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  • Locations: Florence, Italy; Montepulciano, Italy; Orvieto, Italy; Rome, Italy; Siena, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Scholarship Available: Yes Program Type: Education Abroad
Language of Instruction: English, Italian Housing Options: Apartments
Minimum GPA: 2.5 (Undergrad) Graduate or Undergraduate: Undergraduate
Education Abroad Programs by College: Coles College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Science Payable Account Code: 8026
Program Description:

Business & Language in Montepulciano, Italy 7 Week Program: Fall 2018
**The application deadline for this program is May 15th**
**Note:  You must submit both your deposit AND Coles Education Abroad Approval Form (for business students and/or students planning to enroll in business courses) prior to acceptance into program. **

 The grey "Apply Now" button is located at the top and bottom of the online program brochure.
Montepulciano Students
Following application, the primary mode of communication from the KSU Education Abroad Office and all other KSU offices pertaining to your education abroad program will be to your email account.  As a KSU student, you are required to check this regularly.

Program Description

This program will be held at the KSU facility in Montepulciano, Italy. Business students can enroll in 5 business and/or language courses that will be completed after 7 weeks and enroll in any online KSU courses. Foreign language students are welcome to participate and will not be required to enroll in business courses. Students will have the option to extend their stay in Europe or arrive early, at their own expense. For more information regarding courses please refer to the course selection below.

The program fee is $4999.00 less the Global Learning Scholarship for eligible KSU Students (amount to be determined in February 2018). This includes accommodations, ground transportation, cultural excursions and dinner on Mondays through Thursday evenings during the week in Montepulciano. This does not include airfare.

Business Students: For more information contact Dr. Sheb True (470-578-6076 or

Language Students: For more information contact Dr. Andrea Scapolo (470)-578-5204 or

Program Dates (subject to change)

August 10 – September 28, 2018

**Please plan to depart Atlanta on August 10th in order to arrive on August 11th. The program officially starts in-country on August 13th.**

MANDATORY Orientations
Students must attend one of the Education Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation Conferences on either March 25th or April 22nd - registration and additional information below
Additional dates TBA

Program Cost (subject to change)

$4,999, less the Global Learning Scholarship for KSU Students (Amount TBD in February).  The program cost includes accommodation, ground transportation, insurance, cultural excursions, and group dinners Monday through Thursday nights in Montepulciano.

***Airfare is NOT included in the program cost.***

*** Eligible KSU students will receive the Global Learning Scholarship for this program.  Please see the Global Learning Scholarship subheading below for more information.***

***Tuition is paid separately. Cost is subject to change. ***


A $300 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of application. This deposit will be subtracted from your total fee.

Payments are broken down into two installments:
June 15th - $2,349.50
June 30th - $2,349.50

**Students eligible for the KSU Global Learning Scholarship will have the scholarship award amount applied to the second payment installment.**

For information about scholarships available for this program please visit our website!

Global Learning Scholarship
***All KSU students are eligible to receive a KSU Global Learning Scholarship.***

In order to receive scholarship, students MUST submit the Financial Aid Acknowledgment Form to the Office of Financial Aid (located in Kennesaw Hall; AND complete the Global Learning Scholarship online application which includes completion and reporting of 5 hours of service per the dates and deadlines below:
  • Fall 2018 Programs: April 15th - June 30th **For this program, students should complete the GLS online application between
  • April 15th and June 15th**
  • The award for this program is currently TBD in Spring 2018.
  • If Approved for the Global Learning Scholarship it may be deducted from the 2nd payment installment.
Gilman Scholarship 
Gilman Scholarship Deadline: March 7, 2018
Do you meet the eligibility criteriaApply now!

***Please see for more details.***

Physical Assessment Form
physical assessment.pdf


Students will live in shared apartments in Montepulciano. A typical apartment has two double rooms, one bathroom and kitchen facilities.


Safety & Security

During pre-departure orientations, students will receive information on health considerations, travel safety, money matters abroad, cultural adjustment, cross-cultural immersion and sensibility, student responsibilities and course requirements.

The U.S Department of State offers excellent travel, health and safety information for specific countries. For up-to-date information on Italy, please visit:

The Center for Disease Control also provides useful information for travelers and a list of vaccinations and/or health concerns for specific countries:
Faculty advice for travel to Italy

Health & Safety Handout


Coles College of Business Students:

Each student must take at least 3 courses (one of which is BUSA3500 for business students) and can take a maximum of 5 courses in Italy. In addition, the students may take 1 or 2 online courses from the KSU Fall 2018 catalog, as long as the maximum number of courses does not exceed five, or 15 credit hours.

