Miami University

Global Initiatives
501 East Spring Street
127 216 MacMillan Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
Telephone: +1 (513) 529-8600
Fax: +1 (513) 529-8608
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Italian Program Web site: http://www.miamioh/global

The Miami University Summer Language Institute in Urbino has been offered annually for over 35 years. Courses offered include accelerated Italian at the first, second, third level. Meeting for eight weeks, in the summer, three hours a day, offering eight university semester credit hours. The method of all courses is interactive and requires the active aural-oral participation from all students. All courses conducted in Italian and taught by three native Italian instructors. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome. The program director is Dr. Sante Matteo.

Mobile Italy is a workshop intended to allow students to actively participate in documenting a culture of design in northern and central Italy. During the course of the term digital and analogue documents, still and motion media, and collected cultural artifacts are combined to study the Italian design culture as evidenced through its people, arts, architecture, history, and culture. Students considering this offering must have completed two design studios in art or architecture, and have the ability to walk or hike four miles with small pack. This workshop is led by John Humphries, Department of Architecture.