Spoleto Program provides six hours of
instruction in upper-division English
courses, as well as language training taught
by native speakers at our sister school
ArteLingua in Spoleto.
Five weeks of exposure to another culture
and another language often changes students'
lives, promoting personal growth and
maturity. Students who accompanied Dr.
Davidson on the study abroad trip to
Montepulciano in 2006, for example, went on
to participate in a year-long ISEP program
in the Czech Republic, receive a Fulbright
scholarship to teach American literature in
Slovakia, and complete a graduate program in
social work at the University of Georgia.
This program, then, could be merely the
beginning of a long engagement with travel
and cultural contact, which you will
continue to nurture throughout your
undergraduate career and beyond.
Description of the Academic Component
Students will generally take six hours
of coursework. Each three-credit course will
have 45 contact hours. Tentative course
titles for summer 2013 include the
4106: Studies in Genre (Fiction)
4106: Studies in Genre (Poetry)
ENGL 4210 Travel Writing: American
Experience in Italy
4385: Representations of Italy in Literature
Each class will be held twice
weekly, on Mondays and Wednesdays, for 2.5
hours. Additionally, we will take two field
trips each week—one on Tuesday, the other on
Thursday—to destinations germane to the
class and built into the overall cost of the
program. Typically, Tuesday field trips will
focus on sites in and around Spoleto itself,
while Thursdays will take us to points
somewhat farther afield (Rome, Florence,
Orvieto, etc.). All costs associated with
class-based field trips are covered by the
program (excluding food and beverages).
All books and materials for class must
be purchased before our departure date, and
each student is responsible for the
completion of all coursework and field