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Faculty-Led: Emerging as an Adult: Italy vs. USA
Florence, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Spring Break
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2019 02/01/2019 ** 03/23/2019 03/30/2019

** Refer to the brochure page below for official program dates.
Program Description:
Program Description:
EMERGING AS AN ADULT: ITALY VS USA
Florence, Italy
 
QUICK FACTS

Professor Name: Eron Memaj
Course:  HDFS 42092, Study Away Experience 
Number of Credit Hours: 3
Eligibility:  Students in good standing, overall GPA 2.5 or higher (undergraduate)
Program dates:  March 23-30, 2019

Application Deadline: January 2, 2019; Application will be received after this deadline if space is available.
 


OVERVIEW 

Course Name and CRN: HDFS 42092
Location(s):   Florence, Italy
KSU Sponsoring College:  College of Education, Health, and Human Services
Course Description: This course provides students to learn first-hand from Italian college students the role family plays in major life decisions and the cultural influences on Italian families.
Brief Description of the Program: This is a 7-day trip during spring break 2019 to Florence Italy to allow the context for a comparative analysis of family relationships between Norther and Southern Italy, as well as the United States, and the role of family relationships with emerging adults. Students will meet with Italian students one-on-one and in groups to discuss family roles in regard to topics of emerging adulthood, as well as visit grade schools and high schools in Italy. Lastly, students will explore culture, traditions, and history of Italy and how these factors play a significant role in family relationships.
Program Website: www.kent.edu/international
 

 
TENTATIVE ITINERARY
 
  • When: March 23-30, 2019
  • Program highlights/ Itinerary:  Meet daily with Italian college students one-on-one and in groups, have dinner with an Italian family, visit museums, taste typical products, opera, and tour of the city.


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
 
  • Requirements: Overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Maximum capacity: 20 students
  


ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS

Hotel lodging and a dinner with an Italian family are included in the program fees. Estimated cost for all other meals out of pocket is $400.   

 


CDC WEB SITE AND IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION
 
Please visit the CDC travel page for information about any vaccinations you may need or health and safety tips for traveling to your destination: 
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/extended_student/italy?s_cid=ncezid-dgmq-travel-single-001

If vaccinations or medicines are needed according to the CDC, you can make arrangements with the DeWeese Health Center or your medical provider as soon as possible for immunization appointments.  Appointment openings are limited and they may have to order your vaccine, which takes time.  Plan accordingly.

 


ESTIMATED PROGRAM FEES
 
Detailed cost breakdown:

Tuition:
Included in Spring 2019 term, unless exceeding credit hour cap.  See www.kent.edu/tuition for more information.
Estimated Program fees: $1,282.25
Estimated Flight: $1600
Total Estimated Cost: $3282.25 Plus Tuition (if exceeding credit hour cap for Spring 2019)

 
Tentative Costs per Student  $
Program Fee  $1,000.00
Housing /Hostel  $270.00
OGE Medical Insurance  $12.25
Meals 400
Flight 1600
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST ($) PER STUDENT  $3,282.25*

 *Does not include personal expenses such as souvenirs or tuition if exceeding credit hour cap.

Payment Instructions: Please contact Eron Memaj (ememaj@kent.edu) or Rose Onders (ronders@kent.edu) for payment instructions.
DEADLINES

Application deadline: January 5, 2019
Payment deadline: $700 non-refundable deposit due January 5, 2019
Withdrawal deadline:  February 19, 2019



CONTACT INFORMATION

Faculty name:  Eron Memaj
Email: ememaj@kent.edu          
Phone:
(330) 672 1059
Office location on campus: Allyn Hall 113
Brief Bio: Eron is the Director of International Student Affairs and adjunct faculty in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Kent State University.


 

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