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Rome: IES in Rome

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General Language and Area Studies curriculum; can also focus on: Early Childhood Education; Art History; Film & Media Studies. Bates requires home stay.

Florence: Middlebury School in Italy

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Opportunity to take Italian and area studies courses in English, with rapidly-increasing instruction in Italian. Bates requires the home stay. Excellent program for students serious about learning Italian.

Arezzo: Accademia Dell'Arte - Dance Program

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For Dance majors and minors only. Introduction to various dance genres; working excursion to Naples. Located in Arezzo, an historic hill town 50 miles from Florence. Italian language course required. Application requires submission of audition DVD.

Siena: CET - Language and Culture

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Core course in Italian cultural history with academic excursion to Sicily; strong art history courses; language partners with Italian students. Smaller program; Fewer tourists, historic town close to Florence, yet removed from its 4,000 American study abroad students per semester. CET scholarships are available.

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Art History: Italian art history and architecture; core course travels to Rome and Sicily.
Computer Science: New (as of 2021) computer science course offerings. Please discuss courses with DCS prior to enrollment if you're interested in completing DCS requirements.

Rome: Trinity College Rome Campus

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Excellent program in very central location, good variety of courses with own faculty and visiting professors from Trinity. Expensive program, even with discount for Bates students. Bates financial aid will cover up to the cost of a Bates semester, a higher than Bates cost is not covered.

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Art History: Variety of courses and upper-level seminars

Economics: opportunity to receive 300-level credit

Rome: The Temple University program

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Strong in Visual Arts (portfolio required); also Liberal Arts courses; located near the Piazza del Popolo. Italian language course required. Many opportunities for cultural enrichment. Students report that the home stay enhances cultural engagement. Early app required. Advanced Latin and Greek possible as independent study. Liberal Arts track requires 15 credits. International Business not approved.

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Studio Art At Tyler School; excellent painting and drawing. Italian language; Portfolio required.

Rome: Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies

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For Classics, Art History, or History major. Background in Roman history recommended. All classics, all the time. Focus on ancient Greek and Italian studies. Students study, live, and eat at the ICCS Center. Admission difficult. Preference to students with background in Latin or Greek. ICCS scholarships are available.

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CMS: Core course on "The Ancient City" (with focus on Rome)

Perugia: Arcadia - Language and Culture

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Italian and European culture, history, politics. Italian language course required. Fewer tourists, a lively Italian university town. Historic setting north of Rome. Required course load: 16 credits. Students are encouraged to apply for Arcadia scholarships.

Milan: IES - Italy Today

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Commercial city in the north; fewer Americans and tourists. Courses in Italian and European culture and society; opportunities to take: music electives or to create a music curriculum; intensive Italian. Housing in home stay or in apartments with other Americans and an Italian roommate. Students are encouraged to apply for IES scholarships.

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Music Voice and instrumental; ensemble and individual instruction. Connected to the Conservatory.

Florence: Syracuse Florence Center

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Large program with liberal arts track and studio art track. Italian language course and home stay are required. Frequent excursions within Italy. Florence's cultural heritage attracts thousands of tourists and study abroad students. Syracuse scholarships are available. Required course load: 15 credits per semester.

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Studio Art: Comprehensive studio art program; best for photography and sculpture; painting and drawing only for beginners. Portfolio required.

Art History: Italian Renaissance art.

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