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  • Locations: Florence, Italy; Milan, Italy; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: Biomedical Sciences (BMS), Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)
Minimum Required GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Language Courses Offered: No
Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: CHHS
Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Spring
Program Description:
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This program to Italy will give students an excellent overview of the Mediterranean lifestyle, food and culture.  Students will be able to see this lifestyle in action and gain knowledge about fruits, vegetables, meats, and other foods that are not common in our diet, how they are grown and produced, and learn about the health of Italians.  This will be accomplished with a great combination of art, history, food, and culture. 

Program Fee: $4,710

Program Fee Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • In Country Transportation
  • Meals
Program Fee Excludes:
  • In-state tuition for the course(s) itself
  • Transportation to/from designated airport
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Ground transportation for personal trips
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization
Course(s) Offered:
  • BMS 392 (3)
  • IDS 297 (3)
Maximum Credit Hours: 3

Carmen Boyd
BMS Department


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
TBD Informational Meeting
TBD Second Meeting
TBD Third Meeting
Program Itinerary   
May 18 Depart Kansas City for Italy
May 19 Arrive in Milan, Travel to Cuneo region
May 20 Visit the Banco del Vino, Travel to Turin, Tour of chocolate factory, Return to Cuneo
May 21 Visit Piedmont Farm, Pasta making, Free time
May 22 Travel to Parma, Visit a ham factory, Travel to Florence, Enjoy Florentine dinner
May 23 Guided walking tour of Florence
May 24 Travel to San Miniato, Guided tour of San Miniato, Visit an olive press, Food tasting, Lunch at Slow Food restaurant, Return to Florence
May 25 Travel to Bologna, Guided tour of Bologna, Visit University of Bologna
May 26 Attend a cooking lesson, Travel to Milan
May 27 Travel to Rome, Free time in Rome
May 28 Guided tour of Rome, Cooking class
May 29 Guided tour of the Vatican, Roman meal
May 30 Depart Italy for Kansas City
Post-Program Meetings Topic
TBD Post-Travel Meeting

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid and scholarships are only available to currently enrolled MSU students. If you are a visiting student from another institution, you will need to work with your home institution Financial Aid Office to identify any available aid.

The seven colleges at Missouri State University are pleased to announce their respective Study Away Scholarships. A scholarship fund has been established by MSU’s President, International Programs, and the respective college to assist students with their study abroad. Search available college scholarships here!

Other Financial Aid:
Study Away Programs works closely with the Office of Financial Aid to make funding readily available for our study away students.  Before students can schedule an appointment with Financial Aid, you must submit an approved STFD Budget Worksheet to Study Away Programs.

Study Away students may be able to use their institutional aid, grants, or loans for their study abroad.  Students are encouraged to meet with Financial Aid as soon as possible to plan appropriately for their time abroad.  Please request a Study Away Financial Aid Counselor when making an appointment.


Billing & Procedures

  • Tuition fees are not included in the program fee and will be charged to your University account separately and will be subject to MSU's billing and payment policies.
  • The program fee will be billed within approximately one week of the application deadline.  This fee includes the International Programs Academic Experience Fee. 
  • The program fee is due in full according to the standard program payment deadline (please refer to the "Financial Responsibility, Cancellation, and Withdrawal Policy" signature document). If a student is planning on financial aid to cover some or all program costs, the student must provide documentation to Study Away at least two weeks prior to the program payment deadline.
    • Students who have not paid the MSU portion of the program fee will be withdrawn from the program and dropped from the course.
  • MSU students will be billed through their University accounts.
  • Non-MSU students and program guests must pay through the Study Away storefront.
Cancellation & Refund Policies
  • If a student withdraws from the program, the participant will be liable for 15% of the total program fee, the International Programs Academic Experience Fee, and any non-refundable purchases made on the participant's behalf.
  • When the program begins, no refunds will be issued under any circumstances.

All withdrawals must be complete the STFD Program Withdrawal Form with the Program Director's signature to Study Away Programs, Plaster Student Union 209.

This program is currently not accepting applications.