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Four week January Winter Break Intersession program in Taormina, Sicily

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Four Week January Winter Term Study in Italy Program

Credits awarded: up to 6 academic credits (3 in language and 3 credits in one of the courses listed below)

Four Week January Winter Term in Sicily, Italy Program Dates:
January 14, 2018 to February 11, 2018
Four Week January Winter Term Study in Sicily, Italy Program
Cost: Euro 3.900,00

Study with a Buddy Discount

Enroll with a friend and share a room and each student receives a 300 Euro discount! Students must enroll for same dates, but may select different courses.

Application deadline for Four Week January Winter Term Study Abroad in Sicily, Italy Program: November 1st
Late applications accepted on a space available basis.

Students in the January Winter Term Study Abroad in Italy program have a unique opportunity to study in Italy during a quiet period when local Taorminese greet and welcome students and share friendly conversations during the after class hours. Homestays provide traditional Sicilian meals and authentic Sicilian hospitality. Students can begin Italian language study and Italian Studies students can continue study of the Italian language together with a course in geology of volcanos, Italian Art History, History, Literature, Archeology, Political Science or Cinema taught in English or Italian. Babilonia - Center for Italian Language and Culture schedules weekly seminars, films and social activities which introduce students to the many facets of life in Italy. Students can earn 6 academic credits.


Four Week January Winter Term Study Abroad in Sicily, Italy Programs include:

  • 6 academic credits - 3 credits in language and 3 credits in literature, geology, cinema, history, archeology, political science or art history
  • Home stay with local families
  • Breakfast and dinner with families
  • Pickup and Drop off at Catania Fontanarossa Airport
  • Orientation
  • First day package (notebook, pen, notepad)
  • Student discount card for local businesses
  • Guided historical walking tour of Taormina
  • Cultural and social activities program
  • Three Full Day Excursions
  • Free internet access at Babilonia
  • Free WiFi Internet Access at Babilonia for student owned laptops
  • Local Italian Immigration processing
  • INA Insurance
  • Final transcript for direct transfer of credit to home university
  • Airfare not included

Four weeks of full immersion Italian language study (3 credits) - available language 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

Choice of one of the following 3 credit Italian culture courses:



  • LI 431 Camilleri's Commissario Montalbano: Detective Stories in Modern Sicily (taught in English)
  • LI 432 Il Commissario Montalbano di Camilleri: il giallo nella Sicilia d'oggi (taught in Italian)  




  • LI 443 Cinema of the Mediterranean Through the Italian Lens (taught in English)
  • LI 444 Cinema del Mediterraneo attraverso l'obiettivo italiano  (taught in Italian)
  • LI 433: Italian Cinema: Images from and of Italian Women (taught in English)
  • LI 434: Le Donne Italiane in Cinema (taught in Italian)

  • ARCH 301 Archeology: Methodologies and Discoveries in Eastern Sicily (taught in English)
  • ARCH 301 Archeologia: metodologie e scoperte nella Sicilia orientale (taught in Italian)

  • FA 411  Roots of Italy: Art History of Sicily (taught in English)
  • FA 412 Le Radici d'italia: Storia dell'Arte in Sicilia (taught in Italian)

  • POL 421/HI 421  Mafia: a Regional, National or Gloval issue? (taught in English)
  • POL 421/HI 422 Mafia: una questione regional, nazionale o globale? (taught in Italian)

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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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