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Summer 2015

 

Option 1: One credit

Program Cost: $6195

(Plus applicable taxes and application fee)

 

July 6 - July 31

(Dates subject to change)

 

Option 2: Summer Semester

2 credit Program

Program Cost: $7495

(Plus applicable taxes and application fee)

July 6 - August 14

(Dates subject to change)

 

Journey throughout Italy and the Isle of Malta to experience the various regions each one more extraordinary than the previous. We begin in Tuscany in one of the most beautiful cities in the world - Florence - to experience its extensive contributions to the history of art - a city that boasts of palaces, museums and basilicas filled with the work of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto & Brunelleschi. The cafes, shops and markets are so much fun to visit and the architecture is impressive.

 

On this program you will have the opportunity to visit one of the oldest organic farms in the hills of Tuscany for a day to take part in a fun cooking class with a local chef while learning some basic Italian including the meaning of the many Italian gestures - and of course you will be eating the 4 course meal that you create before heading to Siena, a short drive away, to explore the medieval city.

 

Venice, is only a short train ride away - which gives you the option to explore the architecture and art from the Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods - and boat along the canals, walk through the narrow streets, and discover tiny shops and cafes that form part of the magnificent buildings.

 

We then move to the southern part of Italy where some of the best pizza in the world is made and stay in the Sorrento region, a picturesque town on the shores of the  Mediterranean Sea. We take the opportunity to tour the Amalfi Coast with its brightly accented cliff top homes, to swim in the turquoise sea, sunbathe on the spectacular beaches and wander through quaint hillside towns. And if you want to explore the island of Capri and its radiant Grotta Azzurra (or Blue Grotto) for the day with our group, it is a boat ride away.

 

Nearby, we visit the Pompeii archaeological site - thousands of years old and yet, the most well preserved site that exists today. And you have the option of hiking up Mount Vesuvius near the Bay of Naples to view the enormous crater which spewed all the lava that covered these sites in 79 A.D.

 

Next, Malta, a warm and sunny island in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, with several sandy beaches, blue green waters, grottos, and caves. The cities are lively and bustling with great cafes and shopping opportunities – a very modern culture encapsulated in ancient historical context. The villages are filled with friendly people, lively festivals and very narrow streets – navigating your way around is part of the fun! The island boasts some of the oldest free standing archaeological structures known in the world from the prehistoric period – which are similar to, but pre-date Stonehenge.

 

First inhabited by Late Stone-Age Sicilian farmers and later taken over by Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs from Tunisia, and masters of ruling houses in Europe, Malta finally fell under British rule. Now part of the European Union, the strategically located island has in turn developed into a nation with foods and a language that reflects all of these cultures!

 

Malta has several sister islands which our group will visit on ferries and boats,  including Comino with its crystal clear waters, and Gozo with its historical sites, 6000 year old archaeological ruins and unique glass factories.

 

Our final destination is Rome, to enjoy this bustling metropolis and where you can do your last minute shopping! Of course you will walk through the historic Forum, Palatine Hill, and tour the Colosseum but you will have the option to experience a 3D journey through the history of imperial Rome which will make you feel like you are really living the experience in the 4th century AD along with the Gladiators.

 

And if you need more time at the beach while in Rome you can visit the coastal areas of Sperlonga and Ostia during your free time.

 

 

 

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Round Trip from Toronto

Airport and City Transfers

Accommodation 4 star air conditioned centrally located hotels &

   University Residence in Malta

Breakfast and Dinner daily

Academic Instruction

Course materials

City Tours

 

While in Florence:

Uffizi Gallery

Duomo Cathedral

Campanile di Giotto

 

While in Sorrento Region:

Visit Pompeii

Beaches of Positano

Amalfi

 

While in Malta:

City of Valletta & Grand Harbour

Blue Grotto Caves

Prehistoric Archaeological site of Hagar Qim

Medieval city of Mdina

Sandy Beaches & Rock Cliffs

 

While in Rome:

Trevi Fountain & Gelato

Spanish Steps

Via Veneto

Piazza Navona

Piazza del Popolo

Piazza Colonna & Pantheon

Colosseum

Roman Forum

Palatine Hill

Capitoline Hill

Piazza Venezia

Victor- Emmanuel Building

St. Peter's Square

 

PROGRAM ENHANCEMENTS

Option 1: One Credit Program

 

ENGLISH, GRADE 11, ENG3U

Prerequisite: Grade 10 English

 

ENGLISH, GRADE 12, ENG4U

Prerequisite: Grade 11 English

 

STUDIES IN LITERATURE, GRADE 12, ETS4U

Prerequisite: Grade 11 English

 

CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION, GRADE 12, LVV4U

Prerequisite: Grade 10 English

 

BIOLOGY, GRADE 12, SBI4U

Prerequisite: Grade 11 Biology

 

PHOTOGRAPHY, GRADE 11/12, AWQ3M/AWQ4M

Prerequisite: Grade 10/11 Photography

 

Italian:

Introductory Italian, level 2, lwibd (Grade 10)

intermediate Italian, level 3, lwicu (Grade 11)

senior Italian, level 4, lwidu (Grade 12)

 

Option 2:  2 Credit Program

Choose one from each selection

 

Course 1:

ENGLISH, GRADE 11, ENG3U

Prerequisite: Grade 10 English 

ENGLISH, GRADE 12, ENG4U

Prerequisite: Grade 11 English

 

Course 2:

CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION, GRADE 12, LVV4U

Prerequisite: Grade 10 English

PHOTOGRAPHY, GRADE 11/12, AWQ3M/AWQ4M

Prerequisite: Grade 10/11 Photography

 

 

Course information

   

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