Global Programs (Study Away)

More than 60 percent of Trinity students study away for a summer, semester, or year, and the College strongly encourages all students to study away at least once prior to graduation. Trinity students can choose from approximately 100 international and domestic programs preapproved by the College. Rules and procedures regarding study away are published in the Student Handbook and the Guidelines for Study Away (available from the Office of Study Away). Students may choose from programs administered by Trinity College or an affiliated or approved non-Trinity program. The following programs are sponsored by Trinity or are affiliated with the College through a consortium or partnership.

Trinity-Administered Programs:

Trinity-Sponsored Exchange or Consortia:

Trinity-Faculty-Led Summer Programs (offerings vary by year):

Trinity Affiliate Programs:

Trinity-Administered Programs

Faculty Sponsor: Associate Professor of Language and Culture Studies Harrington; Affiliated Faculty: Professor of Fine Arts Delano and Associate Professor of Legal and Policy Studies Fulco; Office of Study Away Adviser: Eleanor Emerson

Trinity’s program in Barcelona offers students with intermediate or advanced Spanish the opportunity to study away in one of the world’s great cities. Students study in Spanish, taking classes in Spanish language, literature, art history, politics, history, classical studies, cinema, theater, and other areas. Classes in introductory Catalan are also available. In addition, students are encouraged to pursue volunteer opportunities, sports, and other interests during their time in Barcelona.

All students take a Spanish language course for the semester. Additionally, all students enroll in the program core course, “Barcelona—In Search of the Structures of Daily Life,” taught by Trinity-in-Barcelona faculty at the Trinity program site. Students with strong language skills can do an internship for credit with local NGOs, schools, and museums. Students take their remaining courses at Trinity’s partner institution in Spain: The University of Pompeu Fabra.

Students live in homestays with Spanish families and have access to the Trinity College site in Barcelona, which is equipped with computers, study space, and wireless Internet. Students receive a comprehensive orientation and field trips throughout the semester that include a visit to rural Catalunya and a trip to Madrid, Seville, or another Spanish city. Students also attend a Barça soccer match, visit local museums, and participate in cultural activities.

Trinity-in-Barcelona is offered in both fall and spring semesters. Students can also study on the program for a full academic year, and a summer program is offered at the site periodically. Grades for all courses taken by Trinity students on the Barcelona program calculate into their GPAs in the same manner that they do in Hartford.

Trinity-in-Barcelona prerequisites

A 2.7 GPA or higher; two-four semesters of Spanish or equivalent for intermediate language students, with approval of faculty sponsor (Professor Harrington), and five semesters of Spanish or equivalent for advanced language students. Students choose a program of study of 4 to 6 credits.

Classes in Barcelona

In addition to taking a Spanish language course for the semester, all students are required to take the program’s core course.

Trinity-in-Barcelona core course

BARC 300. Barcelona: In Search of the Structures of Daily Life—The goal of this course is to provide students studying in Barcelona with a strong historical and cultural overview of the city, from the late 1700’s until present day. As a foundation to the class, students will complete theoretical readings related to culture and urban life that will provide them with the skills needed to analyze the history and culture of the city. Students will participate in guided visits to key areas of the city, meet with local experts, maintain a blog on their experiences, and complete a final project that defines and analyzes an aspect of Barcelona’s culture.

Trinity-in-Buenos Aires

Faculty Sponsors: Associate Professor of Language and Culture Studies Lambright and Associate Professor of Educational Studies Dyrness; Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies van Ginhoven Rey; Trinity-in-Buenos Aires Faculty-Coordinator: M. Silvina Persino; Office of Study Away Adviser: Melissa Scully

The Trinity-in-Buenos Aires program, in association with the Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University, is a two-track program (intermediate and advanced) providing students with varying Spanish language abilities an opportunity to study and live in this vibrant Latin American city. The program offers a diversity of strong academic and co-curricular opportunities, as well as a strong cultural immersion experience.

All students are fully immersed in Argentine culture through classes in Spanish, integration in local universities, internships or independent studies, and homestays. Participants learn about the politics, rich history, arts, and literature of contemporary Argentina and experience human rights activism in action.

Students on the intermediate track are based at the Universidad del Salvador (USAL). They take an intensive Spanish course for the semester that begins prior to the start of the semester to familiarize them with the Argentine dialect and to prepare them for the program. Once the semester begins, students take the program core course, “Buenos Aires: The Urban Experience, Human Rights, and Cultural Production,” taught by the Trinity-in-Buenos Aires faculty coordinator. Students also enroll in an independent study course in which they explore an academic topic of interest related to their volunteer placement at a local NGO or organization. The remaining two courses will be taken at the USAL and are taught in Spanish but are tailored to foreign students (non-native Spanish speakers).

Students in the Advanced Argentine Universities track use the IFSA office as their base, but choose classes from local universities and study alongside their Argentine peers. These students take the program core course, “Buenos Aires: The Urban Experience, Human Rights, and Cultural Production,” taught by the Trinity-in-Buenos Aires faculty coordinator. They also enroll in an internship course arranged through Trinity with a local NGO. Students must take the “Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture” class through IFSA and one or two regular university classes at one of four Argentine universities: Universidad Católica Argentina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad del Salvador, or Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Courses are offered in a wide range of areas, including Latin American studies, human rights, sociology, political science, Hispanic studies, music, history, psychology, and educational studies.

Students in both language tracks live with homestay families to enrich their cultural immersion.

Trinity-in-Buenos Aires is offered in both the fall and spring semesters or for the full year. Grades for all courses taken by Trinity students on the Buenos Aires program calculate into their GPAs in the same manner that they do in Hartford.

Trinity-in-Buenos Aires prerequisites

All courses are conducted in Spanish. To gain admission to the Trinity-in-Buenos Aires program, students must have taken two to four semesters of college-level Spanish for the intermediate track and five semesters for the advanced track. A minimum GPA of 2.8 is required and students must enroll in 4 to 6 credits.

Core course

BUEN 300. Buenos Aires—The Urban Experience, Human Rights, and Cultural Production—This course will use the city of Buenos Aires as a spring board and laboratory to explore and test ideas and questions related to urban issues, human rights, and artistic production. Human rights will be understood in a broad sense, encompassing problems related to political dissidence, ethnicity, class, and gender. Together with theoretical readings, the students will explore these topics through the study of works of literature, visual arts, dance, music and theatre.

Trinity-in-Cape Town

Assistant Professor of History and International Studies Markle; Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Urban International Studies Myers; Associate Professor of Sociology Williams; Trinity Academic Director: Subithra Moodley-Moore; Office of Study Away Adviser: Eleanor Emerson

Trinity-in-Cape Town provides students the opportunity to spend a semester or a full year in a vibrant city, experiencing a society engaged in extensive political and social change.

The Trinity-in-Cape Town program, in association with ISA, is affiliated with both the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the University of Cape Town (UCT), two of South Africa’s premier institutions of advanced learning.

All students are required to take the program core course, “Imagining South Africa,” taught by the Trinity-in-Cape Town academic director. In addition, students partake in an internship for credit that places them with a local NGO or other organization. The remaining two or three courses are taken at one of the local universities, alongside South African students. University classes are taught in English, and students may select from courses in all liberal arts faculties.

Students live in apartments with other American students. Students on the program receive a comprehensive, weeklong, on-site orientation program; go on excursions in and around Cape Town; and participate in organized program activities. All students have the opportunity to join university clubs and organizations. These are recommended to better integrate students into the university community.

Trinity-in-Cape Town is offered in both the fall and spring semesters or for the full year. Grades for all courses taken by Trinity students on the Cape Town program calculate into their GPAs in the same manner that they do in Hartford.

Trinity-in-Cape Town prerequisites

Minimum 2.5 GPA; one course in African studies highly recommended.

Trinity-in-Cape Town core course

CPTN 279. Imagining South Africa—This course provides students with an interdisciplinary frame for understanding South Africa. It is intended to encourage students to discuss their experiences while they study in Cape Town and to link them to political, cultural, and racial practices in the United States. Students are required to read a series of books, but are also involved in a community learning exercise that takes students off campus to engage in important cultural, economic, educational, and social issues with South Africans.


Trinity Faculty Director: Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts Gordon; Centre d’Échanges Internationaux Partnership President: Guillaume Dufresne; On-Site Director: Francie Plough Seder; Office of Study Away Adviser: Eleanor Emerson

Paris, the City of Light, is the world city par excellence and the paragon of urban living. Students at the Trinity-in-Paris program study the history, culture, and expression of France by experiencing the city and its mode of living through academic examination of its institutions and great past embodied in its art, architecture, and literature. Paris also provides an excellent vantage point from which to study the history, politics, culture, and economy of Europe. Trinity-in-Paris offers a unique program in partnership with CEI (Centre d’Échanges Internationaux) in the heart of the historic Saint-Germain des Prés quarter.

The Trinity-in-Paris program is open to students of all language levels and offers courses taught by Trinity faculty. The courses are approved as a regular part of the Trinity undergraduate curriculum and students receive in-residence credit for them. They are conducted in both English and French. Students take weekly instructional walking tours to museums and monuments to supplement classroom lectures. Select students may also have the opportunity to enroll in some classes at Trinity’s partner institution, the ICP.

All students on the program take a minimum of four courses for no fewer than 4 course credits and may take up to 6 course credits. All students are required to take one course in French language or an advanced topic taught in French.

The program offers courses in art history, history, political science, American studies, sociology, English, French studies, anthropology, international studies, urban studies, and music. All courses are offered in English, but students who are proficient in French are encouraged to do their course work in the language.

Students may count selected academic courses to fulfill requirements of the art history major, the French major, the French or French studies minor, the language concentration in French, the American studies major, the history major, the political science major, the international studies major, the English major, the anthropology major, and the sociology major.

The Paris program operates both fall and spring terms or for a full year. No prior French language is required.

French language

All students must take a French course at the appropriate level. Sections of French language instruction will be offered as needed and based on advance testing.

PARI 101 and 102. Intensive Elementary French—Designed to develop a basic ability to read, write, understand, and speak French. Emphasis will be placed on ability to speak. For students who have had some background, this course will emphasize oral practice and consolidate basic grammar skills and the ability to read short texts. It will also introduce the ability to write short compositions. (1.5 credit)

PARI 201 and 202. Intermediate French—Review of basic grammatical concepts and development of fundamental language skills with increasing emphasis on written expression and spoken accuracy. (1.00 credit)

PARI 301. French for Advanced Students—Conducted in French. Pre-requisite: FREN 202 or higher. Development of a high level of proficiency through the reading and analysis of contemporary texts and film in idiomatic French, with considerable emphasis on attainment of grammatical accuracy. (1.00 credit)

PARI 302. French Language and Culture: Paris Theater, Literature, and Performance—Conducted in French. Pre-requisite: FREN 241 or higher. Students will read and discuss French plays of various periods and attend theatrical performances of the plays they have studied. Students will do additional research and writing at the seminar level. This course counts for major credit in language and culture studies and in theater and dance, and fulfills the Colleges general distribution requirement in the humanities. (1.00 credit)

PARI 303. Paris Tales—This is an upper-level French literature course designed to familiarize students with a variety of texts in French that are relevant to the experience of living in Paris. The students will make site-visits to locations in the city of Paris associated with the authors or places evoked in the stories they are reading. Depending on the area of expertise of the instructor, the course could feature a particular century, contemporary literature and culture, or the experience of francophone writers. (1.00 credit)

Trinity College Elective Courses (taught in English unless otherwise noted)

PARI (209). A Cultural History of Paris through Literature, 1700-1950—From eighteenth-century coffee houses and literary salons to Sylvia Beachs Shakespeare and Company, Paris has been rich in attractions for aspiring and accomplished writers. Yet, as much as literature was influenced by the city, the history of Paris has been shaped by authors from all over the globe, and its literary treatment as the City of Lights, metropolis, capital of progress, and lovers refuge continues to determine our conceptions of Paris. This course studies the history of the city and the history of literature in the heyday of French power, from the Enlightenment to the mid-twentieth century. It pays particular attention to how Parisian authors looked at the city and at how the Parisian experience allowed foreigners—especially Americans—to reconceive of what they left behind. Key authors include Montesquieu, Voltaire, Diderot, Dumas, Balzac, Hugo, Baudelaire, Flaubert, Zola, James, Hemingway, and Baldwin. (1.00 credit)

PARI (TBA). Paris Migrations, Voluntary or Not—Ever since the 1789 revolution, Paris has been associated with the idea of freedom like no other capital in Europe. A place of refuge and exile, it has also long been a place for the curious, the adventurous, and the itinerant. The course examines Paris as a destination for migrants, voluntary and involuntary, and studies what authors found (or failed to find) there. Focusing on the ”Lost Generation,” the course also considers the history of Paris as a destination for students, (former) colonial subjects, political exiles, and economic refugees in the nineteenth century. (1.00 credit)

PARI 221. Modern European History and Politics—The purpose of this course is to give a global description of modern European history enabling students to understand contemporary events in Europe and the part the E.U. plays vis-á-vis the United States. The course will consider the historical sources of the common heritage of the European nations in their concepts of confederation and federation and the tensions created by ideologies such as liberalism, nationalism, and socialism that led to divisive world wars and economic depressions. Against this historical backdrop, the course will concentrate on current issues related to the E.U.: its definition and functioning, the building of its institutions, its economy, and the debates raised by treaties and enlargement. (Lecture, 1.00 credit)

PARI 237. Understanding Contemporary Paris: Urban and Global Processes—The course aims at providing a general overview of urban sociology and an introduction to core notions such as urban economics, segregation, ethnicity, stratification, crime, urban riots, local special policy, and urban politics. The class will systematically compare American and French perspectives on the same issues. Field trips in Paris will be organized to train students to match concepts and theories with everyday experience. (1.00 course credit)

PARI 251. Paris through its Art and Architecture: Renaissance to the Belle Époque—This course will cover the history of the city, investigating urban planning and architectural history from the reign of Henri IV (1594-1610) until la Belle Époque (1900). Classes will combine lectures and walking tours in Paris. The class will take sight visits that may include Ecouen, Chantilly, Vaux le Vicomte, Fontainebleau, La Roche Guyon, and Giverny. Beginning with Henri IV, considered the first urban planner for Paris, the course will move on to the development of the Palace of Versailles. Group visits to the château and gardens will study how the planning of Versailles influenced the urban growth of Paris. After examining the development of the hôtel particulier in the 18th century, the course will turn to the Napoleonic period and then will culminate with an analysis of Baron Haussmann’s city planning (1854-1870) and its impact on the Belle Époque (1870-1900). (1.00 credit)

PARI 255. Medieval Art and Architecture in France—This course follows the development of Medieval art and architecture in Northern Europe from late antiquity and early medieval through the Gothic period. The course will consider the full range of artistic media—architecture, sculpture, stained glass, metalwork, and enamel—as they were practiced in many geographical locations and differing cultural contexts. The course will consider cross-cultural influence in all of the arts through visits to museum collections and monuments in and around Paris, including some of the most famous major Gothic cathedrals: Notre Dame, Saint Denis, Chartres, and the Sainte Chapelle.

