The Lumpkin College of Business and Technology encourages its students to participate in any of the wide variety of study abroad opportunities that it offers. Study abroad is a crucial part of a well-rounded educational experience and allows students to become "global citizens" in today's interconnected world. Click on the links below to find out more about the study abroad opportunities available.
EIU Study Abroad Program of the Year (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
As the birthplace of modern humanism, naturalistic arts, and scientific inquiry, Florence was the cradle of the Renaissance civilization. For centuries, travelers and admirers of art and culture have fallen in love with this city and the undulating countryside that surrounds it. Extraordinarily rich in history and ancient traditions, the city, with its world-famous artistic heritage, offers the student a wide spectrum of cultural experiences. The city is also known for its exceptional cuisine, characteristic restaurants, ice cream (gelato) parlors, wine bars, elegant shops, artistic workshops and traditional markets.
This 6-credit hour, 20-day program will allow you to discover the must-see sights of Rome, Florence, and Venice, plus other Italian cities and villages. Visit the ancient ruins and sites of Rome (the Coliseum, the Forum and the Vatican), learn how to cook pasta in Florence, and admire the famous works of the Renaissance period (Michelangelo's statue of David), and cruise the canals and streets of Venice.
Students will learn about Italian wine making and parmesan cheese production; study the culture and lifestyle of Italy; meet with artisans in Florence; and tour production facilities of Ducati motorcycles, Pagani or Lamborghini automotive manufacturers, and the Ferrari Museum. There are also daily and weekend trips to Pisa, Rome, Bologna, and Venice.
Students will stay in rental housing near downtown Florence, within a 15-minute walking distance from the Florence University of the Arts facilities. The apartments (accommodating 4-8 students each) are equipped with cooking capabilities and bedding.
The 2023 trip will take place from May 13 through June 2. If you are interested, please contact Dr. David Wayne Melton at firstname.lastname@example.org.