Community College of
Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures
CCRI Italian Club
Invite you to participate in a Complete Immersion Program
in the Italian language and culture
Discover the land of Italy and its people...
history, culture, panoramic views, museums,
palaces, churches, monuments, medieval cities with their enchanting
"piazze" and "vicoli", Renaissance villas, authentic culinary and
and much more!
Summer Program in Italy
June 25 - July 21, 2015
1-week program - June 25 - July 03, 2015
2-weeks program - June 25
- July 10, 2015
The CCRI Summer Program in Italy provides a
rich educational experience for its participants with a focus on the
artistic, intellectual, spiritual and cultural traditions of Umbria and
nearby regions. Be more than a
tourist and experience the deep sense and beauty of Italy. Enjoy Italy’s
rich culture, enduring traditions and peaceful atmosphere. Appreciate a
civilization that began with the Etruscans, expanded during the Roman
Empire, persevered during the Middle Ages, flourished during the
Renaissance, and paved the way to modern-day Italy. Assimilate
the wonder and marvels of Italy with a sense of self-discovery and a
rich, memorable life experience. Enhance
your educational, professional and personal growth by enrolling in
our one, two or three-week program
along with family and friends.
Our program will be held in
Orvieto, a medieval town high on a plateau of tufo, a volcanic rock, that was once an
island in the sea that covered the Paglia valley below. Orvieto offers an idyllic setting for immersing
yourself in the Italian language and culture. Orvieto, in the
located in the
Umbria region, the land of the pre-Roman Etruscan
civilization. Orvieto is 120 km (75 miles) north of Rome, and 160 km (100
miles) south of Florence. Umbria, the "Green Heart of Italy",
"il Cuore verde d'Italia", one of Italy’s smallest regions, a
picturesque and still largely undiscovered treasure, lies in the center of
the country, east of Tuscany, north of Lazio and west of the Marches.
What to see in
Stroll down narrow medieval alleyways that lead you to the imposing Duomo
built during the years 1290-1320. In the Gothic-Romanesque style, the Duomo
and its façade, designed by Luca Signorelli, are a mix of marble and mosaics. Inside, one
admires Signorelli's frescoes (1499) in San Brizio's Chapel. A
few steps from the Duomo, the Papal Palace is now a museum of medieval artifacts.
The Pozzo di San Patrizio is a well built in the period 1527-1537 on
the orders of Pope Clement VII who sought refuge here during the sacking of
Rome. Its famous double staircase winds down into the well (62 meters (200
feet), 248 steps for each ramp). The Temple of Belvedere, near the well
of San Patrizio is another site of Etruscan interest. The
Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo (1160), a city hall in
the Middle Ages, is now a convention center. There is
the Etruscan Museum, Museo Faina, in front of the cathedral, and the
del Crocefisso del Tufo just outside the town. Orvieto underground,
"Parco delle grotte" is unique and special; and, of course, Orvieto's
"piazze" and Corso Cavour can be enjoyed over and over again each evening during our "passeggiata",
a nightly ritual conversing with
native speakers and savoring a delicious "gelato".
Classes are held at the LinguaSì Institute,
at GHI and during excursions. In addition to the regular classroom instructional
hours, participants may opt to take part in "Conversiamo all’aperto",
language practicum with native speakers at local cafés and trattorie.
● Elementary Italian I (ITAL 1010-999-3 Credits)
A beginning Italian language course enabling participants to
master pronunciation, vocabulary, sentence structures and conversation
skills, fostering interaction with the community. Cultural aspects of Italy
● Conversational Italian I
(ITAL 1510-999- 3 Credits)
A course to further develop the student’s
fluency in spoken Italian. Oral practice includes active use of the
dialogues, stressing communication and pronunciation. Cultural
readings provide material for conversation and discussion.
● Italian Heritage
(ITAL 1900-999-3 Credits)
of the historical, artistic and literary development of the Italian culture
and civilization from the Fall of the Roman Empire to Modern Italy.
Guest lecturers, visits to museums and class discussions highlight
significant aspects of Italian literary, social and artistic life and their contribution to Western Civilization.
Course conducted in English.
(ITAL 1910- 999- 1 Credit)
The aim of this course is to gain
knowledge and appreciation for the vast gastronomic culture of Umbria and
nearby regions. Classes will combine a hands-on workshop with lectures on
the rich historical, literary and artistic aspects of this marvelous and
genuine land, still intact with its purity.
Course conducted in English-Italian.
