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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. 

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.


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.                                                                                                                               
Payment Schedule and Deadlines:

A non-refundable deposit is due when completing the online appliacation that is due by February 15. The travel grant application is due by March 1.  

Financial Aid:

Your current scholarships and financial aid may apply toward the cost of the program. After you have completed your mandatory advising appointment with the Office of International Education, feel free to call the Office of Student Financial Aid at (931) 221-7907 to schedule an appointment with Cathy Naef or Jennifer Ellis.  Additional scholarships and travel grants are available through the Office of International Education.  View more information on financial aid.


Ken Shipley (Art) 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 State University reserves the right to make cancellations, date and fee adjustments and any other changes that may be required.