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Four Week Summer Study Abroad in Sicily, Italy

Programs details - Summer Term Programs details


Summer Study Abroad in Italy students enrolled in a 4 week summer program in Sicily can discover the natural beauty of Sicily. After classes students escape to Taormina's world renowned beaches and relax completing assignments lounging on pebble beaches with pristine turquoise water. Students can select from the Italian language courses and Italian studies courses in Italian literature, art, history, geology, archeology and Italian cinema offered in both English or Italian in the Summer Study Abroad in Italy program.


Summer Study Abroad in Sicily, Italy Four Week Programs

Credits awarded: up to 6 academic credits in 2 of the courses listed below

Session One: May 7 to June 4

Session Five: June 25 to July 23

Session Two: May 14 to June 11

Session Six: July 2 to July 30

Session Three: May 21 to June 18

Session Seven: July 16 to Aug 13

Session Four: June 11 to July 9
Session Eight: July 30 to Aug 27
Cost of Four Week Summer Study Abroad Program 4200 €uro (up to 6 credits)

Study with a Buddy Discount: Enroll with a friend and share a room and each student receives a 200 €uro discount! Students must enroll for same dates, but may select different courses.

Application Deadline: April 1st Late applications will be accepted on a space available basis.

Summer Study Abroad in Sicily, Italy Programs include:

  • Roundtrip transportation from and to Catania's Fontanarossa Airport
  • Orientation in Taormina
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Housing in pensione (two star hotel) in single room or shared student apartment
  • Daily breakfast
  • First day package (2 ring binder, notepad, pen)
  • Student discount card for local businesses
  • Guided historical walking tour of Taormina
  • PC's available during school hours
  • Free WiFi connection (Monday to Friday 8:30 - 5:00 at school)
  • Weekly seminars in Italian culture, history, literature or art
  • Weekly Italian film socials
  • Weekly social activity
  • Optional Weekend full day excursions on Saturdays (additional fee)
  • airfare is not included


Summer Study Abroad in Sicily, Italy courses available:

  • Italian Language (3 credits) available levels

ITA 101

ITA 102

ITA 111

ITA 112

ITA 201

ITA 202

ITA 211

ITA 212

ITA 301

ITA 302

Elementary Italian I
Elementary Italian II
Intermediate Italian I
Intermediate Italian II
Advanced Italian I
Advanced Italian II
High Advanced Italian I
High Advanced Italian II

Superior Italian I
Superior Italian II

Language courses are total immersion study of Italian language and culture combining oral and written expression. Emphasis is on building communicative proficiency along with a basic command of Italian grammar. A variety of resources (journals, reviews, magazines, commercials, TV ads, video clips and music) expose students to the sights and sounds of contemporary Italy. Classes are restricted to a maximum of 12 students to optimize language acquisition.

All levels of Italian are offered all sessions.






  • LI 453/ ITAMS 453 Screening the Italian American Experience  (taught in English)
    Offered Sessions three and four


  • ITC 403 Many Manifestations of Italian Culture (combines language study and cultural lectures in English)
  •   ITC 405 Le diverse maschere della cultura italiana (combines language study and cultural lectures in Italian)
    Offered all Sessions


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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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