Italy

Italy

The Scripps College list of approved SAGE – Study Abroad and Global Education programs may change in response to students' interests and feedback, faculty, and administrative evaluations as well as changing world events. Study abroad is not without risks and students are advised to carefully choose their study site.

The Scripps Committee on Study Abroad (COSA) has approved the following programs in Italy for our students.

Ferrara

Academic Program

Intensive Italian language at the beginning of the semester and then continuing Italian and other course work taught in English. Students with sufficient background in Italian may audit university courses.

  • Reviewed by: Faculty: Ellen Finkelpearl
  • Fields of study: Italian language, art history, cinema, contemporary Italian literature
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; two semesters of Italian required by Scripps.
  • Number of program participants: 15

Living Arrangements

Homestay options are possible and students have two meals per day with the family. Students may choose to live in an apartment and share a double room and shared bathroom and kitchen facilities with another CIEE student. A meal stipend for lunches (homestay students) or for all meals (apartment redidents) is provided by Scripps.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early September to mid-December
  • Spring: Mid January to late May

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Ferrera and Los Angeles.

Florence

Academic Program

Instruction consists of studio, labs, lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and independent study. Courses taught primarily in English. On-site orientation and fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: Professor Nancy Macko; Professor Mary MacNaughton
  • Fields of study: Fine art, studio art, art conservation, Italian language and culture.
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; one year of college-level Italian; art major
  • Size of the student body: Participants are primarily college and university students from the US.
  • Number of program participants: 180

Living Arrangements

Students live in apartments with other program students. Students prepare their own meals with a stipend provided by Scripps.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early September to mid-December
  • Spring: Early January to late April

Notes

  • Advising Tips: Due to the time commitment for studio courses, students are recommended to think carefully before taking more than two and balance the schedule with classes in art history and Italian culture, as well as the required Italian language course.
  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Florence and Los Angeles.

Florence

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, tutorials and studio; courses taught primarily in English. Italian language study required. On-site orientation and fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: N. Macko
  • Fields of study: Social sciences, humanities, art, pre-architecture
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; 1 year of college-level Italian
  • Number of program participants: 350

Living Arrangements

Students live in private homes and take their meals with the family.

Term Dates

  • Fall: early September to mid-December
  • Spring: early January to late April

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Florence and Los Angeles.

Milan

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, lessons and directed field study; courses taught primarily in English. Italian language study required. Internships arranged. On-site orientation and fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: S. Adler
  • Fields of study: Fine arts, humanities, social sciences. Opportunities to enroll in one course at a variety of institutions and universities in Milan
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; 1-2 years of college-level Italian
  • Number of program participants: 125

Living Arrangements

Students live in apartments with program and local students. Students prepare their own meals.

Term Dates

  • Fall: late August to mid-December
  • Spring: early January to late May

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Milan and Los Angeles.

Milan

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, lessons and directed field study; courses taught primarily in English. Italian language study required. Internships arranged. On-site orientation and fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: S. Adler
  • Fields of study: Music Theory & Composition, Music History, Instrumental Performance, Vocal Performance
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; 1-2 years of college-level Italian
  • Number of program participants: 125

Living Arrangements

Students live in apartments with program and local students. Students prepare their own meals.

Term Dates

  • Fall: late August to mid-December
  • Spring: early January to late May

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Milan and Los Angeles.

Parma

Academic Program

Instruction consists of tutorials, lectures, and independent study. Courses taught primarily in English. Italian language study required. On-site orientation and fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: S. Adler
  • Fields of study: Italian language and culture
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; one year of college-level Italian
  • Number of program participants: 15

Living Arrangements

Students live in private homes. Meals are taken with the host family.

Term Dates

  • Fall: late August to mid-December
  • Spring: late January to late May

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Parma and Los Angeles.

Rome

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, and field study; courses taught primarily in English; language study required. On-site orientation and fieldtrips included.

  • Fields of study: Classical studies
  • Eligibility: 11.0 cumulative GPA; 4-5 courses in major; one year of college-level Italian or Latin for classics majors
  • Number of program participants: 35

Living Arrangements

Students live in locally rented apartments. Meals are taken as a group.

Term Dates

  • Fall: early September to mid-December
  • Spring: late January to mid-May

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Rome and Los Angeles.

Rome

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, and studio; courses taught primarily in English. Italian language study required. On-site orientation and fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: S. Adler
  • Fields of study: Fine arts, humanities, business
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; one year of college-level Italian. Visual Arts Program requires completion of five courses in studio
  • Number of program participants: 200

Living Arrangements

Students live in program apartments. Students prepare their own meals.

Term Dates

  • Fall: late August to mid-December
  • Spring: mid-January to late April

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Rome and Los Angeles.

Siena

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures and seminars taught primarily in English at the IES Center. Students are required to take an Italian language class in Siena. Students with sufficient background in Italian (determined by a placement test) may be allowed to enroll in university courses alongside Italian students. On-site orientation and fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: Professor Sara Adler
  • Fields of study: Fine arts, humanities, social sciences
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; 1-2 years of college-level Italian
  • Number of program participants: 25 students from US colleges and universities. The University of Siena, one of the oldest in Italy, founded in 1240 AD, enrolls just over 15,000 students.

Living Arrangements

Students live in apartments, sharing with other students from the program and local students and will shop and prepare their own meals with a stipend provided by Scripps. Home stays can be arranged.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early September to mid-December
  • Spring: Early January to late May

Notes

  • Advising Tips: Students have to complete a petition process through the Registrar's Office for courses from abroad to fulfill the Gender and Women's Studies (GWS) general education requirement. However, the course - Family and Gender in Medieval and Early Modern Italy, has already been petitioned by a previous student so it is now approved for the GWS requirement.
  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Siena and Los Angeles.