International Study Experience in Rondine, Tuscany


Rondine students with Western flag

Got any plans for May 2018? Study abroad this summer in Arezzo, Italy at the nearby elegantly restored medieval village of Rondine Citadel of Peace. Students enroll in Western courses taught at Rondine Citadel of Peace, Arezzo, Tuscany. 

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Who can apply?
Any student enrolled at Western (Affiliates included) and interested in pursuing the study of Italian language and culture at the beginning and intermediate level; students with interest in international relations, peace building, conflict resolution, intercultural competence.

How long can I go for?
Depending on the course, from a minimum of 1 week to a maximum of 4 weeks, in May 2018.

How much does it cost?

$50 CDN Acceptance fee +  (depending on the length of staying)  $1,900 CDN to $3,500 CDN

These prices include: lunch (which is the big principal meal in Italy) coffee breaks and snacks, housing in Arezzo, monthly or weekly bus tickets, excursions.

Tuscany, Italy (Arezzo and Rondine)

When does the program start?
Register in course for Fall 2017/Winter 2018, 3 meetings during Winter Term. Travel takes place in intersession 2018. Register for Intersession, for Italian 1046.

Language of Instruction
Italian (for language and culture courses) and English (for the seminar in social justice, contemporary migration and peace building)

How many credits do I need to earn?
ITA 1045 Italian for Travellers I (0.5): The Italian for Travellers I course (ITAL 1045 0.5 credits) is an accelerated and full immersion course lasting one week, that will include 36 hours of Italian language instruction and will be taught as a full- time, intensive learning experience. The course will take one week, students will be in class for 6 hours a day for 6 days a week, from 9:00am to 1:00pm, a lunch break, and then further classes from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. In addition to this, students will share common meals, and be involved in sightseeing and other practical activities during the weekend.

or ITA 1046 Italian for Travellers II (0.5); Students of Italian for Travellers I would also be eligible to take an additional 0.5 credit course, Italian for Travellers II, running for a further three weeks, Monday to Friday for two hours a day on average (30 hours) plus 10 hours of Rondine’s weekly seminars for a total of 40 contact hours.

or ITA 2202 Intermediate Italian in Italy (1.0): Designed for students with a basic knowledge of Italian, the course builds upon this knowledge placing emphasis on the development of effective oral and written skills in a real-life environment. The primary objective is that students learn how to communicate their ideas with clarity in a variety of settings. 
The course will last four weeks, students will be in class for 4 hours a day for 5 days a week.

or ITA 3040 /SJSP 3377  Studies at Rondine Cittadella della Pace (0.5 - with ITA 1045 Italian for Travellers I as a pre-requisite): UWO students will have the opportunity to attend seminar or classes or conferences organized in Rondine which focus on various aspects of human rights, international law, war crimes, genocides, and conflict resolution.

Will accommodation be provided?
Accommodations in shared double room in fully equipped apartments in Arezzo city centre, with weekly cleaning

Information Session: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017