Study Abroad for U.S. Students

Summer Courses/Semester/Academic Year

Attend the Italian University (for an Academic Year/Semester or Summer course or even Faculty  Led Programs) is useful to complete your education.
Bologna is the most ancient University in the western world, established in 10th Century and recognized by the German Emperor in 1088.
Cultura Italiana offers the Italian language Survival course (everyday life) to reinforce the Italian communication competence.
We also take care of your course at University of Bologna (Visa, matriculation, curriculum, credits, lessons, exams, accommodation and board).

The course (Summer Courses/Semester/Academic Year) has a duration of 4/6/12/24 or 36 weeks. The curriculum includes Italian language and culture lessons and university courses on specific themes stated by the University of origin.

Italian language and culture course

Italian language course: 20 hours of lessons per week (4 hours per day class 6-12 people, please see www.culturaitaliana.eu/courses/italian-intensive-course/ )

a. Classes on Italian culture: 10 hours a week of Italian cultural activities from the past to the present and about specific themes relating to your faculty (3 afternoons per week).

General themes to experience Italy with conferences in and outside the school: art and history, present day Bologna, natural environment and territory and current life in Italy (please see https://www.culturaitaliana.eu/information/visits-walks-meetings-art-and-history/ )

b. University courses on specific themes: Following the directions of the University of origin.

The following are examples of current themes for students in 2018, with each theme developed through different lessons:

  1. Food Culture: history of food from the past to present, including eating habits, practical Italian cookery and the Mediterranean diet;
  2. History of Art and Restoration: the history and geography of art, from prehistory to the present day, including Etruscan and Roman Italian art, art of the Middle Age, Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque and art of the 1800s, 1900s and present day, with an introduction and practical experience into the practice of art restoration;
  3. History of Italian literature from its origin to the present day: the possibility of monographic courses about specific authors from the Middle Age to present.

Summer Course

a) Italian language course
4 (or 6) weeks Survival Italian course A (level A1 and A2): Italian language course 20 hours a week in class 6-12 people + 10 hours of extra-curricular activities + 10 hours of homework at school with supervision or at home
4 weeks  Euro 978  6 weeks  920

b)  4/6 lessons (one conference per week) conducted in Italian or English held by a professor of the Università di Bologna on a specific theme (Law, Economics, Sociology, Literature, History, Art) or specific themes (Science, Biology, Physics) relating to the student’s area of study.  4 weeks course € 90, 6 weeks course € 135

b1) If the University course is organized by the  Università di Bologna at its faculties, the University fee has to be added. The price is usually from  € 240 to € 400  (4 weeks course) and  from € 360 to € 600 (6 weeks course) depending on the department and number of lessons (2/3 lessons per week)

4 weeks accommodation with half board single room home-stay or shared flat € 650, 6 weeks   € 975

Academic Year/ Semester/Trimester

9 Months € 12920
The course includes:
weeks Survival Italian course A (level A1 and A2): Italian language course 20 hours a week in class 6-12 people + 10 hours of extra-curricular activities + 10 hours of homework at school with supervision or at home

  1. The University fee has to be added. The price is from € 800 to € 1300 depending on the department
  2. 36 weeks in depth course B (B1 and B2): 6 hours a week to reach the competence of the Italian language in the communication and support of the University studies
  3. 10 months accommodation with half board

The University fee has to be added. The price is from € 1500 to € 2500 depending on the department

 6 Months € 9279
The course includes:
4 weeks Survival Italian course A (level A1 and A2): Italian language course 20 hours a week in class 6-12 people + 10 hours of extra-curricular activities + 10 hours of homework at school with supervision or at home

24 weeks in Depth course B (B1 and B2): 6 hours a week  to reach the competence of the Italian language in the communication and support of the University studies

months accommodation with half board

The University fee has to be added. The price is from € 800 to € 1300 depending on the department 

3 Months € 6040
The course includes:
4 weeks Survival Italian course A (level A1 and A2): Italian language course 20 hours a week in class 6-12 people + 10 hours of extra-curricular activities + 10 hours of homework at school with supervision or at home
12 weeks in Depth course B (B1 and B2): 6 hours a week  to reach the competence of the Italian language in the communication and support of the University studies
4 months accommodation with half board

The University fee has to be added. The price is from € 800 to € 1300 depending on the department

The Academic Year starts in mid-September and finishes in June.
Semesters are from September to January and from February to June.
Winter exams are in January and February and Summer exams in June and July.

