Summer Study Abroad Programs in Sicily, Italy

Summer study abroad in Italy students discover that Taormina, Sicily’ has a high caliber vibrant art community. Students enrolled in the Summer Term Study in Italy, Sicily 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.

A Jazz Festival in the Botanical Gardens and 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.

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 7 to May 21 Session Five: June 25 to July 9
Session Two: May 14 to May 28 Session Six: July 2 to July 16
Session Three: May 28 to June 11 Session Seven: July 16 to Jul 30
Session Four: June 11 to June 25 Session Eight: July 30 to Aug 13

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

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.

Summer study abroad in Sicily 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.

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 7 to June 4 Session Five: June 25 to July 23
Session Two: May 14 to June 11 Session Six: July 2 to July 30
Session Three: May 21 to June 18 Session Seven: July 16 to Aug 13
Session Four: June 11 to July 9 Session Eight: July 30 to Aug 27

Cost of Four Week Summer Study Abroad Program 4200 €uro (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.

Summer Study Abroad in Italy students enrolled in a 4 week summer program in Sicily 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. 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.

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 7 to June 18 Session Four: June 11 to July 23
Session Two: May 14 to June 25 Session Five: June 25 to August 6
Session Three: May 21 to July 9 Session Six:  July 2 to Aug 20

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

The six week Summer Study Abroad in Italy program allows students to earn 9 academic credits in an intensive study program or 6 academic credits in a less intensive program.  Summer program courses offered include all levels of Italian language study and Italian studies courses in Italian literature, art history, geology, political science/sociology, history and archeology taught in either English or Italian. 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. Students need only to stroll along Taormina’s main street, Corso Umberto, to capture the lively Sicilian spirit and feel a part of the community.  Students enrolled in the Six Week Summer Study Abroad in Italy program are given two housing options – single room in a pensione with breakfast included (similar to a bed and breakfast accommodation) or single room in a shared student apartment.  Some pensione have pools or balconies.  Housing choice is confirmed upon acceptance of student into the Study Abroad in Italy program and receipt of final payment.

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: May 7 to July 2 Session Four: June 11 to August 6
Session Two: May 14 to July 9 Session Five: June 25 to August 20
Session Three: June 4 to July 30

Cost of Program of Eight Week Program: 6100 €uro

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

Students enrolled in the Eight Week Summer Study Abroad in Italy, Sicily program (Quarter Term Program) can take full advantage of all the cultural musical, artistic and theatrical events which are scheduled at Babilonia – Center for Italian Language and Culture which serves as a cultural center for the Taormina community. Book presentations, jazz concerts, art exhibits, cultural lectures and films are offered in the school’s botanical gardens as part of the center’s cultural activities and events open to students. Students can complete three academic courses selecting from Italian language immersion courses to Italian literature, cinema, art, history, or archeology courses taught in English or Italian. A minimum of one Italian Language course or one content course taught in Italian is required.  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.

INQUIRY FORM

Summer Study Abroad Programs in Sicily, Italy include

  • Roundtrip transportation from and to Catania’s Fontanarossa Airport
  • Orientation in Taormina
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Housing in shared student apartment (single room with shared kitchen and bath)
  • 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 101 Elementary Italian I
    ITA 102 Elementary Italian II
    ITA 111 Intermediate Italian I
    ITA 112 Intermediate Italian II
    ITA 201 Advanced Italian I
    ITA 202 Advanced Italian II
    ITA 211 High Advanced Italian
    ITA 212 High Advanced Italian II
    ITA 301 Superior Italian I
    ITA 302 Superior 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.