Dive into Italian culture. Collaborate on a creative project. Experience magical Florence.
Immerse yourself in Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance and a city that has inspired creative minds for centuries. Learn about three focus areas—Italian food, art, and sports—from expert professors. You’ll savor Italian cuisine, appreciate Florentine art and architecture, and watch the World Cup with local buddies. Then you’ll choose one of these topics to explore in depth. Design and develop a group project with classmates based on your area of interest—an experience that will be a valuable in your college application process.
Want to improve your Arabic fluency by leaps and bounds? CET Jordan provides just the context with rigorous courses in both formal and informal Arabic, language partners, local roommates and a full-time language pledge. Arabic-based content courses and excursions--around Amman and throughout Jordan--add a level of understanding so that by the end of the term students are able to "think in the culture." This program is for serious students with at least 2 semesters of previous Arabic language study.
Ready for a study abroad experience that includes rigorous academics and takes advantage of an off-the-beaten-path location? CET Siena is for Italy-lovers who are ready to make a full year's worth of Italian language progress and to delve deeper into their understanding of Italian culture through electives in history of art, studio art, film, literature and politics. Local roommates or homestays and a faculty-led Traveling Seminar open additional windows to Italian culture. University of Virginia oversees academics, making this program a good fit for serious students of all majors and Italian language levels. This program is open to students from all colleges and universities.