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Italy

Ciao Italia!

Landscapes that will take your breath away, rich history, and delicious food, your trip to Italy will be nothing short of unforgettable.

Get ready to explore beautiful destinations, learn about ancient cultures and savor the most loved cuisine in the world. History, art, sport, relaxation, well-being and above all food for the body and soul. Italy is the ideal Country in which to relax and recharge, without sacrificing any fun.

Study abroad in any of these cities:

  • Bologna
  • Florence
  • Rome
  • Tuscania
  • Venice

International Business in Florence, Italy

Overview

Announcing the seventh international opportunity for business students: a guided overseas course in Florence, Italy. This trip will combine tours, company visits and lectures to help you understand the context of doing business abroad. The tour will be conducted by Fulbright scholar Professor Alan Zimmerman and hosted by our study abroad partner, the Lorenzo De Medici Institute located in the heart of Florence.

Want to know more about living in Florence?  Take a look at a CSI Today article about the program.

Information Sheet
Faculty Leader Alan Zimmerman
Faculty Leader Email Alan.Zimmerman@csi.cuny.edu
Advisor John Dunleavy
Advisor Email John.Dunleavy@csi.cuny.edu
Minimum GPA 3.0
Class Standing Graduate, Undergraduate
Min Required Number of College Credits Completed in Order to Apply 12
Language of Instruction English
Areas of Study Accounting, Business, Business Design, Business Information Systems, International Business, Marketing
Housing Option Hotel
Program Open to CSI Students, Other CUNY Students

Studying

You will register for the Fall 2021 course BUS 420 (Undergraduate) or BUS 720 (Graduate) on the CSI campus. The time in Italy in January is an extension of this Fall 2021 course. This course is taught by CSI Professors Alan Zimmerman (Alan.Zimmerman@csi.cuny.edu)  and William Serrano (William.Serrao@csi.cuny.edu).  All academic questions can be directed to them.  The course is 3 credits.

Living

Accommodations are provided by our partner institution, Lorenzo de' Medici, and included in the cost of the program. Students typically live in shared rooms in hotel-style accommodations within easy distance of Lorenzo de' Medici.

Exploring

All of the facilities, including independent administrative offices, classroom buildings and art studios, are located on several premises in the city’s historical center in the San Lorenzo area. Florence is a living museum with works by famous painters, sculptors and architects in everywhere you turn.  Through the various field trips and city tours you will participate in, you will get to know Florence in a way that tourists normally don't.    

Eligibility

Completion of pre-major requirements for Accounting or Business; 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or permission of instructor.

 

Dates & Costs

Below you will find the current dates and costs for all term available.  Please note all dates and costs are subject to change.
 

 Winter 2022  Jan 10-20, 2022  $3,170

*The cost of the credits is not included in the program price.  It will be billed as part of your fall 2021 tuition and may be included as a component of full-time tuition.

Program Cost Includes: Housing; Required excursions; Orientation in the US and abroad; Sickness and accident insurance; Administrative fees

Estimated Additional Costs: Airfare: $800 - $1,100, Meals: $200, Personal Expenses: $300

Arts and Sciences at the University of Bologna

Overview

The University of Bologna (Università di Bologna), founded in 1088, is both the oldest university in the world as well as the first place of study to use the term universitas (university). The University has 11 schools and campuses in Ravenna, Forlì, Cesena and Rimini. With an enrollment of about 85,500 students, the University of Bologna is the most popular university in Italy. This exchange program is open only to CSI students.

Information Sheet
Advisor John Dunleavy
Advisor Email John.Dunleavy@csi.cuny.edu
Minimum GPA 2.75
Class Standing Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Min Required Number of College Credits Completed in Order to Apply 12
Language of Instruction English, Italian
Areas of Study Agriculture, Architecture, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, Italian, Management, Mathematics/Statistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
Housing Option Independent Housing
Program Open to CSI Students

Studying

The University of Bologna will offer the following disciplines: Architecture, Agriculture, Chemistry, Philosophy, Engineering, Modern Languages, Mathematics, Psychology, Economics, Management, Italian Studies, Political Science, Sociology, History. The language of instruction is English except some courses in the subject of Italian language and culture.

As an exchange student, you can choose course units from different Degree Programs. You will find the course unit catalog on the web page: www.unibo.it/CourseUnits.  All students must take one course in Italian language.

 

Living

Students must find their own housing in Bologna.  ER-GO, the Regional Authority for the Rights to Higher Education, manages a number of university halls of residence available to students at a preferential rate.  ER.GO has an online booking service.  For more information, please check their website here.

Students can also utilize SAID (Student Accommodation and Information Service).  The SAIS supports international exchange students and enrolling students in finding accommodation in the university halls of residence, colleges, short-stay accommodation or in private rented property. This support also includes help with negotiating rental contracts.  For more information, please check their website here.

