14 University of Delaware Honors Program students are studying abroad in Italy under Professor James Magee for the month of January, 2012. Unlike any previous study abroad trip, the students were directly involved in the planning process. Professor Magee was there to give guidance, as he is a seasoned Italy traveler, but these students have planned almost all of the logistics. They chose everything from what cities they wanted to stay in down to what type of transportation they would take for one single excursion (which they chose on their own as well). Follow them on their exciting journey as they examine Italy's contemporary political system while immersing themselves in the culture of Italy through excursions and civic engagement.