Faculty International Explorations (FIE) Grant
Trip Start May 22, 2007
15Trip End Jun 04, 2007
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Build and expand international study programs within Cy-Fair College and the college district and establish partnerships that showcase NHMCCD's commitment to international education. Establish an international education study abroad partnership with the Vesuvian International Institute for Archaeology and Humanities (VIIAH) in Casellammare di Stabiae located near the Bay of Naples, Italy.
Opening May 2007, the Vesuvian International Institute for Archaeology and Humanities (VIIAH), part of the Restoring Ancient Stabiae (RAS) Foundation, will provide academic facilities and fully equipped residential services for foreign study groups, researchers, and visiting undergraduate groups with accompanying teachers/professors.
Vesuvian International Institute of Archeology and the Humanities (VIIAH)
RAS Foundation's mission is to integrate the site of Stabiae into the international academic community. The Foundation has recently taken over management of a former Salesian theological college in Castellammare di Stabiae, only minutes away form the villa sites, to transform it into the first research and academic center in the south of Italy. The Vesuvian International Institute of Archeology and the Humanities, (VIIAH) to open in May of 2007, will be the first residential study facility in the Bay of Naples which will suit the wide array of interest shared by foreign scholars to explore the wealth of historical, artistic and cultural patrimony of the Vesuvian regions.
In its first year of operation, the Institute targets professor-led student groups of high school, university, and advanced researcher level, who for the most part, are largely self-sufficient in their approach.
In the near future the Institute will partner with other American and European institutions to offer specific programs for research and on site degree and non-degree educational programs. The Institute offers facilities for student groups such as equipped classrooms, conference rooms, and an auditorium.
The Naples area is one of the great cultural capitals of Europe, and the institute will be the first broadly based study institute located there serving programs from high school and cultural tours to advanced researchers.
Restoring Ancient Stabiae (RAS) Foundation
Restoring Ancient Stabiae is a nonprofit foundation (fondazione onlus) constituted in 2001 for the stated purpose of "the creation and management of the Archaeological Park of ancient Stabiae in the archaeological zone of Varano," located in the modern cities of Castellammare di Stabia and Gragnano. Its charge also extends to "the care, promotion, and enhancement of the appreciation" of this archaeological area.
Italian Art: In Stabiano Exhibition 2004-2008 Preserving Ancient Stabiae.