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  • Locations: Sorrento, Italy
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
CU Denver Faculty-Led Global Study
Minimum GPA:
Class Eligibility:
Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Academic Department:
Number of Credits:
Program Advisor:
Meghan Atherton
Course(s) Offered:
COMM 4995/5995
Faculty Leader:
Julia Khrebtan-Hoerhager
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Program Description:


  • Explore the most beautiful and amazing sites in Italy, including the Pompeii ruins, Mt. Vesuvius volcano, and Naples
  • Discover the museums of Rome, the coast of Amalfi, Ravello, Positano and Capri
  • Ciao Italia! Immerse yourself in your experience in Italy with complementary classes taught by native speakers
  • Wake up each morning with a traditional Italian breakfast


This course will familiarize you with theory and research methods in the areas of global communication, construction and negotiation of Italian national identity (italianità), cross-cultural awareness and a hands-on management with a global mindset. Equipped with the theory, we will practically explore the unique nature of the historical and contemporary Italy, and build our own American-Italian bridge between the old (in fact, ancient historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites!), the new (immensely multifaceted, ethically diverse, culturally vibrant Italy), the borrowed (the legendary authentic Eat-alien cuisine, art, fashion, and elements of pop culture) and the blue (the magnificent Mediterranean sea that cradles the picturesque town of Sorrento, our host town).

The aim of the course is to transform its participants into culturally aware/skilled world travelers with a profound understanding of the phenomenon of Italian national identity and empirical experience of cultural bridging.

Students’ academic blogs:


Course Information

  • 3 Credits
  • COMM 4995/5995

Course Requirements

  • Interview
  • Personal essay





  • Includes: Tuition and fees, shared accommodation, ground transportation & health insurance
  • Not Included: Airfare, meals, personal expenses

Faculty Leader


This program is directed by Dr. Julia Khrebtan-Hoerhager. Contact her at

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

CU Denver students may be able to use their existing financial aid for Global Study programs. Note that Winterim programs are considered part of spring term financial aid. For more information and to discuss your personal aid package, schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Office.


CU Denver Global Study Scholarship

CU Denver students participating on a CU Denver Global Study program during the Maymester, Summer, or Winter terms are eligible to apply for this scholarship from the Office of Global Education. Awards range from $500- $1,000. Apply here.

CU Denver Global Study Scholarship

We encourage you to seek additional scholarships for which you or your program may be eligible. See if your academic department or college/school offers study abroad scholarships, or visit the following websites to learn about external funding:

This program is currently not accepting applications.