Perfect your Italian Language Skills this Summer in Rome!
When Rome is your classroom, the possibilities are endless! Choose from a variety of Italian language courses to perfect your accent and expand your vocabulary. Colloquialisms and even slang will become second nature as you interact with people on the streets, at museums or in theaters. Whether ordering gelato at a local gelateria or an espresso at a café, this is the best way to strengthen your Italian language skills. Michelangelo and Bernini, Titian and da Vinci – Rome has inspired many of the greatest artists in history. Through the Art and Architecture in Italy course, you’ll make the streets of Rome your classroom, wandering the city to uncover its architectural jewels.
Students with an interest in mass communications can choose to enroll in the "Mass Communications in Italy" course where they will visit local news outlets and learn about the Italian film industry with movie screenings and hands on media workshops.
Even more exciting are the excursions on this program. You’ll tour the cities of Venice, Montepulciano, Florence, and Assisi. Along the way, you will learn and experience firsthand what makes Italy (and Italians) unique! You will also visit the famous sites of Rome, such as the Arch of Constantine, the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, the Basilica of St. Peter, and more!
Additional courses will be added at the start of the spring semester.
- ITA 1010: Italian Level I
- ITA 1020: Italian Level II
- ART 1790: Survey of Art & Architecture in Italy
- COM 8002: Mass Communications in Italy
Credits: 3 – 6*
Please note: students must select a minimum of 1 course (3 credits) and a maximum of 2 courses (6 credits).
Dates: June 28 - July 26, 2013
Note: you must arrive in Rome on June 28 and depart Rome on July 26. If you depart from New York, for most flights you must leave the day before the arrival date.
- Application Deadline: April 22, 2013*
*The Italy SSII program is accepting applications on a rolling basis. APPLY NOW!!
- Extended Deposit Deadline: May 16, 2013
Accommodations: You will stay in the St. John’s Rome Campus dormitory. The campus is located in the Prati neighborhood, rich in history and beautiful architecture, just north of the Vatican in central Rome.
The facility is located on the Lepanto subway line, just two streets from the building. While at Collegio Leoniano you will be able to walk to the Vatican, or take a short subway ride to the Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Navona, or the Castel Sant’Angelo.
Our campus combines old-world architectural elements with modern presentation technology. Classrooms are high tech with presentation ability, a fully-wired computer lab with printers for your use, a spacious meeting room, library and student lounge. Our bilingual staff, including a resident director and resident assistants will assist you with any needs.
Room accommodations include: two or three single beds, wardrobes and desks per room, linens are provided for your use for the duration of the program. Each room has an individual air conditioning unit and wireless broadband internet access. Showers, sinks and toilets are shared per residence floor.
Professors: Elizabeth DeLuna and Alla Baeva
Program Fee: $2,390 plus tuition (airfare NOT included)
*Tuition and airfare are in addition to the program fee. Please check the tuition based on your school and how many credits you choose to enroll in while abroad.