- Classes taught in English and Italian
- Transcript from U.S. accredited institution (Marist College)
- Immersive Italian program
- Capstone project!
- 2.75 G.P.A.
- Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
- Open to all levels of Italian speakers
- Completed API application
- University contact information form
- One letter of recommendation
- Official transcript
- Entry requirements: valid passport
Dates & Fees
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Quarter term – 12 Credits
Semester term – 15 Credits
Students who elect to study abroad with API in Taormina attend courses at Babilonia – Center for Italian Language and Culture. Babilonia was recently voted the top Italian language school in Italy, and consistently ranks in the top 10 in the country in this regard. This program is open to students of all levels, and is intended to provide a true Italian language and culture immersion experience. In addition to their coursework, students will live with Sicilian host families that are actively involved in school and city life. This is a perfect program for the serious student who is looking for an off-the-beaten path study abroad experience!
Fall and Spring Quarter students 2 language courses and 2 content courses for a total of 12 semester credits. These students must take at least TWO Italian language courses per term. Italian language courses are taught at all levels.
Spring Semester students take 2 language courses and 3 content courses for a total of 15 semester credits. Students must take at least TWO Italian language courses per term. Italian language courses are taught at all levels.
Students are also required to complete a capstone project during their term in Taormina. The capstone is designed to synthesize all of the language, content, and cultural learning of the entire semester. API recommends that students obtain pre-approval from their home university for courses that they plan on taking abroad.
The course selection may vary and no course is guaranteed. Some courses may require additional fees for books, labs, equipment, etc. These fees are not included in the program cost. Students are encouraged to make course selections from the online listings when completing the program application as course listings, descriptions, prerequisites and/or lab fees are subject to change.
Students receive transcripts from U.S.-accredited Marist College for courses taken at Babilonia. Marist College is a four-year, fully accredited U.S. college in Poughkeepsie, New York.
- @api Online System
- Orientation Materials and Resources
- Access to International Phone Plans
- API Alumni Network
- Social Networking
- Airport Reception
- Resident Director
- On-Site Orientation
- Medical & Life Insurance
- Social & Cultural Activities
- Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Re-Entry Materials & Support
- Post-Program Evaluation
- Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy
Rachel Mogan is the Taormina Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to Italy.
Daniele Sirna is the Taormina Resident Director, and will work with you during your stay in Italy.