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UMD-Winter: Italy: Language and Culture (ITAL)
Genoa, Italy
Program Terms: Winterterm
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Courses Offered: Click here to view
Program Costs Winterterm
Fact Sheet:
Class Eligibility: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Credit Type: Resident Credit
Language of Instruction: Italian Language Prerequisite: No
Prerequisite(s): None
 Minimum GPA:
Non-UMD students eligible to apply: Yes
 Interview required?:
EA Advisor: Joel Ward
 Visa process required for US citizens?:
Program Description:
Italy Cinq terre

Language and Culture

Priority Deadline for short-term programs is September 1st, 2013. Programs may fill by this date and be closed.

As the capital of Liguria, one of Italy's smallest regions and one of the most beautiful - with its lush vegetation, mild climate, rugged coast line and popular seaside resorts - Genoa offers students a great variety of experiences, ranging from its maritime history to the tasting of its great cuisine. Also known as Baltimore's twin city, Genoa is filled with theaters, museums, restaurants, cafes, shopping centers and stores of every kind. It is a historic and vast city, with medieval and renaissance palaces and streets. The port of Genoa has a renovated inner harbor with the largest aquarium in the Mediterranean. With its ideal location, at the center of the Italian Riviera, Genoa is close to Portofino and the Cinqueterre (Five Lands) which offer stunning views of Liguria's rugged coast and its beauty.

This program is based in Genoa

Highlights include:

  • Visits to historically important cultural sites
  • No Italian required

Students will stay in a pensione near the University of Genoa. This is hotel/dorm style-housing. Students will share a room. There is wireless internet available in the pensione.

To apply, verify the minimal course requirements, then click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page.

Italy basil

Education Abroad will enroll committed students in one of the following courses for four (4) credits from the University of Maryland:

  • ITAL 103: Italian Language and Culture
  • ITAL 203: Italian Language and Culture
  • ITAL 498: Independent study in Italian (3 credits)
Students will be expected to participate in pre-departure meetings. ITAL 2013 fulfills HO core (prerequisite: ITAL 103 or equivalent). This course is run in collaboration with the Consortium / University of Genoa at the Centro Internazionale di Studi Italiani in Italian Language and Culture.

The Requirements
Applicants must be in good academic standing. Please refer to the Fact Sheet area at the top of this page for information on other basic eligibility requirements for this program.

Program Director: Dr. Stefania Amodeo, will be the Italian Instructor, team-teaching with faculty from the University of Genoa. A native of Genoa, Stefania Amodeo holds a laurea from the University of Genoa in Letters and Philosophy. She did graduate work in Belgium and at Harvard University where she received an M.A. in Italian language and literature.

For course, itinerary or in-country information, please contact the Faculty Director. For general questions or assistance with applying, contact the appropriate Regional Advisor in Education Abroad.

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Application fee: $50 (non-refundable), must be paid by applicant online via MyEA at the time of application.

Program fee for Winter 2014: $4190
Please see the "Program Costs" link above for an estimate of the total cost including airfare, personal expenses and other items not included in the program fee.

The program fee is collected in two installments:
  • $250 deposit (non-refundable) - Must be paid by applicant online via MyEA.
  • Early Deadline Deposit: Due by September 18th
  • Winter Deposit: Due by October 18th or within 48 hours of acceptance if accepted on or after that date.
  • Remainder of program fee - Charged to the student's UMD account upon course registration.

Withdrawals and refunds: Refer to our Withdrawal and Refund Policy for information about withdrawing from the program once the deposit has been paid.

NOTE: All University of Maryland faculty-led study abroad programs are financially self-supporting and, therefore, subject to cancelation due to low enrollment.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Last Day to Apply Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winterterm 2014 10/15/2013 
Rolling Admission 01/03/2014 01/25/2014

Admission is on a competitive basis, and application review will take place between the October 1 deadline ("last day to apply") and the October 8 decision date. Admissions notifications will be sent on or after the decision date.

This program has a priority application deadline of September 1. Applications that are complete by that date will be reviewed early, and notifications will be sent on or after September 8. Some programs may fill by this priority deadline.

** Admissions for the program are made on a rolling basis and applications will be reviewed in the order that they are completed. Early application is advisable.

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