Diversity Minor Blog

April 30, 2018

New Study Abroad Program to Rome in Winter 2019! Information Session on May 10th

The department of French & Italian Studies is offering a new study abroad program in Winter 2019!

Italian Studies Rome: From Empire to Present Day – Language, Culture, and Society in Italy is a new program designed for a full immersion within Italian language and culture. It will attract students interested in accelerating their Italian language skills and their general knowledge of Italian culture and society. It runs for the ten weeks of the Winter quarter at the UW Rome Center and students, if they wish, will be able to enroll in Italian 103 when they return to campus. Students will be involved in city’s events, with excursions around Rome and to nearby historical sites, such as Ostia Antica. Students will also engage in two field trips to Assisi/Orvieto and to Padua.

This program investigates the connections between the Italian language and Italian national identity, from Dante to transformations in contemporary Italian society, using the privileged vantage point of the capital of Italy. The aim of the program is to inform and expose students to the social aspects of the evolution of Italian culture and society, by highlighting the dynamic relationship between language and identity, and presenting a detailed picture of cultural diversity in the Italophone world. Please see the attached flyer.

There will be an information session for this program on May 10th at 4pm in Denny Hall 213

This program is offered Winter 2019 and the priority application deadline is May 15th, 2018. No prerequisites required, apply now!

 Complete Program Information:

UW Study Abroad Program Details, Application, and Deadlines


Questions? Email Program Director Beatrice Arduini at barduini@uw.edu