- Study in Bologna, Italy, through Emory University’s summer Italian Studies program.
- Immerse yourself in Italian language and culture during excursions to Florence, Ravenna, and Turin.
- Study and learn Italian from Emory faculty in Bologna.
- Fulfill Emory’s language requirement or improve upon existing Italian skills.
- Experience all that Bologna has to offer through its fine cuisine, historical sites, and artistic treasures!
- Follow the Italian Studies Facebook page and Instagram.
- Bologna is a city in northern Italy (housed between Florence and Venice) known for its terra-cotta buildings, rich heritage, and exquisite cuisine.
- Began as a pre-Roman Etruscan town and many of the museums and buildings in the town’s historic center are vestiges of this heritage.
- Seventh most populous city in Italy and a third of its population is comprised of students.
- The perfect place to experience authentic Italian life.
Application Deadlines: Applications will be accepted starting December 13. The application deadline is February 14. Emory College Study Abroad encourages students to submit their applications as early as possible, as some programs reach capacity by the end of January.
Acceptance Process: This program accepts applications on a rolling basis depending on class availability and track space.
May 17 - June 26, 2020. (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)
All students take 8 credits. Students take either ITAL 110, or both ITAL 205 and ITAL 372.
ITAL 110 Intensive Elementary Italian - 8 credits - HAL
Taught by Dr. Angela Porcarelli & Dr. Simona Muratore
This is an entry level Italian language intensive course designed for students with no previous language experience.
ITAL 110 students acquire elementary communication skills through a systematic introduction to the basic grammatical patterns and vocabulary of the Italian language. The goal of this course is the acquisition of a solid basic understanding of the Italian language structure as well as the development of skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing within a cultural context. Students will be covering material of the first two semesters of Italian, fulfilling the HAL requirement.
ITAL 205 Practical Conversation in Italian - 4 credits - HAL
Taught by Dr. Simona Muratore
This course is designed for students who have at least the equivalent of two semesters of college level Italian. The primary aim of the course is to develop speaking and listening skills through a communicative, collaborative and cultural approach. The primary language of instruction of this course is Italian. The course combines several pedagogical language approaches aimed at developing your skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking Italian. Most in class time is devoted to speaking about the topic of the course, which is the Reggio Emilia Approach to Education, and empowering students to learn. With the Reggio Emilia Approach, these two topics are infinitely tied together. We will also focus on the idea of empowering students to have a voice in the classroom, within their communities, and within their own lives. Weekly field trips, including a Reggio Emilia school.
ITAL 372W Topics in Italian Culture in Italy - L'Italia attraverso il cinema - 4 credits - HALW
Taught by Dr. Angela Porcarelli
In this course, students will learn the Italian language and culture through cinema. Students will watch selected Italian movies and will engage in a wide range of learning activities designed to be performed either individually or in pairs/groups. In a content-based learning environment, students will acquire, strengthen, and consolidate their ability to understand and produce in the target language, all while increasing their cultural and intercultural competence. During the course, students will take advantage of the archival material available at the Cineteca Bologna (where some classes will be held). Movie screenings will be organized by the Festival del Cinema Ritrovato.
Students will stay in dorm housing with Italian and European students and many modern conveniences.
Cost and Funding
A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheet
Emory undergraduate students who qualify are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Students currently receiving financial aid from Emory are typically eligible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about specific awards. Emory Scholars are informed separately about the procedures for Scholars Summer Study Abroad awards. Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships may be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost. For more information, please see Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.
Each summer study abroad program will have at least one mandatory pre-departure orientation session and/or other pre-departure activities for accepted program participants. The Program Director will contact program participants with details. Emory College Study Abroad will also require all students to complete a mandatory online pre-departure orientation by April 15. This assignment will be deployed through Canvas in early April.
Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy
Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students