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Italian LSA Rome (The Honorable Frank J. Guarini NIAF)
Rome, Italy (Outgoing w/Side Trips Program)
Program Terms: Fall
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Dartmouth applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 02/01/2018 03/01/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Language of Country: Italian Target Language: Italian
Lodging Options: Homestay Enrollment: 20
Type of Program:
LSA
Program Description:

Program Overview

Italian LSA
This program coincides with the Italian LSA+. Both programs will enroll in Italian 8. 

A combined LSA and LSA+ off-campus program in Rome will be offered by the Department of French and Italian in the Fall term.  In both programs, students live with Italian families and visit cultural and historic sites in and around Rome.  The courses offered in each are specific to the program, with the exception of Italian 8, in which students from the LSA and the LSA+ will participate together.  Faculty from the Department of French and Italian will direct the program.

The Italian LSA in Rome offers a thorough grounding in spoken and written Italian by encouraging students to immerse themselves in everyday life in one of Western culture’s most remarkable and emblematic cities, without parallel in its historical and cultural riches. Students live with local families and take three Dartmouth courses taught exclusively in Italian.
 
The Italian LSA+ in Rome offers mid-level courses in Italian literature and language in a city that provides the most varied cultural landscapes in Italy. This program encourages students to further refine their linguistic skills by living and studying in the stimulating environment of a modern European capital, while at the same time exploring the multimillennial continuity of Rome. Students live with local families and take three Dartmouth courses taught exclusively in Italian. 
 

Academics

Faculty Director
2017 Fall:  Professor Matteo Gilebbi
2018 Fall:  Professor Matteo Gilebbi

Curriculum (LSA)
Italian 3: Intermediate Italian. Solidifies the students' knowledge and usage of essential grammar skills.
Italian 6: Italian Literature. Allows students to explore masterworks and their historical contexts. (Italian 6 may count toward the minor.)
Italian 8: Exploring Italian Culture and Language. An introduction to ancient, modern, and contemporary Italian culture and society; also includes site visits aimed at exploring the cultural and artistic life of Rome over the centuries. 

Prerequisite (LSA)

Italian 2: Introductory Italian, with a grade of B or better or Italian 11 with a grade of B or better.

Curriculum (LSA+)
Italian 8: Exploring Italian Culture and Language. An introduction to ancient, modern, contemporary Italian culture and society; also includes site visits aimed at exploring the cultural and artistic life of Rome over the centuries. 
Italian 10: Introduction to Italian Literature.  Offers a general introduction to Italian literature from the thirteenth century to the present. Topics will vary according to the interests of the instructor, but the course often focusses on Rome and the cultural imagination, in literature and in film.
Italian 12: Advanced Writing and Speaking in Italian.  An advanced language and composition course in which students work with a wide range of linguistic and cultural materials in order to achieve competence in Italian grammar, and oral and written expression.

Prerequisite (LSA+)
Italian 3: Introductory Italian, with a grade of B or better

Student Life

Students live with Italian families.  Like any relationship, there may be a few challenges or awkward moments, but learning is shaped by how open we are to cultivating new perspectives.  The cultural environment permits students to immerse themselves in everyday Italian life in an ideal location rich with history.  Homestays support opportunities to explore Italian culture and society.
 
For more information, please see the Italian Department website.

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees
The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for this program by clicking here. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid
In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition.