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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
l'Italiano e Scopri la Cultura del Mediterraneo
Study Italian and Discover
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
||guided visits to archeological sites,
monuments, churches, etc.
will take place on the first business day after their arrival
is scheduled after students' arrival; orientation includes explanation
of the program and its courses and a guided tour of UNICAL campus
||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
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 is offered upon student request and availability
use of UNICAL libraries, one of which, BAU, is considered the largest university library in Southern Italy
a welcome refreshment is usually offered in the first week
to welcome all students
||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
UNICAL health care will cover students for primary care
assistance and emergency room care
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
| 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,
||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
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.
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
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 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.
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 at UNICAL
Coordinator at Unical
Doctor Gianpiero Barbuto
Manager of International Relations