We bring educators and life-long learners together in culturally broadening experiences.

Giuliana Marple


Giuliana Marple is a teaching faculty and Lecturer of Italian. She received a Master in Foreign Language Teaching from the University of Utah. She worked for two Olympic Committees in Salt Lake City and Turin, Italy. She collaborates with the SLC mayor's office and the Italian Consulate in SLC for Italian cultural exchanges. It is her love for art, history and people which has led her to become an international travel educator. Giuliana loves to cycle and has a very soft spot for horses!

Katherine Chipman

Program Assistant

Katherine received her master’s degree in music from the University of Utah. She loves to travel and has been involved in various project abroad including running an afterschool kindergarten in Tainan, Taiwan and building a hospital in Tijuana, Mexico. When she is not teaching, singing with the Mapleton Chorale, or studying music you most likely will find her somewhere in the mountains hanging off a cliff. Next to music, her biggest passion is rock climbing.

SICILY Short Film Production  May 4 /June 2 2024

SICILY Short Film Production May 4 /June 2 2024

This program is open to all undergraduate, graduate and non-traditional students. Participants will be mentored by professional Italian/American directors, cinematographers, production designers, and sound recording specialists in the creation of short films. Students will gain firsthand experience in all stages of film production.

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Italian Language learning in Italy  May 4/June 2  2024

Italian Language learning in Italy May 4/June 2 2024

Learn Italian with us! Every day you will attend your language class with a bilingual instructor from Italy. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate/advance student we will find a perfect class for you.

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Coleen McDannell

History Professor, writer

Professor of History and Sterling M. McMurrin Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Utah, Colleen is one of the foremost experts of religion in the United States and its effect on American life. Her most recent book, published by Basic Books, is The Spirit of Vatican II, which uses her own mother’s life as a way of tracing the impact of Catholic changes on the American faithful.

Alysia Klein

Professor, Film & Media Arts

Alysia Klein is a Professor of Film and Media Arts. Klein has taught a number of courses including Film Production, Editing, Intro to Film, Film History, and Dance for the Camera. Professor Klein received her Master of Fine Arts in Film and Media Arts from the University of Utah.

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Amanda Stoddard

Film Director & Producer

Amanda has worked in as an editor, camera operator, assistant director, director and producer. Her exposure to all facets of the cinematic process is extensive, well rounded, and includes projects that have aired on national TV and theatrical release. Her film 1 Revolution was featured internationally and received honors and recognition at many film festivals.

Kevin Hanson

Professor, Film & Media Arts

Kevin’s teaching career includes teaching film production at Wright State University, Ohio University, and the University of Utah and teaching history and theory courses for the Masters of Professional Communication program at Westminster College.

  • Salt Lake City, Utah, United States