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CofC in Lerici, Italy 2018: Italian Literature

Term To Study: Summer 2018
Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2018
Program Starts: Jun 04, 2018
Program Ends: Jun 24, 2018
Major 1: Foreign Language / Literature Italian
Subject 1:
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $3,514
Contact Phone: (843)953-0441
Contact Name: Sabrina Prioleau
Contact Email:
What is Included: - Lodging
- Airport pick-up upon arrival in Pisa
- Some meals
- Entrances into sites
- Ground transportation
- Medical insurance
- $50 non-refundable application fee (will only be reimbursed if a student is not accepted into the program)

* Program fee subject to change
What is not Included: - Tuition for six credits and associated fees
- Round-trip airfare to/from Europe
- Some meals
- Passport fees
- Personal expenses
Estimated Costs: In addition to the program fee, students will be charged tuition for their courses.

The out of state tuition for classes associated with travel are discounted from the Fall and Spring rates.

Scholarships up to $1,500 are available to support CofC degree seeking students. Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need, academic merit, 2 faculty recommendations and a personal statement. The application can be found on the CIE website, under Study Abroad > Scholarships.
Program Description

A picturesque inlet of the Gulf of the Poets along the Ligurian Riviera. This small town is called the Perla del Golfo (the pearl of the gulf), because of its breath taking beauty. The area around the Gulf of the Poets attracted many writers in the early 19th century and the English poets Lord Byron and Shelley spent some of their life here. Students can take one of the hiking trails through the Park Monte Marcello to the small nearby fishing villages of Fiascherino and Tellaro which certainly deserve a visit. During the summer months ferries depart from Lerici daily for the Cinque Terre, Portovnere, Levanto, Portofino and Genova.


Students take the following two courses:

LTIT 250: The Soul of Italian Poetry- From Dante to the Hermetics (3 credits)
LTIT 350: Landscape, Poetry and Ligurian Identity in Eugenio Montale (3 credits)


-Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5
-Students must already possess a valid passport, or be able to obtain a valid passport


Dr. Massimo Maggiari
Department of Italian

Professor Maggiari received his doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A native of Genova, Italy, Dr. Maggiari has taught for almost 30 years in the U.S. and has traveled extensively in Europe, North America, and the Arctic. He has directed a summer program in Liguria for CofC since 1995. He is an author of several books, and contributed over the years to scholarship on Hermetic poetry. He is a born and bred Ligurian.

Note: For questions regarding on-site program details and course content, please contact Dr. Maggiari. Any inquries regarding application processing, billing, or scholarship opportunities can be directed to the Center for International Education (contact information listed above).

*A minimum number of participants is required for all study abroad programs to run

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Size: 301340 km2
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