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UCF in Italy | History of Anatomy
Florence, Italy; Milan, Italy; Padua, Italy; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 05/02/2018 05/13/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified via email upon acceptance into 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 2- May 13 (tentative)

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 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


Program fee: TBD for 2018 (2017 cost $5,000)
For details on what the program fee includes please see program Budget Sheet

Payment 1: TBD
Payment 2: TBD

The following services are included as part of the program fee:
  • Flights
  • Private coach transportation
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Tours
  • UCF Abroad administrative fee ($350)
The following is not included:
  • Tuition
  • UCF Tuition
  • Personal travel not associated with the program
  • Flight booking (unless otherwise noted)
  • Currency exchange fees
  • Additional meals not listed above
  • Incidentals
  • Passport and visa fees

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. The UCF Abroad Office 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.