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Summer Study in Recanati — May 5–June 9, 2017

Recanati is a historic town in the Province of Macerata, in the Marche region of central Italy, along the Adriatic coast. Founded around 1150 CE from three pre-existing castles, it is the hometown of tenor Beniamino Gigli and poet Giacomo Leopardi, which is why Recanati is known as “the city of poetry.”

The surrounding area of rolling hills is dotted with beautifully preserved medieval villages, and the nearby coastline facing a deep blue sea features a spectacular marine and forest national park.

Art, history, poetry and natural scenery harmoniously blend in this region. You can feel the convergence in Recanati, where you can walk atop the wall that surrounds the city and where you would live in a renovated convent that dates to the 1200s.

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Students will register for 2 units of credit from the following courses:

  • ITAL 121 Intensive Elementary Italian (2 units)
  • ITAL 221 Intensive Intermediate Italian (2 units)
  • 2 additional 300-level ITAL classes (1 unit each, TBA)

Students will study in small classes, possibly with students from other European countries, and will be taught by faculty from the University of Macerata. Classes will be held Monday-Friday.

What's Included
  • 4 hours of Italian culture lessons per week
  • 8 half-day trips and 3 full-day trips accompanied by campus staff/teachers
  • Themed evenings/events
  • Use of the campus auditorium for 4 movies screened
  • Final graduation ceremony
  • Farewell lunch or dinner
  • Transfer to and from the airport

Students will share apartments in the school complex, a renovated Augustinian 13th-century convent. The spacious apartments are equipped with modern facilities including free wi-fi, a flat-screen TV, one or two bathrooms, a complete kitchen and a living room. Bed sheets will provided, but students must bring their own towels. Grocery stores and restaurants (Le Marche is famous for its food) are within easy walking distance of the school.

Activities & Excursions

8 half-day trips and 3 full-day trips accompanied by campus staff/teachers


Two orientation sessions will be held in March and April during the Spring semester. During these sessions, participants will meet the group leader and learn more details about the program. Attendance at both sessions is mandatory.

Application, Timeline & Fees

Application & Deposit: $300 nonrefundable deposit with application

  • Application DeadlineExtended to February 24!
  • 1st Payment: March 17
  • Final Payment: April 17

Cost: Approximately $6,100 (not including round-trip airfare to/from Italy)

Submit payments in the Student Accounts office (payable to University of Richmond, designated Italy Study Abroad).

Scholarship: UR students are eligible to apply for the Holt Summer Study Abroad Scholarship. Selected recipients will receive approximately $2,000 toward the cost of an approved UR Summer Study Abroad program.

Director, Italian Language Program
Italian Folklore
Required Forms
Current UR Students

All current University of Richmond students may apply online using Gateway Abroad, the same online application system used for semester- and year-long study abroad programs.

Follow this link to begin your online application:

UR students will not need to complete the PDF application forms that appear below.

Non-UR Students

Students who are not enrolled at the University of Richmond can apply for UR Summer Study Abroad programs if they meet program eligibility requirements.

The following application forms should be completed by non-UR students. All forms are required. Submit packet to Summer School office, or as directed. Must include parent/guardian signatures if under age 18. Include deposit payable to University of Richmond.

Study Abroad Application

Summer School Registration

Agreement & Release

Emergency Information

Contact Us

Office of Summer Studies
Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Closed for University holidays