Exploring

Bologna has an abundance of museums, theaters, and cinemas.  As a student at UNIBO, you will enjoy discounts to many of these.  Bologna is a bicycle-friendly city, and bikes can be rented from Bologna's bike stations.  Bologna is rich in history as you will see navigating the cobblestone streets and passing by centuries-old buildings housing shops, cafes, gourmet restaurants, piazzas and museums.  Bologna's train station will allow for exploration of the entire country and beyond!

Eligibility

The program is open to CSI students only majoring in business who are in good academic and student standing at CSI, with a minimum 2.75 GPA. These exchange programs require a certain level of maturity, independence, seriousness of purpose, and an ability to adapt to new environmental and academic conditions, and therefore require an in-person campus interview. Late admission can only be considered on a space by space basis. 

Dates & Costs

Below you will find the current dates and costs for all terms available.  Please note all dates are subject to change.  Students accepted to the exchange program will be registered for a minimum of 12 study abroad credits per semester and pay CSI tuition before departure. Below are some estimated additional costs you should be aware of.
 

  Fall 2019   August 27 - December 14, 2019
  Spring 2020   Late January - Mid-May

Additional Costs: 
    
 Airfare (approx. $1200), Meals (approx. $1700), Personal Expenses (approx. $1700), Permit to Stay (approx. $240), Textbooks (approx. $400)

Typical deadlines are as follows:
 
Fall: March 1st
Spring October 1st

Please ask for application cycles currently open, and any applicable extensions.

The application deadline for this program was Oct 1.

The program is closed and oversubscribed.

Wine, Gastronomy & Sustainability of the Mediterranean - IAU Winter J-Term Program

Overview

Italy * France * Spain

December 29, 2022 to January 15, 2023

The Wine, Gastronomy & Sustainability of the Mediterranean J-Term Seminar focuses on the appreciation of gastronomy and wine, while exploring regional and local delicacies. Students will learn to appreciate how these products are produced, understand how they impact the environment, and will begin to recognize how our consumption choices may be a potential solution or hazard to the global environmental crisis. In this multi-country traveling seminar, students will have the opportunity to taste Italian, French, and Spanish wines, speak directly with winemakers and industry experts, and visit cultural sites in Italy, France, and Spain.  The Institute for American Universities (IAU) is located in Aix-en-Provence situated on the Mediterranean coast. 

For the safety and well-being of all program participants, IAU-ACM is requiring all students, staff and faculty to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in all IAU-ACM J-Term programs. Students will be required to submit proof of vaccination to IAU-ACM. 

Itinerary

  • Italy: Rome
  • France: Aix-en-Provence and Cassis
  • Spain: Barcelona

View the 2023 itinerary here!  Please note, the schedule is tentative and subject to change.

NOTE - Please know that the dates, costs, and program for January 2023 will be similar to what is now posted. 

Information Sheet
Advisor Russell Davis
Advisor Email Russell.Davis@csi.cuny.edu
Minimum GPA 2.5
Class Standing Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Min Required Number of College Credits Completed in Order to Apply 12
Language of Instruction English
Areas of Study Business, Dietetics & Nutrition, Environmental Studies, Geography, Hospitality Management, International Relations, Management, Marketing
Housing Option Dorm, Hotel
Program Open to CSI Students, Non-CUNY Students, Other CUNY Students

Studying 

Academics & Program

Students can choose one of the following courses:

  • Business/Wine Studies 306: The Global Wine Industry 
  • Geography/Marketing/Wine Studies 303: Regional Wine Trade and Economics 
  • Hospitality Management/Wine Studies 317: Wine and Food Pairing 
  • Marketing/Wine Studies 312: Wine Marketing and Analysis 
  • Environmental Studies 375: Environmental Security and Sustainability in the Mediterranean Basin 
  • International Relations 375: Environmental Security and Sustainability in the Mediterranean Basin 
  • Geography 375: Environmental Security and Sustainability in the Mediterranean Basin

The 2023 syllabus will be available soon! View the 2022 syllabus here. Details are subject to change. 

Itinerary

  • Italy: Rome
  • France: Aix-en-Provence, Cassis
  • Spain: Barcelona

View the 2023 itinerary here! Please note, the schedule is tentative and subject to change.

About the Professor:

Professor Anthony Triolo also serves as the Coordinator of the Wine Studies Program at IAU. He received a Bachelor’s degree (Summa Cum Laude) in International Affairs from the American University of Paris, and later earned a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies (Histoire Militaire, Sécurité et Défense) from IEP, Aix-en-Provence, France in conjunction with Universite Paul Valery III, Montpellier, France. Professor Triolo is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and has several years of hands-on experience managing sustainable and organic vineyards. His scholarly interests are centered around the relationships between international security and global environmental crisis with a particular focus on sustainable agriculture, which he sees as a possible panacea, playing a significant role in mitigating climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity and food insecurity.

