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  • Locations: Naples, Italy; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 12/04/2017
Rolling Admission 05/26/2018 06/29/2018

** 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.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Graduate, Undergraduate Academic Theme: Language, Culture, and Humanities
Credit Offered: UC Credit Registration Term: Spring
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Italian Language Prerequisite: No
Program Lead Faculty: Joyce Miller Program Additional Faculty: Mariateresa Perrotta
Program Advisor: Cory Smith
Program Description:

 Study Italian in Florence with students from around the world at Centro Fiorenza. Be a part of guided excursions into food, wine, history and art. Students will have a weekend excursion to Le Cinque Terre, the five lands of beauty, hiking along cliffs above the Ligurian Sea and a full day excursion to Siena. Plus lots of time to explore Florence.


Visit the Hollywood Studios of Rome! Study Italian with students from around the world at Torre di Babele. Rome is La dolce vita, the sweet life, full of vibrant, layers of time that are visible in the ancient streets of the Caesars, the cosmopolitan boutiques, the distinct neighborhoods and ethnic populations. It is a walkable and verdant city, full of tourists and private moments. Students will share apartments in the student section known as University City. Nearby parks offer secret green reprieves and spectacular views.


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There is no where on Earth as beautiful as Italy. It is surrounded by crystal seas and caped with verdant pastures and breathtaking views from the mountains. The food is extraordinary. The citizens are kind. The language is beautiful and the culture is sublime. Ask any student who has been there; it reworks the architecture of your soul and returns you a different person.


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Who Can Participate?

 Students at the following levels are eligible to participate in this program:

Graduate Students


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Academic Program and Course Information

Students study Italian in the mornings and visit sights in the afternoon. Each student will serve as guide to one favorite sight as part of their student project for the spring 1-hour course. The program is open to all students with a 3.0 or higher. No prior knowledge of Italian is necessary.

All students in this program are required to enroll in either MLTI-3000>Florence for 6 credits, MLTI>3000>Rome for 4 credits, or ITAL<2061>001>Sea, Sun & Soul for 1 credit.
Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):

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Professor Miller loves Italy and designs her program with culture, learning and fun in mind. We travel through the history of two very different cities: Renaissance - Florence, and Baroque - Rome. We cook the regional cuisine, hike the mountains, swim the seas and visit the hidden and well-known artistic treasures of the world everywhere we land. The experience is unforgettable. Professor Miller has been teaching Italian at the University of Cincinnati for 8 years. She is a Senior Editorial Assistant to UC's literary journal "The Cincinnati Review." She is a writer of fiction of poetry.

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Living Arrangements

 In Florence students will live with families. Usually two UC students room together. In Rome students share apartments with other UC students near their school.

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Getting There

Florence Program
Students will meet others traveling on the same program and will have the opportunity of traveling together with them. Students make their own flight arrangements. 
Florence Vespucci Airport
Travel Dates: Florence: (depart Wednesday May 30 overnight from USA) arrive May 31 Thursday to Sunday, June 17, 2018
If flying into Florence, Arrive by 2pm, May 31 and from the airport take a bus to the Santa Maria Novella train station. Everyone gathers at the Pharmacy inside the train station by 3:30pm. If arriving in Rome, meet professor Miller outside the international arrivals at 10am, terminal 3. We will travel to Florence together.
The Florence Institute will take students to their families. Students are responsible for their own return to the airport.

Italy Sea, Sun & Soul Naples 2018.doc

Rome Program
Rome Fiumicino Airport
Travel Dates: (depart Saturday June 16 overnight from USA) arrive June 17 Sunday – June 29 noon Friday.
Arrive by 10am and from the airport the Institute will take students to their apartments. Students are responsible for their own return to the airport.

Italy Sea Sun and Soul in ROME 2018.doc

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Program Costs

2018 Estimated Program Cost:
Rome: ~$3,471


Naples: ~$2,314

Included in Program Cost:Housing / Accommodations:
  • Host family in Florence and shared apartment housing in Rome
  • Meals
  • In Florence, breakfast and dinner with host family and weekend breakfast. In Rome, students will share apartments with kitchens and will enjoy the thrill of shopping in Italian grocery stores and markets.
  • Housing / accommodations
  • In-country transportation for planned activities
  • Cultural excursions/entrance fees
  • International emergency and evacuation insurance
  • Professional translator and private guides
  • Discussions with Guest Lecturers 
Not Included in Program Cost:
  • Tuition – (at your standard tuition rate)
  • International airfare
  • Metro Pass
  • MLTI3000 Study Abroad Fee ($200)
  • Passport application/renewal fees (~$165)
  • Recommended/required immunization/vaccination fees (~$)
  • Some meals (~$)
  • Personal spending/souvenirs (~$)
This program has been awarded a $400 UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only).  UC International scholarship requires a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Note that both program charges and UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill on the semester in which the course for the study abroad experience is given.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process.  Scholarships are posted after all students 1) register for the course connected to the study abroad experience, and 2) complete all study abroad online paperwork.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see the State Department's passport page for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access visa information is the US Department of State’s country information page  

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose to third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of StateCenters for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:

  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Joyce Miller
Romance Languages and Literatures
Arts and Sciences
513 240 1897

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This program is currently not accepting applications.