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Pending Program: UMD-Winter: Italy: Language and Culture (ITAL)

Genoa, Italy
Terms offered: 
Winterterm
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
2.75
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
Yes
Language of Instruction: 
Italian

Italy ITAL group
Immerse yourself in Italian language and culture this winter in this intensive four credit language course. You will spend three weeks in Genoa taking language courses that are complemented by daily excursions where you will explore the city, visit culturally relevant sites, and further develop your Italian language skills. While no knowledge of Italian is required, the course is taught entirely in Italian in order to help you push your comfort zone and make great strides in learning the language. The course is designed so you will cover the same linguistic objectives as you would in an entire fall or spring semester. By the end of the program, you will be able to converse in Italian on a variety of practical topics and complete short writing assignments. The cultural component of the course will focus on Italian history, art history, opera, and Italian politics.

You must be in good academic and judicial standing and you must not have any registration blocks to participate in this program. The minimum GPA for this program is listed above.

UMD and non-UMD freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to apply.

If you are interested in this program but do not meet the eligibility requirements, reach out to the program director (listed in the Contacts tab) to discuss your interest in the program.

After you commit to the program, Education Abroad will enroll you in one of the following UMD courses:

  • ITAL103: Intensive Elementary Italian (4 credits)
  • ITAL203: Intensive Intermediate Italian (4 credits)
  • ITAL498D: Special Topics in Italian Literature: Italian Language and Culture (3 credits)

The credit you earn during this program will count as resident credit.

You will stay in shared accomodations in a pensione near the University of Genoa. This is hotel/dorm style-housing. Wireless internet is available in the pensione.

Budgets are not yet available for winter 2016 and will be updated in the coming weeks.

Billable Costs
Application Fee $50
Program Fee TBD
This fee is collected in two installments: 1) $250 non-refundable deposit: Due by October 18th or within 48 hours of acceptance if accepted on or after that date 2) Remainder of program fee: Charged to your UMD account upon course registration and due December 20th.
The program fee includes: $250 deposit, International Health Insurance, tuition, housing, and Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, and pre-departure orientation.
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) TBD
Passport $140
Visa TBD
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) TBD
Optional activities/ incidental expenses (estimate) TBD
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: TBD

 

NOTE: If you are a non-UMD graduate student, you will need to pay a $75 application fee to the UMD graduate school to participate in this program.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad

PLEASE NOTE: All University of Maryland study abroad programs are financially self-supporting and, therefore, subject to cancelation due to low enrollment.

Dr. Stefania Amodeo, will be the Italian Instructor, team-teaching with faculty from the University of Genoa. A native of Genoa, Stefania Amodeo holds a laurea from the University of Genoa in Letters and Philosophy. She did graduate work in Belgium and at Harvard University where she received an M.A. in Italian language and literature.

Suzanne Branciforte, the author of the book "Parliamo Italiano" will also be involved in program activities and classes in Italy.

For course, itinerary or in-country information, please contact the Program Director. For general questions or assistance with applying, contact EA Short-term Programs.

As a part of this program, you will engage in the following activities:

  • Intensive language immersion for language learners of different levels
  • Visits to historically important cultural sites
Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Winterterm 2015 10/01/2014 10/11/2014 12/31/2014 01/22/2015
Admission to this program is on a competitive basis. Applications will be reviewed between the application deadline ("last day to apply") and the decision date shown above. Education Abroad will send admissions notifications on or after the decision date.