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Study abroad programs in Italy, Sicily - Semester programs in Italy, Sicily - Study in Italy

Study Abroad in Italy, Sicily - Welcome

Welcome to the Study Abroad in Italy website!

babilonia-language-school-taormina-sicilyThis site has been especially developed for U.S. University students who want to study in Italy and attend a study abroad program in Italy, and particularly in Sicily, and have their Italian studies in Italy granted academic credits. Courses at Babilonia - Center for Italian Studies are offered in art, history, literature, cinema, geology, archeology, politics and humanities which enrich not only Italian Studies majors, but also majors in a variety of disciplines.
This site has also been developed to support U.S. teachers of Italian, teachers and students in AP Italian programs, Italian Departments and Study Abroad Offices in the USA, in establishing their own Study Abroad in Italy, Sicily or faculty led programs in Sicily.
Our Study Abroad in Italy Center is a hosting institution for several Italian Departments and Study Abroad Programs, for whom we have developed programs for independent students or faculty led customized programs.

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Semester program in Sicily, Italy

Study abroad programs in Italy - Semester Programs

semester-study-abroad-program-in-sicilyTaormina is an ideal location to study abroad for a semester or yearlong program for the student who is interested in total immersion into the Italian culture and language. A quaint medieval city, Taormina’s charm captivates students as they find themselves welcomed into the everyday life of this vibrant community.

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International internship programs in Italy, Sicily

Study abroad programs in Italy - International internships in Italy

Mariana, Bryant University, API internship programs in Taormina with our Academic AdvisorAn International academic internship in Italy is an invaluable complement to traditional classroom learning and builds marketable skills and professional connections. At Babilonia – Center for Italian Language and Culture in Taormina, Sicily students can enroll in a 3 credit (65 hours) or 6 credit (130 hours) study abroad internship course

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Summer Study Abroad Programs in Sicily, Italy

Study abroad programs in Italy - Summer Term Programs

summer-termSummer study abroad in Italy students discover that Taormina, Sicily has a high caliber vibrant art community. Students enrolled in the Summer Term Study in Italy, Sicily programs participate in our Center for Italian Language and Culture's weekly social and cultural activities including Italian Cinema, Italian Art, Literature and History lectures... 

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January Term Winter Break Intersession programs in Sicily

Study abroad programs in Italy - January Term Programs

Two, three and four week January Winter Break options allow students enrolled in the Study Abroad in Italy, Sicily January Term Intersession Winter Program to complete 3 to 6 credits in Italian language and/or Italian literature, cinema, geology, art history, archeology or history courses taught in either English or Italian. Italian Studies students as well as students seeking a short term study abroad experience can enroll in the January Term Programs in Sicily.

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High School AP Italian Preparation Courses

Study abroad programs in Italy - AP Italian Preparation Courses


AP Advanced Placement Italian Preparation Courses

Thanks to the advocacy of the Italian Embassy the College Board has announced that the first AP Italian Language and Culture Exam will begin to be  administered in May 2012 giving high school students the opportunity to earn college credits for their Italian language study.

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High school vacation week

Study abroad programs in Italy - High School and AP Prep Programs


High School Vacation Week

Babilonia - Center for Italian Language and Culture's location in Taormina, Sicily, the Pearl of the Mediterranean, is an ideal setting for high school students to study abroad in Italy and advance their Italian language proficiency. Taormina is safe, compact, and overflowing with Sicilian hospitality.

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Scholarships and financial aid for italian language courses

Study abroad programs in Italy - Scholarships and financial aid

scholarships-and-financial-aid-for-italian-language-coursesScholarship and financial aid Opportunities for Students Studying Italian language courses, Italian studies and Italian culture programs.

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Teachers study grant for italian studies in Italy

Study abroad programs in Italy - Teacher study grant in Italy

Babilonia - Center for Italian Language and Culture in Taormina, Sicily is pleased to announce its Sixth Annual Teacher Study Grant in Italy created to recognize a teacher of Italian for his/her excellence in classroom teaching.

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Faculty Led Programs - Italian studies in Italy

Study abroad programs in Italy - Faculty Led Programs

faculty-led-programsBabilonia - Center for Italian Language and Culture has developed study abroad programs with U.S. institutions which accept students from other institutions into their faculty led study abroad in Sicily programs:

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Study abroad customized programs Sicily

Study abroad programs in Italy - Customized Programs

study-abroad-customized-programs-sicilyWith the increased awareness of the importance of international education, and study abroad experience, faculty and institutions are seeking opportunities to internationalize courses and expand curriculum with International customized academic programs.

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Study abroad programs in Italy - Teacher study grant in Italy


In July and August 2015, our Center for Italian language and culture welcomed the three winners of the 2015 AATI Babilonia Teacher Study Grant, now in its 6th edition.

Every year, our Center awards a Teacher Study Grant to a non-native Italian faculty who teaches Italian language and Italian culture in the U.S.A. The Teacher Study Grant is awarded to a dynamic teacher who has not only made extraordinary contributions to the expansion of Italian language and culture in his/her school and local community, but is also committed to continuing to promote the Italian language and culture upon return from Italy. The Teacher Study Grant is awarded in collaboration with AATI – American Association of Teachers of Italian that generously awards a Travel Grant to one Teacher Study Grant Recipient.



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Syllabi for programs are available for faculty members to review prior to approval of academic credits for study abroad in Sicily courses.
Students may directly transfer credits into their home university or earn US university credits through Auburn University.



For more specific details on study abroad programs, please contact:

Donnamarie Kelly Pignone

Kelly Pignone

U.S. Academic Advisor

tel/fax: (+1) 603-894-5552
Cell (+1) 978-828-3228


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