Leadership, Learning and Service Retreat in Italy
Stritch offers this study abroad experience to adults nationally and internationally.
Pieve International School
July 9 - 18, 2013
We invite you to our 8th annual Leadership, Learning and Service Retreat at Pieve International School in Corciano, Italy. This program is open to faculty, staff, administrators, graduate students and guests. The intent is to immerse ourselves in the Franciscan culture of Umbria, and to further our global awareness and competence in leadership, learning and/or service.
Visits to Assisi, Florence, Perugia, Cortona, Deruta and Lake Trasimeno are included. These sites offer a balance of sightseeing, reflection, personal growth, and a sense of community as we come to know one another and begin to see the world from a different perspective.
The program includes a variety of experiences shaped by the interests of the participants. Visits to Franciscan sites, sustainable businesses, University of Perugia, Umbria Jazz Festival and meetings with Italian civic, educational, non-profit, healthcare and spiritual leaders all serve to develop relationships and cross-cultural learning, which helps address common issues within our global environment.
Pieve International School
Pieve International School is located in Umbria, the region south of Tuscany called “the green heart of Italy” and is well connected to the Florence-Rome highway. Villa Pieve is situated 2 hours from Rome, 30 minutes from Assisi and 10 minutes from Perugia, an important Renaissance center.
Villa Pieve’s surrounding area is typically Italian, characterized by a landscape of fields, gentle rolling hills and mountains dotted with olive trees and vineyards. The villa is rich in culture and history from the Franciscan tradition, the ancient Etruscans to the Romans, through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Less than 50 meters from the door, stands the Pieve del Vescovo Castle from which the estate takes its name.
Participants will be lodged in shared room accommodation in the family-oriented Villa Pieve. Each bedroom is beautifully decorated in historic Umbrian tradition, has an attached bath/shower, and is equipped with a direct dial phone, HDTV, hairdryer, robes and individually controlled heating/cooling system. Single occupant rooming can be arranged at an extra cost of $200.
Also, Villa Pieve now offers a new pool and whirlpool pool for relaxing evenings!
The program runs Tuesday, July 9th - Thursday, July 18, 2013.
Participants depart on Tuesday, July 9 and are expected to arrive at Rome Fiumicino (FCO) Airport on Wednesday, July 10 prior to 10:00 a.m. Returning home, participants are expected to depart from Rome on Thursday July 18 at 10:00 a.m. or later. Participants arriving or departing on alternative dates will need to arrange local transport to/from Villa Pieve which is a 3-hour bus ride from the airport.
NEW! A visit to Florence has been added to the 2013 trip schedule! Please click here to download a detailed Program Schedule. Please note, the schedule is currently tentative and is subject to change.
For specific information regarding travel arrangements, health and safety and the program withdrawal policy, please click here to download the Program Brochure.
The cost of the program is typically $1800 to $2200 depending on personal lodging preferences and the Euro/Dollar exchange rate. Fees do not include US ground transportation, airfare and lunches. A $1500 deposit is required with the program application by Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
The deposit can be paid by credit card by contacting the International Education Office at (414) 410-4187, or by check made payable to Cardinal Stritch University. Please submit check payments by mail to the Cardinal Stritch University address provided below.
Airline reservations are made on your own to capitalize on discounted rates and frequent flyer miles. Please wait to purchase airfare until after the application and deposit deadline or until the program has been confirmed to you by e-mail.
Participants will receive a timely e-mail communication regarding the final program cost and their individual balance.
Graduate Credit Option
Participants will have the opportunity to enroll in the following courses and receive 1-2 graduate credits for participation in the program and completion of additional coursework. Enrollment in the credit courses is optional.
- ED 647 LLS International Retreat, 1-2 graduate credits; $260 per credit
- EDP 848 Observational Research: International Practicum, 1-2 Ph.D. credits, optional for Doctoral students; $338 per credit
Course tuition is in addition to the program cost. The course enrollment deadline is Wednesday, May 1, 2013. For questions regarding course tuition and requirements, please contact Kristine Kiefer Hipp, Ph.D. at (414) 491-1303.
Applications and Forms
Please click here to download and print the Program Application Form.
Participants must submit a complete program application which includes the following documents:
- Completed Program Application
- International Health Disclosure
- Release and Waiver of Liability
- Copy of the picture page of passport
- Program Deposit ($1500)
These forms/applications are due to the International Education Office by the application deadline of Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
Program applications may be scanned and e-mailed to Laine Philippa at email@example.com. You may also submit program applications by mail to: Cardinal Stritch University, International Education Office, 6801 North Yates Road, Box 335, Milwaukee, WI 53217-3985.
For program itinerary and course/tuition questions, please contact Kristine Kiefer Hipp, Ph.D., Professor of Leadership Studies, at (414) 491-1303 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For program applications and payment questions, please contact Laine Philippa, International Education Office, at (414) 410-4187 or at email@example.com.