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GENERAL INFORMATION:

The Department of Italian is conducting its thirty-sixth summer program in Italy in the beautiful city of Urbino to provide students at various levels with an opportunity to study Italian in its natural environment. In association with the Department of Art History at Rutgers University the program also offers two courses for students of art history who can take advantage of the immense resources in this field at Urbino and other Italian cities. Urbino provides an ideal location for summer study given its climate, its proximity to the major centers of Italian culture, its University, and the superb setting of a Renaissance city. Beaches on the Adriatic are within easy access. The Summer 2008 Session will be under the direction of a Professor of Italian at Rutgers.

ADMISSION:
Participants must be undergraduates at Rutgers or other colleges, or high school seniors who will enter college for the 2008-2009 academic year, whether at Rutgers or elsewhere, and who will be eighteen years of age at the time of the group’s departure. Teachers and other qualified applicants may also be admitted on a space available basis. No previous knowledge of Italian is required since the program offers language courses at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced level, and the Art History course is conducted in English. Applications will be considered as soon as they are complete, and the applicant will be notified of the decision promptly. Applications received after April 1 will be processed on a space available basis.

LIVING ARRANGEMENTS:
Students will stay in dorms at the University of Urbino. Three meals a day will be provided.

CULTURAL EXCURSIONS:
Program cost includes group excursions to some of the most beautiful cities in Italy. In the last few years we have visited Ravenna, Assisi, Florence and Siena.

TRANSPORTATION:
The group will fly from New York/Newark to Italy on July 2 and will be taken to Urbino by bus. Program cost includes round trip air fare to Italy with a choice of return dates. Students are responsible for their own transportation to the airport on their return date and for their own expenses during the period after the end of the program. The airfare will be deducted from the program cost for those students who wish to make their own arrangements.

PROGRAM COSTS
$4,950.00 (In-state) and $5,300.00 (Out-of-state). $1,500.00 is payable upon acceptance. All forms must be completed and returned to this Office by May 15 with the remaining balance. Program costs include round-trip airfare, room, board, tuition, and group excursions. Students must pay for lunch on group excursions, their own personal expenses, dental work, vacation travel, books, etc. and $56.00 for health insurance for the duration of the program. The program accepts no responsibility for personal property which must be insured separately if so desired and reserves the right to make any changes necessitated by circumstances. Travel insurance is available from the travel agent.

REFUNDS:
Students withdrawing before May 15 will receive 50% refund of their initial payment. There will be no refunds after May 15.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
All inquiries must be sent to the address below, not to the Registrar of the Summer Session.
Telephone: (732) 932-7536.
For applications please write to:

Summer Study in Italy
Rutgers, The State University
Department of Italian
84 College Avenue
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-8542
or
e-mail: cfeinber@rci.rutgers.edu

You can download the Applicationand Recommendation Form here
The file is in pdf format.

PROGRAM:
A program of six to eight credits will be chosen from the
following intensive courses:

ITALIAN

01:560-101 ELEMENTARY ITALIAN (CR. 4)
No previous study of Italian required.
01:560-102 ELEMENTARY ITALIAN (CR. 4)
Prerequisite: Italian 101 or equivalent.

01:560-131 INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN (CR. 4)
Prerequisite: One year of college-level or two years of high school-level Italian.
01:560:132 INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN (CR. 4)
Prerequisite: Italian 131 or equivalent.

01:560-321 ADV. CONVERSATION-CIVILIZATION (CR. 3)
Prerequisite: Two years of college-level Italian or equivalent.
01:560-322 ADV. CONVERSATION-CIVILIZATION (CR. 3)
Prerequisite: Italian 321 or equivalent.

01:560-491 TOPICS IN ITALIAN LITERATURE (CR.3)
Prerequisite: Three years of college-level Italian or equivalent.
01:560:492 TOPICS IN ITALIAN LITERATURE (CR.3)
Prerequisite: Three years of college-level Italian or equivalent.

ART HISTORY

01:082-309 MASACCIO & HIS CONTEMPORARIES (CR.3)
Permission of Instructor. Conducted in English.
01:082-310 THE HIGH RENAISSANCE IN ITALY (CR.3)
Permission of the Instructor. Conducted in English.

CLASSES:
All classes meet five days a week; regular attendance is mandatory.

EXCURSIONS:
All students will participate in the planned group excursions since they are an integral part of the course work. Smoking and drinking are not permitted on the buses.

GRADES:
Grades will be based on examinations and class performance according to the Rutgers University system by the Faculty and the Director in consultation. Non-Rutgers students will receive a Rutgers University Summer Session grade report and transcripts will be available upon request for all students.