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  • Locations: Sorrento, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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WFU Sorrento: Learning Under Vesuvius Program

LUV It! (Learning Under Vesuvius, Italy) is a multi-disciplinary summer Study Abroad Program in Sorrento, Italy, which introduces students to the many aspects of literature, society, culture, and history of the Italian southern region around Vesuvius through a gender lens. Sorrento is a spectacular historical destination and is situated in the province of Naples. In Summer 2022 students will have guided visits to local NGO agencies and to the ancient sites of Pompeii and Oplontis as well as Cumae, the magical place of the Cumaean Sibyl. While studying women and sports, we will have a tour of the legendary gym "Boxe Vesuviana," where Olympic boxing champion Irma Testa (Tokyo, 2020) works out. This course will give credit toward DIV I.

Summer 2022 Course: WGS 150: Perspective in Gender and Sexuality (3hrs) (D)
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Overview LUV It! (Learning Under Vesuvius, Italy) is a multi-disciplinary summer Study Abroad Program in Sorrento, Italy, which introduces students to the many aspects of literature, society, culture, and history of the Italian southern region around Vesuvius. Sorrento is a spectacular historical destination and is situated in the province of Naples, which used to be the capital of the Kingdom of the two Sicilies, before the Italian unification. Rotating resident professors will teach a different course built around these themes each summer. 


Summer 2022 Course: WGS 150: Perspective in Gender and Sexuality (3hrs) (D)
Location

Sorrento is a spectacular historical destination and is situated in the province of Naples, which used to be the capital of the Kingdom of the two Sicilies, before the unification of Italy.  The city and region of Naples is in the very center and hub of the Mediterranean Sea, and it is visually, culturally, and geographically dominated by beautiful Mount Vesuvius. At the crossroads of many diverse cultures and civilizations, from ancient times down to the present, students will be exposed to a vibrant space between the Old and the New World, a region which has shifted from a place of emigration to one of immigration. Neapolitan culture has been transported and re-territorialized in other parts of the world, such as in the United States. Naples and the Vesuvian region have attracted people of different backgrounds for centuries and have also contributed to shaping the image of Italian immigrants abroad (this region, including the bay of Naples and Vesuvius, is the most recognized symbol of southern Italian immigration to the United States) as many immigrants departed from its shores.
Program WGS 150: Perspective in Gender and Sexuality (3hrs) (D)

LUV It! (Learning Under Vesuvius, Italy)
 introduces students, who will be based in Sorrento, to the many aspects of literature, society, culture, and history of the southern Italian region around Vesuvius. Sorrento is a spectacular historical destination and is situated in the province of Naples, which used to be the capital of the Kingdom of the two Sicilies, before the unification of Italy.  The city and region of Naples is in the very center and hub of the Mediterranean Sea, and it is visually, culturally, and geographically dominated by beautiful Mount Vesuvius. At the crossroads of many diverse cultures and civilizations, from ancient times down to the present, students will be exposed to a vibrant space between the Old and the New World, a region which has shifted from a place of emigration to one of immigration. Neapolitan culture has been transported and re-territorialized in other parts of the world, such as in the United States. Naples and the Vesuvian region have attracted people of different backgrounds for centuries and have also contributed to shaping the image of Italian immigrants abroad (this region, including the bay of Naples and Vesuvius, is the most recognized symbol of southern Italian immigration to the United States) as many immigrants departed from its shores. 

LUV is a multi-disciplinary summer Study Abroad Program in Sorrento, Italy, which introduces students to the many aspects of literature, society, culture, and history of the Italian southern region around Vesuvius through a gender lens. Sorrento is a spectacular historical destination and is situated in the province of Naples. In Summer 2022 students will have guided visits to local NGO agencies and to the ancient sites of Pompeii and Oplontis as well as Cumae, the magical place of the Cumaean Sibyl. While studying women and sports, we will have a tour of the legendary gym "Boxe Vesuviana," where Olympic boxing champion Irma Testa (Tokyo, 2020) works out. This course will give credit toward DIV I.
 
Faculty 2022 Faculty Leader
Wanda Balzano

Associate Professor, WGS
Email: balzanow@wfu.edu
Phone: (336) 758-4468
Accommodation

Host families
Students will share a double room in host family. Most often shared bathroom with the family. Italian style breakfast and dinner with family included daily. Laundry once per week. Access to wifi. Walking distance to Sant’Anna. 

 
Excursions Excursions will include any combination of the following:
- a boat excursion to the island of Capri 
- an excursion to the island of Ischia
- a day trip to the Amalfi Coast
- day excursions to Pompeii, Oplontis, and Herculaneum
- an excursion to the Royal Palace in Caserta
- an excursion to the archaeological sites of Paestum and Cumae
- visits to the Archaeological Museum, Capodimonte Museum, and other museums in Naples
Selection - Good academic standing
- Interest in Italian language and culture
Costs The total cost of summer study abroad can be broken down into four categories:
Program Fee - Usually covers room, in-country travel, excursions, some meals and other costs associated with the program.
Tuition – Students on WFU summer programs pay WFU summer school tuition per credit hour. The 2021 summer rate was $900/per credit hour. Expect a small increase for summer 2022.
Airfare (estimated) – Varies per location. Students are responsible for their own airfare unless otherwise noted.
Personal Expenses (estimated) – These will vary depending on the students' spending habits, cost of living in the destination country, and the number of meals included in the program fee. This may also include visa fees, vaccinations, academic supplies/books and other miscellaneous daily expenses.

Program Fee (estimated) - $4,300
Tuition (3hrs) - $2,700
Airfare (estimated) - $1,500
Personal Expenses (estimated) - $800
Estimated total cost - $9,300
Scholarships Students may apply for scholarships through the Center for Global Programs and Studies.
Contact 2022 Faculty Leader
Wanda Balzano
Associate Professor, WGS
Email: balzanow@wfu.edu
Phone: (336) 758-4468

Michael Tyson
Assistant Director for Study Abroad: Summer and Short Term Programs 
Center for Global Programs and Studies
116 Reynolda Hall
Phone: (336) 758 4072
Email: tysonmj@wfu.edu

Sean McGlynn
Study Abroad Advisor
Center for Global Programs and Studies
116 Reynolda Hall
Phone: (336) 758 3194
Email: mcglynsd@wfu.edu
Testimonials [text]
balzanow@wfu.edu



This program is currently not accepting applications.