RCC offers opportunity to study in Italy

Rogue Community College is seeking applications for a study-abroad program in Florence, Italy, offered through the Oregon International Education Consortium.

Fall term in Florence is scheduled Sept. 26 to Dec. 12, and offers a chance to study Italian language and culture while earning 12 or more college credits. The application deadline is July 2.

The program includes theater visits, concerts, museum passes, library access, wine tasting, cooking classes and sporting events, along with day trips to Siena and San Gimignano. Classes include a four-credit Italian language course, designed for the beginner, and a two-credit Italian life and culture course with field trips to historic and artistic sites. Other classes include art history, introduction to visual arts, drama-as-literature, intercultural communication and women's studies.

Student housing is in self-catering apartments in Florence's historic center. Cost is $7,455 plus airfare. Financial aid may be available, RCC officials said.

For more information, contact Dorcas Herr, RCC humanities instructor, at 245-7543 or via e-mail at dherr@roguecc.edu.

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