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Texas State in Amalfi and Firenze (Florence)

Program Description

This program will, additionally to the traditional classroom methods of education, offer all students the chance to put their knowledge into practice through full immersion in an Italian environment as they learn about the culture or volunteer within the community. Considering that constant contact with mother tongue speakers is of vital importance for a true understanding of the Italian language and customs. These courses are aimed to the gradual achievement of the linguistic abilities of comprehension, speaking, reading and writing, also through study of the historical and artistic aspects, all the while increasing the students’ knowledge of Europe's nations and cultures not in isolation but in relation to one another. This program will encourage interaction between students from the many institutions represented. These include outings to museums, local markets, and lectures, as well as special events such as social dinners with other international students, hikes in Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast, sports activities and walking tours covering lesser-known parts of Florence and Sorrento, as well as other Italian destinations.

Course Options

Honors 3391W Service Learning in Florence & Sorrento
Hon 3397H International Culture Course
Hon 4391 Independent Study
Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Italian 1410/1420/2310/2320/3308
Department: Modern Languages & Honors College, Summer I, 2017

Departure Date: May 31, 2017

Return Date: July 2, 2017

Program Cost: $5,900 (price is subject to change)

Contact Information: Dr. Moira DiMauro-Jackson, e-mail: md11@txstate.edu

For more information: Italian Studies at Texas State (Facebook)