Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Spring Quarter
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Quarter
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Information:

sociology italysociology italy
Location Castelfranco Veneto and Città di Castello, Italy
Academic Term Spring 2018
March 24 – June 2, 2018
Estimated Program Fee $ 6,150
Credits 12 or 15 UW credits
Prerequisites None for Track 1. ITAL 102 or ITAL 202 for Track 2.
Program Directors Claudio Mazzola, Ruggero Taradel
Program Manager Darielle Horsey |
Priority Application Deadline December 15, 2017
Information Sessions TBD. Contact Program Director for more information.
General The Italian Studies in Umbria and Veneto is a brand new 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, as well those who will start the study of the language in Italy.

Program Description

The Italian Studies in Umbria and Veneto focuses on a full immersion within Italian language and culture. It runs for the first five weeks of the quarter in the town of Castelfranco Veneto (not far from Venice) while for the following five weeks the program moves to the town of Citta’ di Castello in the region of Umbria (not far from Perugia). These towns have been chosen for their rich cultural heritage, for their geographical position (surrounded by many culturally vibrant locations) and the possibility to expose the students to an authentic Italian experience by staying with families. The 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. The students will take courses taught by the UW faculty that also stress the exposure to the language and culture of the area. More importantly, they volunteer engaging students in local high schools in both locations. 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. Given the particular attractive locations, students will also engage in one or more program short field trips that include Venice, Verona, Perugia and Arezzo. A longer field trip of three days is planned to Rome.



Castelfranco Veneto and Città di Castello, Italy


Homestay families



Prerequisites and Language Requirements

None for Track 1. ITAL 102 or ITAL 202 for Track 2.


12 or 15 UW Credits


The program has two tracks with different numbers of credits awarded and different prerequisites based on the track. 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.

Track 1
Track 1 is for students with no Italian background. Track 1 students will earn 15 credits total (ITAL 199 for 12 credits and ITAL 390 for 3 credits). 

Track 2
For Track 2 the prerequisite is completion of Italian 102 or Italian 202 or equivalent. Track 2 students will earn 13 credits total (ITAL 103 or 203 for 5 credits, ITAL 390 for 3 credits and ITAL 351 for 5 credits).

Both tracks take ITAL 390 (3 credits) together.




Claudio Mazzola, Department of French & Italian Studies, Program Director

Ruggero Taradel, Department of CHID, Instructor



Program Expenses

Estimated Program Fee: $6,150

Included in the program fee:

  • $450 Study Abroad Fee
  • Instruction
  • Housing
  • Program activities and program travel
Not included in the program fee:
  • Airfare (average price subject to when and where your buy your ticket - $1,000)
  • Food (about $5/day)
  • UW Student Abroad Insurance ($1.74/day)
  • Other health expenses/immunizations
  • Personal spending money

Payment Due Date:July 6, 2018

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.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans.  To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.


  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.



Application Process

The study abroad 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 online application process, you 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.


To be eligible to study abroad, you must attend an in-person pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. You must also attend program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

You must register for the UW Study Abroad orientation. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for an orientation session.

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


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. This is an especially important consideration if you are planning to do more than one study abroad program. You can research visa requirements by calling the consular offices of those countries or checking the following website:

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:

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


$350 of the total program fee and the $450 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable once a contract has been submitted. 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 business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. 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.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.