Study Abroad & Job Opportunities
During the Academic Year in Bologna, Italy. The city of Bologna, located in
northern Italy, has its own distinct medieval beauty. Centered at the
crossroads of Italy, this city of approximately half-a-million people is home
to one of the oldest universities in the world. It is just a train ride away
from the art of Florence, the fashionable streets of Milan and the historic
city of Venice. Bologna, designated an official European "city of culture" in 2000,
is also a major center for trade fairs, where businesses and industries
showcase everything from the latest developments in technology to the newest
cars, perfumes and books. While providing many varied opportunities for
internships, Bologna's current contributions to the modern capitalist economy
contrast with the city's historically socialist identity. The Bologna Program was first offered in 1965 and is Dickinson's oldest
program. Eight seniors and eight juniors studied in the first program and
sailed to Italy on the S.S. Castel Felice. As of 2008, the program had more
than 1,000 alumni.
During the Summer in Genoa, Italy. The Italian Summer program will provide students with the opportunity to begin or continue their
Italian language studies while immersed in the rich cultural and historical
city of Genoa, Italy. Three levels of
Italian language coursework will be offered, equivalent to ITAL 101, 116, or
232. Each course will have a common cultural component focusing on Genoa and
its territory, taught by Professor Tullio Pagano. This portion of the course will be taught in
English, but intermediate and advanced students will be assigned additional
readings in Italian.
Other Possibilities for Studying Italian
Middlebury College Summer Language School in Italian. Middlebury College enjoys a reputation for excellence in language teaching at its undergraduate college, intensive summer programs, and schools abroad. During the summer, courses are offered from beginning to graduate level in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish; study is also offered in Hebrew, Japanese, and Portuguese. In 2009, a second Language Schools site opened at Mills College in California. The Schools all use an immersion-based approach to language instruction and acquisition. All students in the Language Schools must sign and abide by Middlebury College's "Language Pledge", a pledge to use their target language exclusively during the duration of their time at the School.
Consult the Middlebury College Website for more information or contact Prof. James McMenamin.
Program. The Rete delle scuole autonome
della Lombardia, officially named “Autonomia scolastica e relazioni
internazionali” offers a program of study, training and cross-cultural
experience to native speakers of English for the 2012-2013 academic year. The
program, established in 2005, promotes linguistic and intercultural
exchange within Europe and across the globe. The program is open to
individuals who are currently completing or have recently completed (within the
last 18 months) college level Italian language and culture. Students enrolled
in a M.A. or Ph.D. program of Italian language and culture in a North-American
university are also encouraged to apply. While the program is intended for
students or recent graduates of Italian, it is also open to those enrolled in
other disciplines who would like to have an intercultural experience of study
and training in an Italian school.
Here’s a great article about the
For more information, contact Prof. Luca Lanzilotta.
Dickinson Website: http://www.dickinson.edu/admissions/agreements/International/.
Main Italian Website: http://siteprogram.pacioli.net/.
SITE Paid Internship in Carlisle. Each spring semester, the SITE
program hires an intern of Intermediate-high or advanced skills in Italian who,
among other duties, will interact by email and phone with students and
professors from North American universities and will interact by email, phone
and Skype with Italian administrators and program coordinators in Crema, Milan,
and other sites in Lombardy, Italy. All interested candidates should write to
Prof. Luca Lanzilotta. The application deadline will be sometime
in January. Details to follow.
Villages. Concordia Language Villages, in the
beautiful North Woods of Minnesota, is a summer language and cultural immersion
program in the United States. There are summer opportunities for speakers
of Italian at the Lago del Bosco