Two types of programs are offered in the city of Ferrara.
I. “Language and Culture” is ideal for students with little or no knowledge of Italian. Content courses are taught in English alongside intensive Italian-language classes. The classes, which are specifically designed for U.S. undergraduates, are held at the CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) Study Center (Academic Year, Fall, Spring). Courses are instructed in English. For additional information, see Study Abroad.
II. “Liberal Arts” is geared toward students with intermediate to advanced Italian language skills who seek to immerse themselves in the language and culture of Italy. It involves intensive language study together with content courses taught in Italian. Most classes will be held at the CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) Study Center, although advanced students may sign up for courses at the University of Ferrara (founded in 1391). Courses are instructed in Italian and provided for the Academic Year, Fall, Spring. For additional information, see Study Abroad.
This program is offered at the University of Florence where a variety of courses in the liberal arts will be provided for students who have advanced knowledge in Italian. This institute is housed in Palazzo Rucellai, a prestigious 15th century Renaissance palace well known by art historians and architects. Courses are instructed in English or Italian and provided during the Academic Year, Fall, Spring. For additional information, see Study Abroad.
This program is offered at John Cabot University (JCU), an American-style liberal arts university, is situated right in the heart of Rome. The university, founded in 1972, welcomes approximately 600 study abroad students a year, and offers a four-year education to some 200 Italian and international students. Courses are instructed in English and throughout Academic Year, Summer, Fall, Spring. For additional information, see Study Abroad.
This undergraduate summer program is offered by the department of Italian at Rutgers University in the beautiful Renaissance town of Urbino to provide students at various levels with an opportunity to study Italian in its natural environment. The courses offered include Elementary and Intermediate Italian, Advanced Conversation and Civilization, and Italian Literature of the Renaissance. All students will be housed in the student residence at the University of Urbino. Three meals a day will be provided. Program costs also include group excursions to some of the most beautiful cities in Italy, such as Ravenna and Florence. For additional information see, Study Abroad.