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ECU Italy Intensives
Certaldo Alto, Italy; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy (Outgoing Program)
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|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2016||08/15/2015 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|NOTE: Once you submit your application, you will not be confirmed until you pay your housing/deposit fee.|
** 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.
|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|
Faculty Leader- Dr. Linda DartyEarn 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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