See The World While You Study: Italy Travel-Study, July 4-23, 2019

Study, explore and discover the artistic and cultural beauty of Italy as a country and as a major influence of western civilization and the humanities. This is a remarkable opportunity to see Venice, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Vatican City, and Pompeii. Italy has a rich legacy with a timeline that spans all major periods: Etruscan, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, Modern and Contemporary. 
UNESCO data indicates that Italy is home to 60% of the world’s cultural patrimony: churches, cathedrals, archeological areas, buildings, museums, houses and statues. Italy has 54 UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the greatest number than any other country. The entire cities of Venice, Florence, and Rome together with Vatican City, and Pompeii have earned the prestigious recognition as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in their own right.

ITAL 2033 - Travel-Study: Introduction to Italian Civilization
This study tour of Italy offers a harmonious blend of language, culture and countryside. It presents an overview of Italian civilization from its origins to the present day. Topics to be examined include major Italian artistic and literary movements. Highlights encompass visiting various Italian cities and experiencing a unique immersion into Italian art, architecture, cuisine, history, religion, music, fashion, and current events. (The course is taught in English, 3credits, knowledge of the Italian language is not required. No prerequisite required) 


  • Three nights in Venice, including the islands of Murano and Burano
  • Four nights in Florence, including a day trip to Pisa and a gastronomic tour of the Chianti wine Region
  • 11 nights in Rome, including Vatican City and a day trip to Pompeii

This course is open to everyone 18 years of age or older who would like to combine their love of travel with a cultural learning experience. All are welcome to participate for credit or non-credit: students, alumni, friends, relatives, educators, and professionals. Participants can attend this course without being a student at St Thomas University.

Travel Requirements
A valid passport. International students should confirm with their Diplomatic/Consular Representatives for specific information. Students will be required to sign a liability waiver and to demonstrate proof of travel health insurance.

Travel to Italy
Students are responsible for making their own air travel arrangements.  Please do not book air travel until you have confirmation that this program is definitely running.  If students are interested in travelling together in the same group, please let Dr. Temelini know and arrangements can be made to book the same flight. 

CAD $2950.00

Cost Includes:

tuition for 3 credit hours of class instruction
transfer fees airport-hotel
18 nights of accommodation (double or triple occupancy)
all breakfasts
one “welcome to Italy” pizza lunch in Venice
one group banquet at a renowned gastronomic restaurant in Rome
all admission fees to museums, sites, cultural events that are visited as part of the course
program related ground transportation.
The cost is the same for participants who wish to audit the course and participate in all the daily activities.

Cost Does Not Include

air transportation to and from Italy
passport/travel visa
international medical/travel insurance
course materials
daily lunches and suppers
spending money, souvenirs, sundry expenses.  

How to Apply

To register, please contact Dr. Mark Temelini at .

Cheques or Money Orders are written out to ‘St Thomas University’ and are submitted to Dr. Temelini.

Full Payment is due March, 15 2019.