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MUN Communications Program in Italy

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The MUNCOM 2012 (MUN Communications) 2012 program in Treviso, Italy. - This program is inactive until furter notice.


The entire program is delivered in Conegliano at the beautifully restored Ex Convento di San Francesco, which is only 60 kilometres from St. Mark's Square in Venice. The former convent, the foundation of which dates back approximately 1200, boasts the latest in educational facilities and other amenities for residential students. Among other things, Conegliano is noted for its wine, primarily the dry white Prosecco. It is also home to Italy's oldest and most prestigious wine school. Knowledge of Italian is not necessary to participate in the program.

Field Trips

Course work will be interspersed with field trips in order to gain first hand knowledge of Italy's contributions to politics, media and culture. Some of the likely field trips will be to Florence, Padua, and Trieste and, of course, Venice. These field trips are the central component of the program and will enable students to examine firsthand the subject matter of the courses. It is compulsory that all students maintain a field book in which they will record what they see and reactions to Italy as they experience it. Field trips will visit art galleries such as the world famous Uffizi in Florence and will take in the castles and cathedrals of the area. The cost of the field trips is covered by the program fee.

The Courses (CMST eligible courses noted below)

EURS 3004 Communication and Negotiation in International Contexts - Focuses on how one communicates in an international environment and will assist students in sharpening their negotiating skills while building a greater sensitivity toward intercultural differences. The setting is especially apt, since students will be experiencing a new culture while they study. (CMST "List A" Credit given)

CMST 4XXX (Currently Under Developement) - The CMST program is currently developing a Communications Simulation, which teaches strategies for communications in a conflictive environment. Students will work through scenarios, inspired by recent history. The simulations will serve as a tool for academic studies of media and its implementation on a national and international level.

EURS 3006 (cross referenced as GERM 3004) Italy in the German Imagination - Focuses on how Italy and Italian culture has influenced the cultural development of the German-speaking world and how Italy served, and continued to serve for many centuries, as the point of origin for the "northern renaissance." This course will incorporate field trips to many of the worlds great art galleries to experience first hand the Italian world of Dürer's paintings and Mozart's music. (CMST "List A" Credit given)



The Cost

  • Tuition: $765.00
  • Accommodations: $1360.00 (dependent upon May 2012 exchange rate) Shared double accommodations for 28 nights at the convent (breakfast included)
  • Program Fee: $700.00 (Covers cost for all field trip expenses and is tax deductible)
  • Total: $2825.00
  • Flight from your home to Venice International Airport extra

For More Information Contact: Dr. Erwin Warkentin, Coordinator of European Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Telephone: 1-709-864-8831, Email: