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Why Study in Taormina

Why Study in Sicily - Italian programs in Taormina

Nestled on the summit of Mt. Tauro, Taormina boasts amazing views of the turquoise Ionian Sea and Homer’s mythical Mount Etna. Its narrow medieval streets are peppered with buildings representing the many civilizations which have been inhabitants since its early Greek beginnings. Taormina offers Study Abroad in Italy, Sicily students a safe, vibrant, walkable community ideal for study and immersing into the Italian culture.

Corso Umberto, Taormina’s main street, hosts the nightly passegiata, a traditional Italian ritual of strolling after dinner stopping to meet friends, window shop, or relax at an outdoor table for a coffee or gelato. The warm Sicilian hospitality encourages study abroad students to participate in the local social rhythm. Soon after arrival Study Abroad in Italy, Sicily students easily become a part of the local community. Taormina's beaches, Greek and Roman Theaters, and exquisite architectural diversity attracts students and visitors from around the world. An annual international film festival and outdoor concerts, plays, dance performances, art exhibits and operas delight audiences throughout the year.




The 2000+ year old Greek Theater is only steps from campus

Contemporary and classical concerts, opera, ballet, plays and events as well as an International Film Fest are hosted throughout the year in the ancient Greek Theater.


Taormina's beaches are world renowned

Safe, walkable town


Warm Sicilian hospitality and superb food - fresh, delicious and healthy


For updates news on upcoming events go to our webpage Events in Taormina


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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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