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  • Locations: Tuscania, Italy; Volterra, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:
   International Business in Italy
                              Volterra, Italy

 Volterra, Italy
June 7 - 22, 2019
Program Description: Through lectures and field trips with businesses in the Tuscany area, participants will extensively interact with a diverse set of business professionals and learn what it takes to be successful in leadership in today’s interconnected world. Cultural intelligence will be explored for leadership effectiveness in international business settings. 

Program Location: This course will be taught at the SIAF International School of Advanced Studies located in Volterra in the Tuscany region of Italy. Idyllically situated in the Tuscan countryside offering a panoramic view of the sea, just a short distance from the historical hilltop town of Volterra, SIAF provides a congenial environment for study courses. Only an hour from Pisa, Florence and Siena, Volterra is a historical hilltop town with about 10,000 inhabitants, founded by the Etruscans in the heart of Tuscany three thousand years ago, rises 550 metres above sea level and affords a spectacular panoramic view of the Cecina valley and the Era valley. A haven of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance art and architecture, Volterra is famous throughout the world for its age-old tradition of alabaster carving.

About SIAF: The SIAF International School for Advanced Education is the result of a partnership between Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, the Foundation of Cassa di Risparmio di Volterra and the regional government of Tuscany.The aim of the School is to provide advanced executive education in the areas of management and technology. SIAF offers a unique educational experience which draws from its distinguished faculty, providing academic excellence in a variety of fields, whilst at the same time allowing participating individuals the opportunity to engage with their peers from a diverse set of organizational backgrounds.
Program Fee Program Fee Includes Program Fee Does Not Include
(Subject to Change)
  • $350 Application Fee
  • Housing
  • Some Meals
  • Activities and Excursions
  • International Student ID
  • Tuition for 3 credit hours (Credit by Exam - $60)
  • Round-Trip Airfare (Estimate $1,200)
  • International Health Insurance
  • Personal Expenses and Incidentals
Course Information: The course will focus on leadership and cultural intelligence. This will include discussions with leaders on the challenges of developing innovative new programs and solutions, while reconciling local and global cultures. Visits to various organizations including banking, technology, and tourism type organizations will be featured to learn from practitioners in the field in regard to leading an international-based organization.
Through these experiences, class sessions, and projects, participants will come to more fully understand that leadership is not the same everywhere; that professionals must shift communication, interpersonal strategies, and leadership methods to adjust to the values and experiences of different cultural contexts and groups. By exploring ways in which specific leadership characteristics are valued differently in different cultures, students will gain hands-on experience in practicing leadership, followership, and teamwork behaviors in a culture not their own. 

Credits: Students will be awarded credits for either MGMT 4810: International Management or MGMT/BA 4910: Independent Study in Management or International Business. The credits will be awarded via "Credit by Exam", which are pass/fail and will not affect your GPA. 

Faculty Leader: This program will be led by Dr. Kathy Tuberville, Director of the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center. You can contact Dr. Tuberville at or 901.678.4740.
Program Itinerary (Tentative)
June 7 Depart USA
June 8 Arrival in Pisa
Visit Leaning Tower
Transport to Volterra
Cooking Class
Italian Language Lesson 
June 9 Tour of Volterra
Free Time in Volterra (Museums, Shopping, Hiking)
Dinner at SAIF
June 10 Tour of Sienna and San Ginnimiano Museums
Dinner at SAIF
June 11 Vist to Volterra Bank
Guest Lecture: International Banking
Bank Community Foundation for Networking Event Dinner at SAIF
June 12 Tour of Chocolate Factory
Lecture: International Marketing Trends and Challenges
Dinner at SIAF
June 13 Visit at Piaggo Museium and Villa (Lunch Included)
Visit Ancient Abbey
Lecture: Global Entrepreneurship
Dinner at SIAF
June 14 Excursion to Florence
Visits to The David and Duomo
Shopping and Free Time
Free for Dinner in Florence
Return to SIAF at 10:00 PM
June 15 Excursion to Italian Coastal Area and Beach
Free Time
Free for Dinner
Return to SIAF Late
June 16 Free time in Volterra 
Cultural Scavenger Hunt
Dinner at SIAF
June 17 Lecture at SIAF
Group Project
Tour to Monte Rosola Winery 
Dinner at SIAF
June 18 Class Meeting at SIAF
Guest Lecture: Volterra City Officials
Visit to Agritourismo
Dinner at SIAF
June 19 Tour of Bolgheri
Tour of Vineyard
Class Meeting
Lecture: Small Business Development and Cultural Awareness
Lunch at Juniper Hotel
Dinner at SIAF 
June 20 Lecture: Project Development
Visit to Lischetto Cheese Factory
Dinner at SIAF
June 21 Group Project
Lecture in City Center
Free Time
June 22 Depart for Memphis, TN, USA
Volterra Spring Break '18 - 2
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This program is currently not accepting applications.