Piccola Universita – Le Venezie / Tropea
Piccola Universita – Venezie / Tropea: 2014 – 2016
Italian Language & Culture Studies: 20 hrs / week
2 Weeks – $1995 / 4 Weeks – $3295 USD
Housing Included – Minimum age 16 yrs
Start any Monday – All Year
The Program / Locations
Le Venezie is situated in Trieste – an enchanting, elegant city located just in front of the “Gulf of Venice”. Here you find the typical Italian Riviera “flair” – literary atmosphere and multicultural ambience. Majestic “Palazzi” with imposing facades in various styles of architecture, theatres, historical coffee houses, countless museums, castles, and palaces tell the history of this impressive location. Venice is just 1.5 hours away and the school regularly organizes excursions to explore the “City of Gondolas”. Program in Trieste is centrally located, and open all year long.
Tropea is in southern Italy, often referred to as the “Pearl of Calabria”. The town sits upon a high rock surrounded by the crystal clear sea, with fine sandy beaches only minutes away from the school building. Further beautiful sandy bays are to be found along the “Costa degli Dei…the Coast of The Gods. Tropea is a charming small town surrounded by typical Palazzi from the 17th – 19th centuries. The school is located in one of these historic buildings. The nearby places of Tropea are also popular among visitors looking to explore the coastline of Calabria, with its many sandy beaches and clear sea, around the so called Capo Vaticano. Population of Tropea is only about 7000, and the climate is warm, very sunny, and Mediterranean. Program is open all year long. Housing included. Minimum age is 16 yrs.
Courses – Italian Language & Culture
Italian Language Courses – 4 hrs per day, M-F, 20 hrs per week. All levels offered. Placement teste given on first day to determine level – 15 different levels of language proficiency. Small group classes of less than 10 students per class. Classes are taught in the morning and early afternoon (9 am – 1 pm), or from 4 – 8 pm. Course is divided into 4 lesson units of 55 minutes each.
Course content is focused on structure and rules of grammar, practical sentence formation, expanding vocabulary, idioms, reading text on various Italian cultural topics, roll-playing, and different methods of communication. Intermediate and advanced levels students are engaged in 2 hours of grammar, and 2 hours of conversation, with active newspaper readings, and discussions on various topics, all in an effort to immerse the student in the 4 areas of: speaking, understanding, reading, and writing.
Overall objectives are:
- Developing the ability to understand a discussion.
- Develop the ability to interact in a discussion.
- Develop competence in reading and writing.
Cultural Workshops – available in Tropea. Painting, and Cooking. Inquire upon arrival check-in.
Cost extra – $300 USD per week (includes supplies). Pay there.
Open to all students and adults worldwide. Minimum age is 16 yrs. Start any Monday year-around. Early registration advised.
- Transcript issued by the Piccola Universita.
- 2 weeks = 40 class hours. 4 weeks = 80 hrs.
- Students usually earn 3 – 4 credits per 4 weeks.
Activities – Excursions
Cultural excursions are organized in both locations (optional). Small participation fee to pay for transportation and any entrance fees. Participation is optional. Inquire upon arrival check-in, and sign up for any excursions if interested.
In Tropea, there are also sporting classes available such as: Windsurfing, Catamaran sailing, Scuba diving, and Mountain biking. Each of these courses cost a fee…..inquire upon arrival check-in if interested. For example, Windsurfing lessons for a complete course will cost about $360 USD. Pay there.
Housing – Included
Housing is provided in shared apartments – single room, with shared kitchen and bathroom (european style).
Locations within walking distance. Utilities are included, Linens and towels also included.
Can arrange own housing if you prefer, just let us know.
Dates and Fees
* Minimum age is 16 yrs
* Housing included (furnished apartments)
* Italian Language & Culture: 4 hrs per day, M-F
* Start any Monday year-around
|2 Weeks (40 hrs)||$1995 USD|
|4 Weeks (80 hrs)||$3295 USD|
|6 Weeks (120 hrs)||$4595 USD|
|8 Weeks (160 hrs)||$5895 USD|
|10 Weeks (200 hrs)||$7195 USD|
|12 Weeks (240 hrs)
(Quarter – Trimester)
Addtl 2 weeks extra = $1300 USD per 2 weeks extra – includes housing
Airport transfer service available for both locations.
Let us know in advance if you want airport transfer.
Open to all students and adults. Minimum age is 16.
Register Now - to get started. Pay deposit to be confirmed. Early registration advised.