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  • Locations: Certaldo Alto, Italy; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer 1, Summer 2
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 12/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2 2017 01/31/2017 ** Rolling Admission 06/08/2017 07/03/2017
Summer 1 2017 01/31/2017 ** Rolling Admission 05/07/2017 06/01/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English, Italian
Area of Study:
Art, Art History, Arts-Studio, History, Italian, Literature, Sciences
Housing Options:
Off Campus Apartment
Program Type:
ECU Faculty-Led Semester Program, ECU Summer Faculty-Led Program
Program Description:

East Carolina University Italy Intensives Program from Linda Darty on Vimeo.

Faculty Leader- Dr. Linda Darty

Earn 12-18 credits in Italy while living in beautiful apartments and using our classrooms in Certaldo Ato for 3 months – best value and  truly, a once in a lifetime opportunity! Classes meet 4 or 5 days a week, with several 3-day weekends set aside for independent travel.  A semester break program to the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii is included in program cost, with 5 additional independent travel days following that break.  Each evening after class, our students eat together at one of five restaurants in Certaldo Alto, and during the semester, in addition to course work, they are offered many opportunities for social interaction with our Italian friends, including cooking lessons, exhibition openings, local gatherings, on site classes in surrounding cities, and excursions in the countryside.
Italy Intensives classroom photoClassroom Facilities
•Modern computing facilities, with wireless Internet throughout, including scanners printers and copy machine.
•2 large, well lit classrooms, one with a sink, equipped as a jewelry studio with state of the art ventilation and up to date, modern equipment.
•A student lounge for socializing, with internet access, couches and refrigerator
•An office space for faculty
•2 handicap access bathrooms
•An outdoor courtyard area where students work or relax when weather permits
One of the most exciting things about our campus location is the fact that housing for students and faculty is located steps away from the door of our classroom in the beautiful hilltop medieval village of Certaldo Alto.  Students will share an apartment or guest house with 2 bedrooms (2 students to a room) with shared kitchen, bathroom and living room.  Lodgings are comfortable and spacious and the village of Certaldo Alto is a welcoming community for our program.

Cost for the Fall 16 semester is $9,965.00  (price has changed)
Dates: SEPT 11 – DECEMBER 8
FALL 2016 Payment Schedule
March 15, 2016 - $75.00, non-refundable application fee DUE, along with $200.00 housing deposit, which is refundable until April 1.  All scholarship applications are due on this date as well.
April 1, 2016 - $700.00 payment DUE (no refunds after this date unless someone else can take your place.)
May 5, 2016 - $1,500.00 is DUE
August 1, 2016 – balance of $7,490.00 is DUE
Fall 2016 Itinerary
Sept. 11        Depart for ROME (arrive by 10am on Sept. 12) 
Sept. 12-14   Rome for 3 days 
Sept. 15        Bus to Certaldo 
Sept. 19        First 5 weeks term begins
Oct. 22         Depart for Fall Break in Pompeii and Amalfi
Oct. 25         Drop off/Rome (FCO) - independent travel or return to Certaldo
Oct. 30         Return to Certaldo from Fall Break
Oct. 31         Second 5 week term begins
Dec. 3          Final Reception for Certaldo friends 
Dec. 5-7       Venice for 3 days 
Dec. 8          Depart from Venice for the states (depart after 11am)