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  • Locations: Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Housing: Hotel Number of Credits Offered: 6
Eligible Population: 01 Freshman, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Type of Program: Faculty-led
Click here for a definition of this term Area of Study: Philosophy, Integrative Studies Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Host: Field Studies in SAIL
Program Description:

Rome, Palace
Leadership - The Italian Perspective

This program consists of 2 classes


3 credits, Lead by Professor Steven Zaccaro


3 credits, Lead by Professor Graziella McCarron

Want to learn more about this exciting program, an info session will be held on November 20 from 1 - 2 pm in and a second info session will be held on December 12 from 12 - 1 pm both sessions will be held in Rm 418 Enterprise Hall. Come join us and learn more about this opportunity to earn 6 credits while traveling abroad.

Throughout its history, Italy has provided a rich set of leadership themes that were manifested in enduring cultural artifacts. In this course we will learn about some core themes around leaders as warriors, problem solvers, politicians, and teachers.

In this class participants will explore what each leadership perspective suggests about the qualities of effective leaders, the relationship between leaders and followers, the role of ethics in leadership, and the development of effective leaders. 
For information about the two classes please contact Professor Graziella McCarron
or Professor Stephen Zaccaro


Program Details

Program Dates: 

May 21 - 30, 2020

Seeking credits for the following:

  • Integrative Studies (INTS) 498: Field-based Work
  • Psychology (PSYC) 461: Special Topics
  • Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CONF) 385 &  397
  • Honors (HNRS) 130
  • Integrative Studies (INTS) 595
  • Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CONF) 695


This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University.


Hotels, Standard arrangement is a triple-room occupancy. If you would like to request a double or single room you must email with your request. Additional charges will apply.

Program Cost with airfare included (Summer 2020): $6,295.00 

Early registration (with completed deposit) before Sept. 30 earns a $400 discount.

Early registration after Sept 30 but before December 18 earn a $200 discount.


  • Tuition (6 credits)
  • In-country transportation
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Some meals
  • Sightseeing tours with local expert guides
  • Museum entrances
  • International Emergency Insurance
Not Included:
  • Personal spending
  • Some meals

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More Information About SAIL Field Studies

Contact Information

Coordinator of Field Studies

Greg Justice


Stephen Zaccaro

Graziella McCarron


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/08/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/21/2020 05/30/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.