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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English, Italian GPA: 2.5
Housing Option: Apartment College: Arts & Sciences
Areas of Study: Foreign Language, History, Italian Program Type: BGSU Study Abroad Program
Programs by Department: Classical Studies, Italian Applicants: BGSU and Non-BGSU students may apply
Program Description:

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The best way to learn a foreign language is to live within its culture and use it every day. The Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri (CLIDA), in Rome, Italy, specializes in the teaching of Italian language and culture, internship, and opera and voice programs. Officially authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education, the school offers courses specifically tailored to BGSU's requirements. All instructors are professionally trained in teaching Italian to foreign students and you will earn BGSU credit for this program. The school offers large and bright classrooms, common spaces for students to meet and socialize, and internet access.

Check out the program WEBSITE for more information. 

For beginner Italian language students the summer 2020 dates are: June 1-July 10.

More advanced language level dates for summer 2020 are: May 18-June 26 or June 1-July 10.

Internships are also available on this program. Learn more here: https://www.clidante.it/internship-in-rome_language-and-work-placement_in-rome.php

LOCATION
The program is held in Rome, Italy. The location is convenient to the historical center of Rome, a lively and cosmopolitan metropolis of 3.8 million people and a center of culture and activity famous throughout the world for the beauty of its art and monuments.



LANGUAGE
Although proficiency in Italian is not a requirement for participation in the ASA Rome program, a strict emphasis on the use of Italian by its students, both in class and out in day-to-day life is maintained. All Academic Summer Abroad students will take classes with other students enrolled in the program.  All classes, with the exception of CLCV classes, are conducted exclusively in Italian.
 
ACCOMMODATIONS 
Students studying on the program stay in shared apartments arranged by the CLI Dante Alighieri.  Students will be able to request a single room or double room, depending on availability.  Ten meals (breakfast and lunch) per week will be provided through the school.

EXCURSIONS AND CULTURAL SEMINARS IN ROME
Rome is the world’s largest outdoor museum, rich with churches, monuments, and galleries. Because the culture of Rome is so rich and varied, the program organizes special educational tours to places of cultural importance throughout the city. The entire cost of these guided visits is included in the overall cost of the program.  Excursions can be included for an additional fee.  CLIDA will provide available opportunities.  An example of past excursions outside of Rome include a visit to Ostia. 

COURSES
Students in the Summer in Rome program enroll for a minimum of 9 credit hours.  Students will study for 6 weeks in Italy, and complete coursework towards a minor in Italian, a major in Classical Civilization, or other University group requirements. Students must be in good academic standing at their home institution, with an overall GPA of at least 2.5.

The program does not require previous knowledge of Italian and it is open to students of all majors. If the student has taken ITAL 1010, coursework can complete the language requirement for BGSU’s College of Arts and Sciences. As can be seen in the course of study listed below, certain classes are offered each year. There are other courses offered on the basis of demand and enrollment. The program is ideal for any student who needs to learn the basics of the language quickly and is willing to invest a certain amount of dedication toward such a goal.

Classics courses offered in the Summer Program in Italy are open to students of all majors at the university. These courses can fulfill an Arts and Humanities General Education requirement.

Summer Courses
Courses normally offered:
ITAL 1010 (4 credit hours) Elementary Italian I *
ITAL 1020 (4 credit hours) Elementary Italian II  *
ITAL 2010 (3 credit hours) Intermediate Italian I  *
ITAL 2020 (3 credit hours) Intermediate Italian II *
ITAL 2030 (3 credit hours) Italian Language Practicum
ITAL 3030 (3 credit hours) Italian Language Practicum

CLCV 3880 (3 credit hours) The Roman City
ROCS 6940 (3 credit hours) The Roman City (Graduate)

Offered on basis of demand and enrollment:
ITAL 1030 (4 credit hours) Elementary Italian III
ITAL 3710 (3 credit hours) Italian Civilization I

 Upper level languages courses available with department approval.
      * Fulfill General Education and College of Arts & Sciences requirements  

OPERA PROGRAM
CLIDA provides programs for all levels.  The program offers a strong focus on live performances in Rome, Italian language and diction study, and history of Italian opera.  The program is available for 2 weeks (3 credits), 4 weeks (6 credits), and 8-12 weeks (12-15 credits) for the Italian language studies. 

