Summer Immersion Program in Italy
June 21 to July 18, 2018
Two-week program - June 21 to July 5, 2018
Join the 2018 Immersion Program in Italy for its unique, personalized and memorable
experience! The program is open to college students, professionals and community members
with an interest in the Italian language and culture. No Italian language knowledge
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Trip 2018 INFORMATION MEETING:
CCRI Knight Campus
Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 2:30 p.m.
Room 3141 (Third floor)
Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The CCRI Summer Program in Italy provides a rich educational experience for its participants
with a focus on the artistic, intellectual and cultural traditions of Italy.
Connect to Italy’s rich culture and enduring traditions.
Immerse yourself in the Italian language and culture.
Appreciate a civilization that began with the Etruscans, expanded during the Roman Empire, persevered
during the Middle Ages, flourished during the Renaissance and paved the way to modern-day
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Enhance your educational, professional and personal growth by enrolling in our two
or three-week program along with family and friends.
Our program will be held in Orvieto, a medieval town high on a plateau of tufo, a
volcanic rock, that was once an island in the sea that covered the Paglia valley below.
Orvieto offers an idyllic setting for immersing yourself in the Italian language and
culture. Orvieto, in the province of Terni is located in the Umbria region, the land
of the pre-Roman Etruscan civilization. Orvieto is 120 km (75 miles) north of Rome,
and 160 km (100 miles) south of Florence. Umbria, the "Green Heart of Italy," "il Cuore verde d'Italia," one of Italy’s smallest regions, a picturesque and still largely undiscovered treasure,
lies in the center of the country, east of Tuscany, north of Lazio and west of the
What to see in Orvieto?
Stroll down narrow medieval alleyways that lead you to the imposing Duomo built during
the years 1290-1320. In the Gothic-Romanesque style, the Duomo and its façade, designed
by Luca Signorelli, are a mix of marble and mosaics. Inside, one admires Signorelli's
frescoes (1499) in San Brizio's Chapel. A few steps from the Duomo, the Papal Palace
is now a museum of medieval artifacts. The Pozzo di San Patrizio is a well built in
the period 1527-1537 on the orders of Pope Clement VII who sought refuge here during
the sacking of Rome. Its famous double staircase winds down into the well (62 meters
(200 feet), 248 steps for each ramp). The Temple of Belvedere, near the well of San
Patrizio is another site of Etruscan interest. The Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo
(1160), a city hall in the Middle Ages, is now a convention center. There is the Etruscan
Museum, Museo Faina, in front of the cathedral, and the Etruscan Necropolis del Crocefisso
del Tufo just outside the town. Orvieto underground, "Parco delle grotte" is unique
and special; and, of course, Orvieto's "piazze" and Corso Cavour can be enjoyed over
and over again each evening during our "passeggiata," a nightly ritual conversing
with native speakers and savoring a delicious "gelato."
Classes are held at local language schools, at the Grand Hotel Italia and during excursions.
In addition to the regular classroom instructional hours, participants may opt to
take part in "Conversiamo all’aperto," a language practicum with native speakers at local cafés and trattorie.
- Elementary Italian I (ITAL 1030-999-3 Credits)
- A beginning Italian language course enabling participants to master pronunciation,
vocabulary, sentence structures and conversation skills, fostering interaction with
the community. Cultural aspects of Italy are emphasized.
- Conversational Italian I (ITAL 1510-999- 3 Credits)
- A course to further develop the student’s fluency in spoken Italian. Oral practice
includes active use of the language in dialogues, stressing communication and pronunciation.
Cultural readings provide material for conversation and discussion.
- Italian Heritage (ITAL 1900-999-3 Credits)
- An overview of the historical, artistic and literary development of the Italian culture
and civilization from the Fall of the Roman Empire to Modern Italy. Guest lecturers,
visits to museums and class discussions highlight significant aspects of Italian literary,
social and artistic life and their contribution to Western Civilization. Course conducted
- Italian Culture-Cuisine (ITAL 1910- 999- 1 Credit)
- The aim of this course is to gain knowledge and appreciation for the vast gastronomic
culture of Umbria and nearby regions. Classes will combine a hands-on workshop with
lectures on the rich historical, literary and artistic aspects of this marvelous and
genuine land, still intact with its purity. Course conducted in English-Italian.
