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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 01/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/27/2019 06/08/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS), Music (MUS)
Minimum Required GPA: 2.0 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Other, Residence Hall Language Courses Offered: Yes
Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: COAL
Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Spring
Program Description:


Study the music of the Bel Canto where it all began. You will wake each morning in the conservatory named for Isabella Malibran Rossini in the sleepy Italian town of Altidona which is just a few miles from the beaches of the Adriatic Sea. You will sleep in the very comfortable bedrooms only feet from grand piano studios and practice each day with the Italian breezes blowing in through the sunny rooms. Each day you will walk past the fields of sunflowers to town where you will work on your Italian studies. After a light lunch at the conservatory, you will have lessons and coachings in Italian and in the evenings we will attend and sing in concerts with plenty of time to make friends under the cool night sky. Excursions will be made to significant cultural and historic sights in this immersive musical experience and we'll visit one of Italy's most important opera theaters for a performance of Puccini's Turandot.

Program Fee: $3,130

Program Fee Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • International Programs Academic Fee
  • In Country Transportation
  • Some 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
  • Optional Excursions
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization
Course(s) Offered:
  • IDS 297 (3)
  • MUS 393 (3) 
  • ITL 297 (3)
  • ITL 101-102 (3)
  • Applied Lessons 153-693 (3)
Maximum Credit Hours: 3

Ann Marie Wilcox-Daehn


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
TBD Informational Meeting
Program Itinerary   
May 27 Departure. 
Flight can be from NY or any Missouri airport with connections to Rome.
May 28 Arrival in Rome and drive to Altidona
May 29-June 2 Voice lessons and coachings and daily Italian Class 
Optional trips to the beautiful beach in your free time.
June 2 Morning: Palazzo Ducale 
Afternoon: Castello di Gradara
June 3 Final Concert!
June 4 Tour of the capital of the Marche region.
June 5 Performance of Puccini's Turandot at Teatro Communale
June 6 Morning: Tour the sights of Bologna
Afternoon: Drive to Rome
June 7 Explore Rome on your own - visit the Colleseum, the Vatican,  the Panteon, St. Peter's Basica and so much more.
June 8 Depart the Rome/Fiumicino Airport for the US.
Post-Program Meetings Topic
TBD Reflection and Action Plan

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.