Based in Castiglion Fiorentino, a small, walled city in the heart of Tuscany, students will live and study at the Santa Chiara Study Center. With a focus on international management, international economics, and the European Union, coursework will also have a cross-cultural emphasis. Students will be provided with a unique opportunity to learn about and experience cross-cultural differences through first-hand interaction with small business and local government representatives.
Because the program is designed as a joint program between UNC Charlotte and the University of Tennessee, students will be in residence in Italy with students from the University of Tennessee.
Students participating in this program will receive six credit hours upon completion of the program for the following two courses:
MGMT 3275: International Business Management (3 hours)
ECON 3171: International Business Economics (3 hours)
Students participating in this program also have the opportunity to supplement their coursework with day trips to other Italian cities including Florence, Sienna, Assisi, Sienna, Cortona, Civita, and Arezzo. The program also includes a 3 day excursion to Venice.
Students will depart the United States on July 12, 2014, arriving in Italy on July 13, 2014.* The program ends in Venice on August 3, 2013.
Below is a tentative itinerary of program activities. Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change.
July 12: Departure from US
July 13: Arrival in Italy, travel to Castiglion Fiorentino
July 14: Introduction to Castiglion Fiorentino and Santa Chiara Study Center
July 15: Academic excursion to Florence
July 16: Class meetings at Study Center
July 17: Academic excursion to Assissi
July 18: Class meetings at Study Center
July 19-20: Free day
July 21-24: Class meetings at Study Center
July 25: Academic excursion to Cortona
July 26-27: Free days
July 28-29: Class meetings at Study Center
July 30: Academic excursion to Orvieto and Civita d'Baneriggio
July 31-August 2: Academic excursion to Venice
August 3: Return from Venice to U.S.
Students must be in residence for the entirety of the program and attend all program activities.
Accommodations and Meals
Program participants will be housed in accommodations at the Santa Chiara Study Center, where classes will also be held. Rooms will be shared occupancy.
Lunch (served at the Study Center from Monday-Friday each week) and dinner daily are included in the program fee. All other meals are the responsibility of the student.
The program cost is $4, 850.00* plus a non-refundable $10.00 application fee. Please note that Belk College of Business undergraduate students will receive a $1, 000.00 scholarship for this program, which will be applied to the program balance.To view the program's payment schedule, and for information about making payments, please see the "Payment Schedule" section below.