Study Abroad - Passport to Italy: in Verona with Love & Opera


Program Description

This Summer B month long program is designed for students who wish to learn/improve the Italian language, know more about the Italian culture and experience the Italian way of living. The Italian “dolce vita” will change your perspective and attitude, and you’ll become more international and definitely more Italian.

Location Description

The city of love where Romeo declared his love to Juliet will be your home for the entire month of July. Verona is located in North East Italy, just few miles away from Venice and very well connected by train with the all major Italian cities such as: Milan, Turin, Rome, Florence, Naples, and so on. During the month of July the city of Verona will host a traditional Opera Festival and the Arena becomes the magnificent setting for unforgettable evenings of music under the stars.


Students will be sharing apartments (two students per room). Single rooms are available at an additional cost.


ITA 1130: Italian I (5 cr)
ITA 1131: Italian II (5 cr)
ITA 2200: Italian Intermediate (3 cr)
ITA 3420: Italian Review Grammar (3 cr)
FOL 3905: Italian Special Topic (3 cr)


3-5 credits


The estimated cost of the program is $1,674 and includes lodging for one month, 2 full day excursions to Garda lake, two cooking classes, one pizza night, one entrance ticket for the Opera.

The program fee does not include most meals, round trip airfare, FIU courses instructional fee ($205.57 per credit) and the not refundable study abroad fee ($175).


To apply to the Summer 2018 program, please apply through the FIU Study Abroad page.

Contact Information

Professor Magda Novelli Pearson
Department of Modern Languages
Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 495C
T: 305-348-2915

Note: FIU is not responsible for delays, changes in itinerary, changes in the content and cost of the program or other matters that are beyond their control.