Summer in Reggio Calabria
LocationReggio Calabria, Italy
The JMU’s Summer Program in Reggio Calabria is a four-week program in which students who have completed the beginner level of the language, can earn 6 credits by attending classes in language and culture. The prerequisites established by the JMU Dept. of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures will be followed for each course.
Students attend classes every day, M-F, at the University for Foreigners “Dante Alighieri”. Language classes are taught by the University for Foreigners’ professors. Courses in culture and literature are taught by the JMU professors, Giuliana Fazzion and Valentina Riso. If we have Int’l Business majors, business classes are taught by Prof. Damanpour. Every weekend there is a cultural trip; there are at least 3 guided tours.
Location DescriptionThis is a four-week program based in Reggio Calabria, at the Università per Stranieri Dante Alighieri. The program gives students the opportunity to earn JMU credits while living in Calabria, the region whose name means “land that produces beautiful things”.
Reggio Calabria is a beautiful location on the water in the famous Stretto di Messina which separates Italy from Sicily. The seafront that faces Sicily, defined as “the most beautiful kilometer in Italy”, has a breathtaking view of the volcano Etna. The people of Reggio Calabria are very hospitable and kind towards visitors and foreigners. The University is based in the downtown area of Reggio Calabria, a three-minute walking distance from the Sicily- facing seafront, defined as "the most beautiful kilometer in Italy" by the famous poet Gabriele D'Annunzio, with a breathtaking view of the volcano Etna.
DirectorGuiliana Fazzion | firstname.lastname@example.org | Italian, Foreign Languages, Literature, and Cultures
AccommodationsStudents will stay in apartments for the duration of the program. All lunches and 2 special dinners are included in the program fee.
Additional Items to ConsiderStudents will buy cell phones on location; there is a trip every weekend, one of which will be 2-days long; students live in apartments; each apartment can host 4 or 6 JMU students.
For this program, students are required to submit the following material(s):
JMU Short-Term Application Form
A supplemental essay addressing the following question:
" Why do you want to study abroad?"
(Optional) Submit a completed Faculty recommendation form. REQUIRED for students without any ITAL language background.
Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0.
For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please click on the following link to the Applications and Forms section for JMU Short-Term Programs.
Official transcript required for first-semester transfer students and non-JMU students.
All dates are tentative and subject to change
CoursesITAL 102: Elementary Italian II (3 credits)
ITAL 231: Intermediate Italian I (3 credits)
ITAL 232: Intermediate Italian II (3 credits)
ITAL 212: Intensive Intermediate Italian (6 credits)
ITAL 300: Italian Grammar and Communication (3 credits)
ITAL 320: Oral and Written Communication (3)
ITAL 375: Business and Society in Italy (3 credits)
ITAL 446 - I: Introduction to ITAL. Poetry (1200-1600) (3 credits)
ITAL 446 - II: Introduction to ITAL. Poetry (1600 to pres) (3 credits)
ITAL 490: Special Studies in Italian Culture (3 credits)