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Two week January Winter Term Study Abroad in Italy program in Taormina, Sicily

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January Winter Term Study in Sicily, Italy Two Week Programs


Credits awarded: 3 academic credits in one of the courses listed below

Session One
: January 14, 2018 to January 28, 2018
Session Two: January 14, 2018 to February 4,, 2018

Two Week January Winter Term Study Abroad in Italy Program Cost:
Euro 2.550,00

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

Application Deadline: November 1st Late applications accepted on a space available basis.

Enjoy your January Term Intersession winter semester break experiencing Sicily’s rich history, art and culture. Absolute Beginners can immerse themselves in an intensive Italian language course and Italian Studies students can expand their knowledge in the language. Or students can choose an Italian Studies course in geology of volcanos, Italian art history, literature, cinema or history course taught in English or Italian. Homestays provide traditional Sicilian meals and authentic Sicilian hospitality.


Two Week January Winter Term Study in Sicily, Italy Programs include

  • 3 credit course in Italian language, literature, cinema, geology of volcanos, art history, archeology or 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
  • One Full Day Excursion
  • Free internet access at Babilonia
  • Free Wireless 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


Courses offered in Two Week January Term Winter Break Study in Sicily, Italy Program

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


  • 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 434: Le Donne Italiane in Cinema (taught in Italian)
  • ARCH 301 Archeology: Methodologies and Discoveries in Eastern Sicily (taught in English)
  • ARCH 302 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 Global issue? (taught in English)
  • POL 422/ HI 422 Mafia: una questione regionale, 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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