Summer Study Abroad in Florence

    October 9, 2019
    By: Marzia Caporale

    This article originally appeared in The Ambassador, the Department of World Languages and Cultures newsletter, which you can read in its entirety here.

    Drs. Caporale and Zanzana organized and co-led the 12th Study in Florence annual Summer Program from June 1-29, 2019. Twenty-two students from many different disciplines (the humanities, the sciences, professional studies, business and economics) participated in the program, taking classes in Florence for four weeks, visiting local historical sites, and traveling to destinations such as Venice, the Cinque Terre, the Chianti region and Rome.

    In this academic program, students can earn three or six credits, choosing one or two classes:

    Italian language (ITAL 295) all levels – 3 credits

    Dante’s Inferno and the Florence of his Times (HUM 296 – in English) – 3 credits

    Language classes were held in the morning while the Dante class took place in the afternoon, Monday through Thursday. Friday mornings were dedicated to group cultural visits such as the Roman theater and baths in Fiesole, or the Medieval Renaissance palace Palazzo Davanzati. This year students also traveled to the Amalfi coast visiting world-known sites such as the Island of Capri, the coastal town of Positano, Mount Vesuvius and the ruins of Pompei.

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