Summer Study Abroad Programs in Sicily, Italy

Summer study abroad programs in Sicily, Italy students are entrenched with the historically diverse cultures of the Mediterranean reflected in Sicily’s art, architecture, food and culture. Sicily is the land where Archimedes taught, Saint Paul preached and Pirandello wrote. Taormina, nicknamed the Pearl of the Mediterranean, has enchanted numerous visitors over the course of its history as a Greek colony, a Roman province, an Arab emirate and a Norman kingdom and Sicily enchants Summer Study Abroad in Sicily students as well.

Students can select from the Italian language courses and Italian studies courses in Italian literature, art, history, geology, archeology and Italian cinema offered in both English or Italian in the Summer Study Abroad in Italy program.

Students enrolled in Summer Study Abroad in Sicily, Italy can discover the natural beauty of Sicily. After classes students escape to Taormina’s world renowned beaches and relax completing assignments lounging on pebble beaches with pristine turquoise water. Taormina is a magical center for culture in the summer with music concerts, an international film festival, art exhibits and activities drawing an international audience to Taormina stages and piazzas.

Numerous contemporary and classical concerts are scheduled throughout the season in outdoor venues which attract visitors to Taormina from all over the country along with European visitors. After classes students enjoy Taormina’s world class beaches such as Isola Bella, with its warm, turquoise water and magnificent Nature Preserve.

Students discover that Taormina, Sicily’ has a high caliber vibrant art community. Students enrolled in the Summer Study Abroad in Sicily, Italy Programs participate in our Center for Italian Language and Culture‘s weekly social and cultural activities including Italian Cinema, Italian Art, Literature and History lectures, hiking and boat rides and sport activities.

In addition to the school activities, Taormina hosts many cultural events throughout the year. In summer, Taormina Arte – International Festival for Cinema, Music and Theater – schedules all events in the 2000+ year old Greek Theater just steps from the school.

The international student population studying at Babilonia – Center for Italian Language and Culture enriches the learning environment makes the Center a unique opportunity for Study Abroad in Italy students.

Credits Awarded
  • 3 credits in 2 week programs
  • 6 credits in 4 week programs
  • 9 credits in 6 week programs
  • 9 credits in 8 week programs

Application Deadline: April 1st Late applications accepted on a space available basis.

INQUIRY FORM
Two Week Summer Study Abroad in Italy, Sicily Program

Credits awarded: 3 academic credits in one of the courses listed below:

Session One:    May 5 to May 19              Session Five:     June 16 to June 30

Session Two:    May 12 to May 26             Session Six:        June 30 to July 14

Session Three: May 26 to June 9             Session Seven:   July 14 to July 28

Session Four:   June 2 to June 16            Session Eight:     July 28 to August 11

Cost of Two Week Summer Study Abroad in Italy, Sicily Program:  €uro 2350

Study with a Buddy Discount: Enroll with a friend and share a room and each student receives a 100 Euro discount! Students must enroll for same dates, but may select different courses.

Application Deadline: April 1st Late applications accepted on a space available basis.

INQUIRY FORM
Summer Study Abroad in Sicily, Italy Four Week Programs

Credits awarded: up to 6 academic credits in 2 of the courses listed below:

Session One:     May 5 to June 2               Session Five:    June 16 to July 14

Session Two:     May 12 to June 9              Session Six:      June 30 to July 28

Session Three:  May 26 to June 23           Session Seven: July 14 to August 11

Session Four:    June 2 to June 30             Session Eight:   July 28 to August 25

Cost of Four Week Summer Study Abroad Program €uro 4200 (up to 6 credits)

Study with a Buddy Discount: Enroll with a friend and share a room and each student receives a 200 €uro discount! Students must enroll for same dates, but may select different courses.

Application Deadline: April 1st Late applications will be accepted on a space available basis.

INQUIRY FORM

 

Summer Study Abroad in Sicily, Italy Six Week Programs

Credits awarded: up to 9 academic credits in up to 3 of the courses listed below

Session One:    May 5 to June 16             Session Five:    June 16 to July 28          

Session Two:    May 12 to June 23            Session Six:      June 30 to August 11

Session Three: May 26 to July 7                Session Seven: July 14 to August 25

Session Four:   June 2 to July 14              Session Eight:  July 28 to September 8

Cost of Six Week Summer Study in Italy, Sicily Program: €uro 5290

Study with a Buddy Discount: Enroll with a friend and share a room and each student receives a 200 Euro discount! Students must enroll for same dates, but may select different courses.

Application deadline: April 1st Late applications will be accepted on a space available basis.

 

INQUIRY FORM
Summer Study Abroad in Sicily, Italy Eight Week Programs

Credits awarded: up to 9 academic credits in up to 3 of the courses listed below:

Session One:    April 21 to June 16          Session Five:    June 2 to July 28

Session Two:    May 5 to June 30             Session Six:       June 16 to August 11

Session Three: May 12 to July 7               Session Seven: June 30 to August 25

Session Four:   May 26 to July 21            Session Eight:   July 14 to September 8

Cost of Program of Eight Week Program: €uro 6100

Study with a Buddy Discount: Enroll with a friend and share a room and each student receives a 200 Euro discount! Students must enroll for same dates, but may select different courses.

Application deadline: April 1st Late applications will be accepted on a space available basis

 

INQUIRY FORM

Summer Study Abroad Programs in Sicily, Italy include

  • Roundtrip transportation from and to Catania’s Fontanarossa Airport
  • Orientation in Taormina
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Accommodation in shared student apartment with single bedroom and shared bathroom, kitchen and living area
  • Daily breakfast
  • First day package (Folder, notepad, pen)
  • Student discount card for local businesses
  • Guided historical walking tour of Taormina
  • PC’s available during school hours
  • Free WiFi connection (Monday to Friday 8:30 – 5:00 at school)
  • Weekly seminars in Italian culture, history, literature or art
  • Weekly Italian film socials
  • Weekly social activity
  • Optional Weekend full day excursions (additional fee)
  • Final transcript for direct transfer of credit to home university
  • Airfare is not included

Courses available in Summer Study Abroad in Italy Program:

  • Italian Language (3 credits) available levels

    ITA 101Elementary Italian I
    ITA 102Elementary Italian II
    ITA 111Intermediate Italian I
    ITA 112Intermediate Italian II
    ITA 201Advanced Italian I
    ITA 202Advanced Italian II
    ITA 211High Advanced Italian
    ITA 212High Advanced Italian II
    ITA 301Superior Italian I
    ITA 302Superior Italian II

Language courses are total immersion study of Italian language and culture combining oral and written expression. Emphasis is on building communicative proficiency along with a basic command of Italian grammar. A variety of resources (journals, reviews, magazines, commercials, TV ads, video clips and music) expose students to the sights and sounds of contemporary Italy. Classes are restricted to a maximum of 12 students to optimize language acquisition.

Language courses Offered All Sessions.