Study Abroad - The Magic of Christmas Markets in Italy and Germany


Program Description

This course introduces students to the traditional Christmas markets of South Tyrol and Bavaria (Italy) also known as the 5 stars route. These markets reproduce a Christmas fairy tale atmosphere that is not usually included in the "traditional" study abroad route and, at the same time, students will wander in the romantic road of Bavaria (Germany) that lead to the enchanting Neuschwanstein Castle.

Location Description

Students will visit several cities of South Tyrol (North Italy) and Bavaria (South Germany) and discover their magic Christmas markets. Those cities are very close to the Alps, there will be probably snow in December.

Locations: Bolzano, Italy; Castello di Neuschwainsten, Germany; Cles, Italy; Fussen, Germany; Ingolstadt, Germany; Levico, Italy; Merano, Italy; Munich, Germany; Rothenberg, Germany; Trento, Italy; Verona, Italy


December 17, 2019 -December 23, 2019


ITA 4930: Special Topics (3 cr)


Students will be sharing double rooms in 3 star hotels. Single rooms are available at an additional cost.


The estimated cost of this program is $880.00 per person and includes 6 nights in hotels with half board (breakfast and dinner), private bus transportation for the entire length of the program, entrance fee of the Neuschwanstein Castle. T he first payment for the program (September 15) is non-refundable.

The program fee does not include lunches, round-trip airfare, FIU course instructional fees ($205.57 per credit), and the non-refundable Study Abroad fee ($175).


To apply to the Summer 2019 program, please apply through the FIU Study Abroad page.

Contact Information

Department of Modern Languages Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 498A Professor Magda Novelli Pearson T: 305-348-2915 E:

Note: FIU is not responsible for delays, changes in itinerary, changes in the content and cost of the program or other matters that are beyond their control.