PARI 278. Exotic Fare: Spice Routes, Garden History, and the Development of Food Culture in France, 1500-1900—Co-requisite: PARI 299B. Gastronomic Visits. This course is an interdisciplinary study that looks in parallel at the history of gardens, imports of new exotic plants and spices, and the evolution of food culture. Students study the history of gardens from the Renaissance until the Belle Époque, taking into consideration how developments in trade, agronomy, and aesthetics influenced both popular and elite culture. Special emphasis will be placed on the history of Versailles in the 17th century and the simultaneous development of gardening and gastronomy as aesthetic accomplishments. The students will be encouraged to choose term paper topics on exotic imports such as coffee, chocolate, or tea, to allow them to ask questions about trade, botanicals, agriculture, and, ultimately, gastronomy. The course includes a practical component in which the students visit ornamental and foodstuff gardens, markets, agricultural merchants, and chefs in behind-the-scenes restaurant settings. The course includes an elementary introduction to the expertise of cheese and wine, two defining French agricultural industries. This course is acceptable as an elective credit in art history and fulfills the general distribution requirement in the arts. It also counts as major credit for international studies. (1.00 credit)

PARI 289. Drawing Paris: Carnet de Voyage—In this Studio Arts course taught in Paris, students will create a Carnet de Voyage (Travel Journal). They will work with traditional media (pencils, watercolors, pastels) on their journal, following the traditions of nineteenth-century artists. The journal must accompany the students not only in class, but also on their program trips and explorations of the city. Students will begin from observing, first, the structure of the Paris and then their experience living in France. The goal is for students living in a world flooded by computers and digital images to observe and draw, learning from the senses: observing, smelling, touching, hearing, tasting and describing the city of Paris. Special emphasis will be focused on drawing after works of art in museums, especially of sculptures or details of architecture in the streets. Drawing from nature is also encouraged. (1.00 credit)

PARI (325). French and European Politics—It is hard to think of a more different country from the USA within the Western Democratic world than France. Centralization vs. federalism, multiparty system vs. bipolar party system, regulated vs. deregulated political campaigns—everything seems to distinguish French politics and public policies from their American counterparts. This class will focus on numerous issues related to French political life, using a comparative approach with the United States: political structure, elections, parties, local powers, political sociology, and public opinion.

PARI 329: The First World War (1914-1918): A War of a New Kind, a War of Images—On the crossroad of Art History, European history and Visual Culture, the seminar will explore the impact of the First World War on the production of images of all kinds: painting, drawing, sculpture and the relatively new media of photography, graphic design and film. The First World War was a modern war of a new kind, testing new weapons and new strategies but was also the first conflict to fully rely on visual propaganda to justify the casualties and use of chemical weapons, aerial bombardment and attacks on civilian population centers.

The seminar will study the images commissioned by the combatant governments or published in the official press to report the conflict and to shape public opinion in comparison to the independent responses to the war by artists who fought as volunteers or who experienced the inhumanity of the war and turned against it. The course will help the students understand the First World War, its impact on modern European history and how it invoked questionable values we still struggle with today including nationalism, gender determination, glamorization, and manipulation. (1.00 credit)

PARI 352. Major Figures and Topics in French Art—The topic of this advanced seminar in art history changes each year to take advantage of the current major art exhibition planned for that season. Students will utilize the resources in Paris (museums, libraries, and architectural sites) as part of their class assignments. This course is not offered each semester, depending on current exhibits. (1.00 credit)

PARI 355. Medieval Art and Architecture in France—This tutorial course in art history concentrates on the great achievements of the Romanesque and Gothic in France in architecture, sculpture, stained glass, painting, and the decorative arts. Students will make field trips to the great cathedrals at Saint Denis, Chartres, and Amiens; study Notre Dame de Paris and Sainte Chapelle in Paris; and visit and study the collections of the Musee de Cluny, the Louvre, and others. Students will do a research term paper based on a topic that can be conducted on site and based on first-hand study of the monuments or works of art. Course may be offered as an independent study if fewer than six students enroll. (1.00 credit)

PARI 356. Paris—A Museum City or a City of Museums?—This course will examine the symbiotic relationships between museums and the history of Paris from the French Revolution to the 21st century while investigating the variety of museological practices and missions in the larger context of world museums. Focusing on the intersection of urban history and the historiography of museums, students will be introduced to a number of disciplines: art history, urban planning, sociology, politics, and economics. The course will follow two interrelated tracks: an overview of the urban and architectural infrastructures of Paris and museology. The course will begin with a series of lectures and walking tours to introduce students to the history of the city. Art collections and museology will be discussed in weekly readings that are coordinated with museum visits. Students will be required to write a series of reaction papers to their readings and visits. As a final paper, the students will select a museum and propose a new visitors guide that critiques the presentation, installation, and mission of the museum within the context of the history of the city. Students may develop topics based on their majors in consultation with their advisers prior to enrolling in the course. Students will be encouraged to consult the libraries at ICOM (International Council of Museums at UNESCO) and the Institute National de Patrimoine. (1.00 credit)

PARI 259. Introduction to Islamic Art and Architecture—The course will introduce students to the dynamic and multifaceted character of Islamic art, architecture and culture from western Mediterranean lands to the Indian subcontinent and beyond. Students will study original works of Islamic art in the Louvres dedicated Islamic wing. Consideration will also be given to the study and critique of this cutting-edge museum installation and recent permanent installations in museums in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. Students will be expected to enlarge their understanding of the original context and functions of objects now in museum collections and to consider how trade, diplomacy, and political influence linked the West, Middle East, and East Asia together, giving rise to fertile cross-cultural influence in all of the arts.


PARI 299C: Practicum: Musical Participation—Open only to students with choral background. (.25 course credit)

Trinity College Rome Campus

Faculty sponsor: Associate Professor of Fine Arts Triff; Director: Assistant Professor of Art History Pestilli; Office of Study Away Adviser: Brandon Lussier

The Trinity College Rome Campus offers courses taught by regular and adjunct Trinity faculty members that are approved as a regular part of the Trinity undergraduate curriculum and for which students thus receive in-residence credit. Students who wish to apply courses to their major must receive approval from their department chair. The courses are conducted in English except for those in Italian language and literature. Students in art history courses (and some others) take weekly instructional walking tours to museums and monuments to supplement classroom lectures.

