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June 26 - July 25, 2015

Calabria, on the southern tip of Italy, boasts unforgettable vistas across rugged mountains, vast golden wheat fields and age-old olive trees that grow as tall as eucalyptus. Step back into history when you visit ancient Greek and Roman ruins. Tour beautiful Byzantine churches and walk the streets of medieval towns. Learn to cook traditional dishes and visit local artisans. Cultural events abound, from local festivals, to tradition parties, meal and music, to lectures by prominent Italian and international scholars.


Students can earn 6-9 URI credits through this program. Italian language and film courses are offered. No previous Italian language study is required to participate in the program and courses are available in English and Italian. 

  • List of Courses from 2015: Available Now
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  • English Courses from 2015: Available Now

Housing and Dining:

While in Italy, students will stay in dormitories or furnished apartments. Breakfast and dinner will be provided. A television, DVD player and VCR are available at the center.

Cultural Activities:

Students will engage in cultural tours and excursions while in Italy including: museum visits; movie nights; cooking class; conferences and seminars; walking labs with local people; tours of Calabria, archaeological sites and churches; three day trip to Otranto, Puglia (three days at the beach); and an additional three day excursion to the beach.

Photo Gallery: Available Here!


Program Fees:

                      Program A: $4150 (6 credits)    Program B: $4300 (7 credits)

                      Program C: $4450 (8 credits)    Program D: $4600 (9 credits)9

6-9 URI Credits Accommodations Breakfast and dinner
Computer and WIFI
Excursions and activities
In-country transportation


 NOTE: All fees subject to change



Program Deadlines

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

Final Payment Due: May 26, 2015

Scholarships available for Calabria, Italy program: Available Here!


For more information, please contact:


Program Director URI Faculty-Led Programs Coordinator
Dr. Michelangelo La Luna Kelly Watts
Language Department Office of International Education
401-874-5968 401-874-2019

This program meets the summer programs eligibility requirements for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program.


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