Italian Language and Literature

Location - Urbino, Italy: Universita degli Studi di Urbino 

This program, conducted in Urbino is designed to give students the opportunity to improve their Italian language skills and expose them to Italian culture and civilization both in and out of the classroom. Students will benefit from the ideal location of Urbino, high in the beautiful Apennines yet close to the Adriatic beaches. Five weeks will be spent in Urbino, and one week will be spent visiting important sites throughout Italy. 

Course Offerings

All students interested in Italian study are eligible to enroll.  Students may enroll in different levels of Italian, and will receive a total of 6 credits (two courses).  This is a great way to advance your major/minor in Italian!  

Students select 6-credits from the following courses:

ITA 1111 Introductory Italian I, 3 credits
Groundwork in Italian, including oral proficiency, aural comprehension and reading for students with no prior knowledge of Italian. Supplementary language laboratory work and oral drills.

ITA 1112 Introductory Italian II, 3 credits
Groundwork in Italian, including oral proficiency, aural comprehension and reading for students with no prior knowledge of Italian. Supplementary language laboratory work and oral drills.

ITA 1121 Intermediate Italian 1, 3 credits
Grammar review and developments of colloquial style.

ITA 1122 Intermediate Italian 2, 3 credits
Grammar review and developments of colloquial style, continuation of ITA 1121.

ITA 1131 Italian Conversation and Composition 1, 3 credits
Intensive grammar review and amplification; development of writing and conversational skills.

ITA 1132 Italian Conversation and Composition 2, 3 credits
Intensive grammar review and amplification; development of writing and conversational skills, continuation of ITA1131.

Additional Academic Requirements

Students are not allowed to repeat courses which they have already taken at Villanova University. Special care should be taken when selecting courses for the program.

Students will reside in hotels during while in Urbino and during program related travels. Lunch and dinner will be provided while in Urbino, and some meals will be included during the weekend excursions. 

Excursions

As part of their regular itinerary, students will visit places of interest throughout Italy including Rome, Siena, Assisi, Perugia, Bologna, and Abruzzo.

Transportation

The group will have an optional, highly encouraged group flight which will depart from either Philadelphia or Newark to Rome and be transferred to Urbino by bus. All surface transfers in Italy will occur by private, air-conditioned busses from the point of arrival in Italy to the point of departure for the United States. Flight Arrangements are made directly by the students through a travel agent designated by Villanova University. Personal flight arrangements can be made, provided that students arrive in Rome by the first day of the program.

Dates

May 22 - July 1, 2017

*Depart USA on May 21, 2017

Itinerary - 2017
*(The 2017 Itinerary is still TBD and these details are estimates.)

May 22, 2017: Arrival in Rome, Cultural Tour begins
May 23: Experience Rome - Foro Imperiale, Anfiteatro Flavio (Colosseo), local company visit
May 23: Transfer to Ceraso, visit to two local companies
May 24: TBD
May 25: Transfer to Abruzzo - Castel del Monte, visit to Rocca Calascio, Campo Imperatore for a hike
May 27: Transfer to Urbino
May 28 - June 23: Intensive Italian Language Coursework
June 23 - June 30: Research project coursework
July 1: Departure from Rome to USA
July 8, 2017: Final projects due at Villanova to Dr. Luca Cottini (via email)

Finances

2017 Program Fee: $5,500-$5,800
*The 2017 Fee is an estimate, and will be finalized soon.

For a breakdown of the expenses, click here

Includes tuition, room & board, transfers, excursions, and fees. International flight is not included, but a group flight will be recommended after program acceptance.

Upon acceptance, student will have 2-weeks to submit a $450 non-refundable commitment fee. Program balance is invoiced directly to the VU student account during the first week of April, with final balance due May 1.

Students interested in financing should first review the OEA Scholarship page. Should there be a need to secure additional funding through loans, Villanova University students should contact the Office of Financial Assistance.

Students with a Federal Pell grant should consider applying for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship!

NOTICE: Villanova University reserves the right to modify or cancel the program if circumstances warrant.

Villanova University has the right to make cancellations, substitutions, or changes in case of emergency or changed conditions, or in the interest of the program.

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Program Snapshot

  • Program Duration: 6-weeks long
  • Credits: 6 credits
  • Price: $5,500-$5,800 (Program Fee Estimate for 2017)
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Scholarship for Summer Urbino

Patriarch Family Scholarship

Two $5000 scholarships are available for students with financial need and academic merit. Application is available through the Urbino application on Passport Villanova.
 

 

 

Faculty Coordinator

Florence, Italy

Dr. Luca Cottini
Assistant Professor of Italian Studies
Coordinator of the Italian Studies Program
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Villanova University
800 E Lancaster Ave.
SAC 339, Villanova PA 19085
luca.cottini@villanova.edu
(610) 519-3763

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