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Monday, February 15, 2010

The Official Rutgers Urbino Study Abroad Program 2010

I would like to announce the addition of the Official Rutgers Urbino Study Abroad Program to the Facebook community. By simply becoming of fan on their page, you can receive the most up-to-date information. Featured on the page are also videos with interviews of students during their stay. The group will also be holding a Study Abroad Summer Fair on February 23 at 2:oopm at the Rutgers Student Center, MPR. The Student Center is located on College Ave. in New Brunswick, and the meeting will be held from 2:00-5:00pm.

But wait! You don’t have to necessarily be a student at Rutgers University. Countless amounts of students from many different universities across the country have also signed on for the summer abroad program, as per recommendations made by their university professors. High school students who will be entering college during the 2010-2011 year can also participate in the program.

How much Italian do you need to know to join? None. You can simply begin your beginner lessons in Urbino, or you could take more advanced classes. Art History lessons can also be selected, which are conducted in English.

What accomodations are provided, and what about meals? Your tuition for the program includes: cultural excursions arranged by the overseers of the program; three meals per day; class fees; and room and board. All over-night excursions that include staying in a hotel is also included in the price. All hotels are first-rate!

What cities will be visited during the excursions? Each year, the program can vary. The year I went, we visited the following cities:

Ravenna
Assisi
Verona
Padova
San Leo
Siena
Florence

Students have also been able to do their own excursions during the weekends when free from classes. During my stay I visited:

Capri
Perdifiumo
Pesaro
Rimini

Other students were able to visit: Cinque Terre, Venezia, and Rome – to name a few.

Please visit The Official Rutgers Urbino Study Abroad Program 2010 page for further details including pricing, transportation, and course information.

This program changed my life, and I’m sure it can change yours in ways you’ve never imagined!

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