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ODU Program: A Counselor's View of Italy
Reggello, Italy
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2014 04/10/2014 
Rolling Admission 05/15/2014 05/30/2014

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
 Class Standing:
1 - Freshman, 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior, 5 - Graduate, 6 - Other Program Type: ODU Faculty Led Program
Maximum Credits Earned: 3
 Minimum GPA:
Language of Instruction: English
 Area(s) of Study:
Counseling, Human Services
 Faculty Leader:
Remley, T.
 Estimated Cost of Attendance:
Program Description:
Summer in

A Counselor's View of Italy

HMSV 495, COUN 601/ 695, COUN 801/895, or
45 Continuing Education Hours

Attend a two-week study institute set in a picturesque 14th century villa called Casa Cares on a mountainside in Tuscany. Learn about the counseling profession in Italy from Italian mental health professionals PLUS study with nationally known counseling professors. Visit ancient Italian cities in Tuscany on day trips including Florence, Pisa, Assisi, Siena, Greve, Lucca, and San Gimignano. Meet other students, counseling professors, and counselors from throughout the United States and Italy.

PREREQUISITES:  All students must be in good academic standing (2.0 GPA for undergraduates and 2.5 for graduate students). This program is open to ODU and non-ODU participants. For information about applying as a non-ODU participant, please see these instructions.

*Students will be registered for 3 credits in HMSV495, COUN 601/695, COUN 801/895 or Continuing Education Hours during the Summer 2014 registration period.




Uffizi Museum


Tower of Pisa



2013 participantscasa carestuscany 2014 SAMPLE ITINERARY

15 May: Depart U.S.

16 May: Arrive Rome, bus transfer to Casa Cares

17 May:  Villa tour, seminars

18 May: Day trip to Pisa and Lucca

19 May: Seminars at Casa Cares,
evening in Reggello

20 May: Day trip to Florence, Visit Uffizi Museum

21 May: Seminars at Casa Cares, evening in Reggello, Cheese making demonstration

22 May: Day trip Assisi

23 May: Seminars at Casa Cares

24 May:  Day trip to San Gimignano, visit weekend market

25 May:  Seminars at Casa Cares, visit to Vallombrosa, optional mass at Catholic monastery

26 May: Daytrip to Siena, guided tour

27 May: Seminars at Casa Cares

28 May: Day trip to Florence, visit Statue of David, optional visit to mental health day treatment facility

29 May: AM seminars at Casa Cares, free afteroon in Florence or Regello

30 May: Depart Casa Cares for Rome Fiumicino Airport

*Subject to Change: The office of Study Abroad reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, or any other unforeseen circumstances.


Dr. Ted Remley is the Director of the institute. He is Director of the Counseling Graduate Program and Batten Endowed Chair in Counseling at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Remley is a lawyer and counselor and is a former Executive Director of the American Counseling Association.

Dr. Pat Thomas is a former high school counselor and adjunct faculty member in counseling at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana.

Dr. Becky Michel was recognized as the Outstanding Doctoral Student in 2012 by Chi Sigma Iota International and now is a faculty member at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois.

Dr. Larry Tyson is an Associate Professor of Counseling at the  University of Alabama-Birmingham. He is a former President of the Florida School Counselor Association, the Florida Counseling Association, and the Alabama Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. He is the Program Coordinator of the Counselor Education Program and advisor of the Zeta Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota.






Program Cost:


Cost Includes:

Shared room in villa, most meals, ODU tuition for the course, transportation within Italy, entrance fees for Florence museums, tour guides, and international travel and health insurance.

Not Included:

Roundtrip airfare from your home to Rome, lunches during daytrips, expenses of a personal nature.

Financial Aid:

ODU students seeking financial aid should obtain a program budget from the Office of Study Abroad during an advising appointment.  Non-ODU students are not eligible to receive any financial aid or scholarships through Old Dominion University. These students should consult with their home institution to determine if they are eligible for financial aid for this program.

ODU Graduate Assistants with Tuition Awards:  Students at Old Dominion University who are have assistantships or fellowships that pay their tuition should consult with Dr. Ted Remley for special instructions regarding their payments after the $300 deposit has been paid.

Payment Schedule:

$300 deposit upon application; half of remaining total due on January 15, 2014, and the other half on March 15, 2014.

Program Details:

Dr. Ted Remley
Counseling & Human Services
110 Education Bldg.
Application & Payment Details:

Office of Study Abroad
2006 Dragas Hall
49th St. and Hampton Blvd.


This program is currently not accepting applications.