Friday, September 27, 2013

Study Abroad: Domestic and Sexual Violence in Italy

Want to Study Abroad to Italy to learn more about Domestic and Sexual Violence?
HLTH 389V is a three credit, interdisciplinary 10-day study abroad course where students will travel to Rome and Sicily from March 15, 2014 to March 23, 2014 to learn about the issues surrounding domestic and sexual violence. Students will visit women’s organizations, speak with local police and legal professionals in addition to talking with high school and college students about these issues. The program also includes visits to the Vatican, a day excursion to Mt. Etna Volcano and a day excursion to Florence.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Apply by October 1st.
Visit for more information. You can also contact CARE to Stop Violence at for more information.

Proposed Itinerary:
Day 1: Saturday, March 15:
City sightseeing of Rome
Welcome Dinner

Day 2: Sunday, March 16: Rome
Visit the Vatican
Colosseum Festival

Day 3: Monday, March 17: Rome
Fly to Catania
Orientation and introduction to Sicily and Sicilian culture and guided tour of Catania

Day 4: Tuesday, March 18: Sicily
Morning: Travel to Acireale, a small town next to Catania to visit the Foreigner Language High School,
Visit the largest Women’s Organization in Sicily, The Thamaia Center for Anti Violence.

Day 5: Wednesday, March 19: Sicily
Day visit to Taormina and Etna Volcano
Depart back for Rome

Day 6: Thursday, March 20: Rome
Visit the International House of Women. Meet and discuss with president of the IHW and have a meeting with women’s legal rights professionals.
Visit American University of Rome and meet with a professor to discuss sexual violence towards women in Italy

Day 7: Friday, March 21: Florence
Travel to Florence.
Arrive Florence and have city tour
Students have the option to visit the Uffizi Museum or explore the city.
Group will meet for dinner and return to Rome in the evening.

Day 8: Saturday, March 22: Rome
Free Day
Farewell Dinner

Day 9: Sunday, March 23: Rome
Depart for home