Living

IAU’s J-Term Traveling Seminars are unique in that the classroom and campus changes based on the location of the program. The J-Terms consist of 17-21 day academic and cultural courses led by IAU faculty and include 24/7 staff support.  The seminars are thematic in nature and involve travel through multiple countries. During the program, students have access to a variety of spaces including partner institutions, hotel conference rooms, lecture halls, and museums in which to conduct coursework and lectures. Students are housed in hotels or residence halls in each city. Breakfast is included.  

Eligibility

Students must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale and have completed 12 college credits at time of application.  Students may have freshman through senior standing.  There are no foreign language requirements; all courses are offered in English.

Applications to Include
- Official transcripts
- One letter of recommendation from a teacher who knows the applicant from a classroom setting
- Statement of purpose

Dates & Costs

Duration

December 29, 2022 - January 15, 2023

NOTE - Please know that the dates, costs, and program for January 2023 will be similar to what is now posted.  

Costs

$ 6,230

Costs included: Tuition and fees for 3 credits, lodging, daily breakfast, some group lunches and/or dinners, intra-program transportation (by plane, train, or bus), entrances/fees for all scheduled cultural activities and academic visits, orientation, and health, liability, and repatriation insurance.

Costs not included: International roundtrip airfare, most lunches/dinners, textbooks, and personal expenses.

J-Term students are required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $1,500 directly to IAU College, divided into two installments. The initial $750 deposit is due pre-acceptance and the remaining $750 is due within two weeks of acceptance or by October 15th, whichever comes first. This deposit is applied towards the program fee.

Students who enroll in a January Term Seminar and the spring semester in Aix-en-Provence or Barcelona consecutively are eligible to receive a $2,000 grant credited to their spring semester invoice. In order to be eligible to receive the grant, students must participate in the Early Start Program during the week between the end of the January Term Seminar and the start of the spring semester. The Early Start Program allows students to move in with their hosts a week before the semester begins, receive French or Spanish language instruction, and participate in local cultural activities! Visit IAU's Scholarship website for additional details. 

 

Application Deadline: 

October 1

Arts and Sciences at the American University of Rome in Italy

Overview

Founded in 1969 as an independent, coeducational, four-year institution, The American University of Rome is located in a beautiful villa on Rome’s highest hill, the Janiculum, on the right bank of the Tiber River. The four-story villa and an adjacent five-story building have a complete range of facilities, including classrooms, art and design studios, a student lounge, computer laboratories, faculty and administrative offices and classrooms. The American University of Rome is set in the capital of Italy. Known as The Eternal City, Rome is filled with legacies of the past, such as the Roman Forum and the Coliseum. Contemporary Rome offers a host of activities, notably theater. Rome is also an important center for the study of international relations and international business.

Information Sheet
Advisor John Dunleavy
Advisor Email John.Dunleavy@csi.cuny.edu
Minimum GPA 2.5
Class Standing 1 Freshman, 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior
Min Required Number of College Credits Completed in Order to Apply 12
Language of Instruction English
Areas of Study Archaeology, Architectural History, Art, Art History, Arts, Business, Classical Studies, Creative Writing, Culture, English, European Studies, Film, Fine Art, History, Humanities, International Business, International Studies, Internships, Italian, Italian Language & Literature, Liberal Arts, Literature, Management, Marketing, Media Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, Peace Studies, Political Science, Religion/Theology, Studio Art, Writing
Housing Option Apartment, Independent Housing
Program Open to CSI Students, Non-CUNY Students, Other CUNY Students

Studying

The American University of Rome offers an array of exciting courses in its semester programs that take advantage of its fantastic location in Rome. In addition to choosing from a wide range of courses taught in English, students take one Italian language course. Students can take course work in several disciplines, including: History, Italian Language and Literature, Art History, Communications, Business, International Business, and International Relations.

Click here to search AUR's course offerings.

Living

Participants live in furnished apartments for students. The apartments are equipped with kitchens so students can prepare their own meals or eat in local restaurants or cafés.

Exploring

The Student Life office is the heart of your student life at The American University of Rome! They strive to complement the academic mission of the University by providing and supporting opportunities for learning through extra-curricular activities.

The activities and facilities that AUR offers promote students' personal growth, leadership development, social responsibility, multicultural competence and intellectual inquiry. The staff is committed to providing you with superb service in an engaging environment to entice your participation in formal and informal activities.

The Student Life office is also your resource center for... anything! You can use this office as a source of general information, advice and guidance. The office assists with non-academic issues, encourages student participation in Italian culture and daily life and supports student social life both on and off campus. They also arrange the travel plans for field trips and events in conjunction with the academic departments. The Student Life office plays an active role in bringing a wide variety of events and activities to students and hope they will take advantage of all AUR has to offer.

Eligibility

Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA

Dates & Costs

Below you will find the current dates and costs for all terms available.   Please note all dates are subject to change.

 NOTE - Summer 2021 Suspended

 Spring 2023

 Late January - Mid-May, 2023

*The application deadline was March 15.  However,  
 late applications may be considered on a case by
 case basis.  Please contact:
 john.dunleavy@csi.cuny.edu

 $14,100 (CUNY & CCIS)
  Fall 2022

 September 1 - December 20, 2022

*The application deadline was March 15.  However,  
 late applications may be considered on a case by
 case basis.  Please contact:
 john.dunleavy@csi.cuny.edu

  $14,100 (CUNY & CCIS)
 Summer 2022 

  
  Session I:  May 30 - July 1, 2022 
  Session II: July 4 - August 3, 2022

 *The application deadline was March 15.  However,  
 late applications may be considered on a case by
 case basis.  Please contact:
 john.dunleavy@csi.cuny.edu
  1 session (one course)                $5,320 (CUNY & CCIS)          $5,720 (Non-CCIS)    
  1 session (two courses)              $6,420 (CUNY & CCIS)          $6,820 (Non-CCIS)
  2 sessions (one course each)     $9,220 (CUNY & CCIS)          $9,620 (Non-CCIS)
  2 sessions (two courses each)   $11,420(CUNY & CCIS)         $11,820(Non-CCIS)

     Basic Program Cost Includes:
     Overseas tuition, housing (double bedroom in shared student apartment), orientation in the US and abroad, sickness and accident insurance, administrative fees.
Costs Not Included: 
     Short-Term:  Airfare (approx. $1200), Meals (approx. $700), Personal Expenses (approx. $700), Declaration of Presence (approx. $20), Optional Field Trips (approx. $45-$400)
     Long-Term:  Airfare (approx. $1200), Meals (approx. $1700), Personal Expenses (approx. $1700), Permit of Stay (approx. $240) <--Not needed for fall 2020, Optional Field Trips (approx. $45-$400), Textbooks (approx. $400) 

Please see below for application cycles currently open, and any applicable extensions. tuition, housing (double bedroom in shared student apartment), orientation in the US and abroad, sickness and accident insurance, administrative fees.
Costs Not Included: 
     Short-Term:  Airfare (approx. $1200), Meals (approx. $700), Personal Expenses (approx. $700), Declaration of Presence (approx. $20), Optional Field Trips (approx. $45-$400)
     Long-Term:  Airfare (approx. $1200), Meals (approx. $1700), Personal Expenses (approx. $1700), Permit of Stay (approx. $240) <--Not needed for fall 2020, Optional Field Trips (approx. $45-$400), Textbooks (approx. $400) 

Please ask for application cycles currently open, and any applicable extensions.

Arts and Sciences in Two Italies at Lorenzo de Medici

Overview

With the Two Italies Program, students embark on an intercultural journey exploring different aspects of the Italian culture and lifestyle. The program starts in cosmopolitan Florence, a city of art, design, and fashion. It then continues to Tuscania, a picturesque hill-top town in northern Lazio, located right between Florence and Rome, the Italian Capital, in one of the country’s most authentic and unspoiled areas, also noted for its Etruscan necropolises.

The curriculum is a celebration of all things Italian, from the country’s ancient history, to its excellence in the area of eno-gastronomy, approached from a Business and Marketing viewpoint. At the same time, Two Italies engages students with a reflection upon contemporary and eternal issues, such as the pursuit of happiness in challenging times, and the importance of sustainable practices in today’s food production and supply. An exploration of the Italian Language ties together the students’ experience through two of the most fascinating regions of our country; In Florence (Tuscany region), they get the Italian Language basics necessary to start navigating Italian everyday life. In Tuscania (Lazio region), students immerse themselves in the welcoming environment of the countryside for an authentic Italian-style experience, getting the chance to engage in daily conversation with locals and to discover the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Information Sheet
Advisor John Dunleavy
Advisor Email John.Dunleavy@csi.cuny.edu
Minimum GPA 2.8
Class Standing 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior
Min Required Number of College Credits Completed in Order to Apply 12
Language of Instruction English, Italian
Areas of Study Archaeology, Culinary Arts, Culture, History, Humanities, Italian, Italian Language & Literature, Liberal Arts, Literature
Housing Option Apartment
Program Open to CSI Students, Non-CUNY Students, Other CUNY Students

Studying

Course Offerings 

This dynamic program offers students a diverse and informed approach to the multifaceted aspects of contemporary Italy. It allows them to learn more about cultural differences and the settings in which they find themselves. Students remain at each location for six weeks and take a total of five 3-credit classes. Students will be closely supported by LdM’s expert and experienced team of advisors, support staff, and faculty at each of these locations.

Course Sequence 

MONTH I: Florence
Exploring Italy Through Language and Culture
ITL 124 / ITL 224
Elementary to Intermediate Levels / Upper Intermediate to Advanced Levels Module One: Pre-session *

Florentia: The Ancient Roots of Florence
HIS 215 / ANC 215

The Pursuit of Happiness: Cultivating Well-being in Challenging Times
PHI 220 / PSY 220
                     
MONTH II: Tuscania
Exploring Italy Through Language and Culture
ITL 124 / ITL 224
Elementary to Intermediate Levels / Upper Intermediate to Advanced Levels
Module Two: Super intensive session *

Wine Business & Marketing
BUS 252 / IGC 252

Sustainable Food and the New Global Challenge
IGC 280 / ENV 280

For a complete list of scheduled courses, please consult the website

 

Living

Students who choose this option are able to spend quality time in both magnificent locations: Florence and Tuscania.

