Study abroad programs in Italy, Sicily - Semester programs in Italy, Sicily - Study in Italy
Welcome to the Study Abroad in Italy website!
This 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.
Taormina 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.
An 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
Summer 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...Â
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.
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.
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.
Scholarship and financial aid Opportunities for Students Studying Italian language courses, Italian studies and Italian culture programs.
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.
Babilonia - 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:
With 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.
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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Students may directly transfer credits into their home university or earn US university credits through Auburn University.
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