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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Italy Study-Tour 2017

Florence and Venice

March 2-23, 2017 (spring break)
[PDF] Official Brochure (590 KiB)  This is the brochure for last year's Germany & Austria Study Tour. The 2017 brochure will bive give all the details, and the tour company costs and conditions.




An Invitation

Join us for an exciting study tour to Italy. For eleven days over spring break (March 2-12, 2017) we will visit Florence and Venice with a day trip to Sienna. But this will be much more than a tour of beautiful sights and famous places.

During spring semester 2017 students can enroll in a class to learn about the Italy, and prepare for the tour. Then, over spring break, we will travel together as a class.

Dr. Kunkel's POL 201/410/510 class will study the political history of these Italian cities and their impact on political thought, the U.S. Constitution and current politics. Students in Dr. Eimen's ART 495/595 class will learn earn about early modern art of Florence and Venice focusing on 1400-1600. The course will  also consider subsequent eras of revival, as well as assessing the cities' identities in the 21st-century. Students in both classes will get acquainted and prepared for group travel. 

In Italy, in addition to some expertly guided tours, you will have quite a bit of free time to explore the many important historical and cultural sites as well as opportunities for shopping and dining.