The students’ ability to fully commit to their passions for learning Italian language and culture through travel courses is an essential step in their educational experience at Chapman University. Growing from its inaugural travel class in Sicily, the Italian Studies program developed a robust set of experiential learning opportunities across the peninsula, including Rome, Florence and the Gulf of Naples.
Paul and Marybelle Musco’s unwavering commitment to the university continues to be an inspiration to Chapman and the community. Their leadership through their funding of the Musco Center for the Arts, their tireless fundraising efforts as co-chairs of Chapman Celebrates, and their investment in Italian language and heritage through their endowment for the Sebastian Paul and Marybelle Musco Chair in Italian Studies are just a few of the many ways the Muscos impact our students, campus and community. The new endowment will support Chapman University students’ participation in Italian Studies travel courses, with preference toward students pursuing a degree in Italian.