Courses conducted in English may be supplemented by Italian tutorials. Students at Trinity College who have completed the intermediate level (fourth semester or equivalent) of Italian language may take an Italian tutorial in order to count the course for the major in Italian or to earn an additional one-half course credit for Language across the Curriculum. In Italian tutorials, Italian instructors supervise assignments in Italian approved by the course instructor. For-credit internships and Greek and Latin tutorials are also available.

Trinity College/Rome Campus is offered in summer, fall, and spring semesters. (Unless otherwise stated, courses are offered in the fall and spring terms.)

Fine Arts

ROME 120. Drawing from Masterpieces—An introduction to drawing from masterpieces of sculpture, painting, and architecture, with emphases on observation, technique, interpretation, and aesthetic emotions. Rome’s museums and cityscape of ruins and monuments will be our studio. We will focus on the human figure, monumental forms, vantage points, choices of significant details, methods of composition, and techniques of linear and tonal drawing. Cost of supplies: Approx. $150. Lucy Clink (1 course credit = 3 semester hours)

ROME 181. Introduction to the Art of Rome—A survey of Roman art from the ancient republic through the 17th century. Topics include: religious art; the basilica; monumental architecture designed to express imperial and papal power; visual narrative in sculpture and painting; the rise of perspective and illusion in pictorial space; and the classical tradition. Reserved for students new to art history. Cristiana Filippini (1 course credit = 3 semester hours)

ROME 224. Art Conservation—An introduction to the history, concepts, techniques, institutions, and policies of art conservation from a liberal-arts perspective. Students will deepen their understanding and appreciation of art by viewing masterpieces as complex, vulnerable artifacts that require our involvement in conservation if we are to grasp and preserve the artists’ message. We will examine firsthand outstanding examples of art conservation in several media and from different periods in history. Works include ancient Etruscan tombs in Tarquinia, Egyptian paintings of the third century, the huge Montelparo polyptych of the 15th century, Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, the Casina Pio IV (a beautiful 16th-century structure in the Vatican gardens that has been comprehensively restored) and its stucco decorations, and gypsum casts of sculptures by Canova. We will consider controversies about the proper scope of art conservation and will draw comparisons and contrasts with restoration and embellishment. We will discuss criteria and policies for selecting particular works of art for conservation (and necessarily neglecting others) when resources are scarce. We will also discuss preventive conservation, particularly the importance of environment and the ideal parameters of temperature, humidity, air quality, and lighting. Slide lectures in the classroom alternate with on-site instruction at museums, monuments, and conservation workshops. Enrollment is limited to 12 students. Francesca Persegati (1 course credit = 3 semester hours

ROME 230. Ancient Art of Rome—Art and architecture in Rome, from the Etruscan age to the late empire. Topics include: historical context; style; iconography; building typology and techniques; sculpture; painting; the development of artistic taste; and the use of art as propaganda. Fieldwork includes a trip to the Naples Archeological Museum, Pompeii, and Villa Jovis (Capri). Jan Gadeyne (1 course credit = 3 semester hours)

ROME 340. Michelangelo—Seminar (Old Masters series) offered in the fall only. The life and works of Michelangelo, painter, sculptor, and architect, in historical context. Works include Bacchus, David, the early and late Pietà, the Sistine Chapel frescoes, the Medici Chapel, St. Peter’s dome, Moses, and the unfinished Slaves. Topics include Florence and Rome, genius and patronage, classicism and mannerism, and technique and neo-Platonism. The academic excursion to Florence is an integral part of the course. The focus on Michelangelo is supplemented by contextual survey elements. The seminar component consists of reports and presentations on topics chosen in consultation with the instructor. The seminar will draw connections with the course in art conservation, which includes a focus on the cleaning of the Sistine Chapel frescoes. Prerequisite: a course in art history. Enrollment is limited to 15 students. Livio Pestilli (1 course credit = 3 semester hours)

ROME 342. Bernini and His World—Seminar (Old Masters series) offered in the spring only. The course will focus on the art of Gianlorenzo Bernini in the context of late 16th- and 17th-century Italian art and society. Students will investigate the artistic evolution of the sculptor/architect, the influence he exerted on his contemporaries, the legacy he left to posterity, as well as the literary and biographical texts that shaped the image of the artist as we have come to know him. The weekly lectures will be complemented by weekly on-site visits to museums (such as the Borghese Gallery and the Palazzo Barbernini), churches (such as Sant’ Andrea al Quirinale and St. Peter’s Basilica), and sites usually inaccessible to general visitors (such as the Oratorio del Gonfalone, the Casino Rospigliosi, and the archives of the Accademia di San Luca). The seminar component of the course consists of reports and on-site presentations by the students. Prerequisite: a course in art history. Enrollment is limited to 15 students. Livio Pestilli (1 course credit = 3 semester hours)

ROME 238/338. Splendors of Early Christian and Medieval Art—This course features the gems of early Christian and medieval art in some of the most memorable churches and museums of Rome. From the fresco palimpsest of Santa Maria Antiqua to Pietro Cavallini’s Last Judgment in Santa Cecilia; from the spellbinding mosaics of Santa Pudenziana, Santa Prassede, and the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore to the shimmering apse of San Clemente; from the Museo Gregoriano Profano in the Vatican to the Catacombs of Priscilla and the Sancta Sanctorum, students will learn to analyze and understand the religious and iconographic traditions that inform these masterpieces of Western art. Open to all students. Valentino Pace (1 course credit = 3 semester hours). ROME 338: Art history majors may complement the course with a research component with access to specialized art-history institutes in Rome. (1.5 course credits = 5 semester hours)


ROME 101. Intensive Introductory Italian—A course designed to develop a basic ability to read, write, understand, and speak Italian. Elena Fossà (1.5 course credits = 5 semester hours)

ROME 102. Advanced Introductory Italian—Continuation of 101, emphasizing conversation, consolidation of basic grammar skills, compositions, and reading comprehension. Prerequisite: Italian 101 or equivalent. Elena Fossà (1.5 course credits = 5 semester hours)

ROME 201. Intermediate Italian I: Conversation and Composition—A course to develop conversational and writing skills. A brief review of grammar and syntax will be followed by readings from a variety of texts to foster a solid command of the written and spoken language. Prerequisite: Italian 102 or equivalent. Elena Fossà or Ivana Rinaldi (1 course credit = 3 semester hours)

ROME 202. Intermediate Italian II: Composition and Introduction to Literary Readings—Practice in oral and written expression on topics of Italian culture, incorporating an introduction to literary genres (theater, poetry, and prose). Prerequisite: Italian 201 or equivalent. Elena Fossà or Ivana Rinaldi (1 course credit = 3 semester hours)

ROME 299. Italian Culture—Analysis and interpretation of elements of Italian culture. Topics may be drawn from literature, film, performing arts, fine arts, minor arts, anthropology, or contemporary media. Course work is in Italian. Prerequisite: Intermediate Italian or equivalent. Elena Fossà or Ivana Rinaldi (1 course credit = 3 semester hours)


