Summer School in Italian Language & Culture
July 2 - July 20, 2018
Program Description: The University of Bologna is one of the oldest universities in Europe. It is situated in the city of Bologna in the Emilia Romagna region. Bologna is very close to a number of culturally important cities such as Florence, Ravenna, Ferrara, and Venice.
Students will take a mandatory placement test upon arrival and be placed at the appropriate course level. Courses last three weeks for a total of 60 hours (50 hours of lessons + 10 hours of cultural activities). Lessons will be held Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Particular attention will be paid to the understanding of written and spoken Italian as well as elements of grammar. These lessons are integrated with a program of afternoon cultural visits and activities. In addition, there will be optional cultural outings and visits on the weekends in Florence, Venice, and Rome
Course: Students will earn six undergraduate transfer credits for completion of the course (equivalent to ITAL 3900 - Italian Culture and Society). In order to complete the six credits, students must participate in additional field trips, such as visiting museums and historical sites in Florence, Venice, and Rome, and complete additional course work given by Dr. Gaudenzi.
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- $350 application fee
- Tuition at the University of Bologna
- Course materials
- Some cultural activities and field trips
- Student ID card
- International Airfare
- Domestic transportation
- International medical insurance
- Personal expenses
Faculty Program Leader: Dr. Cosetta Gaudenzi, Associate Professor of Italian is the faculty contact for this program. For questions, you can contact her at email@example.com.
Eligibility: The program is open to students from the University of Memphis and from any accredited public or private university. Prior language experience is not necessary. You will need a passport, but a visa is not required if you travel to Italy for less than 6 months and you are an American citizen. Space is limited to 12 participants only.
Housing and Board: Students will be housed in university-owned apartments, just a bus ride away from the campus. Each apartment is designed to host two people with the possibility of adding a third bed. Students will have access to the cafeteria at the University of Bologna with full menus available for 5.8 Euros. Meals are not included in the program fee.
Please Note: that transcripts for this program are typically received the following spring semester.