools.

Students will visit Rome and Florence, as well.

Total Program Cost $2600, which includes:

  • 3 credits hours ED course tuition
  •  survival Italian language instruction on-site
  •  Application charge ($350)
  • Accommodations in a 16th century palazzo with breakfasts and lunches daily
  •  lodging in Rome
  • in-country transportation
  • Excursions and school visits
  • International health insurance (in Italy)

Program Date:

  • On-Campus Portion: several sessions in spring semester
  • Travel Portion: March 4-13, 2016

Tentative itinerary:

March 4: Fly from Raleigh to Rome, Italy

March 5: Arrive in Rome, lodge in a hotel

March 6: Travel to San Sepolcro

March 7: School placement and site visit in the morning to local schools.

p.m.: Finalize the research study plan with local mentors; group discussions

March 8-11: Class observations, data collection, group discussion

March 11 pm: Reporting the findings and preparing for the final reports.

March 12: Cultural activities: Florence.

March 13: Return to RDU

The NC State Scholarships application Deadline is also Sep 15th . Feel free to apply the Study abroad scholarship even before applying the program and we also forward the IIE AIFS Foundation to you too.


Rolling admissions through October 15
Scholarships: apply by September 15
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For more information please contact:


Gregory Hicks

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Phone: 919.513.2250 (office)

336.503.7193 (cell)

Mailing Address:

Campus Box 7801


Dr. Ivonne Chirino-Klevans


Phone: 919.513.0083

Office: Campus Box 7271