At a Glance
: Fiesole, Italy
: 5 weeks
Arrive on: June 5, 2018
Depart on: July 11, 2018
Georgetown welcomes participation in this course from all qualified university students (non-Georgetown students are welcome), teachers, and professionals.
Number of credits
- Minimum 2.7 GPA
- Good academic and disciplinary standing
- Completed ITAL-032 Intensive Intermediate Italian or its equivalent
: 6 credits
Join us in Florence and Fiesole to continue your language studies in the “birthplace” of the Italian language. You will be fully immersed not only in the language but also in the culture. While classes will be held daily at Villa Le Balze, you will live with a local Italian host family for the duration of the 5-week program. You’ll step outside of the traditional classroom setting and accelerate your learning through excursions and events with local Florentines throughout the city.
Georgetown Faculty Director
: Professor Anna De Fina (Professor & Chair, Department of Italian)
Upon successful completion of the program, Georgetown students receive a total of 6 GU undergraduate credits for the following course:
- ITAL-111 Intensive Advanced Italian I (6 credits)
Non-Georgetown participants will receive an official transcript from Georgetown for their completion of academic coursework and should discuss transfer of credit with a dean or academic adviser at their home university.
The program includes several organized excursions designed to engage students with major course topics as well as to explore the culture and history of their host country in a direct, hands-on manner. Past excursions have included:
- Renaissance dinner & cooking experience
- Day trips to Tuscan towns
Students live with Italian host families for the duration of the program. While every family’s home is unique students will generally be housed in a single room or a double room with another program participant. Living with an Italian host family offers the opportunity to improve language skills and to develop a deeper understanding of Italian culture in an authentic setting. Host families are selected with each individual student’s needs and interests in mind. Host families are located within short and easy access of the local bus route that runs from the center of Florence to the Villa, and a bus pass for the duration of the program is included in the program cost.
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Host families provide students breakfast and dinner with the exception of Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner, and Sunday lunch. Weekday lunch is provided at the Villa with the other students, faculty, and staff. The provided meals are included in the program cost. We are able to accommodate most dietary restrictions and students are encouraged to speak with an advisor if they have any concerns.
The program cost for Summer 2018 is $6,295
. This amount, billable to your GU student account, includes: tuition, academic fees, room and board in Italy (18 meals per week), program excursions, local public transportation, and supplemental insurance.
The cost listed above does not include: airfare to/from Italy, passport fees, visa fees (if applicable), and individual expenses.
The Office of Global Education awards need-based scholarships on a competitive basis to participants on summer study abroad programs. OGE Summer Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2,000 and are scaled in proportion to program price and demonstrated financial need. Students who are currently receiving financial aid are automatically considered for this scholarship; there is no application process.
OGE advises students to research and pursue a wide range of available funding opportunities. To find scholarships applicable to your program, browse the scholarships section of OGE’s website
Withdrawals and Refunds
Your acceptance form and program deposit are considered a good-faith commitment to participate on your Georgetown University summer program. Withdrawal from a summer program must be made in writing to the summer program coordinator. Please note that application fees and program deposits are non-refundable. Georgetown University will refund recoverable tuition and costs as determined by our partner institutions. Refunds will be calculated from the date the Office of Global Education is notified in writing of your intent to withdraw. Georgetown University is not responsible for indirect costs paid directly by the student, including but not limited to passport fees, vaccinations, and transportation costs. Georgetown University reserves the right to adjust program fees or cancel any program without prior notification; however, every effort will be made to provide information on cancellations in a timely manner. In the event of cancellation, Georgetown University will refund program deposits and 100% of recoverable program fees.
The Office of Global Education is committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. OGE hopes that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.
With over 200 approved-programs, OGE is confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with the OGE advisor specializing in your geographic area of interest to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.
To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website
. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website