Italy: Travel Writing in the Italian Tradition

Students spent the semester exploring readings in the tradition of the Italian travel narrative, including classic works by authors such as Twain and James, as well as more contemporary examples. They also sharpened their skills in writing travel essays in preparation for a month-long visit to Italy where they lived in apartments in the heart of Florence, immersing themselves completely in the culture. Students had ample opportunities to explore several distinct regions of the country and reflect on how their experiences there were shaped by the major authors they read during the semester. At the completion of the journey, each student produced a major travel essay. 

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“All of the cities...had such unique aspects to them. It felt like you were meeting a new person almost.”
— Hannah Roraff '18

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Students stayed in their own Florence apartments for four weeks while engaging with the culture
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Explore More Carroll Course Cross-Cultural Experiences

Our CCE opportunities range from near to far, from Milwaukee to Tokyo and numerous points in between, so you can find one that matches your interests and your budget. Learn more about the Carroll Course CCE experience through the eyes of our Pioneers:

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Spain:

Multicultural Faces and Footprints

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Italy:

Leadership Theory and Practice

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Japan:

Exploring a Land of Contrasts

The World is Your Classroom

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Carroll University’s general education requirement, or the Pioneer Core, is more than a checklist of required courses. It’s the centerpiece of our undergraduate experience and an opportunity to explore your interests across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences with a cross-cultural thread running throughout.

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Whether you travel near or far, you’ll learn to see the world through someone else’s eyes and build understanding for people, places and ideas that are different from your own through the Cross-Cultural Experience graduation requirement.

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