ITL 100 before term abroad, Relevant science course background
Builds Experience in a Major, Intensive Language Learning and Cultural Education, Research
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and the southernmost region of Italy. It is Europe's most historically cosmopolitan region, having been ruled by Asians, Africans and Europeans. Centuries of invaders have left their mark on the island in the form of Greek temples, Roman ruins, Norman castles and Byzantine domes. Sicily boasts mild winters, golden beaches and first-rate seafood, as well as warm, welcoming people.
Course of Study
This program focuses on original research projects for science and engineering students.
The Italian Language Studied Abroad (ITL 104T)
A course in basic skills with emphasis on speaking and conversation.
Science Research (TAB 328T)
Work on a research project with scientists at the National Research Council in Palermo, Sicily. Projects can be chosen from among a variety in the fields of biology, chemistry and biophysics. Generally, two students will work closely on a project with a small group of faculty and advanced students on ongoing research, learning new techniques and participating in state-of-the-art studies at this national facility. A project report will be written at the conclusion of the research which is due four weeks following the students' return from Italy.
The History and Culture of Sicily (TAB 329T)
Through a combination of lecture/discussion and weekend travel, the culture and history of Sicily will be explored. The influence of the Greeks, Romans, Spanish, Normans, Arabs, and others in developing Sicilian culture will be a major part of this course.
Successful completion of Basic Italian I (ITL 100) before term abroad.
Relevant science-course background.
(For specific dates, contact the International Programs Office, Old Chapel, Third Floor.)
September: Application deadline is the third Friday of fall term.
October: Non-refundable deposit due at the Cashier's Office in McKean House, and receipt brought to the International Programs Office
Winter term: Orientation meetings
Late March: Program begins
Early June: Program ends
Fall term after return from Italy: Project report due