In the summer of 2014, Centre is offering options for study around the world. As we do each summer, we offer a program in Strasbourg that runs for three weeks immediately following Commencement. New this summer is a course in Florence, Italy, during the same time period.
Centre faculty will also lead students to Costa Rica and Turkey in Kentucky Institute for International Studies (K.I.I.S.) programs. And there are 23 additional K.I.I.S. programs in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
2014 Summer Programs
France: Early Summer Strasbourg Program
May 26-June 16
Students live in Centre’s Strasbourg apartments while exploring the city and the region. Class excursions will transport students to Germany across the Rhine River and the Vosges Mountains in Alsace. Students with no French will get “survival French” training at the beginning of the course. The second weekend is free for individual travel in Europe from Thursday-Sunday evening; the last few days of the course are conducted in Paris. This option is not available to students who have studied or plan to study for a full term in Strasbourg. More information will be available on Thursday, January 23, at 4:00 p.m. in the Davidson lounge of Carnegie. For this course, you must first be approved by Leigh Cocanougher at the Center for Global Citizenship and then pay a $600 non-refundable deposit at the Cashier’s Office by the deadline she’ll give you; the additional $2200 is due May 1. This trip qualifies for senior subsidy support. Taught by Prof. Jeff Fieberg.
Cost (includes airfare from Louisville, room, board, and excursions): $2800.
Italy: Machiavelli's Florence
In the 14th and 16th centuries, Florence witnesses an explosion of culture as painters, sculptors, architects, and thinkers rediscovered classical ideas; the all-powerful Christianity of the medieval world was pushed aside for something new. This class will study the city itself and some surrounding towns as backdrops for understanding Machiavelli’s revolutionary political doctrines that are the foundation for modern politics. More information will be available on Thursday, January 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Davidson lounge of Carnegie. For this course, you must first be approved by Prof. Paskewich and then pay a $600 non-refundable deposit at the Cashier’s Office by the deadline he’ll give you. The additional $2800 is due May 1. Prerequisite: POL 120, 130, or permission of the instructor. Contact Prof. Chris Paskewich.
Cost (includes airfare from Louisville, room, board, and excursions): $3400.
Archaeological Excavations in Israel
May 28 – June 23
Students are invited to be part of the team that will be excavating Cana of Galilee in the summer of 2014. Professor Tom McCollough will be directing the excavation with Professor Lee Jefferson serving as associate director. The excavation will focus on a Christian pilgrimage cave complex that dates from the Byzantine through the Crusader period. In addition to the excavation work, we will take excursions to the Mediterranean cost, around the Sea of Galilee, and to Jerusalem on an extended excursion. The excavation team will be lodged in a hotel in Nazareth, five miles from the site. A course that is cross-listed in religion and history may be taken for credit.
Cost (covering airfare, lodging, three meals per day, and transportation within Israel): $4125.
Spend a semester in one of eight countries: