Mantova: Italian Language and Culture (Closed)
- Summer 1 Semester - May 4 - June 4 , 2013
- Summer 1 Semester - Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and program may fill at any time. Final deadline – January 24.
Information Session: November 7th, 3 to 4pm; and November 13th , 2 to 3pm. Location: 433 Meserve Hall
Leader(s): Prof. Alessio Tognetti (email@example.com)
Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Term: Summer I
Courses: CLTR4944 and ITLN2301/2302/3301/3302; Italian Immersion language
An ancient culture with an ancient language, ancient cities and ancient customs, and yet it all seamlessly bleeds with the most modern and advanced reality. Or does it? Here is a chance to discover the answer by yourself, be it in a classroom, be it while sipping an espresso at the corner café while people watching.
This dialogue is essentially an opportunity for students to receive a full immersion in a culture format other than their own. It is a chance for them to realize that different people solve, in different ways, similar and common problems to their own, and in so doing, reach new and exciting solution.
If you want to: learn Italian language in the most effective way with a culture immersion program and Italian faculty; study key issues in contemporary Italian culture, society and politics, including the media, immigration, regionalism and others; explore from a historical, anthropological and cultural point of view the unique, complex reality of Italian cities; discover the real Italy in locations away from major tourist sites; acquire an indispensable skill in a global world, facilitating your ability to communicate with others, and improving your potential for success in your chosen field.
- ITLN2301/2302/3301/3302; Italian Immersion language
OXFORD MANTUA was founded in 1975 as a school of foreign languages.
Activities have expanded with the establishment of a Language High School that has graduated more equal 'than a thousand students.
In 1988 was founded the UNIVERSITY SCHOOL FOR LANGUAGE MEDIATORS that confers bachelor's degree by decree of the MINISTRY OF UNIVERSITY '.
Other important activities of 'OXFORD MANTOVA are COURSES OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE (ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, SPANISH, ARABIC, CHINESE, RUSSIAN AND ITALIAN FOR FOREIGNERS.)
2.5 and two semesters of Italian or place accordingly.
- Online Dialogue of Civilizations application (available on OISP website)
- Unofficial transcript which you can download and print from MyNEU
- One copy of passport ID page – To be given directly to your faculty leader after acceptance.
- 2-3 page essay answering the following questions:
- What are your personal and academic reasons for wishing to participate in this Dialogue of Civilizations program?
- How will the program further your academic and career goals?
- What is your previous travel and language experience, if any?
- What courses have you taken which are directly relevant to the program?
**Faculty may require additional information and/or interview (after application deadline)
**Please note that after prior to 11/15/12 your unofficial transcript and essay should be handed in to OISP. After 11/15/12, please send them directly to your faculty leader
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Tuition and DOC Fee cover 8 Northeastern credits, round-trip airfare from Boston, housing for program duration, International SOS assistance, as well as some local transport, excursions and group meals.
The Studentato is a residential facility devoted to hosting of university Students from around Italy and Europe; consisting of 52 two-room apartments with 2 beds each, for a total of 104 beds available. Two of the apartments are reserved for people with disabilities. Four apartments are reserved by the city of Mantua. Each apartment is self-contained, fully furnished and equipped with kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedrooms. The hostel has a concierge service, also on the ground floor are common areas are available as a study room / recreation room and laundry room. (http://www.aspefmantova.it/?action=aree_intervento&sezione=20)
The provincial capital Mantua, former residence of the Gonzaga family, lies south of Lake Garda in the Po plain on the lower course of the Mincino, which here forms a marshy lake divided into three parts: Lago Superiore, Lago di Mezzo and Lago Inferiore. Situated between the beautiful Verona and Bologna, The town is still surrounded by a ring of walls and bastions. Today it is a relatively prosperous industrial town.