Area student studies music, meals and art in Italy

SELINSGROVE – Dante Doganiero of Wellsboro, was one of 16 students from Susquehanna University who recently spent two weeks studying the music, architecture, art and cuisine of northern Italy as part of the university’s Global Opportunities (GO) program.

Participating students lived with host families while attending music lessons and rehearsals at the Scuola Comunale di Musica a “G. Sarti” in Faenza, and cooking Italian cuisine alongside a local chef. The group toured architectural treasures of the Byzantine empire, explored towns in Tuscany and Emilia-Romangna, visited religious centers and attended cultural events.

Doganiero is studying music education at Susquehanna, where he will be a junior in the fall. He is a 2012 graduate of Wellsboro Area High School and the son of Rick and Karen Doganiero.

Study away is an integral part of a Susquehanna education. In addition to optional study-away arrangements, Susquehanna is distinguished by its GO program, which requires all students to spend at least two weeks off campus, immersed in a culture different from their own. Currently, Susquehanna students can choose from study-away programs, ranging from a few weeks to as long as a full semester, in Africa, Asia, Australia, South America, Europe, New Orleans and Washington, D.C., among other options. For more information on Susquehanna’s GO program, visit