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Tuscany, Italy

Southern Connecticut State University 

Department of World Languages and Literatures & Department of Art Present:

Program Abroad in Tuscany, Italy


Tuscany Application (PDF) - Please fill out and return to Engleman Hall A 220.

Halfway between Florence and Rome lies the town of Montepulciano nestled between sprawling vineyards and olive groves. The language school is located on the top of a hill surrounded by the breathtaking Tuscan scenery. The tranquility is ideal for the study of the Italian language far from bustling city centers.

This historic town, where locals still stop to chat in bars or markets and have a great interest in foreign visitors, is an ideal place for learning Italian.

Montepulciano's old town center is full of churches and "palazzi". The Medieval and Renaissance periods are well represented. Additionally, the area boasts many Baroque churches, Etruscan and Roman cites, and a replica of the La Scala Opera House in Milan.

The cultural life is also highly varied. The International Art Workshop attracts music-lovers from all over the world. The town comes to life with many local town festivals, and banquets organized by various parishes in the town square.


Students are strongly encouraged to register for both of the following complimentary courses, although it is only a requirement to register in one:  

ITA 220 (3 cr.): Food Culture in Italy 

ART 398 (3 cr.): The Photographic Travel Journal

Students may also choose to register for one of the following 3-credit language courses to be taken in Montepulciano. These 3 credits will count towards the SCSU language requirement. Students interested in enrolling in this optional 3-credit language course will be required to submit an additional fee of $926.00 to the Office of International Education prior to program departure.

ITA 100, Italian I; ITA 101, Italian II; ITA 200, Italian III; ITA 210, Italian IV

*The application deposit will be returned if application is not accepted by the Program Director.

For information regarding financial aid, please contact 203-392-5222.

For additional information and applications contact:

Dr. Pina Palma (WLL); Prof. Jeremy Chandler (ART)
Southern Connecticut State University
Department of World Languages & Literatures EN D159
Phone: Dr. Palma- 203-392-6753; Prof. Chandler- 203-392-6436