History Department Offers Opportunity to Study Abroad in Italy 

By Anthony Muclada – Staff Writer

In the upcoming spring semester, an exciting study abroad opportunity awaits students. Students now have the opportunity to study in Italy through HIST 296, an Italian History and Heritage Travel Course.  

The trip to Italy takes place during spring break from March 10 to 18. To learn more about this exciting trip, I recently sat down with Roy Domenico, Ph.D., who is the responsible for organizing the trip.  

Domenico has been taking students to Italy for 25 years. Domenico’s main area of expertise is Italian history. He has written several books relating to Italy, including The Devil and Dolce Vita.  

While his main area is in Italian history, Domenico has also done research on other countries like France, Britain, and Spain.  

In addition to travel course to Italy, Domenico has also led spring break travel courses to London and summer courses to Palermo, Sicily, Rome, Florence, Venice, and the Alps. 

Rome, however, is one of Domenico’s favorite places to travel and study.  

 “It is a very charming place with lovely people. It also allows me to see relatives since most live in Rome,” Domenico said.  

The students who have gone on the trip have always left extremely happy, and never once has one of them said they had a bad experience.  

Domenico attributes that to the fact that Italy has something for everybody. Afficionados of ancient history can go to visit the Colosseum, while people interested in the Renaissance can visit Florence, Rome, or any other major city. The most popular destination during the travel course is the Uffizi and Academia Museum.  

Domenico encourages all students to consider the travel course.   

“You should go because it is a life-changing experience, especially if you have never travelled to Europe. Have an open mind, and you will have a terrific experience,” Domenico said.  

You can direct any questions or concerns to Domenico.  

The deadline to sign up is December 1.