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  • Locations: Salerno, Italy
  • Program Terms: Program Cost, Summer
  • PROGRAM COST: Program Cost
  • To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 02/22/2017
Rolling Admission 06/02/2017 06/29/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Language Requirement: 2 semesters GPA: good academic standing
Professor(s): Professor Ilaria Tabusso Marcyan Disciplines offered: College of Arts and Sciences, Italian (ITAL), Undergraduate
Prerequisite(s): ITAL 102 Program Advisor: Alana Franklin -
Tuition Remission Eligible Program: Yes Program Type: Undergraduate
Program Description:

ITALY: Salerno

Summer Program

ITAL 201: Third Semester Italian
Professor Ilaria Tabusso Marcyan

Program still accepting applications on a space-available basis.
Contact Alana Franklin ( to open an application today!



Salerno is situated in the South of Italy in the gulf which hosts the wonderful Amalfi Coast (Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, Sorrento), neighbor of the famous treasures of Campania (Pompeii, Paestum, Naples, Capri, Cilento, etc.). Salerno has well preserved its past as can be seen from its folkloristic traditions and numerous monuments. The ancient atmosphere mingles with the buzz of modern life, creating an astonishing blend of Italian originality. The symbol of the town is its picturesque seafront promenade which offers the pleasure and beauty of a splendid panorama with its blue sea and its flower-filled pathways. 


Students will be instructed by University of San Diego's professor Ilaria Tabusso Marcyan. More information on the specific location of instruction in Salerno will be announced. USD partners with Accademia Italiana to provide students with classroom facilities suited with WIFI and academic services.


All students enrolled in this program will take three units of USD credit for ITAL 201: Third Semester Italian. This four-week summer program in Italy is taught by a USD faculty member, and covers the same content as Italian 201 while blending language and culture with experiential learning. Students will be fully immersed in Italian daily life and will live with Italian families. The academic component will be supplemented with community engagement activities and field trips that will enhance students’ learning and understanding of Italy while allowing them to interact with the local community.  Salerno is the ideal location for students to be familiarized with Italian culture, and experience Southern Italian warmth, while having easy access to some of Italy’s most famous heritage sites. Students will be guided by their instructor to make the most of their experience in Italy.

Click here to visit the University of San Diego Languages and Literature - Italian Department website.


In order to enrich the student course work and solidify a true immersion experience, students will be housed with Italian host families located throughout the city of Salerno. This options gives students the unique opportunity to practice their Italian with locals as well as compliments their study by exposing students to everyday Italian living. Typically students will be housed in pairs with host families. Students will have the opportunity to enjoy daily breakfast as well as dinners Monday through Friday in the home.



For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. 

Students applying for this program may qualify for the Professor Gisela Sulzmann Scholarship. Please check out the scholarship application for more details.


Students will explore their new region by traveling together to visit the ruins of Paestum, see the Amalfi Coast, and visit many more exciting sites. Students will also engage with the community through a variety of community engagement activities. These activities may include beach clean up, art projects & recreational activities with local disabled persons, and youth sports programs.

To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)