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The Frank J. Guarini Institute for International Education
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Italian LSA+ Rome
Rome, Italy (Outgoing w/Side Trips Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall,
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 05/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA
Winter 2020 05/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students 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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Language of Country: Italian Target Language: Italian
Lodging Options: Homestay Enrollment: 16
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LSA+ Department / Program: French and Italian
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Program Overview

Italian LSA+
In the fall term, this program coincides with the Italian LSA. Both programs will enroll in Italian 8. 
In the winter term, the LSA+ is the only program offered in Rome.

The Honorable Frank J. Guarini NIAF 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. 


Faculty Directors
2018 Winter:  Professor Tania Convertini
2018 Fall:  Professor Matteo Gilebbi
2019 Winter:  Professor Tania Convertini
2019 Fall :  Professor Giorgio Alberti

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. 
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 will work with a wide range of linguistic and cultural materials in order to achieve competence in Italian grammar, and oral and written expression.

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 on the appropriate term: fall or winter. 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.

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