To give students the chance to directly experience Italian culture and way of life, the semester abroad places a strong emphasis on field studies and trips.
Field studies include guided tours and hands-on experience to consolidate the student’s classroom preparation under the guidance of lecturers and tutors. Topics include:
One day field trips
One-day field trips led by an expert are also included, giving students first hand experience in the region’s historical and cultural treasures, dynamic economy, and exceptional food and wine. The field trips include:
- From the Romans to the Renaissance (tour of the city of Pavia)
- Visit to the Certosa of Pavia
- Leonardo da Vinci and the Taming of the Waters (visit to the city of Vigevano)
- Wine Fit for a King (visit to a winery in Oltrepo pavese; food and wine tasting).