Office of Summer Sessions
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA
For Fall, Winter and Spring travel study opportunities, consult the EAP UCSB website.
Come discover Italian art, history, and culture this summer! Earn 8 units of UC credit in three weeks, while living and studying on one of the most magical islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Our program will be held on the enchanting island of Procida—featured in films such as ‘The Postman’ and ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’—surrounded by the deep blue waters of the incomparable Gulf of Naples. From the windows of their classrooms in a magnificently restored medieval castle, students can see to Capri, Sorrento, Pompeii, Vesuvius and other world-famous landmarks around the Gulf.Students will enhance their study of Mediterranean Italy by exploring the island itself, along with field trips to archeological sites such as Pompeii, ancient maritime towns like Amalfi, and, of course, the awesome artistic treasures of the city of Naples. (Director: Prof. Claudio Fogu, UCSB French & Italian Studies) Click here for more information.
What comes to mind when you think of London? ... Shakespeare, royal weddings, stoic palace guards with huge furry black hats, a red phone booth? Yes, all these elements are a part of London’s iconic history but they are only the tip of a deep and vastly complex past, present, and future. Join us as we experience London as a “global city” – some say the global city of the contemporary era – by studying its current identity, culture, and social movements. We will explore the everyday life of people living in the heart of London through markets, schools, the media, and its politics. We will also experience the cultural array the city offers through its art, food, fashion, museums, music, and theatre. We will take guided walks thought some of London’s lively and historic districts. In addition to the classroom learning, we will have guest speakers, field trips, and more!
Once you take these courses you will have an appreciation of why London is characterized as the global city and you will understand and feel the multi-faceted linkages that bind this city with a direct and tangible effect on our global environment. Click here for more information.