Can you envision yourself
...wandering the streets where Leonardo and Dante and Michelangelo lived and worked and struggled over 500 years ago?
...learning to communicate in the language of the Divine Comedy, Machiavelli's The Prince, Petrarch's sonnets?
...painting a beautiful fresco in the tradition perfected by artists like Giotto, Botticelli and Fra Angelico?
...savoring your daily gelato or espresso, strolling along the Ponte Vecchio to your favorite caffé or trattoria, or discussing your visit to the Uffizi gallery with new friends, Italian and from other countries?
...traveling by train through the Tuscany or the Apennine Mountains to visit such cities as Pisa, Siena, Venice, Rome, Assisi?
...trickling fresh olive oil over a bowl of rich Tuscan vegetable soup or a plate of homemade tortellini with a fresh pesto sauce
...looking down nearly 350' from atop Brunellsechi's Duomo upon the magnificence of Florence, having endured a hair-raising climb to reach it?
These experiences and many more await you when you decide to study in Italy! As a Belmont student, you have several choices for study abroad in Italy. You may select study during Summer Session 1 for four weeks, or for a 14 week semester or an entire academic year. The summer study is a traveling program, accompanied by Belmont professors, while the semester study is an unaccompanied, residency program in Florence or Rome.
For information about studying Italian at Belmont, visit the Department of Languages Italian Web Site.