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  • Macerata, ITALY

    Live What You Learn
  • Language Requirement: None
  • Academic Standing: Sophomore or Above
  • GPA Requirement: 2.5 or Above

TermYearPriority DeadlineApp/Deposit DeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Spring Semester 2014 N/A 10/05/2013 01/13/2014 04/18/2014
Fall Semester 2014 04/01/2014 06/15/2014 09/10/2014 12/14/2014
Spring Semester 2015 09/01/2014 10/01/2014 01/21/2015 04/26/2015

*Starting with Summer 2014 programs, you may complete all pre-decision materials by the priority deadline to receive a $75 credit toward your summer program fee or a $100 credit toward your academic year program fee.

Inside the Program

This program is for students of a variety of majors who want to study in Italy. Courses are taught in English by Italian and visiting U.S. faculty to students from throughout the U.S. The local population and language tandem partners provide opportunities to more fully immerse in Italian life and language. Students can also study with Italian art students in an optional painting course offered at the Accademia di Belle Arti. Courses make use of a variety of materials and texts, all of which are provided as part of the program fee. Courses are held Monday-Thursday, with Fridays reserved for required excursions. Students should expect to be present most Fridays during the term for required program activities, and the program offers a 10-day midterm break for personal travel.  

Visiting Faculty

Sharon-SchumanIn fall 2014, Professor Sharon Schuman will teach two courses in Macerata, Italy, alongside local Italian faculty. Enroll in Professor Schuman's Dante's Inferno and Writing In and About Italy, to explore Dante's "Inferno" and develop rich skills in travel writing. To view promotional materials for the program, please click here.

Credit Explanation / Academic Details

All courses offered are recognized and approved for academic credit by various AHA partner institutions. Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

Housing Description

Students will experience life as part of an authentic Italian neighborhood, living in apartments with other students throughout the town of Macerata. Each apartment is within walking distance of the AHA Center and classrooms, as well as near small local grocers, restaurants, and caf├ęs unique to your neighborhood. Each apartment is fully furnished with beds, desks, kitchen tables and chairs, a television and a mobile telephone. You will share a bedroom with one other student, as well as the common spaces (bathroom, kitchen, etc.). The kitchens are equipped with utensils, plates, glasses, cookware, an electric oven and a gas stove. You will also receive two sets of linens (bedding and towels), and each apartment has a washing machine and drying rack.

"This program offers students the chance to learn about themselves

while learning about Italian culture. I loved everyone in my program and hope to live in Macerata someday."