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, with meals and music, and lectures by prominent Italian and international scholars.
Students can earn 6-9 URI credits that satisfy the modern language, and other requirements. Italian language and culture, Film, and English Literature courses are offered. No previous Italian language study is required to participate in the program, which is open to students coming from other schools. Adult learners are also welcome to apply. Courses are available in English and Italian.
Housing and Dining:
While in Italy, students will stay in dormitories or furnished apartments. Bed linens and towels will be provided along with most breakfasts and dinners. Hotels and most meals are offered during excursions. Wireless Internet Service is available in various locations that will be visited.
Excursions & Cultural Activities:
While in Italy, students will engage in cultural tours and excursions including: cooking labs; interation with the local people; museum visits; movie nights; conferences and seminars; tours of Calabria, archaeological sites, churches and medieval towns; one week trip to two more regions in Italy: Basilicata and Puglia (students will stay in Otranto at an hotel next to the beach) and Basilicata.
List of possible places we will visit in Puglia and Basilicata.
Photo Gallery: Available Here!
Optional Visit to Rome:
If interested, students will have the option to visit Rome before the start of the program or after the program ends for an additional fee. The fee includes a faculty member chaperone, hotel accommodations, daily breakfast and dinner, metro pass, bus to or from Calabria and all tour admissions. Tours include visits to: the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. A complete itinerary is available here.
$600 - Double Room $650 - Single Room
$650 - Double Room $700 - Single Room
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
NOTE: All fees subject to change
AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED
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||Office of Faculty-Led Programs|
|Dr. Michelangelo La Luna||International Center|
|Language Department||37 Lower College Road|
This program meets the summer programs eligibility requirements for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program.
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