U.S. Department of State Traveler's Checklist for further reference.
Area of Study: History
Term to Study Abroad: Spring-Break 2019. This is the spring break period during the Spring semester. This program may interfere with student's Spring course schedules due to the return date.
Orientation dates with the Study Abroad Office: To register for orientation with the Study Abroad Office, visit the Study Abroad Application Portal. Students attending orientation must have applied for a study abroad program and made their first payment. This is a pre-departure orientation for students who are traveling abroad with the program. Date and Time for Orientation is Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 6:30 - 9:00 PM.
Register for Spring Orientation
Program Run Dates in March: March 1-11, 2019
Program Type: This is a faculty-led program with a Clayton State faculty member.
Program Fee: $2,725.00
Courses Offered: HIST 4800 / 6950 Italy's Long Globalization: Politics, Economy, Art, and Culture from Ancient Rome to Today (inquire with the Program Director or your advisor about possible cross listings or the use of the course as an elective)
Required Student Course Selection Form
Credit Hours: 3 credit hours per course
Majors: History and Undeclared/Undecided
Our ten-day stay in Italy will form the cornerstone of our spring semester course on Italy’s Long Globalization (HIST 4800). By visiting sites such as the Coliseum, Forum, Pantheon, and Vatican in Rome, students will see and experience first-hand the near-global character and impact of the Roman Empire. While in Lucca, Florence, and Venice, students will learn about Italy’s central role in the Renaissance: the artistic and scientific reawakening of the Western World and the areas that influenced. We will visit museums, cathedrals, and historical buildings, seeing and experiencing masterpieces by Michelangelo, Botticelli, Titian, and countless others. During the trip, students will also get to experience contemporary Italy, at the cultural heart of Unifying Europe. Students will get to experience Italy's diversity and see how it has influenced the world, from cuisine to culture, fashion to food.
What is included: All transportation from Atlanta to Italy and back: flights, cars, subways, trains, water busses, and –taxis. All accommodations with continental breakfasts. Professional tour guides and entries to museums and historical sites. Several (5-7) group meals in excellent restaurants. Student Program fees also include faculty travel costs. Emergency Medical Insurance with CISI.
What is not included: Most of the students lunches and dinners. The students own spending money for souvenirs and incidentals. Clayton State tuition; Passport/Visa fees*; Healthcare Clearance Form physician and medical fees*, Travel Insurance. Tuition is separate from the study abroad costs and other associated fees. To learn more about tuition costs and fees, visit the Bursar's Tuition page to learn more.
Estimated Costs: Note that your program fees and tuition are separate costs. Program fees are the fees that pay for what is included in the program costs. Prepare for spending money and for additional meals. Speak to your Program Director for more details.
Learn more about this program by visiting our YouTube Playlist to hear what previous participants had to say about studying abroad.
Applications Closed for Italy
To login to the Study Abroad Application Portal, use your Clayton State SWAN username and password.
How to Apply Video
Documents Required for the Study Abroad Program: These documents will be processed in the online Study Abroad Application Portal.
1. Italy Application Contract
a. The student will complete their application document(s). The document(s) must be completed in order to make your first payment. See steps below.
b. Due by or before the first payment deadline Monday, November 12, 2018.
c. The Program Director will approve the student’s application material clearing the student for the study abroad program.
d. Once the student has been approved by the Program Director, the students will receive the Bursar Payment Form. Print this document and take it to the Bursar Office to make your first payment in person. After making your first payment in person, students may follow the online payment instructions for the Bursar Office. The online payment instructions are listed in the Study Abroad Application Portal.
e. Keep a copy for your records!
2. Health Clearance Form
Health Clearance Form
Health Clearance Form Video
a. Instructions are found on the Health Clearance Form. There are separate procedures for visiting the University Health Services (UHS) or seeing a personal healthcare professional/physician.
b. Document due by or before Thursday, December 13, 2018.
c. Keep a copy for your records!
