College of Agriculture & Natural Resources


AREC 457, Winter Term: Germany and Italy:  Energy, Climate Change and Options for a Low-Carbon Economy (AREC)

Do you have an interest in climate change, power generation or the use of fossil fuels that produce greenhouse gas emissions? Would you like to learn about the potential consequences of climate change on economic activity, health and ecosystems, and ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Are you interested in ways in which the damages of climate change can be curbed? Would you like to do an in-depth study of Germany’s transition to a low-carbon economy?

Link to Education Abroad page:


Summer Term: Study in Italy

LARC489A Class

Landscape Architecture, Architecture, and Music


Dates: June 1-June 18, 2017


Investigate Italy through the study of historical town planning, public piazzas, landscape architecture, music, and architecture, in this three-week, three-credit course sponsored by the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. You will communicate their observations, reactions, and knowledge of the sites visited throughout Italy. Each student will keep a sketch book/journal (provided) and be requested to discuss their observations in a daily class meeting. There will be language classes for an hour each day.

See one student's experience in this course: Stephanie Marino, LARC student

The course will travel throughout Italy: Rome, Florence, Sorrento, Verona, San Remo.

Highlights include:

  • Visits to historical and cultural monuments and relevant places
  • Frequent group meals throughout the program
  • Fiedtrips to important musical venues
  • Conversational Italian courses throughout the program

Housing throughout the course is in carefully selected family owned hotels. Each venue has access to the public transportation systems. Students will stay in six locations throughout Italy during their 3 week experience in shared accommodations.

Education Abroad will enroll committed students in one of the following courses for three (3) credits from the University of Maryland:

  • LARC 489A: Landscape Architecture, Architecture, and Music
  • HONR 338: Landscape Architecture, Architecture, and Music

Prior to departure, students will need to do some reading and preparation including visits to imporant places in and around Washington DC.

The Requirements
Applicants must be in good academic standing. Please refer to the Fact Sheet area at the top of this page for information on other basic eligibility requirements for this program.

Program Directors: This course is co-taught by Dennis Nola, ASLA; Dr. Tom Evans; and Katie Vocke, ASLA.

For course, itinerary or in-country information, please contact the Program Director. For general questions or assistance with applying, contact the appropriate Regional Advisor in Education Abroad.


This program may be bookmarked at:

Application fee: $50 (non-refundable), must be paid by applicant online via MyEA at the time of application.

Program fee for Summer 2017: $3,910 (includes tuition, housing, fees)
Plus airfare, meals, etc.
Please see the "Program Costs" link above for an estimate of the total cost including airfare, personal expenses and other items not included in the program fee.

The program fee is collected in two installments:
  • $500 deposit (non-refundable) - Must be paid by applicant online via MyEA.
  • Summer Deposit: Due by March 22nd or immediately upon acceptance if accepted after that date.
  • Remainder of program fee - Charged to the student's UMD account upon course registration.

Withdrawals and refunds: Refer to our Withdrawal and Refund Policy for information about withdrawing from the program once the deposit has been paid.

NOTE: All University of Maryland faculty-led study abroad programs are financially self-supporting and, therefore, subject to cancelation due to low enrollment.


To apply, verify the minimal course requirements, and then apply here:


Amber Phaire in Italy

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