2 Week Program

  • Weekly voice lesson and coaching with an accompanist
  • Daily Italian language and diction instruction (4 hours)
  • Concert performance of Italian art song or aria
  • Optional guided tours of various city landmarks 

4 Week Program

  • Weekly voice lesson and coaching with an accompanist
  • Daily Italian language and diction instruction (4 hours)
  • Concert performance of Italian art song or aria
  • Optional guided tours of various city landmarks 
  • Fully staged performance of various opera scenes
  • Masterclass with some of Rome’s experiences opera singers and coaches (min. 5 students)
  • Free time to explore the city, with the option of tour package
  • Audio recording 

8-12 Week Program

  • Weekly voice lesson and coaching with an accompanist
  • Daily Italian language and diction instruction (4 hours)
  • Concert performance of Italian art song or aria
  • Optional guided tours of various city landmarks 
  • Fully staged performance of various opera scenes
  • Masterclass with some of Rome’s experiences opera singers and coaches (min. 5 students)
  • Free time to explore the city, with the option of tour package
  • Audio recording 
  • Performance in a fully stages opera (min 6-8 students/singers)
  • Option of attending a live opera or concert performance with one of Rome’s opera companies
  • Access to additional Italian classes and tours offered through the school
  • 45 hours (3 credit hours) of opera-related studies including Opera History, Baroque Opera, Heroes and Heroines of Verdi, and Italian Composer students, including> Donizetti, Bellini, Rossini, Verdi, and more. 

FINANCIAL AID 
Because this exchange program is part of Bowling Green State University study abroad options, financial aid that could be applied to study on BGSU’s main campus can usually be applied equally to study in the program abroad. If contacting via email please include your name and ID number along with the program name and semester you are planning to study abroad.  For appointments, please also include several days and times that work for you.  

To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
Candice Moser
419-372-2651
cmoser@bgsu.edu

In addition to financial aid, there are International Travel Grants and general Education Abroad scholarship opportunities that are available for students on the Education Abroad WEBSITE

PROGRAM COSTS
Language and Culture CLIDA Fees for Summer 2020 (subject to change)
Dante Alighieri Fees
€ 80 - Registration fee 
€ 76​ - 2 Metro bus passes 

2 weeks
€ 390 - 3 credit hours
€ 300 - Single room in a shared flat with Italians
€ 150 - 10 meals

4 weeks
€ 740 - 6 credit hours
€ 540 - Single room in a shared flat with Italians
€ 300 - 20 meals

6 weeks
€ 1,090 - 9 credit hours
€ 810 - Single room in a shared flat with Italians
€ 450 - 30 meals

Opera Program Fees for Summer 2019 (subject to change)
2 weeks
€ 920 - 3 credit hours
€ 300 - Single room in a shared flat with Italians
€ 150 - 10 meals

4 weeks
€ 1,590 - 6 credit hours
€ 540 - Single room in a shared flat with Italians
€ 300 - 20 meals

8 weeks
€ 2,980 - 12 credit hours
€ TBD - Single room in a shared flat with Italians
€ 600 - 40 meals

12 weeks
€ 4,370 - 15 credit hours
€ TBD - Single room in a shared flat with Italians
€ 750 - 50 meals

Additional Estimated Expenses
$1200 - Estimated Airfare 
$200 - In-country transportation (dependent on travel plans)
$200-$600 - Personal (depending on spending habits)
$300-$650 - Additional Meals (dependent on eating habits and locations)
 
BGSU Tuition and Fees can be found on the bursar’s WEBSITE. (Undergraduate, Graduate, In State and Out of State).


BGSU Account Fees
$50 Education abroad fee
BGSU health/travel insurance daily rate and details can be found on the Education Abroad Safety, Security & Health web page​

CONTACT INFORMATION
Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships
Bowling Green State University
301 University Hall
Bowling Green, OH 43403
edabroad@bgsu.edu
419-372-0479