The group that participates in this course will create a community that will share their experiences as they become a part of each area of Italy.

Each location rich in what they have to offer and they express the very interesting and very different faces of Italy. This is a unique educational and personal experience! Housing is included in the program cost. The housing described below is for both Florence and Tuscania.

In Florence, students will be housed in furnished, shared apartments.  

Exploring

While spending time in Florence and Tuscania, you'll never run out of things to explore.  Each city and its surroundings will provide endless opportunities. 

 

Eligibility

The program is open to all students and has no special prerequisites. Students must have at least a 2.8 GPA, have completed one semester (minimum 12 semester credit hours) of college-level coursework at the time of application, and be at least 18 years old.

Dates & Costs

Below you will find the current dates and costs for all terms available.  Please note all dates and costs are subject to change.
 

  Spring 2023

*The application deadline was March 15.  However,  
 late applications may be considered on a case by
 case basis.  Please contact:
 john.dunleavy@csi.cuny.edu

 

 January 31 - May 5, 2023   $11,990 (CUNY)    $13,500 (Non-CUNY)

  Fall 2022 

*The application deadline was March 15.  However,  
 late applications may be considered on a case by
 case basis.  Please contact:
 john.dunleavy@csi.cuny.edu
  August 30 - December 1, 2022    $11,990 (CUNY)    $13,,500 (Non-CUNY) 

Basic Program Cost Includes:
     Overseas tuition, housing (double bedroom in shared student apartment), orientation in the US and abroad, sickness and accident insurance, administrative fees.
Costs Not Included: 
     Long-Term:  Airfare (approx. $1200), Meals (approx. $1700), Personal Expenses (approx. $1700), Permit to Stay (approx. $240), Optional Field Trips (approx. $350 per trip), extra course fee-over 16 credits ($950), Textbooks (approx. $400) 

Please ask for application cycles currently open, and any applicable extensions.

Arts and Sciences at Lorenzo de Medici in Tuscania, Italy

Overview

Lorenzo de’ Medici – The Italian International Institute has a campus in Tuscania. The school, an elegant and fortified building, is situated in the old town center near the medieval walls. It has a strategic position, being just inside one of the main gates of the ancient town. The building opens onto an exquisite internal courtyard with an adjacent lounge/meeting area.

Immersed in beautiful natural scenery on the edge of the Maremma area of Viterbo, Lake Bolsena, and the Thyrrenium Sea, Tuscania is only 50 minutes from Rome and two hours from Florence. This ideal city can inspire the development of both the spiritual and the creative potential of an individual.

Information Sheet
Advisor John Dunleavy
Advisor Email John.Dunleavy@csi.cuny.edu
Minimum GPA 2.8
Class Standing 1 Freshman, 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior
Min Required Number of College Credits Completed in Order to Apply 12
Language of Instruction English, Italian
Areas of Study Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Art History, Arts, Classical Studies, Communication, Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Culture, English, European Studies, Film, Fine Art, History, Humanities, International Studies, Italian, Italian Language & Literature, Liberal Arts, Mass Communications, Media Studies, Philosophy, Studio Art, Writing
Housing Option Apartment, Homestay, Independent Housing
Program Open to CSI Students, Non-CUNY Students, Other CUNY Students

Studying

The curriculum at Lorenzo de’ Medici in Tuscania has been designed to promote the historical, artistic and cultural qualities that make this part of Italy unique including courses in Anthropology, Archaeology and Classical Studies, History, Literature, Music, Cinema, and Theatre Studies, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Political Science & International Studies, Sociology, Writing, Culinary & Nutritional Arts, Dance, Music, and Theatre Performance, Film, Video, and Multimedia Production, Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media, Photography, and Italian Language. Tuscania Program also offers 4-week Archaeology Field School program in summer.  Classes are small with emphasis on student-teacher interaction.  Students are immersed in the culture and are given plenty of opportunities to interact with the local inhabitants, including local Italian students.

Living

Participants live in single or double bedrooms in a furnished apartment which is shared with several other students. Apartments are located within walking distance from the school facilities. Food and the general cost of living tends to be less expensive than in the larger Italian cities, and many restaurants offer a discount to Lorenzo de’ Medici students.  Homestays are also available upon request.

Exploring

Lorenzo de Medici offers a free time program covering various activities involving the discovery of the different aspects of the historical and cultural heritage of the area.

These include guided visits such as: Social activities (ex. Meeting with Italian students, attending local special events) Theatre, Concerts, Museum Visits, Wine tasting, Walking lectures to particular sites of interest, Field trips & day excursions to places such as: Viterbo, Tarquinia and Vuleii, Bolsena Lake and Bisentina Island, Rome, Assisi, Siena, Florence, Naples, Ischia Island, Terme dei Papi (Thermal spas of the Popes).*Costs to be given upon arrival in Tuscania.

Eligibility

2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Dates & Costs

Below you will find the current dates and costs for all terms available.  Please note all costs & dates are subject to change.
 

  Fall 2022

  August 30 - December 17, 2022

*The application deadline was March 15.  However,  
 late applications may be considered on a case by
 case basis.  Please contact:
 john.dunleavy@csi.cuny.edu
 Liberal Arts/Studio Arts:                                           $12,000 (CUNY)     $13,430 (Non-CUNY)
  Summer 2022

  Session I - May 26 - June 24, 2022
  Session II - June 30- July 28, 2022

*The application deadline was March 15.  However,  
 late applications may be considered on a case by
 case basis.  Please contact:
 john.dunleavy@csi.cuny.edu

 
  1 session (one course)                                            $3,244 (CUNY)       $4,055 (Non-CUNY)      
  1 session (two courses)                                          $4,075 (CUNY)       $5,093 (Non-CUNY)
  2 sessions (one course each)                                $5,080 (CUNY)       $6,349 (Non-CUNY)
  2 sessions (two courses each)                              $6,564 (CUNY)       $8,205 (Non-CUNY)
 
  Archaeology Field School (6 credits) 4 weeks     $5,444 (CUNY)       $6,805 (CCIS)

Basic Program Cost Includes:
     Overseas tuition, housing (double bedroom in shared student apartment), orientation in the US and abroad, sickness and accident insurance, administrative fees.
Costs Not Included: 
     Short-Term:  Airfare (approx. $1200), Meals (approx. $700), Personal Expenses (approx. $700), Declaration of Presence (approx. $20), Optional Field Trips (approx      $350 per trip)
     Long-Term:  Airfare (approx. $1200), Meals (approx. $1700), Personal Expenses (approx. $1700), Permit of Stay (approx. $240), Optional Field Trips (approx. $350      per trip), extra course fee-over 16 credits ($1,000), Textbooks (approx. $400) 

Please ask for application cycles currently open, and any applicable extensions.

Italian Language and Culture at Istituto Venezia in Venice, Italy

Overview

Istituto Venezia-The Venice Institute, is a small language center that has been offering language instruction for Italians and foreigners since 1933. Italian language courses are offered at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. The Istituto Venezia is located in the heart of the university area of Venice, which has a high artistic value. The area is crowded with university students who gather in coffee shops and for live concerts, which are often held in this neighborhood.

Information Sheet
Advisor John Dunleavy
Advisor Email John.Dunleavy@csi.cuny.edu
Minimum GPA 2.5
Class Standing 1 Freshman, 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior
Min Required Number of College Credits Completed in Order to Apply 12
Language of Instruction Italian
Areas of Study Italian, Italian Language & Literature
Housing Option Apartment, Homestay
Program Open to CSI Students, Non-CUNY Students, Other CUNY Students

Studying

Semester Academic Program: The Istituto Venezia has been offering language instruction for Italians and foreigners since 1933. Program participants have an opportunity to study Italian with students from around the world. No previous knowledge of Italian is required. Italian language is offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Students may choose from one of the following program options. The super-intensive Language Program (Program I) is for students to enroll in an intensive semester of 12 credits of Italian language. Students are placed into the appropriate level of instruction for this program and will focus all academic coursework on Italian language acquisition. The Venetian Civilization and Culture Program (Program II) allows students to take a six-credit Italian language course at the appropriate level. In addition, students will take two four-credit courses—a history course, "Venetian History, Politics, and Society from the 12th to the 20th Century," and an art history course, "Venetian Art and Society from the 12th to the 18th Century." The language of instruction in these two special program courses is English. 

Summer Academic Program: (6 credits) The purpose of the Italian language courses is to teach students spoken and written Italian. The direct method is combined with grammar and syntax to give equal importance to the oral and written aspects. On all levels, lessons are divided into two parts-theory and practice. The theory learned in class is immediately practiced through exercises, thus permitting the achievement of written and spoken linguistic facility. The summer super-intensive course is an intense, fast moving course designed for students who wish to learn the language in all of its various aspects (speaking, reading, writing, and listening comprehension). The course is divided into five different levels. Each level offers four hours (an academic hour = 50 minutes of lessons per day, Mondays through Fridays. Weekly seminars in Italian culture and art history tours are mandatory for all super-intensive Italian language courses.

