Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Studies​ ​in​ ​Cultural​ ​Perceptions​ ​of​ ​Deaf​ ​Communities​ in Italy Rome, Italy

Travel Dates: June 23 - July 8, 2018

This exciting course will take participants on a journey of discovery to Italy where they  will have an opportunity to compare and contrast American and Italian Deaf Cultures. Participants will visit schools, political organizations and clubs for the deaf, all of which will provide them a glimpse into deaf life in Italy.

Pre-travel course work will provide students a basic understanding of American Deaf Culture which will become the lens through which Italy’s Deaf culture is examined.  In order to understand any culture one must also consider the larger social environment the culture is housed in, so students will also have ample time to explore and study Italian culture as well. Our travels will afford students the opportunity to ask questions, discuss cultural similarities and differences, and make human connections.


Classes are held at  Reynolds Community College  |  Parham Road Campus.

7-week Summer Course (May 29 - July 16, 2018)

ASL​ ​293: Studies​ ​in​ ​Cultural​ ​Perceptions​ ​of​ ​Deaf​ ​Communities​ 
3 credit hours




Monday, November 20, 2017

Reynolds Community College
Downtown Campus, Room 445
5 - 6 p.m.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Reynolds Community College
Parham Road Campus  |  Burnette Hall, Room 208
5 - 6 p.m.


Tour Includes

  • Round-trip international airfare on Turkish Airlines 

  • Ticket taxes and current surcharges of $447.64. 
Subject to change prior to ticketing. 

  • 14 night hotel accommodations 

  • Deluxe motor coach with English-speaking guide 

  • Entrance fees per itinerary 

  • Meals per itinerary 

  • Porterage at hotels 

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival 

Not Included

  • Items not specifically mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled or canned drinks with meals
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Comprehensive trip insurance 

Program Cost

$3,677 per person

The program is priced for a minimum of 15 participants, double occupancy, and is subject to a cost increase should there be fewer participants. Trip deposit is non-refundable. (Price includes $477.64 for taxes and fuel surcharges that are subject to change until ticketing. )

Please submit all payments to a Reynolds business office. Make all checks payable to JSRCC. You can make the full payment at any time.

Participants must also register and pay tuition for this class: $488.55 (in state tuition)

You can send deposit checks to:
JSRCC Educational Foundation
Attn: ASL Study Abroad
P.O. Box 26924
Richmond, VA 23261-6924

Please write ASL Italy Study Abroad on the memo line.
You can also give me the deposit directly during one of the information sessions. It's during these sessions that we'll give specific information and provide necessary forms.


This itinerary was correct at the time of printing. However, we reserve the right to modify it if major airline schedule changes dictate. Hotels listed are subject to confirmation & change. In all cases, we try to preserve the quality of what is presented.


Disclaimer of Liability

Fellowship Travel International Inc, a Virginia Corporation, also known as FTI, is responsible to you in making arrangements for the travel and tour services.