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  • Locations: Lucca, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/26/2018 06/24/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
College/School: College of Liberal Arts Department/School: Foreign Languages and Literatures
Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program AU Faculty Director(s): Rosetta Giuliani-Caponetto, rgc0006@auburn.edu
Majors: ALL MAJORS Student Level: JR-Junior, SO-Sophomore, SR-Senior
GPA: 2.25 (Undergraduates) Applicant Restrictions: AU & Non-AU students may apply
Language of Instruction: English, Italian
Program Description:

Summer Program in Tuscany

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Auburn University is conducting an exciting academic program in Lucca, Tuscany, ItalyNo previous knowledge of Italian is required since the program offers language courses at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced level. The specific objective of the program is to provide students with a most conducive environment to increase linguistic competence and cultural exploration. 

This Auburn University program is hosted by Fondazione Campus, an academic institution that brings together the collaboration of the University of Pisa, the University of Pavia, and the University of Lugano. Fondazione Campus specializes in academic courses in the areas of Tourism and Territory, more specifically the cultural heritage of the territory, the development of local communities, the arts, and the cultural management. The institution offers all levels of Italian language classes and a vast range of content based courses in the field of tourism and territory, art and architecture, and history of opera music.

ELIGIBILITY

  • All majors are eligible to participate in this programLucca.Fondazione1
  • No previous knowledge of Italian is required
  • Non-Auburn (Transient) students must also apply to Auburn University ($50 fee)

IMPORTANT DATES

Summer 2018:

  • 1 March 2018: Application deadline
  • 26 May 2018: Program start date in Italy
  • 24 June 2018: Program end dateLucca.Fondazione3

PAYMENT AND WITHDRAWAL DATES

  • March 2: First half of program fee due to eBill
  • After March 7: Withdrawal less $1000 penalty
  • April 6: Second half of program fee due to eBIll
  • After April 9: Withdrawal with 50% refund
  • April 16: No refund after this date

COURSES

Participants may earn up to 8 credit hours. Italian language courses are offered at any level and students will meet with the program director as part of the application process to determine their language level. Students MUST ATTEND at least 90% of classes to receive credit. In addition to classroom instruction, students will attend lectures by experts in the field, view films, visit ceramic shops and museums. Students may also take the following culture or literature courses:

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  • All levels of Italian Language
  • History of Italian and Classical Opera Music
  • Italian Art and Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Sociology and Anthropology of Tourism
  • The Culture of Travel and the Ethics of Tourism
  • Tourism Industry and Tourism Distribution Channels
Select the following document to find information about pre-approved courses offered at this program location: LA.FLL.Tuscany.PreApprovedCourses.pdf

Students may also obtain approval to take courses that are not pre-approved. Contact the Auburn Faculty Director for current course offerings.  

PROGRAM COSTS

For approximate program costs, download a copy of the LA.FLL.Tuscany.Budget.2018.pdf

*NOTE: Auburn University reserves the right to modify the program cost and/or content as necessitated by changes in the economic situation.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Students will stay in private apartments and share double-occupancy bedrooms. There is a ratio of three people per bathroom. Common areas in the apartment include a kitchen, living, and dining room. The apartments are located inside Lucca's Medieval walls, and they are close to the faculty lodging.

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LOCATION

Lucca, Italy

Lucca.Town2Come with us to Tuscany! Located in the stunning Tuscan countryside, the city of Lucca is rich with Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art and architecture; a tradition of music as the hometown of opera composer Giacomo Puccini; and the most amazing array of villas from the 12th to 16th centuries. The medieval city walls that surrounded Lucca are still intact and make main landmarks such as Piazza Anfiteatro, St. Martin Cathedral, the Basilica of San Frediano, the Clock and Guinigi Towers, easy to walk to. In the afternoon, you can enjoy the Botanical Garden, the tapestry and art collections of Mansi Palace, or bike along the enchanting pedestrian promenade atop the city medieval walls. At night, you can attend a Puccini concert, the Lucca Summer Festival of Pop Music, or just mingle with the locals. Close to the famous coast of Versilia and the spectacular Garfagnana Valley, Lucca is the ideal location to travel everywhere in Tuscany and in Italy: half an hour from Pisa’s Leaning Tower; an hour away from Florence; three hours from Rome; four hours from Venice.

PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check www.travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.

VISA REGULATION:

  • U.S. Citizens do not need a visa for this program
  • Non-U.S. Citizens should verify visa requirements

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact the Faculty Director listed at the top of the page for more information.