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  • Locations: Aeolian Islands, Italy; Agrigento, Italy; Catania, Italy; Morgantina, Italy; Palermo, Italy; Selinunte, Italy; Syracuse, Italy; Taormina, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Eligibility: Please see below for requirements.
  • Budget Sheets:: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:
USF in Sicily - Mediterranean Crossroads

June 30 - July 28, 2018


Program Description

USF in Sicily is a 4 weeks intensive summer program focusing on ancient and modern history and culture of Sicily. It includes two 3 credits courses: ‘Ancient Mediterranean History and Archaeology' and 'Italian language and culture’. 

The program is structured with an array of field studies in the most significant archaeological and historical sites of Siracusa and of Sicily, including the archaeological park and museum of Siracusa, Catania and Taormina, a unforgettable hiking experience on the top of the volcano Etna, the Valley of Temple in Agrigento, the Roman Villa of Piazza Armerina, plus an variety of on-sites classes in Siracusa for an ultimate immersive experience in Italian culture.

The program will be located at the Sicily Center for International Education (SCIE), located in the late 18th century Palazzo Francica Nava, in the island of Ortigia, the historical center of Siracusa, the most attractive and fascinating city of eastern Sicily (Italy).

The SCIE center, established in 2015, by a team of professionals with a solid and long term experience in the field of the study abroad, offers partnership to American universities and colleges having programs in Sicily in a vast range of fields, from classics and archaeology, from modern and contemporary history to environmental sciences, from creative writing to theater studies, from Italian language and literature to food sciences. The SCIE center already currently manages semester and summer programs for Morningside College (Iowa), University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), Ohio University (Ohio), Arcadia University (Pennsylvania), Portland State University (Oregon), Rosemont College (Pennsylvania), University of Texas at Austin (Texas), LaTrobe University (Australia).

This program is currently not accepting applications.