Italy - Mountain Culture

Manarola Cinque Terre

Trip dates June 7 to June 27, 2016

Trip fee - $4,100 (Includes International airfare, all ground transportation in country, all permits, entrance fees, a majority of meals, - local, fantastic, authentic - guide fees including 2 ASU faculty/staff and in-country specialist guides. We will have 6 different in-country guides, including 2 who will travel with us for the duration of the program.)

This program is an active travel program that explores some remote and rugged areas in Italy. However, it is open to all levels of outdoor ability and we have an excellent instructor to student ratio so that we can make the experience a positive one for you, regardless of your outdoor background. 

For more information, contact Rich Campbell from Outdoor Programs or Iryna Sharaievska from Recreation Management. 

Rich Campbell - 828-262-2475 -

Iryna Sharaievska - 828-262-6327 -

Application Details

Before you will be able to fill out an application, meet with either Rich Campbell or Iryna Sharaievska who will contact the Office of International Education and Development to give you access to application materials. Once we have given your contact information to OIED, then you can follow the application details below.

For specific application and to enroll, go to this Office of International Education and Development website. 

Scholarship Details

The entire program is designed to immerse students in the cultures and landscapes of Italy. We spend a lot of time on foot - rather than in a classroom or vehicle - traveling near and through villages. By doing so, we provide students with an opportunity to interact with local Italians and other travelers. A significant way this is achieved is by using a reputable international travel provider with significant local connections and expertise to create many of the direct learning opportunities in-country for students via an itinerary that is creative, unique, and off-the-beaten-track. Large tour buses cannot access many of the places we will visit which provides us with unique opportunity to interact with a different side of Italy. You will not travel as a tourist in Italy on this program. This program is designed to introduce you to some of the hidden treasures, far away from the tour buses and crowds. When we do travel to the more popular tourist destinations, we will do so in a way that examines the impacts of the tourist inductry by meeting with leaders in that industry to better understand the impacts in a more nuanced way. 

Take a look at pictures from previous trips!

The Tamarillo staff who will be with us for the entire program have significant experience in creating meaningful educational opportunities for university students in international settings. Anthony Norris is the founder of Tamarillo Expeditions and he will be with us for the entire program and has significant experience guiding and teaching in Italy. Marina Mantovani, who will also be with our group the entire program, is Italian and has many years of guiding and teaching experience in her home country. Marina has a significant art history background as well.

The following itinerary details some of the activities, speakers, visits, that are planned:

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Contact OP


Physical Address:
Student Recreation Center
150 Bodenheimer Drive
Boone, North Carolina 28608

Phone: (828) 262-4077
Fax: (828) 262-3033

A department of UREC in the division of Student Affairs.