ROME 217. Italian Cinema—Analysis and comparison of narrative, dramatic, and technical elements of Italian cinema. Rossellini, Visconti, Antonioni, Fellini, the Taviani Brothers, Bertolucci, Moretti, Comencini, and Salvatores are among those directors whose films may be viewed in class. The course will be complemented by one or more outings to a local movie theater to view current films. Chiara Lucarelli (1 course credit = 3 semester hours)

ROME 235. Food and Culture—In this course we will examine the relationship between food and culture in Italy from the time of the Romans to the present. Topics include the roles of food in trade, belief systems, and the arts; regional differences; and the language of food. The seminar is supplemented by fieldwork in Rome. Valentina Dorato (1 course credit = 3 semester hours)

ROME 250. The City of Rome—We will trace the profile and examine the fabric of the Eternal City from ancient to contemporary times, from insula to borgata. We will explore the city not as a showplace of famous monuments but as a complex pattern of historical, political, and social elements that have shaped its distinctive character. Classroom lectures alternate with site visits in Rome. Assignments include readings from a variety of disciplines and field research. Valentina Dorato or Jan Gadeyne (1 course credit = 3 semester hours)

ROME 266. Fascism: Roman and Global Variants—During the era of Mussolini (1922-1945), often called by Italians gli anni neri (the dark years), the Italian model of fascism gained popularity in many parts of the world. Following the Italian model, imitators in Germany, England, Rumania, Germany, China, and elsewhere borrowed freely from Italian political praxis as they sought to build authoritarian regimes. Colored shirts, para-military forces, youth movements, corporatist economic models, and aesthetic frameworks designed to ornament radical changes in political life were a hallmark of global society. This course will trace the transformative influences of fascism in Italy as the liberal state fell victim to enemies proceeding from the radical right and also examine how elements of fascist practice were absorbed elsewhere. (1 course credit = 4 semester hours)

ROME (Course Number TBA). The Alpine War: The Meaning of Sacrifice and Victory—This course will investigate Italy’s engagement in the First World War. A central concern will be la Guerra alpina (alpine war) as it was perceived by participants and those on the home front. The bitter rivalry between Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the theme of ’Italia irredenta’ (unredeemed Italy) will be examined and attention will be directed as well to the role played by the war in giving direction to Italian life after 1919. Texts will include memoirs, novels, poems, films, and historical works. Students will also take part in investigations in the field and visit war memorials in Rome as well as alpine battlefields and museums. (1 course credit = 4 semester hours)

ROME 316. Reading Ancient Rome—This course will cover ancient Rome (200BC-AD200) as seen through the classics. Students will read in English translation excerpts from a variety of works originally written in Latin. Roman life and its various aspects will be approached through the writings of 12 authors whose works cover a wide range of literary genres (epic, lyric, biography, epistolography, speeches, and the novel). Themes to be treated include the nature of genres, the dialectic existing between literature and politics, the development of theater, the significance of religion (whether traditional or new cults), the contrast between rural and urban lifestyles, and social differences (the Roman elite and the plebs). Several lectures will be on site in Rome in places connected to the authors or subjects they cover. No knowledge of Latin is necessary. Inge Weustink (1 course credit = 3 semester hours)

ROME 345. 20th-Century Italy—A course on the political, economic, and cultural aspects of Italian history in the 20th century. Topics include regional contrasts, migration, war, fascism, the Cold War, family, mafia, terrorism, corruption, and European integration. Vanda Wilcox (1 course credit = 3 semester hours)

Social Sciences

ROME 270.Urban and Global Rome—This is an interdisciplinary course that draws on perspectives from anthropology, sociology, political science, geography, economics, and other relevant disciplines. It offers students local perspectives on globalization as it allows global perspectives on the city of Rome. The intertwined processes of globalization and localization (“glocalization”) will be addressed via an in-depth study of the city and the social, cultural, political, demographic, and economic transformations Rome is currently experiencing. On-site visits will enable students to experience alternative settings of the “Eternal City” and give them direct contact with local inhabitants and representatives of religious or ethnic minority groups. Piero Vereni (1 course credit = 3 semester hours)

ROME 306/ECON 306. Public Finance—A course in the economics of taxation, government spending, governmental finance, and related policy issues in comparative institutional perspective. Part I is a brief overview of the role of government from positive and normative perspectives. Part II develops the economics of public choice and public finance in a range of institutional settings: majority vs. unanimity voting, presidential vs. parliamentary democracy, federal vs. centralized states, dictatorships, and supranational institutions. Part III applies the tools developed in parts I and II to special topics, which may include health-care and pension systems, taxation, appropriations, expenditures, bureaucracy, the size of government, and corruption. Empirical examples are drawn from Italy and the European Union, the United States, and developing countries. Offered in the fall only. Prerequisite: A course in intermediate microeconomic theory (Trinity prerequisite: ECON 301). Textbooks: H. Rosen, Public Finance, 7th edition (MacGraw Hill), and D.C. Mueller, Public Choice III (Cambridge University Press). Fabio Padovano (1 course credit = 3 semester hours)

ROME 327. The European Union: History, Political Economy, and Society—This course is organized around a series of controversies regarding the European Union. The E.U. has become the world’s largest market, with over 500 million people. It is unique in world history in creating a form of government across 27 nation states without military conquest or force. It has become an economic, diplomatic, and arguably a political actor at a superpower level, though militarily, it remains less important. What is Europe exactly? How far can it or should it expand? Is Europe Christian, secular, liberal, socialist? Who else should join—Turkey, Russia, Israel, North African countries? Is the European social model an alternative to American free market policies? Can it survive globalization? Can Europe replace the U.S. as a leader of the West? How does the E.U. work—is it really democratic? If so, how do the citizens of 27 countries influence their continental governmental bodies? Who is in charge and how do the institutions of Europe work? Is the Euro the future reserve money for the world economy, replacing the dollar? Steven Colatrella (1 course credit = 3 semester hours)

ROME 308/ECON 208. Economics of Art—Is art just another commodity? Or is art beyond the normal laws of economics? This course will examine markets and policy in the arts to determine how and why the arts are special. Topics include the value of priceless art, the starving artist, subsidies for the arts, and the role of non-profits, patronage, and investing in art. There will be guest speakers from the Roman art world. Course offered in spring only. Prerequisite: An introductory economics course (Trinity prerequisite: ECON 101). Economics majors may do supplementary work to count the course for 300-level economics credit. There will be supplementary assignments to cover 300-level material. Prerequisite for 300-level credit: A course in microeconomic theory (Trinity prerequisite: ECON 301). Fabio Padovano (1 course credit = 3 semester hours)

Latin and Greek

Latin and Greek Tutorials—The program can provide tutorials in Latin or Greek at any level for students whose majors require them. Inge Weustink (1 course credit = 3 semester hours)

Internship Program

ROME 146. Internship Seminar—A seminar limited to students who enroll in approved internships in Rome. Interns meet weekly or bi-weekly as a group with the TC/RC internship coordinator to review their internship experiences and to prepare and present the academic component of their internships. A principal topic is the culture of the workplace in Italy. Credit for the internships is granted through this seminar. Elena Fossà (.5 course credit = 2 semester hours)


Trinity Faculty Director: Xiangming Chen, Dean and Director, Center for Urban and Global Studies and Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Global Urban Studies and Sociology; On-Site Academic Director: Jiaming Sun; Office of Study Away Adviser: Melissa Scully

The Trinity-in-Shanghai program offers students the exciting opportunity to live and learn in the premier economic center of China and one of the most dynamic and global megacities in the world.

