Study Abroad

Orvieto, Italy

Join the iSchool in Orvieto, Italy this summer!

May 17 - June 23, 2024

Join iSchool Professor of Practice Michael McKisson for five weeks this summer in historic Orvieto while taking field trips to Rome and other Italian cities. You don't need to be a School of Information student to participate in this dynamic study abroad experience.

When you join the iSchool, you'll take two popular classes while exploring the region:

Through the lens of international travel in Italy, this course will act as a gateway to understanding how social media sites influence and are impacted by ourselves, as well as the role of social media in our relationships. With a focus on both theory and practical applications, this course gives learners opportunities to delve into how mobile technologies and being online impact daily living, personal health, individual success and interpersonal relationships.

This course will lay a foundation for understanding how stories shape communities, identities and memories while immersing ourselves in the Italian culture and international travel. Students will be required to call on their own intellectual, emotional and imaginative processes to develop their own skills in digital storytelling, interviewing, oral history collection and use of relevant digital storytelling tools to tell the stories of their time in Italy.

Study abroad opens the doors to an entire world of new experiences, and when you join the iSchool, you'll combine the best of history, culture and technology as you learn how to become an innovative digital storyteller.

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Program Facts

Program Type: UArizona faculty-led

Credit Type: UArizona direct credit

Level of Study: Undergraduate

GPA: 2.5

Class Eligibility: First-year students who will be Sophomores after the spring semester and sophomore, junior, senior,and graduate students are eligible

Language of Instruction: English

Program Open To: UArizona and non-UArizona students

iSchool Faculty Lead: Professor of Practice Michael McKisson

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