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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, hiking and boat rides and sport activities.


In addition to the school activities, Taormina hosts many cultural events throughout the year. In summer, Taormina Arte - International Festival for Cinema, Music and Theater - schedules all events in the 2000+ year old Greek Theater just steps from the school.

A Jazz Festival in the Botanical Gardens and numerous contemporary and classical concerts are scheduled throughout the season in outdoor venues which attract visitors to Taormina from all over the country along with European visitors. After classes students enjoy Taormina's world class beaches such as Isola Bella, with its warm, turquoise water and magnificent Nature Preserve.


Credits Awarded
3 credits in 2 week programs
6 credits in 4 week programs
9 credits in 6 week programs
9 credits in 8 week programs

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

Summer Study Abroad Programs in Sicily, Italy include

  • Roundtrip transportation from and to Catania's Fontanarossa Airport

  • Orientation in Taormina

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Housing in shared student apartment (single room with shared kitchen and bath)

  • Daily breakfast

  • First day package (Folder, 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 (additional fee)

  • Final transcript for direct transfer of credit to home university

  • Airfare is not included

Courses available in Summer Study Abroad in Italy Program:

  • 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.

Language courses Offered All Sessions.







  • LI 433 Italian Cinema: Images from and of Italian Women (taught in English)
  • LI 432  Cinema d'Italia: Immagini di e da donne italiane (taught in Italian)

  • BMGT 301  Tourism Marketing and Management (taught in English)
  • BMGT 302 Marketing turistico (taught in Italian)


  • HI 411 Political use of Archaeology during the Mussolinian period in Italy and Northern Africa (taught in English)
  • HI 412 Un nuovo impero per il Duce, Uso politico dell’archeologia durante il period Mussoliniano in Italia e Nord Africa (taught in Italian)


  • ARCH 421 Not all that Glitters is Gold, Metallurgy in the Ancient World (taught in English)
  • ARCH 422 Non e’oro tutto cio’ che luccica, Metallurgia nel mondo antico (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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