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Summer Session I in Italy

It's time to really learn why Rome wasn't built in a day!

Roman life and Italian language await you this summer! Instead of using a textbook to study Italian culture and language, why not go to the source and pay Italy a visit? Imagine strengthening your Italian language and intercultural communication skills as you order gelato from the very shops that made this creamy dessert so famous, or speaking with locals visiting Rome’s most fabled sites like the Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps and the Campo de Fiori.

With the City of Rome, you will be immersed in the culture of the Eternal City from the very first day: from its ancient origins to the modern metropolis it is today. Rome will be continually used as an open-air classroom as the entire breadth of this program is about on-the-ground exploration. Through each excursion you will learn first-hand how to leave the tourists far behind and discover the hidden beauty of the Italian capital with a professor whose greatest academic passion is Rome. Whether it's hanging out in hipster districts, strolling through sumptuous villas or playing pickup basketball against local Romans, learn to translate your passions and fall in love with Rome.

Program Dates: June 1 to June 30, 2018 - Summer Session I

Courses (click on the course for the syllabus):

Faculty Directors:

Dr. Annalisa Sacca’s areas of specialization include Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature, Film and Cultural Studies.  She has developed numerous courses to enhance the Italian program and has published four books of her poetry: Gli occhi di mia madre, Dove non è mai sera, Nominare Delfi, Il tempo del grano.  Dr. Sacca` founded the Center for Global Development and developed a Master in Global development and Social Justice, in collaboration with Unicaritas of Rome. She has been awarded six grants, including one to develop an undergraduate Major in Global Development and Sustainability.  Among her academic awards and honors, she treasures the Professor of the Year Award, the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor, the Pacem in Terris" (Peace on Earth) from the Istituto Universitario internazionale, "Sapientia Mundi" in Rome, and being a member of the Academy of Parnassos in Athens (Greece), one of the most prestigious and oldest literary society for poets is in the world.

Rome is Professor Cantelmo’s greatest academic passion without exception, having traveled there almost a dozen times as a St. John’s University student or professor since 2006. His research focuses on how the remaking of urban space has affected Roman life throughout the centuries. Since his first visit to Rome he has made countless friendships and considers the city his second home. He utilizes all he knows and all the local contacts he’s gathered to provide his students with a truly unforgettable experience in the Eternal City. 

Program Fees: The summer 2018 program fees for Summer I in Rome are as follows:

  • ITA 3923 - The City of Rome - $2350, not including round-trip airfare to Rome and summer course tuition.
  • Italian language & internships - $2895, not including airfare to Rome and summer course tuition.

Program Status: This program is confirmed to run!  Confirmed students will receive important updates and next steps from the Office of Global Studies.