Study abroad in Italian

Interested in advancing your Italian and learning more about the culture? Take a Study Abroad course and make it a reality.

The Italian programme offers flexibility. Our Study Abroad Adviser has personally vetted five institutes in well-known cities all over Italy. However, if you do wish to choose for yourself to go somewhere off the beaten track, you may as long as it is approved by our Study Abroad Adviser.

Eligibility

First year of study:

  • You can take ITALIAN 177 for a minimum of four weeks (including at least 48 hours of taught classes).
  • To be eligible for ITALIAN 177, you must have a minimum pass grade in ITALIAN 106.

Second year of study:

  • You can take ITALIAN 277, 278 for a minimum of four weeks (including at least 60 hours of taught classes).
  • To be eligible for ITALIAN 277 and 278, you must have a minimum B+ grade in ITALIAN 107 or a pass grade in ITALIAN 200 or any Stage Two non-language course taught and assessed in Italian.

Third year of study:

  • You can take ITALIAN 377, 378 for a minimum of four weeks (including at least 60 hours of taught classes)
  • To be eligible for ITALIAN 377 and 378, you must have a minimum B+ grade in ITALIAN 200 or a pass grade in any Stage Two non-language course taught and assessed in Italian, or a pass grade in ITALIAN 300.

Recommended language and culture courses in Italy

You will have a choice of:

  • Option 1. Mondavio, in the Province of Pesaro e Urbino. Only available in Summer School and not available every year.
  • Option 2: A private institute in Venice
  • Option 3: A private institute in Florence
  • Option 4: A private institute in Turin
  • Option 5: A private institute in Modena

Some scholarships are available for the above Institutes. In order to be considered, you must contact the Study Abroad Adviser.

Your proposed courses in overseas institutes

Documentation for approval

Your proposed course must be approved by the Study Abroad Adviser prior to your enrolment and departure. It is therefore essential that you contact the adviser well in advance, provide documentation and obtain approval.

  1. Up-to-date course details (including institute, start date, total contact hours and course duration). Credit will not be given to courses other than that approved by the Study Abroad Adviser.
  2. An up-to-date copy of your Academic Transcript.

Duration of course

A minimum of 48 hours of taught classes in four weeks is required for credit for 177. Proof of the course duration must be supplied (see above).

A minimum of 60 hours of taught classes in 4 weeks is required for credit for 277, 278, 377 and 378. Proof of the course duration must be supplied (see above).

Documentation required on return

On your return, upload your documentation onto the Canvas course.

  1. Proof of attendance.
  2. Course materials used.
  3. Official notification of overall result obtained.
  4. Essay in Italian.
  5. Recommendation in English.

Essay in Italian

On life experience overseas or on a topic agreed in advance with the Study Abroad Adviser*. This work will be assessed (on the basis of content and linguistic quality) as part of the final grade.

  • 500-800 words for ITALIAN 177
  • 800-1,000 words for ITALIAN 277 and 278
  • 1,000-1,200 words for ITALIAN 377 and 378

*If you enrolled in two Study Abroad courses, the second piece of writing must be on a topic agreed with the Study Abroad Advisor.

Recommendation in English

You are required to provide a recommendation in English for other Italian students who may be interested in taking Study Abroad courses in the future. Please note that this report will not be a confidential document as it is intended as a guide to future students in their choice of courses.

Please comment on such matters as:

  • The overall quality of the course.
  • The appropriateness of the level.
  • The quality of the teaching.
  • The usefulness an interest value of the course materials.
  • Other relevant aspects e.g., organised cultural activities.

Immediately on return

Submit any documentation which has not been or cannot be uploaded on Canvas for a Grade to be assigned. You must return those documentation to the Study Abroad Adviser by the end of Study Break and exams or you run the risk of not having your course credited.