Education Abroad offers a variety of study abroad opportunities for students and faculty in over 25 countries. These opportunities include semester exchanges, dual degree programs, summer and short term programs, international internships, and service learning. Programs range from one week to one year and award academic credit. Education Abroad facilitates the incoming and outgoing exchange process and works closely with our international partner universities to develop new academic programming and exchanges.
The Education Abroad Office provides extensive planning assistance for both students and faculty program leaders, including pre-departure orientation sessions. The staff members have extensive experience in study abroad and are able to offer seasoned, insightful advising and information to anyone considering or planning a study abroad experience. More information about Education Abroad can be found here.
The Department of History leads several study abroad opportunities at USF.
Athens: History and Culture
The program consists of an immersive experience in history, archaeology and culture and ancient Greece based on one intensive week of field studies in Athens, one preparatory week before the program and one assessment week after. The program includes visits to cultural landmarks of Greece's capital, such as the Acropolis and the Agora, and to some of the most important archaeological museums of the world as the National Archaeological Museum, the Acropolis Archaeological Museum, and the Museum of Cycladic Art. Broader cultural experiences, such as a Syrtaki dance and Greek food workshop will make the program even more meaningful for students. Major sites for Aegean prehistory and Greek Archaeology and History, such as Mycenae, Tyrins, Epidauros, and Thorikos also will be visited. This program is led by Dr. Davide Tanasi. More information about this program can be found here.
Sicily: History and Culture
USF Sicily History and Culture is a 4-week intensive summer program focusing on ancient and modern history and culture of Sicily. It includes two 3-credit courses: ‘Ancient Mediterranean History and Archaeology' and 'Italian language and culture’.
The program is structured with an array of field studies in the most significant archaeological and historical sites of Siracusa and of Sicily, including the archaeological park and museum of Siracusa, Catania and Taormina, a unforgettable hiking experience on the top of the volcano Etna, the Valley of Temple in Agrigento, the Roman Villa of Piazza Armerina, plus an variety of on-sites classes in Siracusa for an ultimate immersive experience in Italian culture.
The program will be located at the Sicily Center for International Education (SCIE), located in the late 18th century Palazzo Ardizzone, in the island of Ortigia, the historical center of Siracusa, the most attractive and fascinating city of eastern Sicily (Italy). The SCIE center, established in 2015 by a team of professionals with a solid and long term experience in the field of the study abroad, offers partnership to American universities and colleges having programs in Sicily in a vast range of fields, from classics and archaeology, from modern and contemporary history to environmental sciences, from creative writing to theater studies, from Italian language and literature to food sciences. The SCIE center already currently manages semester and summer programs for Morningside College (Iowa), University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), Ohio University (Ohio), Arcadia University (Pennsylvania), Portland State University (Oregon), Rosemont College (Pennsylvania), University of Texas at Austin (Texas), LaTrobe University (Australia).