The program, located in Perugia, begins with a four day tour in
Rome visiting monuments, museums, and other sites of interest. Participants then study in Perugia, the ideal location for students who wish to acquire a genuine experience of Italian life, culture and history in a safe, student friendly environment, while earning up to 6 academic credits in just one month! On this program, students can fulfill the GER foreign language requirement, if taken for a letter grade. All courses have been pre-approved for NCSU.
This program is for students who are attending or will attend courses in Italian at every level with the main goal of improving their fluency in the Italian language while living in Italy and attending courses at an Italian university. Classes are taught by Italian faculty and supervised by Anna Rita Bonaduce-Dresler as NC State faculty director on site. The classes may be taken for a grade or credit only.
For program cost information, see the above Summer Budget Sheet. Early application is advisable for all NC State Summer Programs.
Perugia is located in the Umbria region, called the "Green Heart of Italy" because it is a green and fertile area with hills and mountains. It has Etruscan origins and is rich in Medieval and Renaissance art and architecture. All needed services, ie banks, medical services, restaurants, movies, are located in the historic center. Perugia has a busy season of concerts, theater and entertainment, including the famous Umbria Jazz and Rock in Umbria festivals, in July. Within easy distance there are a number of old towns which can only be described as artistic 'jewels': Assisi, Gubbio, Orvieto, Spoleto, Todi, and Spello are indispensable stopping-off points for anyone interested in the beauties of the past. The program will be held at the University for Foreigners in Perugia which specializes in Italian as a second language. The faculty consists of established native Italian professors of Italian language, literature, history, art history, and economics. At the university, students will have access to the extensive library, linguistic and computer laboratories, a canteen, the University Social Center with free organized concerts, shows, and films, and a university health center open for all students.
By obtaining 6 hours of Italian language course credit, students can fulfill the GER foreign language requirement on this program - two semesters of course work in one summer - if courses are taken for a letter grade. All courses have been pre-approved for NCSU credits. The Intensive Italian language course consists of 27 class hours per week with a small number of students in each class, supported by academic excursions. It is divided into three levels of language knowledge and specialized courses offered at specific levels.
LEVEL I a– Elementary I-II (no pre-requisite required)
Corresponds to FLI 101 and FLI 102 (Credits 6)
LEVEL I b –Elementary II and Intermediate I (FLI 101 required)
Corresponds to FLI 102 and FLI 201 (Credits 6)
LEVEL II a– Intermediate-II (FLI 102 required)
Corresponds to FLI 201 and FLI 202 (Credits 6)
LEVEL II b– Intermediate II and FLI 208 (FLI 201 required)
Corresponds to FLI 202 and FLI 208 (Credits 6)
LEVEL III –Intermediate Advanced Conversation and Reading (FLI 202 required)
Corresponds to FLI 208 and FLI 308 (Credits 6)
In addition, students regularly enrolled in courses of Italian Language and Culture may have free access to the course in Study of Italian Vocal Music. This course is concentrated on the study of Italian Opera music scores, and although it is reserved for opera singers, orchestra directors, and film directors, our students will be allowed to attend. If this course does not enroll a sufficient number of students, it may not be offered.
Students and the program director will be housed in apartments located in Perugia's historic center, within walking distance of the University. Each apartment has a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and TV. Students will provide their own meals and students of the University for Foreigners have access to the Italian University canteen at very reasonable prices.
Excursions & Events
In addition to the initial tour in Rome, students will participate on two weekend excursions to Venice and the Islands, and Florence with the Island of Elba will be offered during the program. Breakfast and dinner, accommodation, transportation, and some entrance to museums included during the excursions.
The director will organize the flight for the students, who will make any deposits and payments directly to the travel agency. Students may also choose to make their own flight arrangements, but they have to arrive in Rome -Leonardo Da Vinci, Fiumicino- when requested.
Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of NC State study abroad programs. Students from other institutions should contact their home institution study abroad and financial aid offices for information. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship from the Study Abroad Office.
The University reserves the right to alter the program format and/or costs in case of conditions beyond its control. If the program is canceled or a student withdraws, a refund of program costs may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Office Refund Policy for details. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates / Deadlines:
PLEASE NOTE: Program Start and End Dates listed on the Study Abroad website are estimates; they do not reflect the actual start and end dates for semester and year long programs. Students are responsible for obtaining the correct arrival and departure dates directly from their host institution or program provider.