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Sicily, Italy


There will be a combination of in class lectures, laboratory experiences and field trips with on site demonstrations. There will be a series of guest lectures from experts on a specific methodology of conservation of cultural heritage.

Students enroll in one three credit course, depending upon eligibility, where they will explore biotechnology applied to the conservation of cultural assets in Sicily.:

  • STEM students who have completed the appropriate prerequisites will enroll in: Biology 3366: Applications of Biotechnology to Historical Preservation course for 3 credits. 
  • This program will also offer a brand new course (currently under development) that is approved to fulfill Temple's GenEd Science and Technology requirement. Information about this new course will be added in December, so please check back frequently.

Academic information:

  • Course load: one, 3-credit course
  • Temple students who successfully complete (with a C- or better) credit-bearing coursework worth at least three semester hours in an approved summer or semester study abroad program with a minimum stay abroad of 28-days will satisfy the World Society (GG) requirement.

If you have any questions about the academic program or to request of copy of the syllabus, please contact our Program Manager.

Global Temple Conference

Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
TBD: GenEd Science and Technology 08xx This course is currently under development but has the support of GenEd to meet the requirements for Temple's GenEd Science and Technology... read more »

Applications of Biotechnology to Historical Preservation 3366 This course is central to the Temple Summer in Sicily Study Abroad experience, the Sicily Applied Biotechnology Program. In collaboration with Prof.... read more »