● Italian for Business
and Travel ( ITAL 1950- 999- 1 Credit)
This course is designed
particularly for employees of travel agencies, those in wholesales/retail or
import/export businesses and those individuals who are planning a cultural
trip to Italy. The course is tailored to the needs of the individual
who wants to gain knowledge and appreciation of the Italian language and
culture expediently. Emphasis is placed on common verbal expressions
for basic communication, such as greetings, lodging, shopping, food,
transportation and cultural information about Italian customs and
● Courses in Elementary
Italian II, Intermediate
Italian I-II and Italian
Conversation and Composition I-II are also available upon request.
The 2015 Summer Program in Italy will include guided excursions
Civita Bagnoregio and
excursions will include Lake of Bolsena and other towns. Participants will have the opportunity to visit a
variety of sites, museums, art galleries and artesian studios. They
will participate in local festivals and unique workshops such as making delicious
gelato, pizza, pasta and much more!
Participants are housed in Orvieto
an elegant landmark building dating back to the Renaissance, conveniently located in the center
of Orvieto. The hotel offer spacious lounges and meeting rooms,
comfortable rooms with
air-conditioning and a private bath and several
terraces with spectacular views of the Umbrian countryside. A buffet breakfast
Special group meals are included in the
program. Participants should budget
approximately $35.00-$50.00 per day.
Travel Arrangements and Information
Program participants must make their own
travel arrangements to and from Italy. Ground transportation, on the day of
arrival and day of departure will be available at no extra
charge as long as participants travel as a
group at the same time.
Participants are strongly recommended to purchase travel insurance. Please
check with your travel agent.
3-weeks program (June 25-July 21, 2015)
(Single room supplement $575.00,
provided that single accommodations are available).
2-weeks program (June 25-July 10, 2015)
(Single room supplement $450.00,
provided that single accommodations are available).
1-week program (June 25-July 03, 2015)
(Single room supplement $375.00,
provided that single accommodations are available).
*(Cost is based on double room occupancy.)
Included in the program cost:
- Pre-departure orientations
- Guest lectures
- Reading material for courses and
- 4 star hotel accommodations in Rome and Orvieto
- Breakfast (Every morning), several dinners
- Field trips and cultural excursions with local certified guides
- Admission fees to museums, art galleries
- Ground transportation
- Tips hotel staff, bus driver, porters
- Transfer from the airport to hotel,
provided that the group travels together on the same day.
Not included in the program cost:
- Round trip airfare US-Italy
- Excess baggage fees
- Travel and Medical insurance
- Personal expenses, laundry, telephone
- Passport expenses*
- Additional personal travel expenses before, during and/or after termination of the program
- Any other additional expenses not included in program cost
*A passport valid for at least six months
after your scheduled return to the United States is required. Passport
application forms may be obtained at most post offices.
Cancellation, and Refund
Please read carefully the following Program
Enrollment, Cancellation and Refund Policy detailed below.
The Summer Program in Italy
requires extensive long-term planning. We encourage our participants to enroll as early as possible.
application will be reviewed in the order in which it is received.
Notification of acceptance in the program will be communicated by Program
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Participants may opt to register for the 1, 2 or 3 weeks program. The program welcomes
students from CCRI and other colleges/universities and adult learners eager to
immerse themselves in the Italian language and culture. No
knowledge of the Italian language is required. The application/registration must include a $395.00 deposit,
which will be applied toward the cost of the program.
Application/Registration extended until April 25, 2015
Final Payment is due May 4., 2015.
Please make a check or money order payable to CCRI Program
Applications/registrations may be accepted after May 4, 2015 on
may audit or enroll for credits. Students enrolled for 3
credits or more must attend the full program (June 25-July 21, 2015).
Applicants may be required
to attend an interview in addition to completing this application.
Participants will be registered
for their courses upon acceptance into the program.
It is a participant's
responsibility to pay his/her tuition directly to the CCRI Bursar's
office before departure.
Participants are strongly
recommended to purchase travel insurance when booking their flight.
CCRI reserves the right to cancel
the 2015 Summer Program in Italy prior to departure for insufficient enrollment or other
valid reasons. In the event of cancellation by CCRI, a full program refund will be provided.
All cancellations by participants must be received in writing
and sent via traditional mail.
If a participant cancels the following policy applies. Charges are
calculated as of the day written notification is received:
days before departure: no refund administrative study abroad fee
☺ 60-90 days before departure: no refund
$395.00 deposit and administrative fee.
☺ 30-60 days before departure: 25% program
cost refund, less deposit and
☻ 30 days or less before departure,
and after the start of the
program in Italy: NO REFUND.