University of Macerata (Summer 2015 – 2016)


    University of Macerata: Summer 2015 – 2016
    Italian Language & Culture: July – 4 wks
    2 Weeks – $1595 / 4 Weeks – $2595 USD
    Housing Included – Minimum age 16 yrs
    Early Registration Advised

    Closed until March 31, 2015

    The Program / Location

    Macerata is located off the usual tourist route in central Italy. The historical center is on a hill between the Chienti and Potenza rivers, with the modern town sprawling on the plain below with a population of about 43,000. Truly a charming hill-town with great scenery, and the site of one of Italy’s most favorite opera festivals – Arena Sferisterio – which is held in July and August every year.

    The climate is both Mediterranean and Continental. Summer is usually nice and sunny.

    The University of Macerata was founded in 1290 and has about 13,000 students. The Summer School program is 4 weeks total, and consists of Italian language courses as well as cultural topics including Italian law. Total of 81 hours of instruction provided for the 4 weeks.

    Housing is provided (included in price) in the University Colleges, and meals can be obtained in the University canteen (cafeteria) for 4 – 5 euros. Excursions are also included.

    Very popular program….so early registration is advised ! Minimum age is 16 yrs.

    Courses – Italian Language & Culture

    Italian Language Course includes: 80 hours of classes (all levels welcome)

    – Italian Language & Culture
    – Reflections on Language & Work on Texts

    Italian Cultural Studies includes: 28 additional hours for 4 weeks (optional)
    - Taught in Italian – Requires intermediate level B1 (tested there)

    * Tourism and Landscape (Course A)

    – Territory and Landscape
    – Main tourist sites in Le Marche
    – Cultural heritage and its exploitation in tourism
    – Tourism and production of quality food

    * Italian and European Law (Course B)

    – Italian Legal System
    – Italian Constitution
    – European Law
    – Criminal Law in Italy

    All levels welcome for Italian Language Courses – beginner, intermediate, advanced.

    Cultural Courses require at least intermediate level of B1 (test given) – for course is taught in Italian. These courses are optional and cost an additional $100 USD per 2 weeks

    Italian language courses held M-F, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

    Cultural courses held 3 times weekly (M-TH), from 3:00 – 5:30 pm.
    – exact schedule given at arrival check-in

    Academic Credit

    Transcript issued by the University of Macerata. 2 weeks = 40 hrs of Italian language courses, and 14 additional cultural course hours. 4 weeks = 80 hrs of Italian language courses, and 28 hrs of cultural courses. Students usually earn 2 – 5 credits.

    Activities – Excursions – Included

    At least one trip per week (Saturdays) will be organized to get students familiar with major historical and artistic sites of the Le Marche Region, as well as other areas like Florence, Rome, Venice, etc.
    These field trips – excursions – are included in the total price.

    Housing – Included

    Housing is provided (included) in the University Colleges (campus). Meals are taken at the University canteen (cafeteria) for 4 – 5 euros per meal. Self catering kitchen also provided in the housing facility.

    Housing details provided with confirmation documents.

    Early registration is advised to reserve housing !

    You can arrange own housing if you prefer. Let us know in advance.

    Closed until March 31, 2015

    Dates and Fees

    • Minimum age 16 yrs
    • Includes housing and excursions
    • Italian Language & Culture: 20 hrs / week
    • Early registration advised – limited space

    Summer 2015: June 28th – July 25th, 2015

    2 Weeks June 28th – July 11th, 2015 $1595 USD
    4 Weeks June 28th – July 25th, 2015 $2595 USD

    Summer 2016: July 3rd – 30th, 2016

    2 Weeks July 3rd – 16th, 2016 $1695 USD
    4 Weeks July 3rd – 30th, 2016 $2695 USD


    Open to all foreign students. Minimum age is 16.

    Early registration advised ! Before April 15th.
    Contact CSA after April 30th, space may be available !

    Arrival – Day Before Start Date

    Arrive at least the day prior start date to check-in (housing).


    Register Now - to get started. Pay deposit to be confirmed. Early registration advised.