Louisiana Tech students interested in spending their 2009 summer in Florence, Italy should attend one of the informal interest meetings, either on Tuesday, Oct. 21, or Wednesday, Oct. 22.

The Tuesday meeting will take place at 4:30 p.m. in George T. Madison Hall, Room 133, and the Wednesday meeting will be at 4:30 p.m. in Hale Hall, Room 313.

The program is scheduled to last five weeks during the first part of the summer and is available to undergraduate and graduate students. The program is being planned by the department of history and School of Architecture but is open to all majors.

The courses that will be offered are Medieval and Renaissance Italy and Italian Architecture, to be taught by Tech faculty in coordination with the Centers for Academic Programs Abroad in Florence. The classes will satisfy GER electives and Tech’s international education requirement. Students will receive six hours of credit.

Participating students will have access to the state museums, such as the Uffizi and the Academia, as well as numerous opportunities to see the sights of the city. Also, there will be scheduled visits to the cities Siena and San Gimignano.

For more information, contact Dr. Jace Stucky with the department of history at (318) 257-5481 or Karl Puljak with the School of Architecture by e-mailing him at puljak@latech.edu.

Written by Judith Roberts