** 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.
COUN 648/695 or HMSV 344/495
35 Continuing Education Hours
Attend a multi-day study institute set in a picturesque 14th century villa called Casa Cares on a mountainside in Tuscany. Learn about the counseling profession and career counseling and human services programs in Italy from Italian counseling professionals PLUS study with nationally known professors. Visit ancient Italian cities in Tuscany on day trips including Florence, Pisa, Assisi, Siena, Greve, Lucca, and San Gimignano. Meet other students, counseling and human services professors, and counselors from throughout the United States and Italy.
To participate in this study abroad program students must register for 3 credits in one of the following academic courses - COUN 648, COUN 695, COUN 895, HMSV 344, or HMSV 495 -during the 2017 summer session 3 registration period or register for Continuing Education Units. Academic courses will begin prior to the study abroad program dates (listed on this website) as a 2017 summer session 3 web-based course facilitated by the study abroad program's faculty leaders. Most of thecontent of the academic courses will be reviewed and completed prior to the study abroad experience in Italy.
Program participants need to arrive and depart from Rome Fiumicino Airport. Bus transportation between Rome Fiumicino Airport and Casa Cares in Tuscany is available for participants who arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport before 10am on the first day of the program in Italy, and depart from Rome Fiumicino Airport after 10am on the final day of the program in Italy. Participants who arrive and depart outside of the time period specified above are responsible for their own transportation to and from Casa Cares in Tuscany.
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.
Day 1: July 6: Fly overnight from U.S. to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Book flight to arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport by 10AM on 12 May. Day 2: July 7: Arrive by 10AM at Rome Fiumicino Airport. Bus transfer to Casa Cares villa in Tuscany. Institute overview. Villa tour. Day 3: July 8: Day trip and walking tour of Florence. Day 4: July 9: Day trip to Greve and San Gimignano. Day 5: July 10: Pisa- Lucca. Day 6: July 11: Seminars at villa. Day 7: July 12: Largo Trasimeno- Assisi. Day 8: July 13: TBD Day 9: July 14: TBD Day 10: July 15: Day trip to Siena, guided tour. Day 11: July 16: Depart Casa Cares villa in early AM for Rome Fiumicino Airport. Book flight to leave from Rome Fiumicino Airport after 10AM.
*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.
A native of New Jersey, Frank Scaringello served 22 years in the U.S. Navy on several ships and in different parts of the world as a Surface Warfare Officer. Of particular note, he lived in Sasebo, Japan, for 4 years. Following retirement from the Navy, he received his Masters in Education from ODU and became a School Counselor in Portsmouth, VA. Since 2001, he has taught courses in the ODU Department of Counseling and Human Services. His interests are in Physical Activity-Positive Youth Development programs and substance abuse treatment. He holds a National Certification in Counseling, along with a School Counselor’s license. He received the Darden Fellow Award in recognition of his work in the School Counseling field. Frank enjoys distance running and working on old British sports cars.
Jennifer Del Corso is a Lecturer in the Department of Counseling and Human Services and will co-lead this study abroad program.
Program Cost: $1,900 (with ODU Deans Education Abroad Award scholarship) *
Shared room in villa, most meals, transportation within Italy, entrance fees for Florence museums, tour guides, study abroad fee, and international travel and health insurance.
International airfare to/from Rome, ODU course tuition; lunches during day trips, baggage and travel fees, immunizations, and expenses of a personal nature.
For some students, regular student financial aid support may be increased due to the additional cost of studying abroad. Students seeking financial aid should obtain a program budget from the Office of Study Abroad. Note: to qualify for summer aid, undergraduate students must enroll in at least 3 additional credit hours; graduate students need only enroll for 3 credit hours to receive financial aid during the summer.
*ODU Deans Education Abroad Award scholarships:
Dean’s Education Abroad Awards are available for the first 7 qualified students accepted for this program. Scholarship Eligibility: Full-time ODU student, 2.5 GPA or higher, approval of participation by the Office of Study Abroad and the program’s faculty leaders. Completion of online application, advising, and deposit payment will hold your space for scholarship consideration; no additional application required.
If eligible, scholarship award will be credited to your student account sometime in the summer. The Office of Study Abroad handles these arrangements and will notify you via email. If you do not owe the university any money a refund check will be issued by the Office of Finance and mailed to your address from LEO Online.
Estimated program cost without ODU Deans Education Abroad Award scholarship: $2,300
$300 program deposit upon application; half of remaining total due on February 17, 2017, and the other half on March 17, 2017.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Program Details: Frank Scaringello
Department of Counseling & Human Services