Base Program Fee
The Program Fee includes tuition and program expenses. Click on Program Fee for details.
International airfare and personal expenses are not included in the Program Fee and are the responsibility of the participant.
This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, including students who do not attend George Mason University.
A total of 6 credits in
- Italian 110
- Italian 210
- Italian 250
- Italian 331
Day trip to Venice and half day to Pisa.
March 29, 2013
Denise Mdahuar via email or by calling 703.993.2155 or toll free at 866.468.1243.
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Spend 5 weeks studying Italian Language in facinating Florence!
Earn 6 credits in Italian over 5 weeks studying in Florence this summer. Florence is the capital of the Tuscan region in Italy and is famous for its Renaissance art, architecture and history.
Rome is a three hour train trip away - and Bologna is only an hour by train. Included in the program is a day trip to Venice and a half day trip to Pisa. Your education of Italian will be enhanced by cultural site visits around the city and soaking up the lifestyle of Italy.
Abigail is an English native who, after graduating with a BS in Management Sciences, worked for many years in international marketing. During this time, she worked extensively in Italy and began her lifelong love affair with the country. After she and her family moved to the USA in 2001, she decided to follow her passion, and in 2007 graduated with highest distinction from University of Mary Washington with a BA in Italian Studies. She received her MA in Italian Literature from University of Virginia in 2009, and was the recipient of the Tibor Wlassics Dante Fellowship for her research on Sapìa. Abigail has had papers accepted at conferences at Harvard, Rutgers University, and Mary Washington.
She was a TA at UVA and, since Fall 2009, she has been teaching all levels of Italian at GMU. She took taken part in three study abroad programs with UMW in Orvieto, twice as a participant and once as a TA. Abigail is looking forward to going back to Dante’s home as Academic Director for this summer program.
You should plan to leave the United States at least one day prior to the program start date to arrive in Florence for the first day of the program. You can schedule your return to the United States from Italy for the last day of the program or choose to travel independently.
Do not purchase international airfare until you are advised by your Program Officer.
The Center for Global Education Program Fee includes:
- Welcome and Farewell dinners
- Cultural excursions
- Pre-departure orientation and materials
- Emergency medical insurance, including medical evacuation and repatriation
Scholarships are available to George Mason students. George Mason students can click here to download the CGE Global Perspectives scholarship application. Mason students may also use financial aid to cover a program's cost. Discuss this with your financial aid counselor early in your study abroad planning process. If you are not a George Mason University student, check with your study abroad office or office of financial aid to learn more about how to cover the cost of your study abroad.
How to Apply
Note that all supplemental documents are required by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Contact the Program Officer for further application forms and instructions specific to your program.
*CGE reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, or any other unforeseen circumstances.