Italian Language, Literature, and Culture in Ferrara, Italy Informational Meetings

This program brings together the study of the Italian language and the culture and civilization of Italy in the present and the past. There will be two informational meetings discussing this study abroad program on October 25 and November 15 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Wells Hall B106.

Students who participate in this program will study the Italian language, live with a host family, and experience life as an Italian. Students will study beginning, intermediate, or advanced level Italian depending on their previous Italian study; in addition to language study, students will take an upper-level IAH course focusing on Italian culture and food. Because of the central location of both our local academic partner, Smiling International School, and our host families, students will experience the “piazza life” in the heart of the city of Ferrara. They will meet with locals, have the opportunity to practice their knowledge of the Italian language, and create life-long connections.

Through program activities, students will be in close contact with Italian students inside an authentic environment where they will have the opportunity to interact, collaborate, and cross cultures. This exposure will inspire open communication about language, culture, history, and literature and also explore the difference between the American/Italian culinary worlds. The academic program is supplemented with excursions to local places of interest and cultural activities including festivals, concerts, art exhibits, and many more cultural events that will take place almost daily in the city of Ferrara.

For questions about academics, contact Carmen De Lorenzo (, Department of Romance and Classical Studies

For questions about the application process, contact Hailee Ridge (, Office for Education Abroad


Oct 25, 2023


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


B106 Wells Hall
East Lansing, MI
Link to Program Overview