3. Copy of Passport Photo Page
Submit Your Passport
a. Submit a Color Copy of your Passport Photo Page.
b. Due by or before Thursday, December 13, 2018.
c. To learn more about how to obtain a Passport or renew your Passport, please visit our Passport web page. The Study Abroad Office has provided the necessary steps and links for the Passport process.
d. You can also find more information in the Student Program Guide.
4. Italy Student Program Guide
a. Further information about your program are outlined in the Italy Student Program Guide in the link above.
Total Cost of Program: $2,725.00
First Payment & Deposit: Monday, November 12, 2018, of $1,211.00
*Reserve your spot on the program by making your first payment.
Second Payment: Thursday, December 13, 2018, of $1,211.00
*After your second payment is received, you will be enrolled in the academic course. Don’t forget this does NOT include TUITION.
Final Payment: Thursday, January 17, 2019, of $303.00
*Pay close attention to the Add/Drop period for the Spring Semester and the programs withdrawal deadlines. Tuition payments will be due in mid-January (see Academic Calendar).
Payments need to be made to the Bursar Office.
Payments: In order to reserve your spot on the program, begin making the necessary payments. Students must make their program payments in full and have paid for tuition in order to remain in the study abroad program. Once students have made their second program payment, the Program Director will enroll the student in the study abroad course.
Non-Credit Seeking Students, Alumni, Spouses, and Children are restricted from attending a study abroad program at Clayton State University, which is in accordance to the University System of Georgia (USG) regulations. Only credit seeking Clayton State students are eligible to attend a study abroad program.
STUDENTS MUST MAKE SURE THAT THE REQUIRED HEALTH CLEARENCE FORM HAS BEEN APPROVED & CLEARED. IF YOUR HEALTH CLEARENCE HAS BEEN DENIED BY YOUR PHYSICIAN PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE WITHDRAWAL DATES. Students should complete the Health Clearance Form before Thursday, December 13, 2018, in order to receive a full refund, excluding the non-refundable deposit of $250.00. Remember, this form must be mailed by your physician or University Health Services (UHS) to the Clayton States’ Office of International Programs.
*If a student has any disability concerns for studying abroad, please review our Disability Resource page for more information or visit the Disability Resource Center on campus.
• Withdrawal on or before Thursday, December 13, 2018: Complete refund excluding the non-refundable deposit of $250.00.
• Withdrawal after December 13, 2018: Costs for airfare, rail, admissions, and hotel(s) (including any cancellation penalties or charges imposed by the airline, hotel, or other prepaid expenses) and all administrative fees incurred are forfeited: the remainder will be refunded, excluding the non-refundable deposit of $250.00.
• Withdrawal on or after January 17, 2019: All costs are forfeited; no refunds.
Refund & Withdrawal Form
Add/Drop/Withdrawal Periods from the Course: Students who are considering dropping the course need to refer to the Academic Calendar for the current semester to review add/drop dates, withdrawal dates, etc. to make sure these dates do not affect your withdrawal process from the study abroad program. If you have questions or concerns, speak with your Academic Adviser and Program Director.
Scholarships: Concerned about paying for study abroad? Did you know that the Study Abroad Office offers the STARS Scholarship for study abroad students at Clayton State? Also checkout the many study abroad scholarships available for students at our Financial Aid and Scholarship web page!
Learn more about Passports & Visas on our web page.
Have more questions about study abroad? Checkout our Frequently Asked Question’s (FAQ) web page to learn more.
Program Director Contact Info:
Name: Dr. Marko Maunula, Professor of History
E-mail: MarkoMaunula@clayton.edu (e-mail preferred mode of contact)
Office: Arts and Science Building G110-H
Study Abroad Advisor Contact Info:
Name: Sasha Cokuslu
Phone: 678-466-4092 or 678-466-4090
Office: James M. Baker University Center (Main Street) Suite 204