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***Coming May-mester of 2016***

Study-Abroad Program · May-mester · Three Weeks

 Program Overview:   

This program will allow students to experience the culture of Italy and its vast and deep roots in art in general and ceramics in particular. This is a studio course in ceramics  which will begin in Rome and follow with the bulk of the term in residence at La Meridiana International School of Ceramic Art in Tuscany and then end in Venice for the final few days of the course. Italy is well known for work with ceramics and in particular works in terra cotta vessels, ceramic sculpture as well Italian ceramic tiles. The students will have the opportunity to register for Special Topics 410L, Ceramics Workshop or for Ceramics I- 2050, Ceramics II-3650, or Ceramics Sculpture -3450.


 3 credit-hours

Course Title:       

Art Special Topics 410L, Studio Special Topics, Ceramic Workshop, Ceramics Study in Italy (3 Credit Hours.)


The students will have the opportunity to register for Special Topics 410L, Ceramics Workshop or for Ceramics I- 2050, Ceramics II-3650, or Ceramics Sculpture -3450.                                                                                                                                 

General Itinerary: 

We will travel to Rome, Certaldo (the location of the school), Florence, San Giminano, Volterra, Cinq Terra and finally, for the last few days, to Venice.

 Lodging and Meals:

Upon arrival to La Meridiana in Certaldo the study-abroad group will be housed in double-occupancy facilities at the institute and in restored Tuscan country homes a few minutes walking distance from the studios. Lunch and evening meals will be provided as part of the program package.

 Cost :    

Level 3 ($4,000-$5000) includes APSU tuition, most meals, activities, excursions, airfare and a double-occupancy room

(Price is based upon the estimated cost of the program and grouped into levels. Level 1 - $2k-3k; Level 2 - $3k-4k; Level 3 - $4k-5k; Level 4 -  $5k-6k ; Level 5 - $6k-7k. Prices are subject to change due to increase in airfare, fluctuation of currency exchange and changes in tuition and fee rates. Estimated cost may not include airfare, APSU tuition, or health coverage unless specified. You should also budget funds for personal expenses based upon your spending habits.)

Financial Aid: 

Your current scholarships and financial aid may apply toward the cost of the program. Call the Office of Student Financial Aid at (931) 221-7907 to schedule an appointment with financial aid counselor, Cathy Naef. Additional scholarships and travel grants are available through the Office of International Education. Scholarship information.

Payment Schedule and Deadlines:

· Apply by   (yet to be determined)                                                                             

· Submit your first payment by (yet to be determined).

· Pay your remaining balance by (yet to be determined).


 Prof. Ken Shipley at 931-221-7325 or


 Travel Advisory for Italy This is not a complete list of travel advisories. Please see the U.S. State Department travel site for an up-to-date and extensive list.

Please review the Student Code of Conduct that applies to all students participating in APSU study-abroad and exchange programs.

Austin Peay University reserves the right to make cancellations, date and fee adjustments and any other changes that may be required.

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