William & Mary students looking to experience Italy, but who do not have any background in the Italian language, should consider the 2012 Siracusa summer study abroad program.
This program consists of more than five weeks in Siracusa, Sicily and begins with a one week, one credit intensive Italian language course and cultural/practical orientation. This allows students to spend the next four plus weeks as an active participant in Sicilian culture. Students will live in apartments in or near Siracusa’s historical center. The program offers excursions around the 2,700 year old city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and individual classes may take field trips as well.
While in Siracusa, students will take two classes chosen from a variety of disciplines at the Mediterranean Center for Arts & Sciences, earning 7 total credits. Course work will count as W&M grades, and grades will appear on students’ transcripts included in GPA calculations.
For more information contact Molly DeStafney at the Reves Center for International Studies.