Programs by Country: Italy + Dialogue of Civilizations


Italy: Family Business Studies – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Verona, Italy

Faculty Leaders: Prof. Justin Craig (j.craig@neu.edu)

Office Location: 209A Hayden Hall Office Hours: Tuesday 5:00-6:00 p.m. and Wednesday 8.30-9.30 a.m.

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Session:

Learn more about the Italy Info Session! Date: Tuesday, November 5th Time: 6-7pm Location: 12 Hayden

Term: Summer I

Courses: 

  • ENTR3346: Family Business in Italy
  • ENTR3348: Family Business: A Global Perspective

Description: 

The Family Business Studies Italy Dialogue provides students with:

  • a comprehensive contemporary overview of Italian family business dynamics, politics, history, culture ,and society, with an intentional focus on the comparisons between Northern Italy versus Southern Italy. Through formal and informal activities (lectures, company and historical site visits, dialogues), students engage with NU professors, plus guest lecturers, and Italian family business leaders in dialogue and discussion of contemporary challenges sustaining business across generations as well as related topics concerning impact of current events, culture, history, and global issues.
  • an understanding of: why families continue to play such a large role in some of the most prominent firms in emerging and mature economies? how families in business manage to maintain ownership control, yet divest of unrelated business ventures? how Italian family businesses internationalize yet maintain control?

Italy: Italian Language and Culture – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Mantova, Italy

Faculty Leader: Prof. Alessio Tognetti (a.tognetti@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Sessions:

Friday, November 8th at 1:00 p.m. in 273 Ryder

Tuesday, November 12th at 1:00 p.m. in 273 Ryder

Term: Summer I

Courses:

  • ITLN2301/2302/3301/3302 Italian Language Immersion
  • CLTR4944 Cultural Engagement Abroad

Description: 

Have you been in Italy before ? Had a great time, but came back feeling like deep down you never really left the US? You are not alone. That is what  our Dialogue of Civilization is tailored for.  During this 1 month program  you will not only get to follow intensive language and culture courses, but you will get to experience the true “secret life” of Italy, the one that you do not get to see on tv or in movies. Our program main location, Mantova is uniquely suited for this task: Mantova is a small but rich city, it numbers only 50,000 inhabitants, but it has all the comfort of a larger metropolis: restaurants, museums, bars, café, internet etc. Despite its modernity, Mantova still maintains extremely close ties to its cultural past, and for a city that is 4000 years old , there is lots of that .  This unique blend will allow for one of the best cultural and linguistic immersion: the kind that provide authenticity without compromising safety or comfort.

The experience will be 4 fold:  1 = intensive Italian courses  5 days a week 5 hours per day.  2 = Culture class 3 days a week 2 hours  per day. 3 = Field trip and exploration. Every weekend using Mantova as our home base we will explore the territory of northern Italy , from Romeo & Giulietta Verona, to the lakes and the alps. 4 = free time, this is where you, the student, has the opportunity to get their feet wet in the culture and language.


Italy: Photographing and Art History of Rome and Venice – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Venice, Italy

Faculty Leaders:  Andrea Greitzer (a.greitzer@neu.edu) and Andrea Raynor (a.raynor@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Sessions:

October 17th 6:00pm in 305 Ryder

October 29th 6:00pm in 243 Ryder

Term: Summer I

Courses:

  • ARTE 2500 Art and Design Abroad: Studio-Photo Basics
  • ARTE 2500 Art and Design Abroad: Studio-Documentary Photography
  • ARTE 2501 Art and Design Abroad: History -Art History of Rome and Venice

Students will enroll in either section of ARTE2500 and ARTE2501 for a total of 8 NEU credits.

Description:

With one week in Rome and four weeks in Venice, students become a part of the Venetian ethos; they eat, shop, live and do business in the city on a daily basis. Four courses will be offered, Photo Basics, Documentary Photography and 2 sections of Art History of Venice. The Photography classes will be held on site as well as in the classroom. The Art History classes are held entirely on site discussing how artist of the past, have shaped the city and the art culture of today.

Check out the 2013 Venice Blog!

 


Italy: Rome, City as Text (Honors) – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Rome, Italy

Faculty Leader: Prof. Daniel Faber (d.faber@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Session:

Tuesday, October 29th: 7-8pm 168 Snell Engineering Center 

Term: Summer I

Courses:

  • HONR 3309 Honors Seminar Abroad
  • ITLN 1301/1302/2301/2302 Italian Language Immersion

Description:

The purpose of the course is to use Rome as a social laboratory to explore major urban issues. Rome will be examined in a context of its geographic region, its role as the capital city of Italy, and as a major urban center of the European Union. The course will address the social, political and cultural history of Rome and its role as a contemporary cultural trend setter and world class city. Through explorations within the city and other key sites in the area including Florence and Herculaneum students will learn about political and economic life of Italy. The course will use ethnographic research, scholarly articles, guest lectures, site visits to develop a deeper understanding of contemporary issues such as immigration, gentrification, changing gender roles, political corruption, and tourism that would not otherwise be possible in a traditional classroom setting.