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  • Locations: Genoa, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission 06/04/2023 07/01/2023

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:

Discover Italian Language in Genoa.

Genoa, a beautiful city on the Italian Riviera, home to the largest medieval center in Europe, has been a bustling port town since the 11th century. Genoa pairs this impressive history with modern arts, music and cuisine, leading it to be declared Europe’s Capital of Culture in 2004. With easy access to Milan, Florence, the French Riviera and mediterranean islands, Genoa is a prime location to spend a summer abroad. 

Students will take an Italian language course (ITA 111, ITA 112, ITA 154 or ITA 212) as well as IAS 210: Introduction to Italian Literature (D), taught by WFU Professor Remi Lanzoni. Earn a total of 6 credit hours.
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Overview Genoa, a beautiful city on the Italian Riviera, home to the largest medieval center in Europe, has been a bustling port town since the 11th century. Genoa pairs this impressive history with modern arts, music and cuisine, leading it to be declared Europe’s Capital of Culture in 2004. With easy access to Milan, Florence, the French Riviera and mediterranean islands, Genoa is a prime location to spend a summer abroad. 

Students will take an Italian language course (ITA 111, ITA 112, ITA 154 or ITA 212) as well as IAS 210: Introduction to Italian Literature (D), taught by WFU Professor Remi Lanzoni. Earn a total of 6 credit hours.

 

 
Location Genoa, a beautiful city on the Italian Riviera, home to the largest medieval center in Europe, has been a bustling port town since the 11th century. Genoa pairs this impressive history with modern arts, music and cuisine, leading it to be declared Europe’s Capital of Culture in 2004. With easy access to Milan, Florence, the French Riviera and Mediterranean islands, Genoa is a prime location to spend a summer abroad. 

Check out this Timeout article for 10 Great Things to do in Genoa
Program The summer Study Abroad Program in Genoa is designed to help students achieve three basic goals: Introduction to Italian language, an understanding of the Italian people and their culture, and a deeper awareness of their own culture. Students will take an Italian language course (ITA 111, ITA 112, ITA 154, or ITA 212) for transfer credit.

In addition to the language course all students will also take an Italian Studies course taught by a WFU professor, which will introduce the main aspects in Italian literature with crucial components such as history, art, politics, film studies, and cultural landmarks. Students will earn 6 total credit hours over the 4 week program.
Faculty 2023 Faculty Leader
Remi Lanzoni 
Assistant Professor of Italian Studies 
Email: lanzonr@wfu.edu
Accommodation Students will stay in apartments or B&Bs with access to a kitchen to prepare meals. 
Excursions   Walking tour of Genoa
  Visit to Camogli, a typical fishing village with a boat ride to San Fruttuoso, a beautiful cove which is also the site of an historical medieval abbey.
  Visit to Portofino
Selection
  • Good academic standing
  • Interest in Italian language and culture
Costs The total cost of summer study abroad can be broken down into four categories:
  • Program Fee - Usually covers room, in-country travel, excursions, some meals and other costs associated with the program.
  • Tuition – Students on WFU summer programs pay WFU summer school tuition per credit hour. The 2022 summer rate was $950/per credit hour. Expect a small increase for summer 2023.
  • Airfare (estimated) – Varies per location. Students are responsible for their own airfare unless otherwise noted.
  • Personal Expenses (estimated) – These will vary depending on the students' spending habits, cost of living in the destination country, and the number of meals included in the program fee. This may also include visa fees, vaccinations, academic supplies/books and other miscellaneous daily expenses.

Program Fee - $4,117
Tuition (3hrs) - $2,850
Airfare (estimated) - $1,500
Personal Expenses (estimated) - $1,000
Estimated total cost - $9,470
Scholarships Students may apply for scholarships through the Center for Global Programs and Studies.


The Mercuri Scholarship is offered through the Italian dept. Please contact Irene Picconi picconia@wfu.edu in Romance Langugages for more information. .
 
Contact 2023 Faculty Leader
Remi Lanzoni 

Assistant Professor of Italian Studies 
Email: lanzonr@wfu.edu

Sean McGlynn
Study Abroad Advisor
Center for Global Programs and Studies
Phone: (336) 758 3194
E-mail: mcglynsd@wfu.edu
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