The program is based at the prestigious Fudan University, one of the oldest, most prestigious, universities in China. It is one of China’s top-ranked universities and one of the most international universities in China. Fudan University has a modern campus and a dynamic student body, offering events that range from performances, guest lecturers, and dozens of student-run clubs and activities. Located just to the north of downtown Shanghai, the university’s location provides the perfect opportunity to explore the city. For an extensive collection of pictures of the Fudan University campus, libraries, and gardens, go to

All students take the program core course, “Contemporary Shanghai: The Chinese Metropolis in Comparative Perspective,” and Chinese language at the appropriate level (beginning, intermediate, or advanced). In addition, students have the option of enrolling in an internship course for academic credit.

Students complete their course selection with 1-2 elective courses taught in English at Fudan University. Sample courses offered may include “Political Economy of China,” “Shanghai History,” “The Transitional Chinese Society,” and “Chinese Diplomacy.” Options are subject to change each semester.

Students are housed in shared, fully furnished, modern apartments in the Tohee International Student Village,, which is located adjacent to the Fudan University campus.

Trinity-in-Shanghai is offered in both the fall and spring semesters or for the full year. Grades for all courses taken by Trinity students on the Shanghai program calculate into their GPAs in the same manner that they do in Hartford.

Trinity-in-Shanghai prerequisites

2.7 minimum GPA is strongly recommended. One year of Chinese and at least one previous class in Asian Studies are recommended but not required.

Program core course

SHAN 301. Contemporary Shanghai: The Chinese Metropolis in Comparative Perspective (mandatory) —The course will introduce students to the dynamic and evolving city of Shanghai and provide students with the context for understanding Chinese cities and contemporary Chinese society.


Trinity Faculty Director: James J. Goodwin Professor of English Riggio; Deputy Coordinators: Professor of Fine Arts Delano and Professor of History and International Studies Euraque; On-Site Directors: Shamagne Bertrand and Florie Blizzard; Office of Study Away Adviser: Eleanor Emerson

The Trinity-in-Trinidad program offers a cultural immersion experience for either the fall or spring term or the full year, in Trinidad and Tobago, a twin-island republic located in the Caribbean, seven miles from the coast of Venezuela. The program examines Trinidad’s rich culture, history, and diversity through the study of art, literature, drama, music, politics, history, economics, environmental studies, and social studies.

All students take the program core course, “Caribbean Civilization,” and in addition, spring students also take “Festival Arts,” both taught by Trinity-in-Trinidad faculty. In addition, all students enroll in an internship for credit. Internships in Trinidad are unique, as they allow students great freedom in selecting and designing an experience tailored to their academic and personal interests. Due to Trinity’s strong relationships with many organizations in the country, students are able to work in placements that would not be possible elsewhere. Local cultural and political leaders mentor Trinity students in their placements. Students have the additional option of doing an independent study or enrolling in other Trinity courses, “Work and Play: The Trinidad Experience” and “Hindu Trinidad.”

Students complete their course selection with at least one course at the University of the West Indies (UWI), which is a prestigious highly ranked, comprehensive institution that serves 15 different countries in the West Indies. The university was founded in 1948 at the Mona campus in Jamaica as a university college affiliated with the University of London. UWI achieved independent status in 1962. The St. Augustine campus, in Trinidad, which was formerly the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture, was started in 1960. The UWI offers students a wide variety of academic departments and classes in the arts and humanities, education, social sciences, sciences, and engineering, as well as many co-curricular activities and services, and students are encouraged to join UWI athletic teams.

As part of the semester, students travel to Costa Rica on a nine-day study tour intended to serve as a comparative to the Caribbean region.

Students are housed on the university campus, in dorms. All rooms are doubles, sharing with other Trinity students, and there are fully equipped kitchens for food preparation. No meal plan is available.

Trinity-in-Trinidad is offered in both the fall and spring semesters or for the full year. Grades for all courses taken by Trinity students on the Trinidad program calculate into their GPAs in the same manner that they do in Hartford.

Trinity-in-Trinidad prerequisite

2.5 minimum GPA

In addition to the Trinity-in-Trinidad core courses and internships, students can choose a wide variety of courses at the University of the West Indies, including engineering and sciences.

Program core courses

TNTB 199. Internship—A wide variety of internships are available for Trinity in-residence credit in all areas of interest, including, film, dance, photography, cinematography, human rights, education, communications, music.

TNTB 300. Caribbean Civilization (mandatory)—The course focuses on the culture, anthropology, arts, and social history of Trinidad and Tobago in the context of the Caribbean as a region. The course will introduce students to aspects of the complex ethnicity of the islands as well as their rich cultural, literary, artistic, and sociological legacies. Students will receive 1 Trinity in-residence credit for the class.

TNTB 338. Work and Play: The Trinidad Experience (optional fall semester)—Trinidad, a cosmopolitan Caribbean island with an oil and gas producing economy, privileges both work and play. One of the most racially and ethnically diverse nations in the world, Trinidad is poised between its industrialized modernity and its pre-industrial festive culture. This combination has created a unique intercultural sensibility. This course will explore the network of festivals that underlie this cultural matrix, focusing on the history of emancipation as a way of seeing, thinking, creating, and adapting. The readings will include poetry, calypsos, novels, and plays. The course will also include visiting lectures and performers,a nd will provide students the opportunity to explore performance traditions as observers and participants.

TNTB 339. Festival Arts as Cultural Performance (mandatory spring semester)—A composition and playmaking workshop coordinated by Florence Blizzard and various Trinidad artists and students; participation in Carnival events is required. Course culminates in a festival performance. Offered in the spring only.

Other Trinity-in-Trinidad in-residence courses

TNTB 351. Hindu Trinidad (optional)—This course allows students to examine selected concepts, explore living traditions, and produce written, oral, and visual presentations. To this end, the course offers a brief historical and literary overview, an examination of the dynamics of Absolute Brahman, its personal Eeshavara, and the popular manifestations and popular Hindu religious ideas and practices. It will examine the unique concept of the management of Istha, or individual religion and community practices through the festivals and rituals, the concept of interconnectedness and the ethics derived from this. The course also provides opportunities for intimate experiences of community and family life. Students will be required to assist in organizing at least one community even

TNTB 399. Independent Study (optional)— Students may, with consultation, tailor their own independent study, either coordinated with their internship or in other areas of interest. Such studies will be taught and supervised under normal circumstances by experts in Trinidad, working in close coordination with Trinity faculty, and will be arranged through the program coordinators.


