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*Faculty-Directed: Gender in International Politics in Italy
Florence, Italy (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Type of Program: UCCS Faculty-directed Programs Areas of Study: Political Science, Politics
Language of Instruction: English Housing Type: Hotel/Hostel
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Gender in International Politics in Italy

Dr. Sara Hagedorn-Assistant Professor

Based in Florence, Italy, students will experience a comparative and comprehensive approach to how gender affects policy and politics internationally, with a focus on comparing US, EU (focus on Italy and Bosnia), and possibly one Middle Eastern country. Participants will experience this through a European lens specifically through in-country seminars, field trips, and guest lectures. Students will be based in Florence, Italy for the duration of the program. Excursions will be in and around Florence and students will have ample time to explore the city themselves! Activities include a tour of Florence, a tour and lecture around Palazzo Vecchio, a lecture at a refugee center, meetings with female entrepreneurs and an Italian cooking class!

Course and Credit Information

Term Credit: Summer 2019
Credit Amount: 3 credits undergraduate
Course Name: PSC 4180-Gender in International Politics, WEST 4180-Gender in International Politics

Students will gain an understanding of how gender politics affects politics and policy in a comparative approach, but also historically. Students should expect to think critically about proposed policies and be able to analyze their intended and unintended implications. Students will be required to read and complete assignments before departure from the US in preparation. 

Please Note: Students are responsible for paying UCCS tuition as necessary based on enrollment during the program. UCCS tuition is not included in the program costs


Students will be staying at the unique Residenza del Palmerino in Florence, whose foundation dates back to 1400. Located in a peaceful and natural part of Florence, but with easy access to the city center. A recent restoration has returned original architectural elements to the house and made it equipped with modern comforts with a focus on hospitality. Two meals per day will be served at the location with an Italian cooking class included!

Cost and Payment Information

Program Fee: $2,499 (due January 15, 2019)
UCCS Deposit: $300 non-refundable (due December 15, 2018)
UCCS International Affairs Registration Fee: $50 non-refundable
Total: $2,849

Includes: Accommodation, Italian cooking class, 2 meals daily, public transit pass, entrances to all activities/museums included in trip
Not Included: International Round-trip Airfare, international travel health insurance, additional meals, personal expenses, and UCCS tuition

A non-refundable deposit of $300 will be due by December 15, 2018 (payable to UCCS-International Affairs). In order to pay the deposit, participants will need to start their application to access the deposit form. Once deposit and application are complete, participants will be able to pay the program fee online directly to Tumlare. Payment can be made at

Dates and Itinerary

Dates: June 8 - 20, 2019
Note: Due to overnight flights to Florence, students will need to depart from the USA on June 7 to arrive for the start of the program on June 8.


June 8: Arrive in Florence; transfer to hotel
June 9: Tour of Florence
June 10: Class in the salon
June 11: Class in the salon
June 12: Tour of Palazzo Vecchio; Class in the salon
June 13: Guest Lecture
June 14: Class in the salon; Lecture at the Refugee Center
June 15: Free Day for Independent Exploration
June 16: Free Day for Independent Exploration
June 17: Meeting with Female Owned Companies
June 18: Class in the salon
June 19: Class in the salon; Cooking Class at Hotel
June 20: Depart for USA

Health and Safety

Health and safety are paramount to a successful experience studying abroad. We encourage students to research health and safety considerations of the destination in which they wish to go. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) and the Centers for Disease Control  (CDC) provide up to date and comprehensive information about health and safety abroad. Please visit the following links to find more information:
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
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