Italian Language & Culture


with Rome, Florence, Venice, and Assisi

Excellent quality courses at a very reasonable cost

No previous Italian experience needed!


May 29- June 30, 2020

Cost: $4,275


• non refundable SAO deposit of $450

• tuition for 12 credits

• books

• accommodation in Perugia

• three excursions –four day excursion in Rome, two weekend excursions in Venice and the Islands, and Florence - inclusive of breakfast and dinner, accommodation, transportation with liability insurance coverage and some entrance to museums e.g. Uffizi, the Sistine Chapel, and much more

• transfer from Rome to Perugia

• end of program dinner

• international accidental/health insurance coverage

Not included: Euro 100.00 refundable damages-lodging deposit, airfare ($ 1,300-1,500), personal expanses.


This program, located in Perugia, Italy, begins with a four-day tour in Rome! While in Rome, students will visit the ancient most evocative ruins such as the Coliseum, the Sistine Chapel and other historical sites. Then, participants will study at the University for Foreigners in Perugia, one of the most prestigious university in Italy specialized in teaching Italian as a foreign language. Perugia is the ideal location for students who wish to acquire a genuine experience of Italian life, culture, history, and culinary art in a safe, student friendly environment, while earning 6 academic credits. Classes are supervised and taught by Prof. Anna Rita Bonaduce-Dresler, as NC State faculty and director on site, and by Italian faculty.

In this program students can fulfill the GER in Foreign Language and the GEP in Global Knowledge, saving two foreign language semesters at NCSU. Culture courses are taught in English. No previous Italian experience is needed and no placement test is required!

One of the many highlights of this program is the Italian cooking classes, which provides program participants with hands-on experiences learning the art of Italian cuisine taught by local chefs.


FLI 315 | Italian Civilization and Culture

Fulfills the Humanities and Global Knowledge GEP requirements.

(3 credit hours | Taught in English)

Italian culture and society from its origins to modern times, including its history, geography and national and regional identities, social images, political and economic structures, and technological and scientific development of the Italian society. As an extension of the classroom students participate in educational experiences such as excursions and Italian cooking classes.

FLI 101, 102, 201, 202, 208, or 308 | Italian Language and Conversation*

(3 credit hours | Taught in Italian - students will be placed into the appropriate language level by the program director)

  • FLI 101 | Elementary Italian I
  • FLI 102 | Elementary Italian II
  • FLI 201 | Intermediate Italian I
  • FLI 202 | Intermediate Italian II
  • FLI 208 | Intermediate Italian Conversation
  • FLI 308 | Italian Reading and Conversation

*Upon successful completion of this study abroad program, these courses will appear on students' academic records as transfer credit. Applicants should consult with their academic advisors to determine any effect on their degree program.​

Advanced students, who are also minoring in Italian: This experience will offer you -in addition to the 6-9 credit course and save some time, the valuable opportunity to use and improve your Italian knowledge while living in Italy and attending courses at an Italian university. Furthermore this opportunity will not only improve your Italian but will also give you an understanding for the Italian culture, which is a fundamental part of the language. You will also earn additional 6 credits for the the GEP in Global Knowledge and Humanities by taking FLI 315.

In addition, all students may have free access to the course in Study of Italian Vocal Music. This course is concentrated on the study of Italian Opera music scores, and although it is reserved for opera singers, orchestra directors, and film directors, our students will be allowed to attend. If this course will not enroll a sufficient number of students may not be offered.


Perugia is located in the Umbria region, called the “Green Heart of Italy” because it is a green and fertile area with hills and mountains. It is the most famous and interesting cities in Italy in terms of art, culture and history. It has Etruscan origins and is rich in Medieval and Renaissance art and architecture. All the needed services - banks, movies and theaters, medical services staffed, and of course, a huge selection of stores and restaurants- are located in the historic center, which you can stroll through in about half an hour. Perugia has busy season of concerts, theatre and entertainment, including the famous Umbria Jazz and Rock in Umbria festivals, in July. Within easy distance there are number of old towns which can only be described as artistic ‘jewels’: Assisi, Gubbio, Orvieto, Spoleto, Todi, and Spello are indispensable stopping-off points for anyone interested in the beauties of the past.

Palazzo Gallenga – University for Foreigners

The program will be held at the University for Foreigners in Perugia which specializes in Italian as a second language. The University for Foreigners in Perugia is the oldest and most prestigious institution in teaching and research activity as well as the furthering education of the Italian language and civilization. The faculty consists of established native Italian professors of Italian language, literature, history, art history, and economics. Some are known worldwide for their research, studies, and publications. The home of the University is the Palazzo Gallenga, situated in the center of the city close to one of the Etruscan Arches.

Students will have access to:

    • Library: With about 80,000 volumes the University Library is specialized in literature, history, and history of Italian art, in Etruscan studies, in linguistics and similar studies.
    • Centre for bibliographical orientation and documentation: This structure provides students with bibliographic data banks (on line and CD-ROM’s), offers assistance for bibliographical research and for the elaboration of bibliographies.
    • Linguistic and computer laboratories: The University has five linguistic laboratories which are using during the courses. There are two more computer laboratories with 57 workstations connected in a network.
    • Caffetteria: The University has his own caffeteria opened to the students.
    • University Social Center (CSU): each week the center organizes concerts, shows, exhibitions and films. All activities are free.
    • University for Foreigners’ surgery: It is open for students of the University.

Flight Information

Students will make their own flight arrangements.

The transfer from Rome to Perugia is arranged and inclusive in the program cost.

Please arrive in Rome -Leonardo Da Vinci, Fiumicino- on May29, 2020 before 12PM.


The Students and the director will be housed in apartments for three or four people. All the apartments are in the same area, located in the historic center, within walking distance of the University. Students will provide their own meals. The students of the University for Foreigners have access to the Italian University canteen at low prices.


One four day excursion in Rome, two weekend excursions in Venice and Island, and Florence, one day excursion in Assisisi will be offered during the program. Guided visit to historical and artistic monuments of Perugia.

How To Apply

Applicationswillbe acceptedon a rollingbasisuntilfilledor the February 15, 2020 deadline!

Students may access the online applications by going to the Study Aborad website.

Submitted applications must be completed, and a $450.00 non-refundable deposit (applied to the program cost) is required to reserve a place in the program.


Specific scholarships related to this program:

Other Scholarships and Finacila Aid information are available for NC State students through the Study Abroad Office .


For further information please contact the program director:

Dott. Anna Rita Bonaduce-Dresler

NC State University Italian Instructor

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Phone (919) 515-9294

The university reserves the right to alter the program format and/or costs in case of conditions beyond its control. If the program is canceled or student withdraws, a refund of program costs may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Office Refund Policy details.


Study Abroad Office 315 First Year College Commons Campus Box 7344 Raleigh, NC 27695