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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 2019 01/20/2019
Rolling Admission 05/26/2019 06/28/2019

** 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:
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 Click here for a definition of this term Registration Term: Spring
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Italian Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: No
Program Lead Faculty: Joyce Miller Program Additional Faculty: Mariateresa Perrotta
Program Advisor: Bene Khoury
Program Description:
Program website


 Italy: Sea, Sun & Soul in ROME 2019 is a 20-day adventure into Italian language and culture offering 6 Humanities credit hours.

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, packed with tourists and private moments. Students will share rooms in apartments in the student section known as University City. Nearby parks offer secret green reprieves and spectacular views.
Rome 2019 Flyer.docx

Study Italian in Naples, Italy with students from around the world at Centro Italiano Napoli. Students will live in the center of Naples just a short walk from the sea. A 15-day cultural and learning extravaganza that includes a visit to the ancient city of Pompeii.
Naples 2019 Flyer.docx

Check out this video of the cooking class in Naples!


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What makes Rome and Naples the magnificent cities they are today? Not a petrified version of ancient history, but a living story continually retold through the Romans and Neapolitans inhabiting their layered cityscape. 
In this course, students will explore past and present Roman and Neapolitan civilizations and modern lifestyles. It will look at simple questions such as, Are the Romans and Neapolitans superstitious (Yes!) and from where do these superstitions come? Who do the Romans and Neapolitans worship? How has their worship changed? How do the governments function? Were governing powers always the same? What are the rites of burial, of marriage and family? Have these rites changed? Where do citizens of these two cities vacation? What places did they used to visit? What are their schools like? What music do they listen to? How do they get around? What do they like to talk about? What did citizens of Rome and Naples eat and drink, and what are their recipes of today? 
In searching for answers to common questions, students will uncover the unlikely that will create the daily itinerary of Italy: Sea, Sun, & Soul. Research will lead students to explore in the classroom these lively Italian cities, and take us to places that will bring the answers of the past and present into a scintillating and breathing life.


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Who Can Participate?

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

Graduate Students

The program is open to all students with a 3.0 or higher. A letter of recommendation is required.


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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 Italia ITAL 2061 section 001 Andiamo in Italia: An overseas Study for 2 humanities credit hours during spring 2019 term. All participants are required to enroll in MLTI 3000 (4 or 6 humanities credit hours. credit hours) in summer 2019 to allow for the Italian language transfer credit earned at language school abroad. The UC International Office will register students for MLTI3000.
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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Joyce Miller is a Pushcart Prize nominee. She is a senior editorial assistant at The Cincinnati Review, and an adjunct instructor of Italian at the University of Cincinnati. She teaches Italian language and film courses.

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Living Arrangements

Rome & Naples:
shared apartment housing,double, triple occupancy, shared bathrooms with UC roommates

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Getting There

Students will need to purchase their own flights for this program. Please see more information below:

It is recommended that  students leave a minimum of 2 hours for a layover between connecting international flights and that they not travel via Paris Charles De Gaulle airport, as it is confusing.

Rome Program:

Depart USA on Saturday, May 25, 2019 - overnight from USA, arrive Sunday, May 26th. Arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport by 9am Sunday May 26, 2019

D​epart from Rome on Friday, June 14th

Naples Program:


Depart USA on Thursday, June 13, 2019, arrive in Naples on Friday June 14, 2019 by 2pm.

D​epart from Naples on Friday, June 28th or pursue an individual, extended stay abroad following the program. 

NOTE:  If you choose to pursue an extended stay at the conclusion of the program, you are encouraged to make sure you extend your international insurance coverage (CISI) to cover the remainder of your stay abroad. If you need to extend your CISI coverage, please contact UC International for assistance.

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Program Costs

2019 Program Costs:

Rome - $3588 includes shared apartment housing, excursions and culture tours, Torre di Babele tuition and books, ground transportation from Rome airport or train station, in country transportation (metro pass), and most evening meals. Students will be responsible for international airfare, personal phones, and the UC $200 MLTI300 fee

Naples - $2660 includes shared apartment housing, weekend and daily excursions and culture tours, Centro Italiano Napoli tuition and books, ground transportation from Napoli airport or train station, in country transportation (metro passes), and most evening meals. Students will be responsible for international airfare, personal phones, and the UC $200 MLTI300 fee. 

Both Naples and Rome - $6248 


Not Included in Program Cost:
  • International airfare
  • UC Tuition for Italia ITAL 2061 section 001 (at your standard tuition rate)
  • Personal phones 
  • UC $200 MLTI300 fee
  • 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), to help bring down the program costs. 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.