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Italy 2014


This one course 2014 International Studies Program “Travel Writing” to Rome to be conducted during the first eight weeks of the 2014 Spring Semester with travel during spring break will provide students a unique opportunity to study and practice the art of travel writing. The course will be ENG 4381: Travel Writing in Italy, and will meet Thursday evenings from 6-8pm, January 14 through March 6.During the final two days of the course trip in Rome, students will conference with the instructor on the main writing assignment which will be submitted to the instructor upon arrival in San Angelo on March 16, 2014.

               Summary Facts

  • Spring Break
  • Travel Dates: March 8 – March 16, 2014
  • Three hours of undergraduate credit
  • Application deadline: Nov. 10, 2013


ENG 4381: Travel Writing. The genre of travel writing is non-fiction literary mode characterized by its first-person narrative perspective and its concern with describing unfamiliar places, people, customs, and cultures with an emphasis on the author’s previous assumptions about these “others” and the new insights that come with new encounters. This course will introduce students to this genre, examples from the canon of travel writing, and strategies for composing travel writing. Instructor Dr. Laurence Musgrove.

               Travel Arrangements

Students will be extensively briefed prior to departure regarding travel arrangements and schedules with addresses and telephone numbers given to each participant. All travel arrangements will be made by the program director and approved by the University. All program participants must have adequate health and accident insurance coverage in case of medical care or emergencies.

               Student Eligibility

Undergraduate Students:

  • Must have completed 30 hours of course work by the beginning of the program
  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 

               Program Cost

Students selected for the program will be eligible for the International Studies Scholarship. Local transportation, additional excursions, tuition and fees, and extra meal expenses will be the responsibility of the student. The cost of the travel from San Angelo will be approximately $2,600.00 and include round-trip airfare, local transfers, accommodations, professionally guided tours, reservations at Vatican Museum, Rome Metro tickets, and additional services. Additional costs to the student may include day trips to Florence, Capri, or Pompeii.

               Faculty Leadership

The program will be directed by Dr. Laurence Musgrove, Chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages. Dr. Musgrove has led two previous trips to Italy while Director of Composition at Saint Xavier University in Chicago.

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imageDr. Laurence Musgrove

Department Chair and Professor of English
Office: A 010A
Phone: (325) 942-2273
Ext. 6138

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