- Italian for Business and Travel ( ITAL 1950- 999- 1 Credit)
- This course is designed particularly for employees of travel agencies, those in wholesales/retail
or import/export businesses and those individuals who are planning a cultural trip
to Italy. The course is tailored to the needs of the individual who wants to gain
knowledge and appreciation of the Italian language and culture expediently. Emphasis
is placed on common verbal expressions for basic communication, such as greetings,
lodging, shopping, food, transportation and cultural information about Italian customs
- Courses in Elementary Italian II, Intermediate Italian I-II and Italian Conversation and Composition I-II are also available upon request.
The 2018 Summer Program in Italy will include guided excursions to Florence, Rome,
Pienza, Perugia, Assisi, Civita Bagnoregio, San Gemini and more .... Participants
will have the opportunity to visit a variety of sites, museums, art galleries and
artesian studios. They will participate in local festivals and unique workshops such
as making delicious meals, gelato, pizza, and much more!
Participants are housed in three- to four-star hotels. In Orvieto participants will
stay at the Grand Hotel Italia, an elegant landmark building dating back to the Renaissance, conveniently located
in the center of the city. All hotels offer spacious lounges and meeting rooms, comfortable
rooms with air-conditioning and a private bath. A buffet breakfast is included.
Special group meals are included in the program. Participants should budget approximately
$35 to $45 per day.
Travel Arrangements and Information
Program participants must make their own travel arrangements to and from Italy. Ground
transportation on the day of arrival and day of departure will be available at no
extra charge as long as participants travel as a group at the same time.
Participants are strongly advised to purchase travel insurance. Please check with
your travel agent.
Three-plus-week program (June 21-July 18, 2018) cost is $2,895* (Single room supplement is $575, provided that single accommodations are available).
Two-week program (June 21-July 5, 2018) cost is $2,695* (Single room supplement is $475, provided that single accommodations are available).
*Cost is based on double room occupancy.
Read More About Tuition
Tuition is payable separately and directly to CCRI Bursar before departure for Italy.
Included in the program cost:
- Pre-departure orientations
- Guest lectures
- Reading material for courses and cultural excursions
- Three- to four-star hotel accommodations
- Breakfast (every morning), group dinners and/or lunches
- Field trips and cultural excursions with local certified guides
- Admission fees to museums, art galleries and churches
- Ground transportation
- Tips hotel staff, bus driver, porters
- Transfer from the airport to hotel, provided that the group travels together on the
Not included in the program cost:
- Round trip airfare from the United States to Italy
- Excess baggage fees
- Travel and medical insurance
- Tuition and books
- Personal expenses, laundry, telephone calls
- Passport expenses*
- Additional personal travel expenses before, during and/or after termination of the
- Any other additional expenses not included in program cost
*A passport valid for at least six months after your scheduled return to the United
States is required. Passport application forms may be obtained at most post offices.
Enrollment, Cancellation and Refund Policy
Please read carefully the following Program Enrollment, Cancellation and Refund Policy
The Summer Program in Italy requires extensive long-term planning. We encourage our
participants to enroll as early as possible. Your application will be reviewed in
the order in which it is received. Notification of acceptance in the program will
be communicated by the program coordinator/director.
- The application/registration is on-going now. Participants may opt to register for the two- or three-week program. The program
welcomes students from CCRI and other colleges/universities and adult learners eager
to immerse themselves in the Italian language and culture. No knowledge of the Italian
language is required. The application/registration must include a $395 deposit, which
will be applied toward the cost of the program. Application/registration is extended to April 14, 2018.
- Final payment is due May 4, 2018.
Please make a check or money order payable to CCRI.
- Applications/registrations may be accepted after May 4, 2018, on space-available basis.
- Participants may audit or enroll for credits. Students enrolled for 3 credits or more
must attend the full program (June 21-July 18, 2018).
- Applicants may be required to attend an interview in addition to completing this application.
- Participants will be registered for their courses upon acceptance into the program.
- It is a participant's responsibility to pay his/her tuition directly to the CCRI Bursar's
office before departure.
- Participants are strongly recommended to purchase travel insurance when booking their
- CCRI reserves the right to cancel the 2018 Summer Program in Italy prior to departure
for insufficient enrollment or other valid reasons. In the event of cancellation by
CCRI, a full program refund will be provided.
All cancellations by participants must be received in writing.
If a participant cancels, the following policy applies. Charges are calculated as
of the day written notification is received:
- Ninety days before departure: No refund of administrative study abroad fee $180.
- Sixty to 90 days before departure: No refund of $395 deposit and administrative fee.
- Thirty to 60 days before departure: 25 percent program cost refund, less deposit and
- Thirty days or less before departure and after the start of the program in Italy:
All requirements, courses, itineraries and fees are subject to change.