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Italian Language and Culture

UC Berkeley Summer Sessions
Program overview
5 weeks
Summer / Short course
English, Italian
Start dates
12 July 2021

12 July 2021

12 July 2021

12 July 2021
UC Berkeley Summer Sessions

Program description

Italian Language and Culture

Develop your Italian language skills and virtually immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Italy this summer.

Our program focuses on two very special cities in the Italian North-East: Trieste, a coastal city with a long history of intercultural exchange among Latin, Slavic, and Germanic cultures, and Venice, one of the world’s most famous and most visited places.

During the 5-week program, students will learn Italian with the help of Italian native speaker instructors teaching from those very cities. Additionally, students will learn about the history of Italy’s shifting borders and the various cultural, ethnic, and linguistic communities still inhabiting the peninsula. The course content will span from Venice’s maritime empire and its role in the Mediterranean to Trieste’s multicultural historic and social background to today’s debate on Italian national identity and citizenship rights.

Students will:

  • Participate in engaging virtual visits in unusual and off-the-beaten-track places.
  • Learn the Italian language directly from instructors in Italy.
  • Develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of Italian history, society, and culture from a unique learning experience.
  • Develop an understanding of the multicultural and multiethnic reality of Italian society through virtual engagement with guest speakers from communities in Italy.
  • Take part in a series of synchronous Italian cuisine workshops.

Admission requirements

  • At least one year of college coursework completed by the start of the program
  • 2.0 GPA or higher 

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Program content

  • Italian 1: Elementary Italian
  • Italian 2: Elementary Italian
  • Italian Conversation I
  • Italian Conversation II
  • Italy in the Mediterranean – Borders, and identities

Program delivery

All course content will be delivered online. Students must have access to a computer and reliable internet service.

Tuition fees

Total program fees (2021):

  • UC students (7 units): $3,313
  • UC students (9 units): $4,151
  • Visiting students (7 units): $4,362
  • Visiting students (9 units): $5,462

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UC Berkeley Summer Sessions

Founded in the wake of the gold rush by leaders of the newly established 31st state, the University of California's flagship campus at Berkeley has become one of the preeminent universities in the world. UC Berkeley gradually established a distinguished...

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UC Berkeley Summer Sessions

1995 University Avenue
Suite 130
94704 Berkeley California
United States of America

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