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Summer 2017 in Ravenna, Italy

When, where and how much?


Why Ravenna?

Ravenna is a treasure chest of art, history and culture. It is a city of ancient origins and glorious past. It served three times as a capital: of the Western Roman Empire, of the Goth Empire under Emperor Theodoric, and of the Byzantine Empire. 

In Ravenna’s basilicas and baptisteries, we find a rich patrimony of mosaics dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries. Its historical center has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In Ravenna is the burial site of Dante Alighieri, the father of the Italian language. Its cobblestone streets reveal its past as a sea city which at one time was a great competitor of Venice.

Today, residents still relish their proximity to the coast and to 35 kilometers of Adriatic beaches, natural marine parks, and bike trails. Ravenna is in a key geographic position enabling you to explore the whole of Italy. Our program includes in fact several interesting excursions.


What is included in the price?

  • Five weeks intensive Language Course at the Palazzo Malvisi school.
  • 6 MSU Denver credit hours in Italian
  • Resident director
  • Orientation
  • One-day excursions to Venice and Ferrara
  • Two-day excursion to Florence
  • School facilities
  • Cultural activities (guided tour of Unesco Monuments, Mosaics Course, Cooking lesson, Wine tasting, horseback riding)
  • Housing in homes with select families
  • Daily breakfast and four dinners per week


Interested ?

Contact: Program Director Simona Sansovini, Department Modern Languages




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