Sicily is the ideal location for innovation in experiential learning. The island is emblematic of the historic, social, and cultural complexity of the Mediterranean. Depending on the disciplinary lens, Sicily can be viewed as a gateway between Europe and Africa, East and West, the Latin world and the Greek. Unique within Sicily, the small city of Syracuse is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to Ancient, Medieval, and Baroque monuments. Today, numerous international research associations and academic institutions are here studying the environment, migration, human rights, arts and design.