New information sessions will be announced when the program resumes post-COVID-19.
Required Pre-departure Meetings for Summer 2020: All meetings take place at the Center for Ethics, Rita Anne Rollins Bldg., Room 162, 1531 Dickey Dr., Atlanta, GA 30322.
- Tuesday, February 11, 6:00-7:30 pm
- Wednesday, March 18, 6:00-8:00 pm
- Wednesday, April 22, 5:30-7:30 pm
Students will be able to submit their application online October 15th through March 1st.
Please read through the application completely so you are prepared to submit the online form and upload all required documents.
Application Step 1:
Form_1_General_Information This form will be completed entirely online
Form 3: Additional Materials Required: Upload an unofficial copy of your most recent transcript, and a color picture of your passport page that has your full name, passport number, and passport expiration date on it.
Application Step 2:
For the following forms, please download each form, read carefully, sign with your handwritten signature, and then upload the signed pages to the online application.
- Form_2_Emergency_Contact_Release Please sign and upload to the online application. Emergency contacts will be filled in on the online application.
- Form 3 Additional Materials required (see Step 1 above)
- Form_5_Application_Instructions (1)
You must speak with Dr. Raggi Moore to discuss your interest in the program.
Your conversation will revolve around the notion of TRACE as a quest, or a pilgrimage. It is an opportunity for participants to pause, look thoughtfully, think about the evidence observed, and wonder how this relates to our interactions with others and to our understanding of self. The Summer in Italy program is a rare opportunity for such a quest.
What does “others” and “otherness” mean to you at this stage in your life? How does your understanding of your relationship with others relate to the future profession you wish to undertake? What do you seek through your pilgrimage to Italy? There no right or wrong reply to these questions; rather we are looking to see how you perceive, negotiate, and dialogue with, and about, the liminal space between ourselves and our life objectives.
Schedule your interview by emailing Dr. Raggi Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org
The beauty of human nature has been so evident on this program, as we vulnerably entered another country and another realm of thinking and discussing. The importance of friendships, community, and meaning has become beautifully evident on this pilgrimage.
Throughout my grad program, I’ve been thinking more and more about wanting to teach ethics to medical and other health students. Seeing my classmates engaged in ethical discussions has solidified this professional goal.
This trip has pushed me to think longer and deeper and to share my thoughts with people as opposed to the notes app in my phone. I remember standing on a path overlooking a cliff in San Gimignano for several minutes in silence. Standing there with a picturesque view and no other distractions I dug…
The TRACE program gave me time, opportunity, and knowledge to orient myself. Without those 6 weeks, I don’t think I’d be working as passionately as I am in the field I love.
I felt an imperative urge, after this trip, to read more classics and think more over what is going on in the society that I’m experiencing. This trip has significantly changed my view of what a journey should look like in contrast to general traveling. I just realized how speechless and incapable of expressing myself…
Throughout these six weeks, my experiences have impacted the way I view my faith. I have found comfort, stability and beauty in my beliefs. While this wasn’t a religious program, I found myself being more reflective and able to engage with the sites around me. I see my struggle as loss of an issue and…
I’ve learned that success isn’t something I can aim for, rather setting goals and staying true to who I am will lead me to the success. I have put a lot more time in reflecting and speaking to myself in silence. This has allowed me to figure myself out and what I truly want from life.
An epiphany moment for me was being in the Etruscan tombs and for the first time thinking through what is an ethical way to deal with the dead. In the moment analyzing the tombs together and comparing it to the Hardman cemetery, I started to question how I honor the dead.
I can truthfully say that I got everything that I wanted – and more. The moment I stepped out of the terminal I felt different. I felt more alive. This was only elevated by spending the entire first day not resting, but jumping right into the culture by taking a walking tour of Rome.
I believe my thinking changed or was seriously questioned after… the “Christ Stopped at Eboli” lecture. It made me rethink my entire life and why I wanted to do what I think I want to do. I had to step outside and look over the city of Matera and at all the people that were…