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ECU Italy Intensives
Certaldo Alto, Italy; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Summer 1,
Summer 2
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 12/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission 01/24/2016 04/21/2016
NOTE: Once you submit your application, you will not be confirmed until you pay your housing/deposit fee.
Summer 1 2016 12/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission 05/08/2016 06/02/2016
NOTE: Applications will close on December 1, but program usually fills by the end of October so apply right away. A waiting list will be started once programs fill. Apply for both programs if you can attend either one!!
Summer 2 2016 12/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission 06/05/2016 06/30/2016
NOTE: Applications will close on December 1, but program usually fills by the end of October so apply right away. A waiting list will be started once programs fill. Apply for both programs if you can attend either one!!
Fall 2016 05/31/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.

SPRING 2015 Payment Schedule
September 15, 2014 - $75.00, non-refundable application fee DUE, along with $200.00 housing deposit, which is refundable until Nov. 1.  All scholarship applications are due on this date as well.
October 1, 2014 - $700.00 payment DUE (no refunds after this date unless someone else can take your place.)
November 1, 2014 - $1,000.00 is DUE
January 1, 2015 – balance of $7,945.00 is DUE
Pay the entire amount at any time.  We need payments on time in order to book the best lodgings in Italy!
Spring 2015 Tentative Itinerary 
Jan 25          Depart for ROME (arrive by 10am)
Jan 26-28      Rome 
Jan 29          Bus to Certaldo for orientation and classes
Feb. 2          First 5 week term begins
March 7-9     Spring Break in Pompeii and Amalfi
March 10      Drop off/Rome- independent travel or return to Certaldo
March 15      Return to Certaldo from Spring Break by 8pm
March 16      Second 5 week term begins
April 20        Depart for Venice  (3 days in Venice)
April 23        Depart from Venice for the states (after 11am)

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