Course Offerings Students can choose from the following four courses: Italian 111S Intensive Elementary Italian – 8 credits (for students with little to no prior Italian studies) Italian 211S Intensive Intermediate Italian – 8 credits Italian 311S Inten
- Perugia, Italy
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
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- Program Description:
- Experience the real Italy while studying Italian language during the summer. Each summer (June and July), the Umbra Institute offers the Intensive Italian through Culture summer program directed by Dr. Robert Proctor, Professor of Italian at Connecticut College in New England, Connecticut. This six-week immersion program in Italian language study is perfect for students of any language level who want to learn and practice as much Italian as possible. Students actively participate both in-class and during interactive co-curricular cultural activities, many of them with Italian students. They include language exchanges, cinema nights, day trips, concerts during the Umbria Jazz festival, museum visits, and guided tours in Italian.
Course Offerings Students can choose from the following four courses: Italian 111S Intensive Elementary Italian – 8 credits (for students with little to no prior Italian studies) Italian 211S Intensive Intermediate Italian – 8 credits Italian 311S Intensive Intermediate-Advanced Italian – 8 credits Italian 411S Intensive Advanced Italian – 8 credits **Students will take a placement test upon arrival to determine their appropriate Italian level.
Program Structure The six-week Intensive Italian through Culture program is conducted entirely in Italian and is open to students of all levels of language proficiency. Students meet four or five days per week, totaling 100 contact hours. Student also participate in co-curricular cultural activities for additional 20 contact hours. In total, the program contact time is 120 hours. The organization of the daily program includes: • Language Instruction (comprehension) • Language Exercises (application) • Conversation (integration) In the Language Exercise and Conversation sessions, the emphasis is on speaking, oral comprehension, and vocabulary. Each session is conducted with a limited number of students per class to allow for individualized attention. Periodically, the two sessions will be combined into one to allow for the viewing and discussion of a film in Italian, excursions to local galleries, cultural exhibits, or language exchanges with international students who are studying the Italian language.
- Setting Description:
- Nicknamed the “University City”, Perugia is home to thousands of students who attend the Universitá degli Studi di Perugia, the Universitá per Stranieri di Perugia, and the many studio and performing arts schools in the area. Perugia remains a pleasant destination for those wishing to explore beyond the beaten path. As opposed to larger cities like Rome or Florence, it offers limitless opportunities to practice language skills and experience authentic Italian life, making it the ideal location for study abroad in Italy. Time and time again, those who studied here find themselves returning to enjoy the city’s delights. Once seduced by Perugia, it is impossible to stay away!
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