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Learn about ECU's Italy Intensives Program
ECU Italy Intensives Program

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Fall Registration is filling up!
Spring 2014 Registration is NOW OPEN!
Fall 2013 - Space is limited, please apply SOON.  
For Fall 2013 class, cost and program information please click here.

Spring 2014 - Registration NOW OPEN!!  Please apply SOON.  For more information,  please click here.

outdoor_classroom Join us for ITALY INTENSIVES, a unique study abroad experience located in the heart of Tuscany, birthplace of the Renaissance and one of the most beautiful and culturally rich areas of the world.   ECU students, and visiting students from other universities (for the same price), travel on fall and spring semester programs, or during three different summer sessions.

During a 3 or 5 week summer session, students can earn 3-6 credits and during the 90-day fall or spring semesters students can earn 12-18 credits. In the past 5 years, more than 300 students have enrolled in our programs from disciplines that include art, business, music, criminal justice, biology, theater, dance, hospitality, journalism, public relations, communication, political science, nursing, business, economics, allied health sciences, education, psychology, architecture, honors college, and more!  Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to take ECU classes while studying abroad in Italy!  An unforgettable experience at an amazing value!!

Certaldo Alto, our school site, is an authentic, medieval walled city where one can easily imagine life in the Middle Ages. Our ECU classrooms are located on the main street in the village, surrounded by towers, gates, fountains, prisons, the Vicar’s palace and the great writer Boccaccio’s home. Our students study in the Palazzo Stiozzi Ridolfi, a space renovated and designed specifically for ECU, just steps away from beautiful, spacious apartments where we live surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and gorgeous views of the Tuscan countryside.

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Buon Viaggio!!!