- October 19th, 2017 - 4:00 & 5:00 - D.H. Hill Library, Room 2312G
- November 16th, 2017 - 4:00 & 5:00 - D.H. Hill Library, Room 2312G
This program, located in Perugia, Italy, begins with a four-day tour in Rome! While in Rome, students will visit ancient ruins such as the Coliseum & the Sistine Chapel. Then, participants will study at the University for Foreigners in Perugia, the ideal location for students who wish to acquire a genuine experience of Italian life, culture, history, and culinary art in a safe, student friendly environment, all while earning 9 academic credits.
Students can fulfill the GER in Foreign Language and the GEP in Global Knowledge, saving two foreign language semesters at NCSU. Culture courses are taught in English. No previous Italian experience is needed and no placement test is required! Students can choose from the Language & Culture Track or the Language Track.
- Language & Culture Track
- FL 395 Italian Culture and Society complemented by Cooking Classes
- & Choose from FLI 101, 102, 201, 202, 208, 308
- Language Track (Two consecutive language courses) FLI 101, 102, 201, 202, 208, 308
- NC State Program Cost
- Program Dates
- Various locations throughout Italy including Perugia, Rome, Florence, Venice, and Assisi
- Dr. Anna Rita Bonaduce-Dresler, firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2.0+ GPA
- Not on active disciplinary probation
- Not on Academic Integrity Probation currently or during the prior semester
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.
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 WiFi. 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, Florence, and a one day excursion to Assisi. Breakfast and dinner, accommodation, transportation, and some entrance to museums included during the excursions.
The director will check into the flight options for students. The students will then 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.
SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID
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Specific scholarships related to this program:
Italian Club Scholarship
University for Foreigners Scholarship
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.