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  • Locations: Florence, 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: Hospitality & Rest Adm (HSP)
Minimum Required GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Language Courses Offered: No
Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: CNAS
Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Spring
Program Description:


Travel to Tuscany and immerse yourself in the rich historical and culinary traditions of central Italy. Experience the production of quintessential Italian foods; pasta, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Chianti wines, balsamic vinegar and more. In addition we will focus upon the agri-tourism movement by visiting markets, local food cooperatives and farms. The art, gardens, foods and wines of the Medici’s will inspire you for a lifetime.

Program Fee: $4,980

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:
  • HSP 497 (1)
  • GRY 470 (2)
Maximum Credit Hours: 3

Abbe Ehlers
Department of Hospitality Leadership


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
TBD Informational Meeting
TBD Travel in Italy Information
TBD Italian Lesson
Program Itinerary   
May 23 Depart for Italy
May 24 Arrival in Florence, walking tour, welcome dinner
May 25 Market tour, cooking class, cellar tour
May 26 Tour of Uffizi Museum, group lunch at S. Lorenzo market, cooking class
May 27 Free day in Florence
May 28 Day trip to Emilia Romagna, tour of cheese producer and Parma ham producer
May 29 Depart for Siena, visit to vegetable garden
May 30 Contrada Museum tour, Day trip to Cinta Senese, Prosciutto and Pecorino cheese tasting
May 31 Visit to Agriturismo, lecture, vineyard visit, farewell dinner
June 1 Depart for Springfield
Post-Program Meetings Topic
TBD Coffee & Change

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.