Published on January 13, 2015
University Fellows is Samford's honors college experience, and part of that experience is connecting readings and teachings in the classroom, to their origins—tracing the steps of western intellectual tradition through travel.
In Italy, Fellows spend nearly three weeks visiting historic sites in Rome and Florence. In addition, they have a three-day travel break to explore other Italian or European cities.
All University Fellows travel to Italy during Jan Term of their sophomore year. The program covers the cost of airfare, hotel, and ground transportation for this experience. Students pay for meals and a few museum entrances.
These videos show an insight into the Fellows trip, what they see, what they experience, and how their professors lead the way around one of the world’s historically great cities.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.