Program Fees and Accommodations
Special Weekly Program
Sample itineraries and labs
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Studia l'Italiano e Scopri la Cultura del Mediterraneo
Study Italian and Discover
4-Week Program: A regular course usually lasts 4 weeks and
possibility to receive a transcript for
credit. Different arrangements may be made upon student's request.
Combined Program: if
you can also
stay 2 weeks in the sea town of Otranto and 2 weeks in San Demetrio Corone, Calabria.
Preferred method of payment
with no additional fees: check or money order.
credit card payment or donation option we use PayPal
Security Center. This payment method can be
used only for the 4-week or the 8-week options. Please notice that if
you pay with this method you will be charged an additional fee of $50
for the 4-week program, or an additional fee of $90 for the 8-week
program. If you pay by check or money order there will be no
The fee includes:
Room in apartments or in Hotel
Meublè Il Gabbiano
(arranged by director)
Meublè Il Gabbiano
Porto Craulo, 13
73028 - Otranto (Lecce)
Tel. 0836/801952 - Fax 0836/804870
Two meals per day
Breakfast at the hotel with open buffet
Dinner at local restaurants on the beach
Fieldtrips to Puglia
3 excursions in the
Salento area: Lecce, Galatina, Gallipoli and the Salento coast from
Otranto to Santa Maria di Leuca
|Weekend excursion in the regions of Basilicata
||One weekend trip with
tour guide at the Pollino Mountain, Basilicata. Visit of Certosa di
Padula and on the fantastic Grotte di Pertosa in Campania, with the
life representation of Dante's Inferno. For more information check the Sample Itineraries and Labs page
guided visits to archeological sites,
monuments, churches, etc.
Free use of the following at the hall
of the hotel
wireless internet connection for e-mails an
internet. Students must bring their own laptop to have access to this
service. Internet points are available, but are not covered by the
tuition for 2 courses
for an equivalent of 6 credits
will take place the same day or the day after their arrival
||one day of orientation
is scheduled after students' arrival; orientation includes explanation
of the program and its courses and a guided tour of the town
||a copy of the daily
schedule will be given to students each week; the schedule will be
presented by the director and discussed among students and may be
subject to change, upon students' and/or director's request or
||classes are usually
scheduled from Monday to Friday and they last one to three hours each
Real-life situation speaking labs
students will be able
to practice Italian language in real-life
environments such as at the fruttivendolo (fruit vendor), albergo
(hotel), ristorante (restaurant), panetteria (bakery), pasticceria
(pastry shop-cafe`), edicola (newspaper and magazine stand), etc.
pizzica and tamburello dance, cartapesta and fresh
information visit the Sample
Itineraries and Labs page. Please
labs are selected and scheduled at the discretion of the program
language practicum is offered upon student request and availability
use of local public libraries
a party is usually offered in the first week
to welcome all students
||a graduation dinner
party is offered toward the end of each section
a diploma of participation will be given to
students at the end of the program
an official transcript will be sent to all
students in the Fall
conferences, lectures and seminars are given
by highly qualified scholars, poets, artists and writers
possible participation in music concerts,
theatrical performances, traditional festivals, poetry readings, etc.
International field experiences
and internship opportunities
different international field
experiences and internship opportunities are available upon students' request
And for an additional 15 Euros:
|- "Vivere il Mare": boat sea excursion with taste of local food
- Boat Fishing on the Jonian sea
Other features not covered
by the program fee:
1) Airfare and passport
fee: All students and faculty are responsible for their own airfare
to and from Italy.
2) Traveling to and
3) Personal expenses and room deposit fee: A
of 20 Euros is due on the registration day. The
deposit will be returned to students and faculty at the end of the
4) Laundry: Laundry is
not included except for the bed linens changes
provided by the hotel personal.
Initial and final cleaning of everything is included in the program fee.
5) Books and course
package material: The list of books for each course will be sent
to the students enrolled in the program together with the pre departure
6) CISD membership: Once in Italy
each student and faculty must pay a membership fee of 20 Euros in order
to use the CISD facilities, transportation, service, etc. The fee
includes a membership of Centro Internazionale di Studi Deradiani
(CISD) valid for one year.
7) Health care: Please note that the
Italian public health care will cover students for primary care
assistance and emergency room care. In case of a medical emergency,
transportation to the hospital will be provided by CISD. Once at the
hospital students may be asked to pay a fee for further
treatment. For this reason, we recommend that they have their own
8) Additional course fee: A payment
of $400 is required for any additional course of 3 credits. Students
who sign up for the 7 or 8-week program can take any additional class
without paying an extra fee; all courses may be audited for free.
9) Tutoring: 20 hours
of private tutoring in English, Spanish, French, Latin, Albanian,
Ancient and Modern Greek Language and Literature, History, Philosophy,
Anthropology, Religion, are also available for an additional payment of
Correspondence: From the telephone at Hotel Il Gabbiano,
students can receive incoming calls free of charge and can make any
call by paying the cost to the hotel. In order to telephone the
United States and other places inside (locally) and outside
(internationally) of Italy, the following are also available to you.
A) Phone slips/cards
(scheda telefonica); they come in 5 and 10 Euro denominations, 2 hours
and 4 hours respectively. From the local telephones students can
make calls with a slip/card, sold locally in Otranto.
B) In the United
States, it is possible to purchase a quad band cellular phone, which
operates all around the world.
C) In Italy, students can
purchase phones, starting at 50 Euro, which use TIM or SIM cards.
The cards are purchased in increments of 10 Euro, and they are placed
directly into the phone. There is NO charge for incoming calls.
D) At the program students
can borrow phones at no cost; however, there are limited phones.
Usage of these phones is provided on a first come, first served
basis. In order to operate the phone, students must purchase a
SIM or a TIM card, which can be bought in increments of 10 Euro.
The cards are placed directly into the phone. There is NO charge
for incoming calls.
E) Last but not least:
students can bring their laptop and use Skype in order to call their
friends and family for free (if the family and friends are Skype
members) or by buying Skype credit online. For more information, please
The application and a $100 non-refundable deposit is due on April 15,
2013. The remaining tuition balance is due the first week of May, 2013.
Enrollment is limited. Late Applications may be considered. Please
email to check availability. See application form for
De Rada Italian
MA & Kingston, RI:
A non-profit educational
promoting the general diffusion of culture through education and
in cooperation with Italy and other European countries.
De Rada Italian Institute
37 Kingston Hill Ct.
Kingston, RI 02881
Coordinator in Otranto:
Prof. Maria Pina Accoto