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TTU College of Arts and Sciences - Math in Italy

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Terms, Dates & Field of Study

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Field of Study

  • Mathematics & Statistics

Program Term(s): Summer I

Budget Sheets :

Location(s), Eligibility Requirements


  • Benevento, Italy

Language of Instruction(s)

  • English

Minimum GPA: 2.0

Minimum Classification

  • Sophomore

Faculty Leader

  • Ram Iyer

Additional Details

Program Type: TTU Faculty-Led

Housing Options

  • Apartment

Study Abroad Advisors

  • Group Advising Session
  • Nika Teague (ENGR)

Scholarship Available: Military and Veteran Program (MVP) Aid Available, Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship

Program Overview

The Math in Italy program affords the student a unique opportunity to learn mathematics while exploring and enjoying the culture of Italy. Studies will be conducted at the University of Sannio in the historic city of Benevento –the site where the great Greek king Pyrrhus “lost the war after winning the battle.” Planned industry visits (to be confirmed) are to the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plant, the Italian Aerospace Research Agency (CIRA), the Rummo Industries plant which is a well-known pasta making factory. The excursions enhance the understanding of the course material, which make Math in Italy program a unique experience.Planned cultural excursions include Naples, Amalfi Coast, Positano, the ancient Roman ruins of Pompeii, and Vesuvius volcano. Historical places to visit nearby are the Santa Sofia Church and the Royal Palace of Caserta (the Italian Versailles). 

Benevento is a small town of 60,000 in the hills near Naples. It is easy and convenient to travel and visit cities like Rome, Milan, Florence, and Venice from Benevento. 

For specific information and pictures from previous years, feel free to check out Dr. Iyer's program site.

Courses Offered

  • Math 4330: Mathematical Computing
  • Math 3350/3354: Higher Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists I
  • Math 2360: Linear Algebra
  • Math 2300: 4 on MPE, 610 on SATM, 26 on ACTM, or C in a college level math course.

Program Open To

  • All TTU students
    • Students have taken MATH 1452 by Spring 2023
    • Students should meet with Dr. Iyer prior to acceptance

Program Fee Includes

  • Lodging
  • Transportation and entrance fees on excursions
  • Final group dinner

Program Fee Does Not Include

  • TTU tuition and fees (6 credit hours)
  • Airfare to/from Italy
  • Train from Rome to/from Benevento
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Education Abroad fee ($350)
  • Personal spending money
  • Insurance ($2.57/day)

Program Dates: May 11 - June 21, 2024 (6 weeks)

For more information: 

Contact: Dr. Ram Iyer