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Italian Language in San Severino Marche, Italy

June 4th - July 1st, 2017

  • Study for 4 weeks in beautiful San Severino, which has a rich history, yet does not attract great numbers of English-speakers.
  • 20 hours of in-class language instruction weekly, as well as 5 hours of cultural activities in Italian (lessons focus on art, cinema, history, music, and gastronomy).
  • Program includes half-day trips within the Marche region and weekend excursions to Rome, Florence, Assisi, Bologna or Perugia.
  • 2.5 GPA Required; ITA 101 or equivalent
  • Immersive Italian language and culture program at a competitive price.

Eligibility Requirements

The program is open to all qualified students with at least a 2.5 G.P.A. and who have completed ITA 101 or an equivalent by the time of the program who are interested in Italian culture and in learning or strengthening their Italian language skills. Non-ASU students are welcome to participate but must be admitted to ASU for the summer term only as non-degree seeking students first. (Online applications for ASU Admissions are available by clicking here)


ITA 102 Elementary Italian II (credits 4)
ITA 194 Special Topic (credits 2)
ITA 201 (G) Intermediate Italian I (credits 4)
ITA 202 (G) Intermediate Italian II (credits 4)
ITA 210 (G) Intensive Italian II, credits 6 (pre-requisite ITA 110 or ITA 102 with a B or higher)
ITA 294 (G) Special Topic (credits 2)
ITA 311 (G) Italian Conversation (credits 3) (pre-requisite 202)
ITA 312 (G) Italian Composition (credits 3) (pre-requisite 202)
ITA 315 (G) Italian Civilization (credits 3)
ITA 394 (G) Special Topic (credits 2)
ITA 413 (G) Advanced Italian (credits 3) (pre-requisite 311 or 312)
ITA 494 (G) Special Topic (credits 2)

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San Severino Marche is a historic town of about 13,000 inhabitants in the region of Marche in Central Italy. Located about 30 miles from the Adriatic Sea and the coastal town of Ancona, San Severino Marche is well-connected with all major Italian cities by train. The town boasts a beautiful historic center, an oval central piazza surrounded by medieval and Renaissance buildings, where in the month of June, a picturesque historical celebration of Palio dei castelli takes place. Rich in historical buildings, the city also has many bars, pubs and restaurants, a theater and several museums.



Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2017 is $3,970.

Program Fee includes: 6 credits of ASU tuition, over 20 hours of instruction in Italian per week, lodging with Wi-Fi,  welcome dinner, excursions to other Italian cities including day trips to Rome and Florence, and international health insurance. Not included: ASU student fees, airfare, meals, passport and visa fees, books, personal travel expenses, entrance fees and local transportation during urban excursions.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program cost sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.