Study Abroad in Italian

Options and eligibility

If your are in your first year of study, you can take ITALIAN 177 for a minimum of 4 weeks (including at least 48 hours of taught classes).

  • To be eligible for ITALIAN 177, you must have a minimum pass grade in ITALIAN 106.

If you are in your second year of study, you can take ITALIAN 277, 278 for a minimum of 4 weeks (including at least 60 hours of taught classes).

  • To be eligible for ITALIAN 277 and 278, you must have a minimum B+ grade in ITALIAN 107 or a pass grade in ITALIAN 200 or any Stage Two non-language course taught and assessed in Italian.

If you are in your third year of study you can take ITALIAN 377, 378 for a minimum of 4 weeks (including at least 60 hours of taught classes).

  • To be eligible for ITALIAN 377 and 378, you must have a minimum B+ grade in ITALIAN 200 or a pass grade in any Stage Two non-language course taught and assessed in Italian, or a pass grade in ITALIAN 300.

Recommended language and culture course in Italy

You will have a choice of:

  • Mondavio, in the Province of Pesaro e Urbino. See Language Study Abroad - Italian (Summer School) for more information. This option is not available every year.
  • A private institute in Venice
  • A private institute in Florence
  • A private institute in Turin
  • A private institute in Modena

Some scholarships are available for the above institutes. In order to be considered, you must contact the Study Abroad Adviser.

Going to other overseas institutes

Documentation for approval

  1. Up to date course details (including institute, start date, total contact hours and course duration. Credit will not be given to courses other than that approved by the Study Abroad Adviser.
  2. An up-to-date copy of your Academic Transcript.

Duration of course

A minimum of 48 hours of taught classes in 4 weeks is required for credit for 177. Proof of the course duration must be supplied (see above).

A minimum of 60 hours of taught classes in 4 weeks is required for credit for 277, 278, 377 and 378. Proof of the course duration must be supplied (see above).

Documentation required on return

  1. Proof of attendance. (Upload on CANVAS)
  2. Course materials used.
  3. Official notification of overall result obtained (Upload on CANVAS)
  4. Essay in Italian. (Upload on CANVAS)
  5. Recommendation in English. (Upload on CANVAS)

Essay in Italian

Together with the documents above, you must submit a written assignment/report in Italian, outlining your study and life experience overseas or on a topic agreed in advance with the Study Abroad Adviser*. This work will be assessed (on the basis of content and linguistic quality) as part of the final grade.

  • 500-800 words for ITALIAN 177
  • 800-1,000 words for ITALIAN 277 and 278
  • 1,000-1,200 words for ITALIAN 377 and 378

*If you enrolled in two Study Abroad courses, the second piece of writing must be on a topic agreed with the Study Abroad Advisor.

Recommendation in English

You are required to provide a recommendation in English for other Italian students who may be interested in taking Study Abroad courses in the future. Please note that this report will not be a confidential document as it is intended as a guide to future students in their choice of courses.

Please comment on such matters as:

  • The overall quality of the course.
  • The appropriateness of the level.
  • The quality of the teaching.
  • The usefulness an interest value of the course materials.
  • Other relevant aspects eg, organised cultural activities.

Eligibility to undertake two study abroad courses

Please see the Study Abroad Adviser.

Immediately on return

Submit your documents from the overseas institution to the course coordinator and arrange the assessment with the course coordinator. You must do so by the end of study break and exams or you run the risk of not having your course credited.