**Please stop by Coles Undergraduate Advising in BB 431 and complete your Education Abroad Approval Form prior to submitting your deposit.**
Language Students:
Non-Business students may enroll in up to [3] courses in Italian Language and Culture, offered through a collaboration with the language school in Montepulciano, Il Sasso, and receive KSU credit. In addition, the students may take Business courses as appropriate and/or online courses from the KSU Fall 2017 Catalog.

Business Courses:

BUSA 3500 – Culture and International Business, 3 Credit Hours *Mandatory for Business Students*
BLAW 2200 – Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, 3 Credit Hours (Prerequisite: ACCT 2100)
ECON 2200 - Principles of Macroeconomics, 3 Credit Hours (Prerequisite: ECON 2100 and MATH 1160)
ECON 2300 -  Business Statistics, 3 Credit Hours (Prerequisite: MATH 1111 or higher)
IS 2200 – Information Systems and Communication, 3 Credit Hours
For inquiries regarding the syllabi, prerequisites, and course selection please contact the faculty directly: Dr. Sheb True (470-578-6076, )
Language Courses:
ITAL 1001 - Introduction to Italian Language and Culture I, 3 Credit Hours
ITAL 1002 - Introduction to Italian Language and Culture II, 3 Credit Hours
ITAL 2001 - Intermediate Italian Language and Culture I, 3 Credit Hours
ITAL 2002 - Intermediate Italian Language and Culture II, 3 Credit Hours
ITAL 3200 – Critical Reading and Applied Writing, 3 Credit Hour
ITAL 3302 - Practical Conversation, 3 Credit Hours
ITAL 3303 – Grammar and Composition, 3 Credit Hours
ITAL 4402 – Contemporary Culture, 3 Credit Hours
ITAL 4434 – Topics in Language, Literature, and Culture, 3 Credit Hours
For inquiries regarding the syllabi, prerequisites, and course selection please contact the faculty directly: Dr. Frederica Santini (470-578-2381,

Pre-Departure Orientation Conference

KSU students participating in this education abroad program are required to attend the Education Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation Conference.  This conference is designed to inform students about a variety of critical pre-departure concepts and other important themes, ranging from cross-cultural content to practical safety information all students should know when traveling abroad.

For more information on the PreDOC including registration, please click here.  (

Application Deadline
May 15, 2018

A $300 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of application.

Important notes:
*You will NOT be considered for this program until you have paid the deposit and completed your application.
*All undergraduate students must have and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this program.

Faculty Contacts

Dr. Sheb True - Senior International Officer,  Assistant to the Dean for Special Projects and Professor of Marketing and Professional Sales, Coles College of Business - 470-578-6087

Dr. Keith Tudor, Professor of Marketing, Department of Marketing and Professional Sales - 470-578-6242
Dr. Andrea Scapolo, Assistant  Professor of Italian, Dept. of Foreign Languages – 470-578-5204

Faculty Backgrounds

Sheb True, and Keith Tudor participated in this study abroad in 2016, and 2017. They have significant experience in leading students in study abroad programs all over the world.

Education Abroad Contact
Cynthia True,
Sr. Education Abroad Program Coordinator, Division of Global Affairs





All application deposits are non-refundable, except in the case of:

*Program cancellation by Kennesaw State University
*A wait-listed student who is not added into the program
*A student who has applied to one education abroad program and clearly notifies the Education Abroad Office--in writing and prior to the application deadline--of his/her desire change the application to an alternate KSU program

Refunds for application deposits will be issued in the same form of payment originally used for purchase.  Please be sure to retain all account information used for purchase and notify the Education Abroad Office (EAO) in advance if there is a problem with your account.  The EAO will not be responsible for refunds sent to closed accounts.


Upon registration for the KSU faculty-led education abroad academic course(s), the designated program fee, which is separate from tuition, is charged to the student's account.  The student has up to one month to pay the program fee in full, following a specific payment schedule. Failure to pay the program fee in full by the stated deadline may result in deletion from the program.

All program fees are non-refundable. In all cases, the student will only receive recoverable fees, subject to the rules/policies of external service providers.  Any such refund will not include the initial application fee and will not be issued until after the education abroad program is completed.


Program fees do not include tuition.  Payment and refund of tuition will follow the normal processes establish by the Offices of the Registrar and Bursar.  Students wishing to withdraw from any study abroad program or course must submit their request in writing through the Education Abroad Office.


This program is currently not accepting applications.