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GHC Study Abroad in Montepulciano, Italy
How would you like to spend a month in Italy? And how would you like to take summer courses for credit during your stay? Kennesaw State University (KSU) has a consortium of summer classes in Montepulciano, Italy. Montepulciano is a beautiful hill town in Tuscany overlooking vineyards and olive groves. It is about 115 miles north of Rome and 80 miles south of Florence. Students who participate in the Montepulciano program live in apartments in the town and take two summer classes (six hours of credit) at classrooms in the town's newly renovated medieval fortress (La Fortezza). Students choose from a range of courses, with morning and afternoon sessions. Classes also take field trips to places such as Rome, Florence and Siena, with free time for students to travel on their own in Italy from Friday-Sunday. 
Georgia Highlands College will send a group of students (3.0 minimum GPA) to Montepulciano for the second summer session (June 23-July 24). Dr. Jon Hershey, who is a professor of English and Dean of the Division of Humanities, will accompany this group of GHC students to Montepulicano and will teach classes there. For more information on KSU's second session of the Montepulciano program, please see the following link:
The cost of the Montepulciano program is $4,750. Students will need to submit an application and pay a $300 deposit by March 1, 2016. The cost of the trip includes round trip airfare, ground transportation, group excursions, lodging and some meals. It does not include all meals, tuition or weekend trips students take on their own. Students can use financial aid to pay for classes and in some cases the cost of the trip itself. Classes at the Montepulciano program are run through KSU, but course equivalences have been established to transfer course credit back to GHC. The college has scholarships available for the Montepulciano program. Students may also apply for the Gilman International Scholarship, a very generous federal scholarship. More information about the Gilman Scholarship can be found here: 
If you would like more information, or would like to apply for the Montepulciano program, please contact one of the following individuals:
Dr. Bronson Long, Director of Study Abroad and Global Initiatives, Georgia Highlands College,
Ms. Teresa Hutchins, Director of the Honors Program, Georgia Highlands College,
Dr. Jayme Feagin, Director of the Honors Program, Georgia Highlands College,
Dr. Jon Hershey, Professor of English and Dean of Humanities, Georgia Highlands College,
Dr. Todd Harper, Associate Professor of English, Co-Director of the Montepulciano Program, Kennesaw State University,
Page last updated: October 29, 2015