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A Multicultural Experience - Trieste Summer Abroad

The arrangements for the travel, housing, meals, excursions and course content of this program have been made by the leader. Questions about this program can only be answered by the program leader listed below.

Program Type Departmental
Program Location Trieste, Italy
Course # SA 10340
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2020 06/20/20 to 07/19/20

Program Leader

Name Annalisa Mosca

Program Description

Please do NOT CLICK on "Enroll in this program" unless you wish to ENROLL or APPLY for this program. Enrolling in this program implies "DEPOSIT DUE UPON ENROLLMENT" as clearly stated throughout our description and sections. Instead, for updates and information subscribe to our mailing list

Note that PARTICIPATION FORM AND DEPOSIT RECEIPT are DUE UPON ENROLLMENT. The deposit will be deducted from your program fee upon billing. Acceptance on a rolling basis. You cannot be accepted until these items are uploaded to your application page. For any questions stop by SC143 or email the program leader.

Very trendy city and region! Did you know that that the famous LonelyPlanet has just published a new guide about Friuli Venezia-Giulia, the regionwhere this program takes place?  Did you know that Trieste has been named Italy's City of Science? Did you know that James Joyce wrote Ulysses and part of Finnegan's Wake in Trieste? Did you know that Ernest Hemingway's novels are based in this region's surroundings?

This program, is open to any Purdue student who wishes to study Italian culture and Italian language (no language prerequisite - beginners welcome) for the summer in northern Italy. It is ideal for -but not limited to- those students who might be interested in pursuing a minor in Italian or a major in Italian studies. Any student who wishes to choose a less ordinary but still well connected and "close to everything" location in Italy is welcome to participate in the program. History students who still need to fulfill a language requirement should also consider this program as the area is very rich in mittel-european history and culture of all periods: from the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages, the austro-hungarian empire, the longobards, through the Renaissance, World War I and World War II. English and comparative literature students should also consider this program as they can not only benefit from this historical climate but also visit the places that inspired Joyce, Hemingway, Rilke, Pasolini and others. For anthropology students there are the roman ruins of Aquileia. Finally, art or artistic students will also find the area rich for their field art. Science students will have the opportunity to visit Italy's City of Science major research parks of the area as tourists and possibility make future connections for seminars. HTM students can also benefit from the area's offerings for industry, tourism and food culture.

Academic Credit

Students will receive 6 credits:
- 3 credits for the appropriate corresponding language course level (ITAL 101 through ITAL 302). Held in Italian.
- 3 credits for ITAL 280 Italian Culture and Civilization. Held in English.

All courses fulfill the Humanities and CLA University Core requirements established by Purdue. Possibility of credits for the minor, if eligible: inquire with program leader for eligibility. Graduate students inquire with the program leader.


Any interested Purdue student from any discipline who needs to fulfill Core Requirements. Ideal for Italian students, Italian minors, or Italian Studies majors. Also excellent for students who have interests related to the Science, History, English, Anthropology, Art History, HTM (see program description).

International students at Purdue are also eligible. Please check on the Italian consulate website whether you will need a Visa. Do this AS SOON AS YOU apply to the program. If you need a Visa, begin upon application to the program to complete paperwork and to gather all documents (acceptance to the program on a rolling basis). Make an appointment with the Detroit or Chicago consulate as soon as possible! Do not wait until after the semester; do wait until you have all necessary documents.


Program Cost

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2018. Acceptance guaranteed to this program on a rolling basis as soon as application, AND deposit receipt plus participation form upoloaded to application.

DEPOSIT payment receipt of $500 non-refundable AND PARTICIPATION FORM are DUE UPON enrollment/application, to program leader in SC143. Deposit will be deducted from your program fee upon billing.

Program fee: approximately $3,290 (extremely affordable deal) before any scholarships!

Included: program course fees, materials, study abroad fee, basic health insurance, room in shared apartment, 2-4 weekly group meals, 1 day-long excursion, 1 weekend excursion, unlimited daily in-town activities; 1 set of in-town bus tickets.

Additional costs: airfare (student prices available), airport transportation, eventual additional local and in-country transportation, remaining meals, additional health insurance, travel documents (passport and photos), additional at-cost optional excursions and activities, personal expenses.

Scholarships: Purdue Study Abroad Scholarships as well as departmental scholarships available.

Application Deadline

Application deadline: March 1, 2019. Acceptance guaranteed to this program on a rolling basis as soon as application AND deposit check received.

DEPOSIT DEADLINE: UPON enrollment/application $500 non-refundable . Upload receipt to application page in SC143 as per Purdue Study Abroad guidelines. Deposit will be deducted from your program fee upon billing. NOTE: please do NOT click on "Click here to enroll in this program" unless you wish to ENROLL/APPLY for this program. Enrolling implies "deposit due upon enrollment" as clearly stated above and throughout the description.

PARTICIPATION FORM DEADLINE: UPON enrollment/application. Fill out and upload to application page as per Purdue Study Abroad guidelines.

Please note deadlines for scholarships may be earlier. If interested in study abroad scholarships or departmental scholarships, please apply to program arlier and as soon as possible.

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