The program is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors in good academic standing at their home institution. Two semesters of college-level Italian constitute the prerequisite for the fall semester, three semesters of college-level Italian for the spring. A “B” average in Italian language courses is required. Students wih less than four semesters of college-level Italian are required to attend the August session in Lecce, in the region Puglia. This course is a three-week intensive review of grammar and an introduction to contemporary Italy, and is required of students with only one year of college-level Italian. Students with two full years of college-level Italian may be exempted from the Lecce session. Participants are subject to specific requirements laid down by their home institution for study abroad.
Tuition and fees
The program fees cover tuition for the academic program, a round-trip airline ticket on the group flight, housing as well as extracurricular trips and activities organized by the program. Each semester, students will receive a food allowance to cover approximately 2/3 of food costs.
For further information, students from Vassar College, Wellesley College, and Wesleyan University should contact their respective study abroad offices. Students from schools outside the Consortium should contact Wesleyan University for 2013-2014, Vassar College for 2014-2015, and Wellesley College for 2015-2016. Outside students should submit applications by February 15 for the fall semester and full year, October 1 for the spring semester. Vassar students must check with their Office of International Programs for specific deadlines in early December.
Each institution has its own regulations governing study abroad, and students are advised to seek out the relevant information on their home campus. All students must be covered by health insurance while they are abroad and will be asked to complete a health information form as well as provide insurance policy information.