Study in Italy Program - Venice, Italy

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About the program

Coursework: Italian 102 (3 credits)

ITAL 102, Study in Italy program, is an immersion/intensive course in spoken and written Italian. The course uses an integrated method that facilitates the development of communicative abilities without neglecting the study of grammatical structure.

By the end of the course, students are expected to develop a good understanding of the Italian language and be able to express themselves, in a variety of survival situations, such as asking for directions, buying food, talking about themselves, their family, their interest and their daily routine, express likes and dislikes and talk about the present and the past, express opinions and make polite requests.

Evaluation techniques include a number of different methods such as exam and quizzes, structured interactions with Italian people, short presentations to the entire class, and drama techniques.

The course includes a number of visits around Venice and the Veneto region, longer class periods than in a standard course and the unique opportunity to work with Italian tutors–who are Italian university students who are studying to become educators and language instructors for more than 20 hours.

Instructor: Dr. Luisa Canuto, French, Hispanic and Italian Studies

General timeline

Program dates: July 8 - 28

3-week program.


ITAL 101 or permission from the course instructor

Program fees and costs

The program fee is between $2,600 - $3,000. The final fee depends on the number of students in the program. Students do not pay the Go Global fee when applying to a Global Seminar. The Go Global fee is built into the Program Fee and is payable upon acceptance to the program.

All qualifying students will receive a $1,000 Go Global Award.



In country group accommodations

Program related travel (public transportation, group train tickets, etc.)

Entrance fees to program related activities (museums, site locations, etc)

On-site guest lecturers

Workshops – 2 cooking classes

Some group meals

Go Global Fee

3 to 5 Italian Tutors

Welcome and “Arrivederci’ events




Medical Insurance

*UBC Tuition – Not included. Part of your costs

This amount will differ for domestic and international students. This amount will be assigned to you on the Student Service Centre (SSC) according to normal UBC tuition timelines. Read about tuition fees.

This amount is not determined or applied by Go Global.

All students participating in a Global Seminar will have tuition applied to their SSC account.

*Flights - Not Included. Part of your costs

Travel to Italy is a separate cost.  You are responsible for arranging your own travel. You should not book your flight until you are notified to book. All Global Seminars only run if there is a minimum number of students enrolled.

*Incidentals - Not Included. Part of your costs

Some examples include: personal mobile communication, personal transportation that is not related to the learning outcomes of the program, additional meals that are not already identified as part of the Program Fee, immunizations, Visas, etc.

Global Seminars refund policy

Refund on deposits

Students are eligible for a refund of their deposit minus the administrative fee ($415) if they withdraw from the program within 30 days of paying the deposit; this provides time to fill vacated spots so the cost to other students does not increase. After 30 days, the deposit is non-refundable. Exceptions may be determined at the discretion of Go Global. Any funds allocated to students through the ARA program must be returned in their entirety.

Refund on program fees

Students who withdraw from a Global Seminar after having paid the remaining program fee are not eligible for a refund of their deposit or the program fee. Exceptions may be determined at the discretion of Go Global. Any funds allocated to students through the ARA program must be returned in their entirety.

Students who decide to withdraw their application must submit a request in writing by email to the Global Seminar Advisor at


Global Seminars Advisor

Global Seminars Advisor

Telephone: 604 822 0942

Fax: 604 822 9885

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