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.
Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
BMS 392 (3)
IDS 297 (3)
Maximum Credit Hours: 3
Contact: Carmen Boyd
Pre-Departure Meeting Dates
Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
Depart Kansas City for Italy
Arrive in Milan, Travel to Cuneo region
Visit the Banco del Vino, Travel to Turin, Tour of chocolate factory, Return to Cuneo
Visit Piedmont Farm, Pasta making, Free time
Travel to Parma, Visit a ham factory, Travel to Florence, Enjoy Florentine dinner
Guided walking tour of Florence
Travel to San Miniato, Guided tour of San Miniato, Visit an olive press, Food tasting, Lunch at Slow Food restaurant, Return to Florence
Travel to Bologna, Guided tour of Bologna, Visit University of Bologna
Attend a cooking lesson, Travel to Milan
Travel to Rome, Free time in Rome
Guided tour of Rome, Cooking class
Guided tour of the Vatican, Roman meal
Depart Italy for Kansas City
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.