A virtual course and exchange with Italian undergraduate students. ITA 207I is an intensive, four-week, language and culture immersion through crucial topics that define Italian literature and culture: landscapes, beauty, migration, multiculturalism, African-Italian diaspora, etc. These themes are analyzed through a transnational lens that gives particular emphasis to the concepts of alterity, diversity, language and identity, art and social redemption, and race. Through the analysis of materials from different sources and genres (literature, art, design, cinema, journalism) students will acquire a better and deeper understanding of significant cultural landscapes of Italy via à vis a global outlook of societies. Particular emphasis is given to the refinement of the writing process.

The course will meet five days a week and provides 90 hours of overall classroom instruction: 3 hours of daily instruction in the morning with the Princeton faculty member and 1.5 hours in the afternoon with the SNS faculty member. Every Friday, students will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Italian culture through interaction with the surrounding environment in the city of Pisa and during field trips to other historic, art-filled cities like Florence, Siena, and Lucca.


Application Process

Prerequisites: Students who have completed the language sequence (with 1027, 107 or 108) are encouraged to apply. Applicants need a letter of intent written in Italian and approval from the instructor of their most recent Italian language course.

Application Process:  Applications for the Summer Intensive Course must be completed in the Global Program System (GPS) by Sunday, February 12, 2023. Letter of intent must be sent via email to Leslie Champouillon at lsavadge@princeton.edu. The selection of participants will be announced by Monday, February 20, 2023.


Financial Aid

Students on financial aid may apply to the Dean's Fund for Study Abroad to help cover these costs. They may also request a loan from Financial Aid to cover a part of the program budget that may remain unmet. Deadlines for these funding sources may be earlier than departmental decisions on admission to the course.