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Italian Language Assistance Options 2014-2015

Italian Language Skills are essential for success in the MA in Museum Studies Program. Language skills will help students who choose to complete their Foreign Language Competency exam in Italian as well as assisting students with the Language Proficiency exam which is required for anyone hoping to secure an internship in Italy. Developing skills in Italian language will also enable students to more fully access the cultural and academic resources of Florence. In an effort to promote Italian language development for students in the MA in Museum Studies Program, Marist-LdM is pleased to offer the following discounted language development opportunities for students:

Summer Session 2014: TBD (usually the month of August)

• Tuition: Discounted rate for deposited MA students only. Tuition: $1,250**
• Housing: Marist housing is available for 10 graduate students on a first-come, first-serve basis for a flat fee of $200** (to cover utilities and cleaning). Housing is available in doubles only and must be vacated on the last day of summer session.
• Credit bearing undergraduate level courses (3 credits) are available at the Elementary and Intermediate levels (language courses will not affect graduate GPA, and will NOT appear on the graduate transcript; students will receive a separate undergraduate transcript reflecting language courses taken)
• Classes usually run 2 ½ hours a day, Monday through Thursday, and students are expected to do approximately 2 ½ hours of work outside the classroom per day doing homework and practicing language skills
• Deadline for applying: July 1, 2014
• Please note students who sign up for the Summer Language Assistance program will NOT be able to be part of the group visa appointment. Marist staff will however be able to provide guidance on the process for individual visa interviews at the Italian consulate closest to the student’s residence.

Winter Session 2015: TBD (usually the first few weeks of January)

• Tuition: Discounted rate for deposited MA students only. Tuition: $1,050**
• Credit bearing undergraduate level courses (3 credits) are available at the Elementary and Intermediate levels (language courses will not affect graduate GPA, and will NOT appear on the graduate transcript; students will receive a separate undergraduate transcript reflecting language courses taken)
• Classes usually run 2 ½ hours a day, Monday through Thursday, and students are expected to do approximately 2 ½ hours of work outside the classroom per day doing homework and practicing language skills
• Deadline for applying: December 1, 2014

**Tuition is from the 2013-2014 academic year.

PLEASE NOTE:
Placement tests will apply for those above Elementary I. Students must attend all sessions, complete all work, and adhere to the professional standards of all academic coursework in the language department.
Please note that a student cannot enroll in the Language Assistance program until he/she has deposited in the program.

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