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Applied Intercultural Communication: An Italian Perspective

Summer A  2012

Italy Holy See 

Program Full

Program Description:

As a supplement to its Communications curriculum, the Nicolson School of Communication has designed a study abroad program for undergraduate students interested in the study of Intercultural Communication at UCF.

This course will apply the theoretical framework of Intercultural Communication such as Hofstede’s cultural dimensions to Italian culture. 

Students will start this course at UCF during the summer session of 2012 beginning with the Summer A class schedule for the week of May 14, 2012.   Participants will then travel to Italy for approximately two weeks of study.  Some locations visited as part of this program include Naples, Sorrento, Rome, Chianti, Florence, Bologna, Venice, and Milan.

Students on this program should plan to arrive in Naples, Italy by noon on the starting day of the program in order to be in country to transfer to the hotel.  This program will end in Milan, Italy. Please note, check flight schedules carefully before booking.  To arrive by noon on the starting day of this program, fights must depart the USA the day before the start of the program.  Students are encouraged not to purchase their flights until after the application deadline and the applicants have been informed that the program has met its minimum numbers.

Students will be responsible for completing three mini-reports on specific theories or concepts and a final project.  Assignments will require students to observe/participate actively in the culture.

Payment Breakdown based upon the minimum number of students:

Payment 1:  $100 (non-refundable)
Payment 2:  $1000
Payment 3:  $782.50
Payment 4:  $782.50

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain the role of cultural patterns, verbal codes and nonverbal codes in the development of intercultural, interpersonal relationships.
  • Develop communication skills that improve competence in intercultural communication.
Program Prerequisites:
Minimum GPA: 2.50 cumulative
Language: English
Proficiency Level Required: English
Other Prerequisites: 
  • Open-minded students
  • Independent thinkers
  • Intellecutally curious
  • Flexibile thinkers
  • Instructor consent
Courses[click to expand]:
COM-3955 Applied Intercultural Communication: An Italian Perspective - COM 3955
Academic Institution: This program does not use a partner institution
Credit Hours: 3.00

Program Components and Costs:
Component: Program Fees

The following services are included as part of the program fee:

  • Shared hotel accommodations in Sorrento, Rome, Florence, Bologna, & Milan including breakfast
  • Ground transportation between Naples, Sorrento, Rome, Florence, Chianti, Bologna, Venice, & Milan per itinerary
  • Admission to Museo Archeologico Nazionale de Napoli with audio guide
  • Walking tour of Sorrento, Rome, Florence and Venice
  • Admission to Vatican and St Peter's Basilica
  • Admission to and guided tour of Uffizi Gallery
  • Admission to The Last Supper
  • Cooking class and winery visit with tasting
  • Airport transfer upon arrival
  • Medical insurance including repatriation
  • Admission to the Accademia gallery
  • Admission to the Duomo in Milan
  • Admission to the Collosseum
  • Admission to Salvatore Ferragamo Shoe Museum
  • Admission to the Bobboli Gardens
  • Two dinners in Bologna
  • Final dinner in Milan
  • Gondola ride in Venice
  • Administrative fee

The following services are not included as part of the program fee:

  • Open jaw flight between Orlando, Florida and Naples, Italy; returning Milan, Italy to Orlando, Florida
  • Passport or visa fees
  • Incidentals
  • Meals except as listed above
  • Currency exchange fees
  • Personal travel not associated with the program
  • Tips and gratuities for tour guides and private charter buses
  • UCF tuition
Price (in US Dollars): 2665.00
Requirement: Mandatory
1st payment due:  Pending application approval
2nd payment due: 2012-02-24
3rd payment due: 2012-03-15
4th payment due: 2012-04-16
Study abroad fees are posted to the UCF student account. Payment procedures, types and cashier locations can be found here, on the UCF Registrar's website.
Faculty Program Coordinator:
Name: Mr Gino Perrotte
Email: gino.perrotte@ucf.edu
Office: COM 259
Program Dates:
Program Begins: 2012-06-11
Program Ends: 2012-06-24
Program Deadlines:
Last day to apply: 2012-02-15
Last day to withdraw/reconfirm: 2012-02-20
Academic Institution:
This program does not use a partner institution 
Additional information:
Program Map
Closest Domestic Consulate
Nearest US Embassy Abroad
US State Department Country Information
Currency Exchange Information
Visa Information:
Visa Required: No
Your visa requirements and cost may vary if you are not a US citizen. Please let OIS staff know if you are not using a US passport to ensure that we can address any differences in the immigration requirements.

Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless a program expressly and specifically includes this), independent travel, or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. UCF, Office of International Studies will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students to reserve their flights. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students via Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.

University of Central Florida
Office of International Studies
4000 Central Florida Blvd, Millican Hall room 107 Orlando, FL 32816
Telephone (407) 882-2300 | Fax (407) 882-0240 | studyabroad@ucf.edu