Faculty Sponsor: Gwendolyn Miles Smith Professor of Philosophy Vogt; Affiliated Faculty: Associate Professor of Language and Culture Studies Evelein; On-Site Director: Gerhard Unterthurner; Office of Study Away Adviser: Melissa Scully

2.7 minimum GPA preferred

Trinity’s program in Vienna offers students the opportunity to study in English at the University of Vienna, one of Europe’s best institutions of higher learning. While the program is designed with philosophy majors in mind, it is appropriate for all students with an interest in Central Europe. It has strong curricular options in philosophy; international studies; political science; history; American studies; English; women and gender studies; human rights; public policy and law; and other areas. The program in Vienna begins with a monthlong intensive German language course taught at the appropriate level. Students in the program complete the language course prior to the start of the term at the University of Vienna. This helps students with no or little previous study of German develop a solid foundation in the language. For students who have already taken German, the course improves their language skills, which may allow them to take regular courses in German (as well as in English) at the University of Vienna, depending upon their level at the conclusion of the course.

Students take the program’s core course, “Thought and Culture of Vienna.” This semester-long course is taught in English by Trinity-in-Vienna’s on-site coordinator, Gerhard Unterthurner. For their remaining courses, students enroll in regular classes at the University of Vienna taught in English, German, or another language if they have the appropriate level of proficiency. All philosophy majors take a philosophy core course as one of their university classes. This course, “Issues in Contemporary Central European Philosophy,” is taught by Trinity professor and program faculty sponsor Erik Vogt. The class is optional for non-philosophy majors.

In Vienna, students live in residence halls with international students. The residences are modern and comfortable with Internet access and kitchen facilities. Students live in suite-style dorms, consisting of single bedrooms and common areas. The residences are convenient to public transportation, grocery stores, cafes, and shops.

Trinity-in-Vienna is offered in the spring term only. Grades for all courses taken by Trinity students in Vienna calculate into their GPAs in the same manner that they do in Hartford.

Language courses

Courses in German language are offered through the Vienna University International Courses Program, which is affiliated with the University of Vienna. Students can study German at all levels, from beginner to advanced. Each German language course equals one credit hour. In addition to the intensive German language courses that students take during their first month in Vienna, students have the option of continuing German language study throughout the semester.

Core courses

Program core course (taken by all students on the program):
VIEN 110. Thought and Culture of Vienna—This survey seminar introduces students to the breadth and complexity of Austrian culture, thought, and politics via the close reading of relevant texts and visits to the museums and cultural institutions of Vienna. The seminar is structured into the following sections that engage the city of Vienna, the Hapsburg legacy, and Austria: philosophy; psychoanalysis; cultural and art history; literature; and politics, with emphases on contemporary political questions such as human rights, immigration, multiculturalism, and racism. The course is conducted in English. (1 course credit) Gerhard Unterthurner

Philosophy core course (taken by philosophy majors and other interested students):
VIEN 341. Issues in Contemporary Central European Philosophy—This course examines issues relevant to contemporary Central European philosophy. The course is interdisciplinary; philosophical texts are studied alongside texts from literature and literary theory, psychoanalysis, and political theory. The course is conducted in English. (1 course credit) Erik Vogt

University of Vienna courses

Students have a variety of regular courses to choose from at the University of Vienna conducted in English. Typically, the university offers at least 35 classes in English each semester. Past course options have included: Continental Feminist Philosophy in the U.S., Cultural Philosophy, Europe as Cultural Space, Renaissance Philosophy, Global Political Economy, Political Philosophy of International Relations, Philosophy from a Gendered Perspective, Human Rights and Racism, Indigenous People and Human Rights, Women Writers in Modern American Literature, Gender Studies, and Race and Gender in 20th-Century Short Stories and Plays. Students proficient in German can choose additional courses from the full curriculum of the University of Vienna. Other language courses are offered at the 300 level or above. All university courses offer one course credit.

Students may also audit additional classes at the university, join local clubs and organizations, and attend lectures in English at the Institute of Human Sciences on topics related to philosophy, psychology, and politics.

Internships in local museums or NGOs, such as the Freud Museum, and Women Without Borders, are also available.

Students have the support of an on-site coordinator, who assists students in the program throughout the semester and also organizes excursion and cultural activities in and around Vienna and trips to Salzburg; Prague, Czech Republic; and Budapest, Hungary. Trinity students are also eligible to participate in the cultural events, excursions, and activities organized for ERASMUS students (international students from Europe studying at the University of Vienna). The ERASMUS program offers Trinity students the opportunity to be matched with an Austrian student for language and cultural exchange.

Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Semester

Offered only in the fall semester, the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Semester in NYC utilizes the landscape and history of New York City as a catalyst for an intensive study in the arts. The semester is structured to provide full immersion in the NYC theater, dance, and performance communities as well as other arts genres with the goal of fostering artistic, academic, and personal growth. Associated with La MaMa for more than 25 years, Trinity College offers New York City as the “laboratory” for art students’ studies and artistic exploration. Each week is dedicated to a specific theme that connects all of the ideas and artistic approaches at play. The semester culminates with an original student-generated arts event presented by La MaMa, E.T.C. For more information and to apply, please visit

Trinity-Sponsored Exchange or Consortia Program

Baden-Württemberg Exchange

Faculty Sponsor: Associate Professor of Language and Culture Studies Evelein; Office of Study Away Adviser: Melissa Scully

Under the terms of a state-to-state exchange agreement between the state of Connecticut and the German state of Baden-Württemberg, eligible Trinity students can enroll as exchange students at any university in Baden-Württemberg: Freiburg, Heidelberg, Hohenheim, Karlsruhe, Konstanz, Mannheim, Stuttgart, Tübingen, or Ulm. Universities in Baden-Württemberg offer programs in the arts and humanities, social sciences, sciences, fine arts, and mathematics. One or two semesters of college-level German is required to participate. For more information about the exchange, please visit, or contact Renate Seitz at

Twelve College Exchange, Various Domestic Locations

The Twelve-College Exchange program is a cooperative program for residential student exchange between Trinity College and the following colleges: Amherst, Bowdoin, Connecticut College, Connecticut College—National Theater Institute (Moscow Art Theater Semester), Dartmouth, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Vassar, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Wheaton, and Williams-Mystic Seaport. Students may apply for one semester or a full academic year, allowing them to experience another campus and take courses unique to the exchange institution. The full curriculum is available to students on the exchange and the credit transfers back to Trinity College. Grades appear on a student’s transcript and depending on the program, are calculated into the GPA. For more information visit

Williams-Mystic Program, Mystic, Connecticut

The maritime studies program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport offers a unique interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary educational philosophy as the cornerstone of this program. More than 1,300 students have chosen to explore the history, literature, policy, and science of the world’s waterways on this program. The courses are hands-on and discussion based, with an emphasis on original research to truly experience the maritime world. Students may find themselves on a tugboat, at the beach, or studying Mystic Seaport’s vast collections for class. Students learn to forge iron, build a wooden boat, and sail while making Mystic Seaport, the largest maritime museum in America, campus for the semester. Participating students travel on three extended field seminars, exploring the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf Coasts. For more information, please visit

Trinity-Faculty-led Summer programs (Various locations each year)

Trinity College offers summer program options for Trinity and non-Trinity students. Programs include our Rome Campus Summer Program, the Trinity-in-Barcelona Summer Program and yearly offerings that are developed by Trinity College faculty. Recent faculty-led programs include the River Cities of Asia program, sponsored by the Luce Foundation, which offered a course in the spring semester 2012. Students completed the course through experiential travel and study through China, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam in the summer portion. In 2012, Trinity-in-Berlin, Germany, offered students introductory German and an urban studies course of this transformative city. Other programs include Trinity-in-Akko, Israel, in consortia with Penn State University, and a faculty-led IDP program throughout Italy in the summer of 2014.

