New summer study abroad program

By Ann Marie Reasor, The Circuit

Starting the summer of 2017, Benedictine College will offer a summer study abroad program in Italy.

The summer semester lasts a total of six weeks and fulfills 11 credit hours.

The courses offered satisfy foreign language credits, a western perspective and an aesthetic experience or a historical perspective credit.

“We decided to offer the Florence program in the summer to give an option to those students who apply in the spring but are turned away because of the limited capacity of the program. Secondly, we wanted to give an option to those students who are not able to study abroad during a regular semester, due to their class schedule or other commitments,” said Daniel Musso, study abroad advisor for Benedictine College.

“A group of 15 to 20 students would be ideal to start the program,” Musso said.

While there, students can visit other European countries and bask in the warm Italian summer sun. Housing is located in the Villa Morghen.

“It is such a great opportunity for those students who have a busy schedule that they cannot afford to take a semester away from Benedictine, the athletes especially, this is a great opportunity,” said Michael Fontana, senior.

If interested contact Musso at