The 'Trip to Italy' is one I took with Massachusetts College of Art & Design for Art History course credit back in 2011. Using my Canon Vixia HF200 and my Olympus E-410 SLR, I captured many amazing photographs and even some video. Who knows, I may just craft a short documentary featuring the urban life, our very long stay in Venice, and the yellow glow across the cities (okay, it was gray - but I added it in post, haha).
The course itself was terrible; the itinerary wasn't provided until we arrived at the airport, and even then the events thereon became obsolete - everything was closed. We spent just three days in Rome, two weeks in Venice, and spent only four total hours in 'class' each day, wandering on our own the other parts of the day, evening and night. (However, most of the students were under 21 and more than delighted to drink in Italy, so followed the teachers' examples and got drunk most nights.)
MassArt had been doing travel trips for over 15 years, yet only hired an international travel coordinator after the extensive list of documented complaints I submitted. I should've paid attention to the comment one teacher made prior to the trip, "There was one point in the 90s when I was on 18 different medications!" and the other chimed-in that he had a coin belt to hold them all. Probably a red flag, right?