May 12 – June 13, 2020 Georgia Southern Summer Term A
Application Deadline: February 15, 2020
You will be enrolled in six (6) credit hours of lower or upper division courses and will do a series of assignments, both orally and in writing, for your Georgia Southern professor. Additionally, as part of your immersion experience, each morning, Monday-Friday, in small groups, you will spend four hours practicing your language skills with native speakers who are trained in teaching their language to foreigners.
The Country: Italy
Italy, in southern Europe, encompasses famous cities including Rome, Florence, Vienna, Naples and Siena tucked into diverse geographical regions complete with mountains, beaches and the famous rolling hills and the beautiful vineyards of Tuscany. The country is covered with evidence of the ancient Romans, papal states, and medieval and Renaissance cities and is renowned for its culture, food, wine and diverse peoples.
The City: Siena
Siena, a city in central Italy’s Tuscany region, is distinguished by its medieval brick buildings. It is famous for its cuisine, art museum, cathedral and “pailio” a unique horse race held twice a year. It is rich with Roman ruins and history, hosts a major university which attracts students from across Italy and the world and is close to its rival city, Florence considered by many to be the birthplace of modern Italian. A lively city with an international inclination, it is nestled on the rolling hills of Tuscany.
Partner Language School
The Dante Alighieri School in Siena is recognized as a leading institute that provides Italian language courses and programs for those who want to study Italian or Latin in Italy. The institute is in a recently restored historical building right in the city center of Siena. The premises have 25 well-lit classrooms, panoramic terraces, a reading room, a recreation room and piano, a well-stocked library, free WiFi, and a professionally equipped kitchen and frescoed dining room. The staff is friendly, and the docents will help and support students every step of the way.
Four day excursion to Rome
Day trip to Ostia Antica
Program Costs: $3,255
4 weeks of intensive language training
Lodging in Siena
International health insurance (required by Georgia Southern)
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Georgia Southern Tuition & Fees ($1456.02)
Airfare to Rome (approx. $1500)
Meals (approx. $750)
Incidental expenses (public transportation, etc.)
Souvenirs and personal spending money
Deposit: $300 Non-Refundable Application Fee due by February 15, 2020. (This amount will apply to the Program Fees. If application is accepted, deposit is non-refundable; if application is rejected, deposit will be refunded to student.)
1st Installment: $1450 Due March 1, 2020.
2nd Installment: $1450 Due March 15, 2020.
Insurance Payment (Required): $55 Due March 15, 2020.
2.0 Cumulative GPA
Italian students: commitment to speak Italian during the program
Many forms of financial aid can be applied to the study abroad program costs; please note that the Hope scholarship applies to your Georgia Southern summer tuition, although it cannot be used to pay the program costs themselves. Georgia Southern students who intend to pay all or part of the study abroad program cost with financial aid should meet with their academic and financial aid advisor as soon as possible and should apply for summer financial aid no later than March 1, 2020. Students from other University System of Georgia schools should contact their academic advisor and financial aid office at their home institution for instructions.
All deposits and program payments should be made here.
All participants need a valid passport to enter Italy. If you do not have a passport, please secure one as soon as possible. Visit www.travel.state.gov to learn more. Medical and liability documents will be provided by the Study Abroad Office for each participant to complete prior to departure. International health insurance is included in the programs costs and is required by Georgia Southern.