Project Description

Trip Dates: June 2021 (Dates TBA)


If you are passionate about integrative health and also love a pampering vacation, the Study Abroad: Italy tour is the perfect fit. This 6 day / 5 night educational experience takes you across the Tuscan countryside through some of the oldest medical sites in the world, winding down each night with delectable meals and local wines that can only be found in Tuscany. 

Who Should Attend?

This week-long educational trip of a lifetime is ideal for current students, aspiring students, and graduates of natural health programs. You DO NOT have to be currently enrolled at FSIHS to attend. All natural health enthusiasts are welcome to join us on this educational adventure.

Certificates Earned

Not only does this Study Abroad trip provide you with memories that last a lifetime, you will earn a continuing education certificate to celebrate your accomplishment. The Franklin School of Integrative Health Sciences is proud to be fully authorized to grant college certificates and degrees by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This commission oversees college education and ensures that diplomas and certificates issued by the FSIHS are recognized as legitimate college credentials nationwide.

Registration Includes

  • 5 nights of upscale accommodations in Florence, Italy
  • Double occupancy (single occupancy is available for an additional cost)
  • All scheduled activities, tours, and workshops
  • All travel within Italy
  • Meals for all 6 days (gluten free and vegetarian options available)
  • Tips and gratuities for meals and scheduled activities

The trip includes all meals and accommodations during the 6 day / 5 night experience. Accommodations can be single or double occupancy–your choice. Meals reflect all of the luxury Italy has to offer, and both vegetarian and gluten-free dietary requirements are accommodated. All travel throughout Italy is also included in the cost, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the views knowing that everything is covered!

Registration Does Not Include:

Registration does not include your airfare to and from Florence, Italy. Educational preparation meetings prior to the trip include tips and insights for purchasing your tickets at the best price and navigating the flight options to Italy. Registration does not include any personal expenses you may incur, such as souvenirs, extra snacks, or activities during your free time. We recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect yourself should an emergency arise.


You will explore one of the oldest botanical medicinal gardens in the world, tour the oldest medical facility in the world, and enjoy a sampling of university lectures offered (in English) by some of Italy’s most respected integrative health professors. You will also tour a boutique essential oil distillery with a visit to the botanical fields and distillation lab.

You will also enjoy tours of vineyards, visits to olive groves, and educational experiences rooted in the unsurpassed culinary experiences of the region. Each step of the way, you’ll enjoy one-on-one time with FSIHS founder Dr Jessie Hawkins, and hands-on assistance from FSIHS instructors throughout the trip.

The exact itinerary will be available when this trip opens for registration in March, 2020. 

Registration Opens March 2020
Registration Opens March 2020

More Information

June 2021

Florence • Verona • Padua

$3,390 (double occupancy)
$3,790 (single occupancy)

March 30, 2021

Pay in your choice of 1-10 monthly installments.