Program Details

There are four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking which need to be studied and developed from the start of the program. The emphasis on these four areas helps to enable the student to use their knowledge of the language in day-to-day communi
Location:
Rome, Italy; Milan, Italy; Taormina, Italy; Florence, Italy; Siena, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
Study abroad for a week ... or several months ... in any of over 40 countries. Study at a foreign Language school... or accredited university. Take a learning vacation ... or an accredited course. Learn a foreign language ... or take drama or humanities courses. Experience homestay living in another country ... or choose a hotel, shared or private apartment or pension. You'll find foreign centers flexible and accommodating.

There are four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking which need to be studied and developed from the start of the program. The emphasis on these four areas helps to enable the student to use their knowledge of the language in day-to-day communication. An immersion approach to the language is used for all levels - this means that from day one only the language is spoken in the classroom. This approach helps the student to become comfortable with the language quickly.

Costs Include: - Registration & Course materials - Lodging & Meal Plans - Orientation (attractions, how to, health safety, entertainment, etc.) - Academic Assessment (placement-exit tests, achievement certificate) - International Emergency& Medical Insurance - Emergency medical evacuation up to $25,000 - Emergency reunion up to $5,000 - Repatriation up to $7,500 - Emergency Hotline Staffed 24/hrs day (call collect anywhere in the world) - Comprehensive local support for both academic and tourism needs
Setting Description:
We have small classes starting most weeks of the year for all levels - and students tend to improve their language skills rapidly. Classes are taught using the immersion method, which is considered to be the most rapid form of language acquisition. Classes can be taken for varying number of hours per week, with 20 hours per week being the standard program. Local extracurricular activities and excursions are also an important part of the program, and conducted in the local language, as well.

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