The application period for this program has passed.
If you are interested in a fall or winter term program please contact the Guarini Institute or the faculty director to determine if applications may be considered.
The Honorable Frank J. Guarini and the French and Italian Department offer a combined language study abroad and advanced language study abroad program in Rome, Italy. The three courses are taught exclusively in Italian at the Dartmouth Rome Center and offered in each program specifically, with the exception of Italian 8 (required), in which students from the LSA and the LSA+ will participate together. Faculty from the Department of French and Italian will direct the program.
The Italian LSA+ in Rome offers mid-level courses in Italian literature and language in a city that provides the most varied cultural landscapes in Italy. This program encourages students to further refine their linguistic skills by visiting cultural and historic sites around Rome, living with local Italian families, and studying in the stimulating modern yet multimillennial continuity of Rome.
Students live with homestay families.
For more information, please see the department website.
This entire program has been a wonderful experience, from living with a host family to studying the language to being able to explore the country. The trip to Orvinio was a highlight for the entire group. Our favorite part was the hospitality and kindness of the people of the town. One afternoon, we went to a house in the countryside to eat delicious polenta and explore the area. It was amazing to learn about life outside of Rome, and we left the weekend with an enriched knowledge of Italian culture. Grazie!
The freedom of living independently in an ancient city like Rome was an incredible experience of growth personally, culturally, and linguistically. There's a sense of confidence that comes with knowing that you can move around the city and manage the activities of daily life in a foreign language. -Winter 2018
I went from taking language to fulfill a requirement to loving Italian and its culture. I hope to find work there in the future, and regardless I can't wait to go back. -Spring 2016
I loved staying with a host family in Rome: this experience enhanced my linguistic and cultural competencies. I also really appreciated the program excursions to places like Milan and Florence: it allowed us to explore new parts of the country and connect what we had learned about Rome to the other cities as well. -Winter 2018
There were so many positive aspects to my housing accommodations. Firstly, I was able to really learn what Italian home culture is like because I had the opportunity to live it first hand. In addition, having a host family that only spoke Italian really helped me avoid any temptation to speak English which really helped solidify my comprehension of the learning. -Winter 2020
This program does an exceptional job of linking Italian culture, language, and literature to the environment of Rome and Italy that surrounded us. The trips we went on as a group had extensively planned and thought out activities that supplemented our learning in an invaluable way. -Winter 2020
This program taught me how to be more understanding of other cultures, and I'm finding that I am already becoming a more tolerant and open individual because of it. -Winter 2020
Being reintroduced into an environment where my ideas were valued and I was encouraged to explore my curiosities and seek help with difficulties has led to me again remember why learning is exciting and enriching. -Winter 2020
I was challenged not only to learn a new language, but also to assimilate to a culture much different than my own, and communicate and build relationships without speaking English, which was a special experience. -Winter 2020
The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for this program by clicking on the appropriate term. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.
In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition.