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Study Abroad Italy

Field Experience in Italy

SSC 150 - 3 credits, 3 hours


Location: Calabria, Italy
Course Dates in Calabria, Italy: June 3 - June 24, 2017
Course Dates at BMCC: June 26 - June 30, 2017

The course which offers Social Science Field Experience in Italy is taught in English, and is designed to introduce students to the geography, history and politics of Italy. Social and economic issues of modern‐day Italy are explored, with emphasis on Italy's role in the European Economic Community; its role within NATO and its relationship with the United States.

Orientation, seminars with guest lecturers, field trips to sites of historic interest, and cultural tours are an integral part of the travel program. The field experience base of operations is a university in Italy.

The Field Experience in Italy course fulfills 3 credits of a Social Science or Liberal Arts elective requirement and is transferable. Besides 45 hours of class instruction, there will be guest lecturers from the University of Calabria and cultural excursions. In addition to the Field Experience course, student participants will be required to take an Italian language course (level to be determined via a brief oral/written exam) offered by the faculty of the Linguistics Department at the University of Calabria.

For the language course, students will receive either a Diploma or Certificate of Attendance. There is the possibility that students can have the Italian language course evaluated for an additional 3 credits either in Modern Language or as an elective at a senior college within CUNY or other college / university.

Program Fee: $1,350.00 (approximately - includes international airfare, health insurance, and program‐related transportation in Italy, excursions, housing and two meals per day)  BMCC 60% SCHOLARSHIP is included in price.

Additional Costs: BMCC tuition and fees for 3 credits, as well as out‐of‐pocket costs for personal expenses, visa, tips, and out‐of‐pocket meals. Optional side trips to local tourist attractions may also incur additional costs.

Prerequisite: Completion of a 3 credit course with a minimum of ‘C’ grade in Social Science/Human Services course.

Application Deadline: March 7, 2017

Program Deposit Due: March 31, 2017

Payment Deadline: April 14, 2017

For more information regarding the program, please contact:
Kristina Varade
Assistant Professor of Italian
Modern Languages Department
Office: Room S-601V
Email: kvarade@bmcc.cuny.edu
Phone: (212) 220‐8000 Ext 8556

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL INFORMATION LISTED ABOVE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.