Accommodation prices includes the months at the University and the 4 weeks of Survival Italian course upon arrival.

Cultura Italiana undertakes to follow the procedures and to adapt the lessons and goals to the mission and philosophy of the University of origin.

Cultura Italiana commits to the following:

  1. The organization of Summer Courses/Semesters/Academic Years
  2. Teaching of the Italian language
  3. Full organization of curricular and extracurricular activities and relations with the University
  4. Control of curricular and extracurricular activities
  5. Assistance during the students’ stay
  6. Tutoring
  7. Accommodation booking
  8. Suggestions for food and board
  9. Visa and all bureaucratic practices
  10. Support for any problem in and outside of the course
  11. Problem-solving as a reference for students
  12. Listening point/ help desk
  13. For university courses we cooperate with the Università di Bologna, Alma Mater Studiorum (for Italian professors, if needed)

Commitments of the Applicant University:
The choice of university professors. Teachers are professors sent or recruited by the applicant university or they are professors of the Università di Bologna or other universities
Managing of teaching
Examinations and evaluations
Credits

 

Faculty Led Programs for American Universities

Italian language courses to learn and to use the Italian language for the communication while living 1 month in Italy.

The duration of courses is 2/4/6 weeks.

Courses of Italian language and culture:
Italian language course: 20 hours of lessons per week (class 6-12 people, see: culturaitaliana.eu/courses/italian-intensive-course/ )
Classes on Italian culture: 10 hours a week of Italian cultural activities from the past to the present and about specific themes relating to your faculty, as follows:

  1. General themes to experience Italy: art and history, present day Bologna, natural environment and territory and current life in Italy (inside and outside of the school). (please see https://www.culturaitaliana.eu/information/visits-walks-meetings-art-and-history/ )
  2. Faculty led specifics: one conference every week (conducted in Italian or       English) held by a professor of the Università di Bologna on a specific theme (Law, Economics, Sociology, Literature, History, Art) or specific themes (Science, Biology, Physics) relating to the student’s area of study.

2, (or 6) weeks Survival Italian course A (level A1 and A2): Italian language course 20 hours a week in class 6-12 people + 10 hours of extra-curricular activities + 10 hours of homework at school with supervision or at home
2 weeks  € 536
4
weeks  € 978
6 weeks € 920
included  (one conference per week) conducted in Italian or English held by a professor of the Università di Bologna on a specific theme (Law, Economics, Sociology, Literature, History, Art) or specific themes (Science, Biology, Physics) relating to the student’s area of study.

The accommodation with half board (single room home-stay or shared flat with Italian students) costs 2 weeks € 325, 4 weeks € 650, weeks € 975

Cultura Italiana commits to the following:

  1. Follow the procedures and adapt the lessons and goals to the mission and philosophy of the applicant University.
  2. The organization of Summer Courses/ Semesters/ Academic Years
  3. Teaching of the Italian language
  4. Full organization of curricular and extracurricular activities and relations with the University
  5. Control of curricular and extracurricular activities
  6. Assistance during the students’ stay
  7. Tutoring
  8. Accommodation booking
  9. Suggestions for food and board
  10. Visa and all bureaucratic practices
  11. Support for any problem in and outside of the course
  12. Problem-solving as a reference for students
  13. Listening point/ help desk
  14. For university courses we cooperate with the Università di Bologna, Alma Mater Studiorum (for Italian professors, if needed)

The Applicant University commits to measure, convert and manage credits.

Accreditations:
In the past Cultura Italiana has cooperated with the University of Oklahoma for the establishment of university courses in Arezzo, with Arezzo since becoming a permanent venue. Cultura Italiana has taught Italian language courses with recognized credits, with visiting professors from the University of Oklahoma having held 3 courses at our Italian language school.
Currently we organize Italian language courses, and with the Università di Bologna, accredited courses as Academic Year Abroad for the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA).

Cultura Italiana cooperates with the Università di Bologna (Italy) and the Università per Stranieri di Siena (Italy) for which we are a center of training and examination.

We cooperate on permanent basis with the University of Stockholm (Sweden), University of Uppsala (Sweden), Maximilians Universitaet Muenchen (Germany) and in the USA with Spring Hill College (Mobile, AL), Rutgers University (Newark, NJ) and Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore).

Cultura Italiana is a reference for the University of Stuttgart, Tuebingen, Heidelberg, Freie Universitaet (Berlin) and Humboldt Universitaet (Berlin) in Germany.

In the past we have organized courses in Italy for Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY).