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Middlebury School in Italy: Ferrara
Ferrara, Italy (Outgoing Program)
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|Program Sponsor:||Middlebury Schools Abroad|
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|Language of Instruction:||Italian||Core Program Attributes:||Direct Enrollment|
|Minimum GPA:||2.7, 2.8||Housing Options:||Apartment, Homestay, Other|
|Approved by:||A&S, AAP, CALS, ENG, HUM EC, ILR, SHA||Minimum Student Status:||Junior, Senior|
|Program Advisor:||Stephen Capobianco||Curricular Highlights:||Natural Science, Performing Arts/Fine Arts/Design|
Those who study with the School in Italy in Florence, Ferrara, or Rome are exceptional among U.S. students in Italy: they study in Italian—and speak it well. The School, founded in 1960, is among a tiny handful of study abroad programs in which students take all course work in Italian and can integrate into an Italian university. It therefore attracts students whom local university faculty praise for their academic seriousness and enthusiasm for learning.
Ferrara, a city of 130,000 located on the Po river in the Emilia Romagna region is only 30 minutes by train from Bologna and one hour from Venice. Few tourists have discovered Ferrara's charms, which include magnificent art and architecture from the medieval, Renaissance, and modern eras, and the finest classic Italian cuisine.
This former independent city-state emerged in the second half of the twentieth century as a vibrant agricultural and industrial trading center. Ferrara's historic center, a favorite walking venue, is filled with monuments, palazzos, cafes, and a renowned cathedral. Bicycles are a primary means of transportation, giving the center the feel of a small and friendly community. Ferrara's museums, exhibitions, festivals, and theater reflect its rich artistic, musical, and cultural heritage, which continues to grow and make it an ideal location for immersion into Italian life and culture.
Middlebury's host institution, the Università degli Studi di Ferrara, which is also located in this part of the city, was first established in 1391 and today enrolls over 16,000 students.
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|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Approx. Start||Approx. End|
|Academic Year||2018-2019||03/01/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Fall||2018||03/01/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Late applications may be accepted, but colleges typically need time to process your approval.