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  • Locations: Florence, Italy; Milan, Italy; Padua, Italy; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Art, Art History, Biomedical Sciences, Health and Human Services, Health Sciences, Nursing, Pre-Health Housing Options: Hotel
Language of Instruction: English Visa Required: Yes
Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 01
Program Description:
UCF in Italy: History of Anatomy
Florence, Milan, Padua, Rome, & Venice Italy
Spring 2018
May 3 - May 12, 2018

Coliseum  Vatican  Forum

Program Description:

Italian Renaissance masters clandestinely studied anatomy through human dissection to improve their work. In this course, students will examine the relationship between anatomy and art. Students will explore Rome, Florence, Padua, and Milan to better understand how anatomy influenced some of the greatest works of art in the world. Beginning in Rome, students will visit the Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica, the Coliseum, Capuchin crypts, Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum, Galleria Borghese, and many other culturally and historically significant sights. Students will take guided tours of famous galleries and palaces in Florence, Padua, and Milan and visit the centuries old dissection theater where the Renaissance masters studied. 

Learning Objectives: 
  • Students will be introduced to Italian culture, art, and architecture
  • Students will examine how studying anatomy influenced famous Italian artists
  • Students will express their observations through the journaling process
  • Students will express themselves verbally through group sharing
Program Itinerary  (subject to amendment)- Tentative History of Anatomy Itinerary.pdf

Program Leader: Dr. Emily Bradshaw (

Program Course
  • Exploration of Italy: History of Anatomy
*Please note that all participants must enroll in this course and pay associated tuition to be a part of the program

Syllabus: To be posted

Inclusions & Exclusions (subject to amendment) 

The following services are included as part of the program fee:
  • Accommodation: Hotels with 3-star or better rating. All rooms will have twin or triple occupancy and private bathrooms. 
  • Cultural Experiences / Excursions:
    • Exclusive guides to provide private guided tours and accompany group.
    • Entrance fees and reservations are included for locations: Pompeii Ruins with 2-hour tour, Galleria Borghese, Colosseum & Roman Forum & Palantine Hill, Museum of the History of Sanitary Arts, Museum and Crypts of Capucchin, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica, Galleria dell Accademia, Palazzo del Bo & Teatro Anatomico guided tour of 45 minutes, Doges Palace and St Mark's Basilica 
    • Private 35-minute gondola ride in Venice
    • Full day excursion to Amalfi Coast 
  • Meals:
    • Daily breakfast to energize you for the day 
  • Transportation:
    • Round-trip airfare: arriving in Rome and departing from Venice
    • Transportation from and to the airport via private motor coach  
    • Private motor coach for tours, when listed in itinerary
    • Rail tickets from Florence to Padua, roundtrip tickets for Padua to Venice
    • All gratuities and service charges for guides, drivers and servers 
  • UCF Abroad Administrative Fee 
  • UCF Travel Insurance Policy (more details to follow at pre-departure meeting)
The following are not included as part of the program fee:
  • Airline fees:
    • Any airline imposed baggage fees, please check website for details
    • Airline seat assignment policies vary and may not be granted or may require an additional fee
  • UCF Tuition
  • Passport or visa expenses
  • Personal or other miscellaneous expenses
  • Meals other than those listed on the itinerary
  • Currency exchange fees
  • Transportation to airport for departure flight 

Pricing (based on minimum number of students and subject to amendment) 

Program fee: $4,110

Payment 1: $1,000 is due on February 28, 2018
Payment 2: $3,110 is due on March 30, 2018

Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless otherwise noted), 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. Students should NOT purchase airfare until they have been told to do so by the UCF Abroad Office. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.

This program is currently not accepting applications.