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(D) ITAL 295 & HUM 296: Study Abroad in Florence
Florence, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Restrictions: Scranton applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 04/15/2018 04/30/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English, Italian Language Prereqs.: No prerequisites
Language Courses: Italian/Advanced, Italian/Elementary, Italian/Intermediate
Fields of study:
Culture, History, Italian
Credits/Term: 3-6
Program Type:
University of Scranton Faculty Led Study Program
Housing Options: Apartment
Meals/Dining:
Prepare own food, Restaurants/Cafes
UofS Faculty Led Study Program:
University of Scranton Faculty Led Study Abroad Program
Program Description:
Summer 2016 Faculty Led Study Abroad in Florence

Note: You must have the instructor's permission to apply for this program
4 weeks, May28th - June 25th
Please contact:

Dr. Marzia Caporale, marzia.caporale@scranton.edu and Dr. Zanzana, el-habib.zanzana@scranton.edu

Earn up to 6 credits -   
3 cr. Italian language (ITAL 295)
3 cr.  Dante’s Inferno and the Florence of his Times (HUM 296, taught in English)
• Courses will be offered in conjunction with the Italian Government -Accredited Istituto Europeo
• All levels of language are offered (beginner, intermediate, advanced).  A placement test will determine each student’s appropriate level
• 3 organized week-end trips to Venice, Siena and the Chianti region
• Possibility of week-end trips to Rome or other major cities upon request
• Visits to Florence’s museums and cultural sites
• Social and cultural events sponsored by the Istituto Europeo

• Accommodation in student apartments; Several group meals included
Program fees include:
  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Transfer to and from the airport in Italy
  • Tuition and textbooks for classes at the Istituto Europeo
  • Lodging in fully equipped student apartments
  • 3 day-trips (Chianti region, Venice, Siena or San Gimignano)
  • Possibility of week-end trips to Rome or other major cities upon request
  • Visits to Florence’s museums and cultural sites
  • Social and cultural events sponsored by the Istituto Europeo
  • Departure May 28th, return June 25th
  • Accommodation in student apartments; Several group meals included

Courses Available
HUM 296 Dante’s Inferno and the Florence of His Times. 3 credits. This course, taught in English, examines a selection of representative canti, in translation, from Dante’s Inferno.  The study of the canti includes identification of elements of Medieval thought, values, and imagery, as well as the examination of Dante’s representation of Florence and its politics, and leading historical and literary figures of Medieval Italy.  Students also assess essential elements of architecture and figurative art during visits to sites that have a particular significance in Dante’s life and work, such as  Dante’s house; the Baptistery of San Giovanni; Santa Croce; and the Bargello.  This course may fulfill requirements in the Italian Studies Concentration but not in the Italian minor or major.

ITAL 295 (Intensive Italian language) 3 credits. Course meets all criteria listed in the catalogue description for a CF designation: The intensive study of the Italian language will foster the students’ ability to communicate in their own tongue as well as in the target language. The on-site study of Italian culture “allows students to appreciate their own culture and to enhance their understanding of the world around them.”  Additionally, “students will demonstrate a comprehension of the target language appropriate to their course level (through advanced composition and conversation) and the nature of the target language as established by ACTFL proficiency guidelines.”