On Campus: Minor available - After the Elementary and Intermediate courses, a range of advanced courses or independent studies in Italian literature, history, culture, and film are available. Through the Italian Club students can practice conversation, view films, take field trips to the opera, and much more!
Study Italian Abroad: The Italian program offers opportunities for study of language and culture during a summer program and one or two semester periods of study in Florence, Italy.
There are two types of opportunities for Study Abroad in Italy:
- Summer Study in various locations around Italy, 6 hours credit for 4 weeks
- 1 or 2 semesters in Florence, Rome, or Sicily.
In addition to study of Italian language, there is a wide variety of course options for summer or semester.
For more information please contact
Dr. Francesca Muccini
Summer Study in Italy, May 9 - May 30, 2012
Students will travel in Italy with Professors Muccini and Ribar on a specially planned itinerary that includes stays in: Bologna, Venice, Florence, and Rome. Classes will generally meet Mondays through Thursdays, with Sundays reserved for group travel and initial orientation for each new destination. On non-instructional days, you'll be able to relax, explore or enjoy optional travel within Italy.
COURSES: All students will take 6 credit hours from the following options: ART 2000 Art Experience, ART 1950-4950 Studio electives, ENG 3010 3rd-year Writing, HUM 2950-4950, and ITL 2950-4950. All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the Gen Ed core or the specified major. All courses will require some additional work after your return to the United States. Please discuss a study plan with your academic advisor and one of the Italy Program Co-Directors listed below.
HOUSING/MEALS: Students and faculty will stay together in hotels in each city of residence. Students will be housed two or three to a room and will receive breakfast and dinner each day. All hotels will be within minimal walking distance to local museums and attractions, central markets, restaurants, bus stops and train stations, and ATM machines.
TRAVEL: Aside of planned field trips, allstudents will be encouraged to independently travel to independently travel from the city of residence to nearby cities and towns. In Florence, simple connections by bus or train can be made to Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca or Cinque Terra, to name but a few. From Bologna, one can travel by train to Verona, Padua or Ravenna. From Rome, day trips can include Ostia, Tivoli, or Assisi.
The Program Fee is $5900
This fee includes round-trip airfare from Nashville, housing and half-board, group travel between itinerary destinations, including trains and taxis, selected course texts and/or supplies, Worldwide Health Insurance, an International Student ID, a Florence Museum card, a Roma Pass and Sightseeing tour, and some additional museum or site admissions.
Costs not covered by the Program Fee include added course texts or supplies, and your personal expenses such as elective travel, lunches/optional meals, museum and site admissions, and gifts/souvenirs. Students are advised to budget an additional $700 to $1000 for these expenses. Unpredictable currency fluctuations may affect the actual cost of the program.
The above Program Fee also does not include 6 hours of Belmont tuition, which is charged at a special Study Abroad Rate of 1/3 the regular summer tuition rate. The summer Belmont tuition rate will be set in the spring of 2012 by the Belmont University Board of Trust and will add to the final Program fee. A rough estimate of this cost is $1850.
DEADLINES: To participate in the Summer 2012 program, contact either Professor David Ribar or Professor Francesca Muccini, and pick up an application packet at the Rasmussen Office of International Education. Applications may be picked up from now until January 13, 2012. All completed application materials and a non-refundable program deposit of $500 must be submitted to the Rasmussen Office by January 27, 2012. Because of registration and airline reservation deadlines, absolutely no applications will be accepted after this date. All students who are accepted for the 2012 Summer program must attend all group orientation sessions that will be scheduled during the Spring semester.
CONTACT INFO: For more information regarding this Study Abroad program or issues concerning financial aid, eligibility, deadlines and the like, contact the Rasmussen Office of International Education at 460-5500 or one of the Belmont in Italy Program Co-Directors:
David Ribar, Professor of Art Phone: 460-6773
Office: Leu Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) 112.
Francesca Muccini, Professor of Italian Phone: 460-6504
Office: Wheeler Humanities Bldg (WHB) 205B.