SCSU in Montepulciano Summer 2013
June 27 — July 29, 2013
Halfway between Florence and Rome lies the beautiful town of Montepulciano, nestled between sprawling vineyards and olive groves. The language school is located on the top of a hill surrounded by the breathtaking scenery for which Tuscany is famous the world over. Far from bustling city centers, Montepulciano is ideal for Italian language study. The town’s artistic wealth is also a major point of interest: the old town center is full of churches and “palazzi”. The Medieval and Renaissance periods are well represented. Additionally, the area boasts many Baroque churches, Etruscan and Roman cites, and a copy of Milan’s famous La Scala Opera House.
Though a small historic town, Montepulciano is unique in that it is very active and lively. It is a place where the locals still stop to chat in bars or markets and have a great interest in foreign visitors. This makes it an ideal place for learning Italian “on the street”, an essential part of any language learning experience. The cultural life is also highly varied. The International Art Workshop, which takes place from the end of July to the beginning of August, attracts music-lovers from all over the world. The town comes to life with many local festivals, and it is common to find summer feasts organized by its various parishes in the main square.
All students must register for the seminar LIT326: Dante and his Times and can choose one of the following 3-cr. language courses to be taken in Montepulciano:
–ITA 100 Italian I
–ITA 101 Italian II
–ITA 200 Italian III
–ITA 210 Italian IV
These 3 credits will count towards SCSU’s language requirement.
One semester of college-level Italian or its equivalent and 2.5 grade point average is required. Additionally, each participant must provide a health report, release of liability, and proof of insurance coverage. Students must be 18 years old or older and should have records free of disciplinary problems. Students must also have a valid passport.
Program fees: $4350
These program fees include:
• airfare, room and board, and transportation to and from the airport;
• entrance to cultural activities sponsored by the program, including a two-night trip to Rome, day trips to Siena and Florence, and visit to Chiusi Etruscan underground city;
• 3 credits tuition at the Montepulciano language school;
• 29 group dinners;
• 1 group breakfast.
Program fees do not include either SCSU tuition and summer registration fee, personal expenses, touring, books, laundry, or any additional expenses that alter the itinerary or arrangements.
For information on financial aid and scholarships, please contact Ms. Gloria Lee in the Financial Aid Department. She can be reached by email at: email@example.com or by phone at: 203.392.5445.
A non-refundable deposit of $500 made out to ‘Southern Connecticut State University’ to Dr. Pina Palma (EN D159 tel.: 203.392.6753) is due upon acceptance to the program. This guarantees your participation in the program and reserves lodging. A second payment of $1925 is due on March 1, 2013. The remainder of the balance ($1925) is due no later than May 1, 2013.
Program fees are based upon historical program costs and current rates of exchange. Extreme fluctuation in exchange rates or boarding costs in Italy may result in additional fees being charged. The University reserves the right to change the itinerary of proposed trips, if needed, to control the cost of the overall trip. In the event that additional fees are added which exceed the current costs by more than 20%, the student may choose to drop the course and receive a refund of all funds recoverable by the university. Fees will be frozen on May 1, 2013; after May 1 there will be no refunds. The program does not accept responsibility for personal property, which must be insured separately if desired, and reserves the right to make changes required by circumstances. In the event of an off-campus course cancellation, students will be refunded all the fees recovered from the program providers (airlines, hotels, etc.). The SCSU SPAR office will aggressively negotiate for refunds. The university reserves the right to cancel this program in the event that student safety abroad is in question.
Cancellation insurance is strongly advised. In the event of a cancellation, tuition refunds will be given in accordance with the policy of the university. Copies of the cancellation policy, required releases, and medical statement may be obtained from the SPAR office.
This program accepts no responsibility for personal property, which must be insured separately if so desired; in particular, students are urged not to bring valuables with them. The program reserves the right to make changes required by circumstances.
Copies of the cancellation policy, required releases, and medical statement may be obtained by contacting Dr. Palma.
For additional information and applications contact:
Dr. Pina Palma
Southern Connecticut State University
Department of World
Languages & Literature EN D159
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