Living

 

The Istituto Venezia arranges accommodations in the NEW Santa Marta residence in the Dorsoduro district, within walking distance from the school.  Each student room has a private bathroom and kitchenette as well as: 
​            - Heating and air-conditioning                      - Gym
            - Wi-fi                                                            - Conference rooms
            - 24-hour reception                                       - Study Rooms
            - Laundry room                                             - Bicycle storage facility
            - Snack bar  

Exploring

You’ll explore every day in Venice as there is so much to see and do. While you’ll want to see all the hot spots, you’ll learn to avoid the tourists that pour in daily from the trains, buses, and cruise ships! Soon enough, Venice will be yours as you’ll find the secret alleyways, bridges, and canals that only the locals know. Plus, the Istituto Venezia organizes several activities during the term to give you the opportunity to make the most of your time in Venice. With so many walking tours focusing on different aspects of Venice social life, cinema, cultural events, and art, you’ll never tire of exploring your city.  But if you do, the train station beckons and it’s an easy ride to all corners of Italy and beyond.

Eligibility

Semester programs:  2.5 GPA or higher for Programs I & II

Dates & Costs

Below you will find the current dates and costs for all terms available.  Please note all dates are subject to change.
 

  Fall 2022

*The application deadline was March 15.  However,  
 late applications may be considered on a case by
 case basis.  Please contact:
 john.dunleavy@csi.cuny.edu
  Early September - Mid-December   Program I - Intensive Italian (12 credits):                                $10,240  
  Program II - Venetian Civilization and Culture (14 credits): $11,640    

  Summer 2022 

*The application deadline was March 15.  However,  
 late applications may be considered on a case by
 case basis.  Please contact:
 john.dunleavy@csi.cuny.edu
  Session I: Late May - Late June 
  Session II: Late June - Mid-July
  Session III: Mid-July - Mid-August
  6 credits (1 session):       $3,080 
  12 credits (2 sessions):   $4,780 
  Spring 2021   Late January - Early May, 2021     Program I - Intensive Italian (12 credits):                                $10,240 (CUNY & CCIS)     $10,640 (Non-CUNY & Non-CCIS)  
  Program II - Venetian Civilization and Culture (14 credits): $11,640  (CUNY & CCIS)     $12,040 (Non-CUNY & Non-CCIS)

Semester Program Cost includes: Tuition, Housing (Venice Institute-arranged single), Administrative fees, International Medical and Travel Insurance, Orientation in U.S. & Italy
Semester Estimated Additional Costs: Airfare $1,200, Meals $1,700, Textbooks $300, Personal expenses $1,700, Permit of Stay (approx. $220)

Summer Program Cost Includes: Overseas tuition, housing, orientation in the US and abroad, sickness and accident insurance, administrative fee.
Summer Estimated Additional Costs: Airfare $1,200, Meals $700, Textbooks $30, Personal Expenses $700, Declaration of Presence fee (approximately $20), 

Note: All dates and costs are subject to change. 

Please ask for application cycles currently open, and any applicable extensions.

Arts and Sciences at Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy

Overview

Lorenzo de' Medici – The Italian International Institute in Florence, enrolls students from all over the world. The main building on Via Faenza dates back to the 13th century and was originally a convent connected to a medieval church. All of the facilities, including independent administrative offices, classroom buildings and art studios, are located on several premises in the city’s historical center in the San Lorenzo area. Florence is a living museum with works by famous painters, sculptors and architects everywhere.

Information Sheet
Advisor John Dunleavy
Advisor Email John.Dunleavy@csi.cuny.edu
Minimum GPA 2.8
Class Standing 1 Freshman, 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior
Min Required Number of College Credits Completed in Order to Apply 12
Language of Instruction English, Italian
Areas of Study Accessories Design, Anthropology, Architectural History, Art, Art History, Arts, Business, Communication, Creative Writing, Criminology, Culinary Arts, Culture, English, Enology, European Studies, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Fine Art, Graphic Design, History, Humanities, International Business, International Studies, Internships, Italian, Italian Language & Literature, Liberal Arts, Literature, Marketing, Mass Communications, Media Studies, Philosophy, Photography, Print Making, Public Relations, Sociology, Studio Art, Writing, Architecture
Housing Option Apartment, Homestay, Independent Housing
Program Open to CSI Students, Non-CUNY Students, Other CUNY Students

 

Studying

Semester Programs

Liberal Arts/Studio Art Program (12-15 credits): A 3-credit Italian language course is required, which is offered at all levels from beginning through advanced. Beyond the compulsory Italian course, students are free to choose any of the courses they want. 
Past course offerings include:
Anthropology, Art History, International Business, Archaeology and Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Communications, Geography and Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, History, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Cinema and Theater Studies, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Political Science and International Studies, Peace Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Writing, Film, Video and Multimedia Production, Culinary and Nutritional Arts, Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media, Dance, Music and Theater Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Restoration, Sculpture and Ceramics, Architecture, Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Jewelry Design, and Italian Language and Culture. Internship courses are also available in various fields.

Semester Certificate Programs (15 credits): Students have the opportunity to gather the professional skills and the theoretical underpinnings of exciting fields such as Visual Communication for Fashion, Product Design towards Sustainability, Architecture in Urban Context, Interior Design in Con-temporary Living, Art in Food: Italian Gastronomy, Balance in Nutrition: the Art of Cooking.

Click here for Lorenzo de' Medici's current course offerings.

