• Italy
Subject Areas
Economics History Humanities Social Sciences

Program Details

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Price Details
BCA offers a wide variety of services and activities as part of our comprehensive fee, including:
-Accommodation in self catered apartments
-Cultural Activities
-Residential lab in the Giudicarie Valley
-International medical insurance and emergency evacuation services
-Academic transcript
-Pre-departure orientation and services
-On-site Resident Director
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Classes Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals
May 21, 2021
Dec 14, 2017
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About Program

The Trentino program is designed to create intense cultural immersion opportunities for students interested in history or sustainability. You can take an experience-based course in public history focused on Alpine Italy and its thousands of years of history as a frontier area in the very heart of Europe. Or take the course “Sustainability, Food, and Landscapes in the Italian Alps” which considers issues of global concern such as sustainable agriculture practices, climate change and resource management with Trentino as your case study. In both courses, you will begin the program through a structured virtual pre-semester course component before traveling to the Italy where the Alpine region becomes your classroom as you visit villages, meet with local experts and connect to businesses and organizations. Your BCA Trentino Resident Director, a native of Trentino’s capital Trento, will introduce you to the exceptional natural resources and warm hospitality that characterizes the region.

This program is currently not being promoted on Go Overseas by its provider. Check with Amizade, LTD. for the most up-to-date information regarding the status of this program.

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Program Highlights

  • Venture farther afield than most other study abroad students in Italy in this beautiful Alpine region known for its breathtaking views, crystal glacier lakes and convergence of Italian and German culture.
  • Analyze the complex interaction between people and their environment by focusing on the food industry or public engagement with the past. Review it all from the Italian Alps’ perspective, a place renowned for its distinctive history, environment, rich a
  • Sample Trentino’s culinary creations for yourself. You’ll have the opportunity to tour and complete tastings at an olive oil mill, coffee roasting factory and a farm holiday enterprise.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Italy: Away from Crowds and Up in the Clouds

To say that I enjoyed my adventures in northern Italy would certainly be an understatement. I had always wanted to explore Europe in some part but never had a viable opportunity, especially since I’m averse to crowds and highly popular tourist areas. Initially, I stumbled upon this program by chance, a random email from a professor I had in the past. Thinking it couldn’t hurt to sign up on BCA to just get some information, I was delighted in their quick responses.

The more I looked into Trentino, the more I got excited. Having traveled a fair amount, I lean more towards areas that are less touristy, where the locals live and break bread. I found exactly that in Trentino, namely in Nago-Torbole. The program heavily focused on the history and food production of northern Italy which easily fit along my Environmental Science degree but also kept the focus away from areas that were overcrowded like Milan or Venice. The program creators Juri and Manola were the absolute best guides I could have ever hoped for and gave me a real sense of the people who live in Italy, even without knowing much of the language.

The highlight of my morning was waking up to the beautiful garden of Agritur Stefenelli, an agriculturally focused bed and breakfast. The Stefenellis themselves were absolutely lovely individuals, so friendly and quite caring. The first 3 weeks of the program had my group staying at Agritur Stefenelli and exploring the area around Nago-Torbole and experiencing the pride and hard work that goes into the amazing wine, cheese, olive oil, cheese, breads, and did I mention the cheese? Everything that goes into the local production is absolutely fascinating, especially due to the many locations we visited including a dairy farm nestled high in the mountains.

The history and museum aspects of the program were also very cool. While a lot of the program is in more secluded areas, there is ample opportunity to visit larger, more popular towns and cities-especially sense public transportation is completely covered within Trentino. I could walk 100 meters in any direction and see a building that was 600 years old, remnants of WW1 and WW2 battles, or even religious landmarks that have survived an unfathomable amount world events. Having the perspective from the class lessons made every location’s story very tangible.

During the last week, we hiked all around the mountains, with breathtaking views and experiences that I will never forget. The secluded mountain house we stayed in was the perfect place to wind down and reflect on the past 3 weeks. The natural beauty of the Italian Alps and Dolomites is without compare.

There is so much more I want to say but really this is something you have to experience for yourself. I can’t think of a more unique program that has such rare and educational opportunities. I truly wish to return as soon as I can.

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