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Education Abroad

The department offers four faculty-led study abroad programs in France and Italy during the winter and summer terms.

Florence: Visions and Contrasts (Winter)

Throughout this three-week workshop, students will visit some of the most important art galleries in the world, including the Galleria degli Uffizi and the Galleria dell'Accademia; attend film screenings; and take a one day trip to Siena and a two-day trip to the National Cinema Museum in Turin, learning to analyze movies from a technical point of view and to write about food and travels. Students live in apartments in the center of Florence, at a walking distance from the classroom space and surrounded by the artistic beauties of the city in a safe, friendly environment.

  • Application deadline: September 18, 2024
  • Deposit deadline: upon acceptance to secure your participation

The workshop is open to all majors; no knowledge of Italian is required. For more information, please contact Dr. Daniele Fioretti.

Paris: Cultural Capital (Winter)

This winter workshop in Paris will run January 2–24, 2025. Our program invites students to learn on location about masterpieces of French and American culture from the cathedrals of the Middle Ages to the contemporary modernist metropolis beloved by artists, writers, and filmmakers in a transnational context. Paris: Cultural Capital may be used to fulfill the Global Perspectives requirement (6 credit hours of study abroad); Miami Plan Foundation requirements for Humanities, Intercultural Perspectives; or Global Perspectives courses. The courses taken during the trip, ENG163 and FRE131, also count toward the English major and minor and the French major. Space is limited to 20 students and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply soon!

  • Application deadline: September 18, 2024
  • Deposit deadline: upon acceptance to secure your participation

The workshop is open to all majors; no knowledge of French is required. For more information, please contact program directors Dr. Katie Johnson or Dr. Elisabeth Hodges.

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French Language and Culture in Paris (Winter)

Explore ten centuries of French life in its capital city by immersing yourself in its language and culture. Students spend three and a half weeks—January 3–25, 2024—studying major moments of French cultural history in its native language through an intensive six credit 300-level course. Class time is divided between discussion sessions and excursions, making the city itself the primary resource for our investigations. Readings, visits, discussions, and assignments are in French. The program fulfills Miami Plan requirements for Global Perspectives (pre-2023 Miami Plan), counts as two 300-level courses toward the French major or minor, and can substitute for FRE 131 and/or FRE 301.

  • Prerequisites: FRE202 or equivalent
  • Application deadline: October 1, 2024
  • Deposit deadline: upon acceptance to secure your participation
For more information, please contact Dr. Jonathan Strauss.
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Italy: Ancient and Modern (Summer)

This program, run from offers students the opportunity to study the Italian language in Italy under ideal conditions, plus the opportunity to experience Ancient and Italian cultures in the most natural way on location. The intensive nature of the courses means that you can concentrate exclusively on mastering Italian, and in six weeks earn nine-semester credits toward satisfying divisional language requirements or requirements for a Minor in Italian or a Major in Italian Studies or International Studies.

For more information, contact Dr. Daniele Fioretti.