Summer Programs

Students register for one or two 3– or 4-credit courses. No previous knowledge of Italian is required.

Courses offered in the past include:
Anthropology, Archaeology and Classical Studies, Architecture, Art History, Communications, Culinary and Nutritional Arts, Fashion Design Marketing and Merchandising, Graphic Design, History, Interior Design, International Business, Italian Language (Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced), Jewelry Design, Literature, Painting Drawing and Mixed Media, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Photography, Restoration, Sculpture and Ceramics, Sociology, Writing 

Click here for Lorenzo de' Medici's current course offerings.

Winter Course Listings (subject to change)

ITALIAN LANGUAGE: 4 CREDITS 9:00 AM—12:40 PM

  • Elementary I
  • Elementary II
  • Intermediate I
  • Intermediate II
  • Advanced I
  • Advanced II

MORNING CLASSES: 3 CREDITS 9:00 AM—11:45 AM
          Courses offered in the past include:

  • Antiquity to Early Renaissance
  • The Built Environment of Florence
  • International Marketing
  • Organized Crime
  • Italian Regional Food
  • Principles of Drawing and Composition
  • Intermediate Drawing
  • Digital Graphic Techniques Fundamentals

AFTERNOON CLASSES: 3 CREDITS 2:00 PM—4:45 PM
       
           Courses offered in the past include:

  • The Quarters of Florence
  • Italian Grand Tour
  • Italian Food and Culture
  • Introduction to Digital Photography
  • Intermediate Digital Photography
  • Intercultural Communication
  • History of Italian Fashion

Click here for Lorenzo de' Medici's current course offerings.

Living

Participants live in furnished apartments for students. The rooms are double rooms in shared apartments.  Single rooms are available for a supplemental fee for summer and semester programs.  The apartments are equipped with kitchens so students can prepare their own meals or eat in local restaurants or cafés.  Homestays are also available upon request. 

 

Exploring

As a complement to the academic program, students can participate in activities that are organized by their Student Advisor within the city of Florence and take day trips to nearby towns (many of the activities during the semester program are free of cost). Students may also participate in optional field trips to places such as Rome & the Vatican, Urbino, Venice, Cinque Terre, Mantua, Ferrara, Nice & Montecarlo, Arezzo & Cortona & Montepulciano, Pienza, and Sorrento & Capri. These field trips are led by faculty from the school. Field trips are not included in the program cost. 

Eligibility

2.8 GPA or higher

Dates & Costs

Below you will find the current dates and costs for all terms available.  Please note all dates and costs are subject to change.
 

  Fall 2022

 Aug. 30 - Dec. 17, 2022

*The application deadline was March 15.  However,  
 late applications may be considered on a case by
 case basis.  Please contact:
 john.dunleavy@csi.cuny.edu
  Liberal Arts & Studio Arts (12-15 credits)              $12,230 (CUNY)   $13,290 (Non-CUNY)
  Semester Certificates (15 credits)                          $12,230 (CUNY)   $13,290 (Non-CUNY)
 Summer 2022

 Session I: May 26 - June 24, 2022
 Session II: June 30 - July 28, 2022

*The application deadline was March 15.  However,  
 late applications may be considered on a case by
 case basis.  Please contact:
 john.dunleavy@csi.cuny.edu
  1 session (one course)                                             $4,150 (CUNY)     $4,540 (Non-CUNY)      
  1 session (two courses)                                           $5,110 (CUNY)     $5,740 (Non-CUNY)
  2 sessions (one course each)                                 $6,510 (CUNY)     $7,210 (Non-CUNY)
  2 sessions (3-4 courses total)                                 $8,335 (CUNY)     $9,470 (Non-CUNY)
  Restoration Workshop (6 credits)                           $6,095 (CUNY)     $6,990 (Non-CUNY)
 Spring 2023  Jan 31 - May 20, 2023   Liberal Arts & Studio Arts (12-15 credits)               $11,800 (CUNY)   $13,190 (Non-CUNY)
  Semester Certificates (15 credits)                           $11,800 (CUNY)   $13,190 (Non-CUNY)
 Winter 2023  Jan 2 - Jan 21, 2023  (3 credits)                                                                      $ 3,455 (CUNY)    $3,795 (Non-CUNY)

Basic Program Cost Includes:
     Overseas tuition, housing (double bedroom in shared student apartment), orientation in the US and abroad, sickness and accident insurance, administrative fees.

Costs Not Included: 
     Short-Term:  Airfare (approx. $1200), Meals (approx. $700), Personal Expenses (approx. $700), Declaration of Presence (approx. $20), Optional Field Trips (approx. $350 per trip)
     Long-Term:  Airfare (approx. $1200), Meals (approx. $1700), Personal Expenses (approx. $1700), Permit to Stay (approx. $240), Optional Field Trips (approx. $350 per trip), extra course fee-over 16 credits ($1,000), Textbooks (approx. $400) 

Please ask for application cycles currently open, and any applicable extensions.