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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Spring Quarter
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Program Description:
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 Location Rome & Rogliano (Calabria), Italy
 Academic
 Term
Spring Quarter
March 24 – June 2, 2017
 Estimated    Program Fee $7,300
 Credits 15 UW credits
 Prerequisites Completion of Italian 102 or Italian 202 or equivalent.
 Program      Directors Giuseppe Leporace; Ruggero Taradel
 Program Manager Darielle Horsey | studyabroad@uw.edu
 Application    Deadline December 1, 2016
 Information  Session(s) Contact Program Director for more information.
       HIGHLIGHTS
  General The Italian Studies in Rome and Calabria is a well-established, highly successful and popular program designed for all purposes for a full immersion within Italian language and culture. It attracts students interested in accelerating their Italian language skills and their general knowledge of Italy.
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  Visas This country is part of the Schengen area. Please click here to learn more about important rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area.


Program Description

The Italian Studies in Rome and Calabria is a well-established, highly successful and popular program designed for all purposes for a full immersion within Italian language and culture. It attracts students interested in accelerating their Italian language skills and their general knowledge of Italy. It runs for the first five weeks of the quarter at the UW Rome Center, while for the following five weeks the program moves to the small town of Rogliano. This small town, located in the region of Calabrian, is in the foothills of the Sila mountain range and near the regional hub city of Cosenza. In Rome, students take courses at the UW Center and live in apartments nearby in Rome’s exciting Campo dei Fiori. As part of their course work, students will have the opportunity to visit major artistic and historical monuments of the city. In Rogliano, classes take place at the local “House of Cultures”, and all students are housed with and have their meals supplied by local families where they live and experience an authentic Italian family lifestyle. While there, students are totally integrated within the social and cultural life of the town. More importantly, they volunteer 5 days of the week 9-12:00 engaging the 1st and 2nd grade elementary students of the town, as well as in other forms of community services. Our students are also involved in various other family and town activities such as side trips with families; concerts organized by local administrations; excursions around town and nearby historical sites. Depending on the prevailing exchange rate, students will also engage in one or more program field trips. In the past years these have included Perugia, Venice, Paestum and the island of Sicily.

Location

Rome & Rogliano (Calabria) Italy

Sites

Perugia & Paestum, Italy

Housing

In Rome student apartments are obtained through the UW Rome Center. In Rogliano each student is housed with local family. We have a local coordinator, Mariano Greco, who interviews and selects each host family and has been doing so for the past five years. In any event of irresolvable incompatibility between a student and a family the student will be placed with a different family.

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Academics

Pre-Requisites/Language Requirements

This program is open to all students, undergraduate and graduate, who have completed Italian 101-102 or Italian 201-202 or equivalent, and are prepared to do work at the 103 or 203 level in Italy. Most of the instruction in the program is in Italian, adapted to the language level of either the 100 level students or the 200 level students. Our program provides the most direct and sustained contact with Italians and the Italian environment and is ideal for students who want to accelerate their knowledge of the Italian language and Italian culture and who look forward to meeting, living and interacting with Italians in a full-immersion environment. Students get to experience both the excitement of the capital city of Rome as well as the small town environment of Rogliano, where our students are welcomed by the town people as part of the extended community family. Because we offer on-site visits and courses on Italian culture, history and art history, the program is ideal for students who want to combine learning about Italian culture with gaining a deep-seated appreciation of and immersion in the Italian lifestyle and language.

There is walking involved in touring sites but no extensive trekking except as extracurricular opportunities.

Credits

15 Credits

Courses

ITA 103 – Italian 103 (5 credits)

Basic Italian language to complete the 100 level

ITA 203 – Italian 203 (5 credits)

Intermediate Italian Language Course to complete 200 level series

ITA 199 – Italian 199 (5 credits)

The Italian Cultural experience. Students will be exposed to a series of literary texts as well as films and daily life articles about Italy and Italian culture aimed at improving their language skills and comprehension of Italian culture in general. The course will be conducted at the basic level of Italian language.

