Travel Opportunities

Italy 2015 Study Tour

May 13-22, 2015

Course Credit:

Participants may receive course credit for one of the following courses EDUC 305, 360, 504, 603, 604, or 703.

Course Description:

This study tour is to provide participants with experiential learning as they consider the impact ancient Italy has had on the history and philosophy of education.  Participants will do the following:

  • Explore the settings, structures and cultures that remain of the once-mighty Roman Empire.
  • Reflect on the early Christian experience where Peter and Paul preached and where many were persecuted for their faith.
  • Experience Rome and Florence, ancient epicenters that birthed some of history’s most famed individuals.
  • Wander among the ancient wonders of the Forum.
  • Marvel at the works commissioned by the Vatican.
  • Consider the indelible stamp the House of Medici bore on Florence, making the city a beacon of the Renaissance.
  • Ponder philosophical questions in the same location where educational thinkers such as Cicero, Seneca, Quintilian, Thomas Aquinas, and Maria Montessori contemplated those same questions.

More Information:


Dr. Sam Smith: or 434-592-4342
Dr. Russ Claxton: or 434-592-5825