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Rome, Florence & Siena, Italy

About the Course

  • This study abroad program will be led by two FSC professors:
    • Dr. Beverly Kahn | POL 273
    • Professor Thomas Germano | ART 242
  • Both courses will be conducted on site in Rome, Florence and Siena, Italy.
  • The classes will meet on campus prior to departure and after returning to introduce the students to what they will experience firsthand and also to satisfy the minimum hours of a three credit class.
  • Museums, churches, galleries and piazza's will serve as the 'open air' classroom.
  • Academics

    • 3 or 6 credits
    • Students will be registered for 1 (one) or both of the following courses:
      • POL 273 Italian Politics and Society | Taught by Dr. Beverly Kahn
        • Satisfies a Western Civilization GenEd requirement
        • Counts in the Science, Technology and Society major as a Global Affairs perspective elective
        • Counts toward the Politics Minor
        • Counts toward the Italian Studies Minor
      • ART 242 Renaissance Art History | Taught by Professor Thomas Germano
        • ART 242 takes the place of ART 202 within the Visual Communications major
        • Humanities GenEd elective for FSC students
    • Students must be a matriculated student at Farmingdale State College
    • Students will be registered for these courses during the normal spring course advisement and registration period which begins in October.


    • Students stay in local hotel accommodations in shared rooms.
      • Single rooms available at an additional cost.
    • Faculty will be staying at the same location as the students.

    Program Requirements

    • GPA Requirement: 2.5 minimum.
    • Student must be in good disciplinary standing.
    • Program offered to freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

    Application Requirements

    • Complete the Study Abroad Application.
      • After this application is submitted a study abroad advisor will be in touch to go over the next steps in the application process.
    • All FSC students studying abroad for a semester/year are required to meet with a study abroad advisor in the Office of International Education and Programs prior to completing their program specific application.
      • OIEP is located on the 3rd floor of Laffin Hall, room 320.

Important Dates

Application Deadline

Departure Date

Return Date

November 15th

March 15th

March 25th


Additional Information

Itinerary - subject to change
Program budget sheet - subject to change


Prof. Germano with students in Rome, Italy

Prof. Germano with students in Rome, Italy