With the resuming of study abroad at Chapman, Italian Studies students now benefit from the established Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Endowment for Travel Courses in Italian Studies. This endowment is yet another example of the many ways in which the Musco Family impacts our students, campus, and community.
This summer, Chapman’s Italian Studies program is launching three new travel courses in Perugia, Bologna, and Lecce. These courses are the fruit of innovative interdisciplinary collaborations with Dodge College’s Film Studies program and the Schmid College’s Food Science program and partnerships in Italy with cultural institutions such as Umbra’s Center for Food and Sustainability Studies, Bologna’s Cinema Ritrovato Film Festival, and LUM’s School of Italian for Foreigners.
Several deserving students pursuing Italian degrees were admitted to these selective courses and were awarded scholarships that significantly defrayed costs. Congratulazioni to Ayuj Consul, Isabella Ocaña, Sofia Kassaras, Lauren Moyle, Arianna Modesti, Bianca Newall, and Isabella Spagnoli. Buon viaggio e buono studio!