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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Summer 2020 02/15/2020 02/22/2020 05/17/2020 06/17/2020
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Students must arrive in the host city and check into the program housing on the program start date. The program officially ends on the end date, and students must check out of the housing facilities at that time. Participants are responsible for arranging travel to and from the program and should WAIT to purchase airfare until they have been officially instructed by the Faculty Director, Program Provider, and/or Host University.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-Led Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Type(s): Apartment Click here for a definition of this term Home Campus: Non-U of U, U of U: Utah Campus
Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Undergraduate U of U Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English, Italian
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Language Prerequisite: Advanced English Language Fluency, No Host Language Click here for a definition of this term Badge Opportunities: Language Immersion
Click here for a definition of this term Eligibility: Course Prerequisite(s), Good Academic & Judicial Standing, Minimum Age: 18 Click here for a definition of this term Pre-departure Requirements: Learning Abroad 101, Pre-Departure Orientation, Participation Requirements for Learning Abroad, Post-Decision Health Assessment, Pre & Post Commitments
Program Description:


SicilyA short train ride away from Palermo, Cefalù is one of Sicily's most beautiful coastal towns. Students will be surrounded by the region’s incredible and diverse history, scenic coastline, and lively beaches where they can immerse themselves in the Italian language and Sicilian hospitality over the course of four and a half weeks. 

  • Available credit(s): 7- 8 credits
  • Applicants are required to enroll in 2 of the program courses
    • Please consult with your Faculty Director and Academic Advisor to determine course enrollment
  • Click on the Courses Offered link above for more information, including prerequisites


  • Possible excursions may include:
    • Castelbuono
    • Santo Stefano
    • Tusa              


In addition to taking classes, students enrich their time abroad by participating in Learning Abroad Badge opportunities such as, Career Development, Language Immersion, Research Experience, and Community Engagement:
Badge Opportunities
The Learning Abroad Badges listed in the Fact Sheet above are included in this program. Some programs offer opportunities to earn additional Learning Abroad Badges through independent options.  Students interested in earning multiple Learning Abroad Badges can participate in the Global U Program and receive special recognition at graduation.

This program automatically earns the Language Immersion Badge.
  • Language Immersion:
    • As part of the program, students concentrate on improving language skills and understanding the interaction between culture and language.  
    • Students will have the opportunity to practice using these skills in a variety of authentic and challenging settings.


  • Giuliana Marple, MAT
    • Lecturer, World Languages & Cultures
    • College of Humanities
  • Wayne Leavitt, MA
    • Associate Language Instructor, World Languages & Cultures
    • College of Humanities


  • See Housing Type(s) above
  • Participants are required to use the program housing facilities
  • Housing is included in the program cost


  • Click on the Budget Sheet link above for information about ESTIMATED costs
  • Participants should read the full Withdrawal Penalty Policy BEFORE applying
  • Scholarships are available for Degree-Seeking, University of Utah students
  • Financial Aid might apply, visit your Financial Aid Counselor for more information


The Learning Abroad Handbook outlines the University of Utah's eligibility requirements, financial policies, conduct standards, administrative procedures, academic expectations, as well as visa and passport guidelines for Learning Abroad Programs. ALL participants are subject to the rules and regulations in the Learning Abroad Handbook. It is every participant's responsibility to read the Learning Abroad Handbook and contact Learning Abroad with any questions.

Program Ratings:
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Program Reviews:
Summer 2019 Participant
This was seriously one of the best academic decisions that I ever made. I wish that I had gone out of my comfort zone sooner and went abroad before! If you are thinking about studying abroad, take the leap and I promise you won't regret it.

ETHAN RECZKA, Summer 2019 Participant
It was one of my best decisions I made in college!

TALIA DIXON, Summer 2019 Participant
My study abroad in Montepulciano was everything I could've hoped for and more. I felt so immersed in the culture of the little community we were in that by the end of the trip I found it quite difficult to leave. The courses were engaging and I feel like I really had a decent grip on my Italian by the time I left. I would recommend this program to anyone interested in having an immersive experience in a very magical place.

Summer 2019 Participant
Despite some struggles in the beginning, overall this experience was amazing and I definitely would not take it back.