On Trinity College Summer Programs, students will earn one to two Trinity College credits. The program length varies from three to six weeks. Program fees generally cover housing, Trinity College credits, comprehensive travel insurance, some excursions, and some meals. Faculty-led programs are offered in a variety of disciplines, focusing on urban and global, and credits can be applied to a range of requirements, including natural science and language. For more information, please contact the Office of Study Away, summer programs adviser.

Affiliate Programs

Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Chicago Program

The Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Chicago Program aims to help students learn about the methods, importance, and rewards of using liberal arts learning in a global city. Designed to examine topics from the cross-disciplinary perspectives of the social sciences, humanities, and arts, the program combines specialized internships with course work and cultural immersion in Chicago neighborhoods. Students will take one core course and have an internship and independent study program while selecting from three areas of specialization, which include arts, entrepreneurship, and urban studies. For more information, please visit

Center for European Studies, Universiteit Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands

Students study at the University of Maastricht in the city of Maastricht. The program is competitive, the university is ranked as number one in the country, and its reputation attracts students from all over the world. The program allows students to take classes in English at the university with local and international students. Students can choose from the following tracks: European Society and History; Economics in Europe; European Culture and Arts; EU Politics, Policy, and International Relations; Public Health and Medicine in Europe; and Psychology and Neuroscience in Europe. Students take two classes related to their track and go on a study tour; they can choose remaining classes in any area at the university. Group work and problem-based learning are emphasized.

Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia

Office of Study Away Adviser: Eleanor Emerson

Trinity College has an affiliation with Curtin University, where students can study for fall, spring, or a full year. As visiting students at Curtin, Trinity students have full access to the university’s curriculum and the opportunity to be fully integrated with Australian students. The university offers 160 majors and is dedicated to a method of education that places emphasis on the practical applications of knowledge. Curtin University offers the largest Aboriginal studies program in Australia. Students may select from courses offered in art, Asian studies, anthropology, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, engineering, English, environmental science, mathematics, psychology, social sciences, urban and regional studies, and other areas. Curtin has opportunities for students to participate in community service projects, and it organizes an optional study tour, for credit, in Asia before or after the semester. Past study tours have included visits to China, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. For more information, go to\_abroad.cfm.

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)

Office of Study Away Adviser: Melissa Scully

Trinity College has an affiliation with the DIS program, which offers students fall and spring semester study opportunities in English in Copenhagen, Denmark. Trinity students can choose from over 120 liberal arts courses in the following program tracks: pre-architecture and design; biotechnology and biomedicine; child diversity and development; communication and mass media; European culture and history; urban studies; European politics and society; global economics; sustainability in Europe; medical practice and policy; migration and identity; psychology; and public health. Electives are offered in other areas in the liberal arts and sciences. Most courses are offered by and taught at DIS (all in English). Some classes are taught in English for Danish and international students at various Danish universities in Copenhagen. All students participate in two study tours in Europe as part of the program and have opportunities to be immersed in the local culture. For more information, consult the DIS Web site at

Foundation for International Education (FIE)

Office of Study Away Adviser: Brandon Lussier

The Foundation for International Education (FIE) offers students the opportunity to complete meaningful internships in London during their time abroad. Students complete most of their course work during the first half of the term and then spend 20 hours per week at their internship site during the second half of the term. Internships are available in most fields, including economics and finance, theater and the arts, social services, mental health, and many others. Courses are available in a range of fields as well, including literature, history, economics, global studies, and political science.


Office of Study Away Adviser: Brandon Lussier

Trinity College has an affiliation with INSTEP, which provides academic semester and summer study abroad experiences that develop a contemporary European perspective on economics, business, politics, law, communications/media, and international relations. London faculty are from the London School of Economics; Cambridge faculty are from Cambridge University. Classes are taught in small groups of students in traditional British seminars or supervisions for which students can receive credit toward their degree at Trinity College. Students can choose to participate in an in-depth, guided research project, supervised by a distinguished British faculty member in a one-on-one tutorship. Semester programs offer a cross-disciplinary approach in which central themes are examined from the perspectives of economics, business, finance, political economy, international relations, politics, law, history, English literature, and communications.

New York University (Accra, Ghana)

Office of Study Away Adviser: Eleanor Emerson

Trinity College has an affiliation with NYU, which offers students fall and spring semester study opportunities in Accra, Ghana.

NYU in Accra, in partnership with the University of Ghana-Legon, fosters academic growth by using the city as a classroom. The multidisciplinary curricula are enhanced through community service and volunteer opportunities. For more information, consult the NYU Web site at

Programa de Estudios Hispánicos en Córdoba (PRESHCO)

Office of Study Away Adviser: Eleanor Emerson

A program of Oberlin, Smith, and Wellesley Colleges, the Programa de Estudios Hispánicos en Córdoba was created in 1981 in order to encourage the intellectual and personal growth that comes from cultural immersion; to offer an opportunity to strengthen acquisition of the Spanish language; and to foster knowledge and appreciation of Spanish culture through studies in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. Academic study in the PRESHCO program is centered on a variety of courses specially developed for students in American colleges and universities and taught by regular faculty of the University of Córdoba. Classes—taught entirely in Spanish—are held in the university’s Facultad de Filosofia y Letras, an 18th-century landmark building located in the heart of the medieval quarter. Students may enroll for the fall or spring or for the entire academic year. PRESHCO is offered in both the fall and spring semesters. All courses are conducted in Spanish. To gain admission to the PRESHCO program, students must have taken a minimum of four semesters of college-level Spanish and minimum GPA of 3.0 is preferred.

School for Field Studies: Various locations

Office of Study Away Adviser: Brandon Lussier

Geared for science students or students interested in the sciences, particularly environmental studies, these programs offer hands-on field experience, practical and transferable research skills, and cross-cultural awareness. Programs focus on particular topics or areas of study and are offered in Australia, Costa Rica, Kenya and Tanzania, and Turks and Caicos. For more information, go to

Swedish Program, Stockholm, Sweden

The Swedish Program is based at the Stockholm School of Economics. The program is distinguished by its comparative perspective, interdisciplinary emphasis, and innovative teaching methods. Students explore how Sweden addresses political, economic, social, and artistic issues. Classes in the humanities and social sciences are offered in English. Study visits are included for classes to enable students to take full advantage of their location in Stockholm. Although students on the program take their classes together, they have full access to the university and can take advantage of its clubs, organizations, and facilities.

University of East Anglia, Norwich, England

Office of Study Away Adviser: Brandon Lussier

The University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, has established an affiliation with Trinity College for studying one or two semesters at their campus. The School of English and American Studies are areas of particular interest to our students. The university has one of the premier creative writing programs, with internationally renowned authors regularly teaching creative writing offerings. For a complete list of course offerings, visit the university Web site at