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Winter Quarter Option
The Italy Center offers a ten week winter quarter option which was created to help facilitate the needs of students who attend institutions based on the quarter system and not the semester system. Winter quarter students will arrive to Bologna with the rest of our students in the middle of January and will return to the US in time to take spring quarter courses at their home institution. Although the winter quarter option is an abbreviated version of our traditional spring semester, we still make it possible for quarter students to travel with us. The winter quarter includes a four day social justice tour to learn about immigration and the role of the mafia in the Puglia region of Southern Italy.
Winter Quarter Travel Options
All Italy Center students are encouraged to participate in a four day social justice tour to Puglia in Southern Italy in late February. Winter Quarter students are required to participate in this trip and the cost of it is built into the overall price of the program.
Also included in the price of the quarter program is a weekend ski trip to the Jungfrau region of the Swiss Alps with the entire combined group at the beginning of the term.
Finally, the Italy Center offers a Florence Renaissance Art Tour during the winter quarter. Students are asked to pay for their train ticket to and from Florence (approximately 50 euro).
Winter Quarter Academics
Winter quarter students can expect to take a full-load of courses during their time in Bologna so they do not fall behind on their graduation plan. The academic options for winter term students are very similar to those offered for the spring semester except for a few differences:
(1) Due to the short term, we can only offer winter student Italian 101
(2) Internships are not available to winter quarter students
More Information (including costs):
To inquire about program costs for the winter quarter option, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.