Summer Program 2014
In 2014, we will offer two different 25 -day programs that will allow students from ANY major to earn 3-6 credits while living and traveling in Italy. The program cost includes 3 days of study in Rome and 3 days of study in Venice as well as an overnight in Florence and in Cinque Terre on the Mediterranean coast. During the three weeks students will also travel to Pisa, San Gimignano, Orvieto, Assisi, Montepulciano, and Siena from our home base in the medieval Tuscan village of Certaldo Alto.
While in Certaldo students live in beautiful apartments or bed and breakfast lodgings with 2 students in a room, (4 to an apartment) with a shared kitchen, bathroom and dining spaces; all utilities are included. Dinner on all class days is provided. On all school-sponsored overnight trips students share very nice hostel lodgings with breakfast and dinner provided. These meals and all lodgings are included in the program fee along with transportation to and from the airport in Italy, trains, boats, buses and metros on all school trips, museum entrances, tours, international health insurance, 24 hour local assistance, tours and tuition!
To learn more about our campus in Certaldo Alto choose a topic (each is a PDF document with details and photos):
Certaldo| Classrooms| Lodging|Meals |
During the two summer terms, students may choose to take 1 or 2 classes, earning 3 or 6 credits in one 25 day term (all classes are 3 credits each.)
Course offerings will allow students to earn fine arts, humanities and social science credits. Click here for a detailed list of course offerings (PDF).
Classes will be taught in Certaldo as well as on site when we travel. Some classes may require course work prior to or following the travel in Italy. Class syllabi will be sent to enrolled students during spring semester with suggested supplies and preparations.
Our classrooms in Certaldo have Internet access and state-of-the-art color and black/white printers, scanner, copy machine and digital projector.
SUMMER 2014 Tentative Itinerary :
Trip 1: May 11 - June 3
May 11 Depart USA for Venice
May 12-14 Venice
May 15 Bus to Certaldo
May 16-30 Living and traveling in Chianti from Certaldo (Trips to Chianti, San Gimingnano, Siena, Pisa and Cinque Terre on the Mediterranean
May 31 Depart for Rome
May 31 - June 2 Rome
June 3 Depart from Rome for USA
Trip 2: June 8 - July 2
June 8 Depart USA for Rome
June 9-11 Rome
June 12 Bus to Orvieto, Montepulciana and Certaldo
June 13-28 Living and traveling from Certaldo (Trips include Chianti, San Gimignano, Siena, Pisa and Cinque Terre on the Mediterranean)
June 28 Depart from Venice
June 29-July 1 Venice
July 2 Depart from Venice for USA
Those interested in attending the Summer 2014 Italy Intensives should go to the admissions & applications page to see specific costs and how to apply. Please apply as soon as possible because the programs fill quickly. A waiting list will be started once the programs fill.