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  • Locations: Trieste, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 12/01/2019 12/20/2019 05/13/2020 06/10/2020
NOTE: Interview required.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Guthrie, Nancy Click here for a definition of this term Program Director: Goebel, Michael, Langenberg, Christiana
Housing Options: Apartment/Flat Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.8
Language of Instruction: English, Italian Host Country Language: Italian
Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor: Iowa State Click here for a definition of this term ISU Course: INT ST 395B
Click here for a definition of this term Classification at Departure: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Description:
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Trieste and the Meaning of Place:
An Immersion in Northern Italian Culture

Interdisciplinary global seminar in a diverse region of northern Italy. This is a faculty-led cultural immersion course where students will take an intensive 3 week Italian language and culture class (4 hours every morning, Monday through Friday).  In addition, students will participate in afternoon/evening excursions to observe and participate in cultural, literary, historical, culinary, sociological, artistic expressions of "place" as defined by the Italian people of this region. All excursions are required for the course.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • 2.8 GPA
  • Undergraduate and graduate students from all majors and colleges are welcome to apply!
Students who participate in this program will receive 3 credits of INST 395B for Summer 2019. Along with this, students will take an intensive 3 week Beginner Italian Language course from 9:00-1:00 Monday through Friday, for which they'll earn an additional 3 credits of WLC Italian Language. A 1-credit pre-departure course will take place during the second half of spring semester, starting March 13, 2019 on Wednesdays from 3 - 5 pm; location TBD.

During the course students will:

  • Visit several castles and museums in both Italy and Slovenia.
  • Participate in the programs/facilities at the Italian-American Association in Trieste.
  • Participate in the local cultural activities of the Istituto Venezia.
  • Practice cultural competence.
  • Be willing to respect and assimilate into Italian culture.
Budget information will be available soon.  Please note that ISUAbroad budget sheets do not allow for the reflection of different rates of ISU tuition by major. Please see the budget sheet notes for more detailed information about expenses. 

Participants may be able to apply their financial aid packages to this program and should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for further information.

Scholarship information can be found here:
Scholarships and Fellowships for International Study
ISU Scholarships
ISU Financial Aid

All participants in this program will be automatically enrolled in CISI, an international health insurance and emergency service plan. This insurance plan is required for all undergraduate and graduate students participating in ISU study abroad programs. The cost of the plan is $1.31 per day, and it has been built into the cost of the program fee. More information is available at the links below:

CISI Participant FAQ
International Insurance 101
CISI Policy Information


The application deadline for this program is December 3, 2018. Accepted participants will be notified on a rolling basis upon submission of completed application. Once you are accepted to participate, you must either commit to or decline your offer in the ISUAbroad online application system. Those students who commit to participate are officially part of the program and will be responsible for all program costs listed on the ISUAbroad budget sheet. If you withdraw, you will be responsible for the withdrawal penalty outlined below, in addition to all non-recoverable program payments the college is obligated to make on your behalf. Appeals are possible in certain extenuating circumstances, such as family or medical emergencies. Charges will be applied to your U-bill.
31-60 days prior to program start date $100
1-30 days prior $200
Start date or after Full study abroad program fee

Program Directors
Christiana Langenberg
343 Ross Hall

Program Director 
Dr. Mike Goebel
332 Carver Hall

LAS Study Abroad Director

Nancy Guthrie

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