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Italian Programs

Dartmouth in Rome 

Dartmouth College Rome Center

Dartmouth Italian LSA Program, Rome Italy 

Dartmouth Italian LSA + (Advanced) Program, Rome Italy


Fall '05 LSA


LSA+ Fall 2005, Students visit Villa Adriana

Students speak on visiting Rome:

Words of Advice - What to pack, what to expect

Diary from Rome - Check out a diary of the Program Abroad!

Classes are held in the new Dartmouth College Rome Center, centrally located just steps from Campo de' Fiori on the following schedule.













Three term-long study abroad programs alternate with four programs every other year.  Students consistently cite these programs as high points in their Dartmouth careers.

Language Study Abroad (LSA) in Rome

In Rome, the LSA program offers intermediate language instruction and a wide-ranging exposure to Italian life and culture. Students live with local families and take three Dartmouth courses taught exclusively in Italian:

  • Italian 3, Intermediate Italian solidifies the students' knowledge and usage of essential grammar skills.
  • Italian 5, Civilization, taught by faculty members from Italy, immerses students in the cultural and artistic life of Rome.
  • Italian 6, Readings in Italian Literature, taught by the Dartmouth faculty person in residence, allows students to use their growing mastery of the Italian language in readings and discussions of masterworks in the original language.

These courses are supplemented by excursions to museums and neighboring towns.

Advanced Language Study Abroad (LSA+) in Rome

The Advanced Language Study Abroad (LSA+) in Rome offers intermediate students the possibility to immerse themselves in one of the most remarkable of Western cultures in one of its most emblematic cities. Rome is without parallel in its cultural riches. This program allows students to develop their linguistic skills by living and studying in the stimulating environment of a major European capital.

Students live with Italian families and take three Dartmouth courses taught exclusively in Italian:

  • Italian 8, Exploring Italian Culture and Language, serves as an introduction to modern and contemporary Italian literature, culture and society.
  • Italian 10, Introduction to Italian Literature, is taught by the Dartmouth professor. This course offers a general introduction to Italian literature. Topics vary according to the interest of the instructor.
  • Italian 12, Advanced Writing and Speaking in Italian, is an advanced language and composition course in which students will work with a wide range of linguistic and cultural materials in order to achieve competence in Italian grammar, and oral and written expression.


Last Updated: 7/11/13