Italy: Art History and Philosophy

May 11th to May 25th | Apply Now!

Discover the art and culture of Italy in five great cities:  Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Pisa and Milan.  Each day, we will visit monuments, archaeological sites, churches and world-class museums to experience Italian masterpieces in person.  The philosophy portion of the program will have us asking questions about the political and social context in which these masterpieces were created, as well as become aware of how Italy's political system has changed over its long history.  Highlights of the trip will include the ancient Roman Colosseum, Michelangelo's David, the leaning tower of Pisa, and the Vatican & Sistine Chapel.

Academic Program

3 credits - The Art of Italy - ARTH 390
3 credits - Political and Social Philosophy - PHIL 315


Students will be chosen who have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and are approved by the professor via interviews.


Estimated program fee of $3300Program Fee Includes:  in-country transportation, airfare, lodging, some meals, admission fees, insurance & $100 application fee.  Program Fee Does Not Include:  Ferris tuition, required textbooks, passport, some meals, and personal expenses.

Estimated Total Cost:  $4410

Living Arrangements

Program participants will reside in hotels.

Course Information

John Gray, JOH 110

Rachel Foulk, JOH 124