ITA 299 – Italian 299 (5 credits)

The Italian Cultural experience. Students will be exposed to a series of literary texts as well as films and daily life articles about Italy and Italian culture aimed at improving their language skills and comprehension of Italian culture in general. The course will be conducted at the basic level of Italian language.

ITA 399 – Italian 399 (5 credits)

The course consists in a series of lectures on Italian Cultural History and a related series of guided tours at the most significant historical, artistic and museum sites in Italy throughout the duration of the program. The goals of the course is to provide students with a general understanding and comprehension of the main issues related to the cultural and historical development of Italy from the fall of the Roman empire to the creation of a National State in 1870. The course will be conducted in English.

Program Directors & Staff

Giuseppe Leporace, Department of French & Italian Studies, Program Director

glepo@uw.edu

Ruggero Taradel, Department of French & Italian Studies, Instructor

taradel@uw.edu

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Program Expenses

Cost: $7,300

Estimated Program Fee of $7,300, the UW Study Abroad Fee ($350), airfare, food (about $25/day - please note that for the second five weeks in Calabria all meals will be taken with host families and are included in the cost of the program thereby eliminating out-of-pocket meal expenses for students; meals will also be included during excursions outside of Rome or Rogliano), UW Study Abroad Insurance ($62/month), other health expenses/immunizations and personal spending money.

Average Airplane Ticket Price

$1,500 - $2,000* roundtrip

*Subject to when & where you buy your ticket

Payment Schedule

Program fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates.

Payment Type Payment Amount Payment Due Date
Non-Refundable Study Abroad Fee $350 April 14, 2017
Program Fee Balance $7,300 April 14, 2017
TOTAL FEES CHARGED $7,650 -

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, all program participants must attend an in-person pre-departure orientation facilitated by the Study Abroad office as well as your program-specific orientations, offered by your program director.

You must register for orientation through your online study abroad account in order to attend scheduled orientations. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current orientation schedule.

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most forms of financial aid can be applied to study abroad. You can verify that your financial aid award will apply to your program costs by contacting the Financial Aid Office. Financial aid or scholarships awarded as tuition waivers or tuition exemptions might not apply so you will need to verify that these funds are eligible for use with study abroad by contacting the funding office.

Financial aid and most scholarships are disbursed according to the UW academic calendar (at the beginning of the quarter). If your program starts before the start of the UW quarter, your financial aid will not be available to you prior to your departure. If your program starts after the first day of the quarter, your financial aid will be disbursed at the start of the program. In either of these cases, you will have to finance any upfront costs such as airfare, health insurance and the start of your time abroad on your own. Please take this into consideration when you are making plans.

Revision Request

In some instances you may qualify for an increase in your financial aid award (typically in loan funds). Check with the Financial Aid Office about your options. To request a revision in your aid, you will need to submit the following paperwork to the Financial Aid Office:

  1. Revision Request Form
  2. Budget of student expenses for your program: The UW Study Abroad Office will upload this budget to your study abroad account after a signed contract has been submitted to the UW Study Abroad Office. You can request an unofficial copy of this budget by emailing studyabroad@uw.edu.

Visit the Finances section of our website to learn more about disbursement, revising your aid package, short-term loans and scholarships.

Application Process

The application includes a Personal Statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the on-line application process students may be contacted by the Program Director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.

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Visas

UW Study Abroad is not responsible for obtaining visas for study abroad program participants. The cost and requirements for obtaining visas vary. It is your responsibility to determine visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad including countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. You can do so by calling the consular offices of those countries or checking the following website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html.

Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. You can check the following website to find contact information for the consulate of the country you will be visiting: http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/fco/index.htm

For non-U.S. citizens, the procedures that you will need to follow may be different than those for U.S. citizens. It is important to initiate this process as soon as possible in order to assemble documents and allow time for lengthy procedures.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.

Withdrawals

$350 of the total program fee and the $350 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable and non-revocable once a contract has been submitted, even if you withdraw from the program. Students withdrawing from a program are responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the date (business day) a withdrawal form is received by the UW Study Abroad Office. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

1. Provide notice in writing to the Program Director that you will no longer be participating in the program for which you have signed a contract and accepted a slot.

2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to the UW Study Abroad Office, 459 Schmitz Hall.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.

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