De Rada at UNICAL Home 

Course Descriptions

Program Fees and Accommodations

 Sample Itineraries and Labs

Form and Schedule



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De Rada Program at

Università della Calabria

June 2-30 & July 1-28, 2015

(Workshop: July 3-12, 2015)


For High School and College Students

& for Middle and High School Teachers


 Studia l'Italiano e Scopri la Cultura del Mediterraneo
Study Italian and Discover Mediterranean Culture


Program Fees


Professional Development Workshop for teachers  (July 3-12, 2015)

$1700 (with breakfast and dinner) $1750 (with lunch and dinner)

The cost of the workshop includes 35 contact hours, orientation, single room with private bath+AC, dinners and lunch or breakfast at Università della Calabria, one welcome dinner and one farewell dinner, 2 excursions to the beach, a guided tour of Cosenza with dinner, Lamezia Terme Airport pick up and return service.  

Teachers participating in the workshop who will organize a small group of students for one of our summer sections, will receive a discount and will pay only $1000 (option A) or $1050 (option B).

Courses for students and adult learners (June 2-30 & July 1-28)

$3700 (shared room)         $4100 (single room) 

Group airfare and teacher/chaperone offers available upon request


Studenents eating at UNICAL dining service


The students and adult learners fee includes:


Tuition for 2 courses for an equivalent of 6 credits (for a total of 90 contact hours)

Room, bed linens and cleaning

Room in shared apartment dorms with private kitchenette at UNICAL campus. Bed linens: Each shared apartment will be provided with bed linens. Initial and final cleaning are included in the program fee


Lunch and dinner at one of the UNICAL dining hall services.

Breakfast and Dinner are included during most of the excursions


Pick up & return service from/to Fiumicino Airport in Rome
Field trip/Excursion 1 Visit of the Amalfi Coast: Amalfi, Vietri, Sorrento
Field trip/Excursion 2 Weekend in Calabria to discover the Magna Grecia civilization of the Jonian coast with visit of Sibari, Albidona, Amendolara, Roseto and Trebisacce. Two nights at agriturismo, with room and board included

Field trip/Excursion 3

Visit of Reggio Calabria and the Museum Archeologico with its Bronzi di Riace. On the way back stop in Tropea or Riace beach

Field trip/Excursion 4

Visit of the ancient ruins of Pompei and Frascati

Field trip/Excursion 5

Visit of Rome and the Vatican

Cultural excursions guided visits to archeological sites, monuments, churches, etc.
Registration student registration will take place on the first business day after their arrival
Orientation an orientation is scheduled after students' arrival; orientation includes explanation of the program and its courses and a guided tour of UNICAL campus
Daily schedule  a copy of the schedule will be given to students each week; the schedule will be presented by the program coordinator and discussed among students. Please note that the program may be subject to change, upon students' and/or director's request or unexpected contingences


classes are usually scheduled from Monday to Friday, plus some laboratory and seminars hours in the weekend, for a total of 45h for each course

Real-life situation speaking labs

students will be able to practice Italian language in real-life environments with the students, faculty and staff from Unical. Plus they will have direct contacts lab work with people working in local edicola (newspaper stand), albergo (hotel), ristorante (restaurant), libreria (bookstore), panetteria (bakery), pasticceria (pastry shop-cafe`), etc. 

Language practicum

individual language practicum is offered upon student request and availability


use of UNICAL libraries, one of which, BAU, is considered the largest university library in Southern Italy

Welcome refreshment

a welcome refreshment is usually offered in the first week to welcome all students

Graduation party a graduation dinner party is offered toward the end of each section

Diploma and transcript

a diploma of participation will be given to students at the end of the program. An official transcript will be sent to all students

Health care

UNICAL health care will cover students for primary care assistance and emergency room care

Cultural activities

conferences, lectures and seminars are given by highly qualified scholars, poets, artists and writers

International field experiences and internship opportunities

different international field experiences and internship opportunities are available upon student request and availability

Computer and Wireless Internet Service Computer labs and wireless internet service available
Unical facilities summary use of the University of Calabria facilities: libraries, museum, theater, computer labs, language labs,
Sport facilities use of gyms, soccer field, five-a-side soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball courts, etc.


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) Books and course package material: The list of books for each course will be sent to students enrolled in the program together with their pre-departure material. 

3) Health care: Please note that the UNICAL public health care will cover students for primary care assistance and emergency room care. In case of a more serious medical emergency, transportation to the hospital will be provided by UNICAL. 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 travel insurance card. 

4) Additional course fee: A payment of $450 is required for any additional course of 3 credits. All courses may be audited for free.

5) Telephone Correspondence:  In order to telephone the United States and other places inside (locally) and outside (internationally) of Italy, the following are also available to students:


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.

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 20 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) 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 visit

Preferred method of payment with no additional fees: check or money order.


For 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 additional fee.

Additional Options


4-week option

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8-week option
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Register Now!
The application and a $100 non-refundable deposit is due on May 3, 2015. The remaining tuition balance is due on the first week of May. Enrollment is limited. Late Applications may be considered. Please email to check availability. See application form for further details.  


Program Sponsors

De Rada Italian Institute, Cambridge, MA & Kingston, RI:
A non-profit educational institute promoting the general diffusion of culture through education and exchange in cooperation with Italy and other European countries.

De Rada

Contact Information


De Rada Italian Institute
37 Kingston Hill Ct.  
Kingston, RI 02881 

tel. 857-928-3456


Coordinator at UNICAL

Coordinator at Unical
Doctor Gianpiero Barbuto
Manager of International Relations


Please contact us at with any questions, concerns or comments. Thank you.
De Rada Italian Institute ¨37 Kingston Hill Ct., Kingston, RI 02881 ¨ tel. 857-928-3456 ¨ ¨
Centro Internazionale di Studi Deradiani¨San Demetrio Corone (CS) 87069 ITALY ¨tel./fax 0984-956165
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