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Italian Full Immersion in Rome Experience
Rome, Italy (Outgoing w/Side Trips Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/01/2019
03/01/2019 06/11/2019 08/30/2019

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Language of Country: Italian Target Language: Italian
Lodging Options: Flat/Apartment
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Department / Program: French and Italian
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Program Overview

FIREThe F.I.R.E. (Full Immersion Rome Experience) is a new model of study abroad at Dartmouth. Students begin their intensive study of Italian language and culture on site in Rome, live in apartments in the lively Trastevere neighborhood, and take full part in the dynamic cultural life of Rome during the summer.


Faculty Directors
2018 Summer:  Professor Nancy Canepa
2019 Summer:  Professor Nancy Canepa

Italian 1: Introductory Italian I
Italian 2: Introductory Italian II
Italian 4: Reading Rome
Not required

The F.I.R.E program is an academic program designed for students with no prior study of Italian. While abroad in Rome students will be enrolled in 2 of the 3 courses needed for the Dartmouth language requirement (Italian 1 and Italian 2), as well as a culture course (Italian 4). All courses involve in-class and on-site lectures and classes, guest presentations, and cultural activities such as walking tours, visits to piazzas and markets, and trips to the opera and sporting events. Students also visit significant Roman monuments (Colosseum, Roman Forum, St. Peters and Vatican Museums, Borghese Gallery) and travel to other towns and cities of Italy.

There are no prerequisites for this program. Courses are taught by Dartmouth faculty and local instructors. Students receive credit for Italian 1, Italian 2, and Italian 4; Italian 4 carries SOC distributive and CI world culture credit. When students return to campus, they may enroll in Italian 3.

Student Life

Students will live in apartments in the lively Trastevere neighborhood, and take part in many exciting activities in and around Rome.  Social contacts are facilitated by a student intern from the University of Rome.

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, 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.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.