A hidden gem of Italian life and study

Located in the heel of the boot that is Italy, this program is based at the award-winning Lecce cooperative, Officine Cantelmo, a young and dynamic collaboration between sustainable enterprise, youth programs and cultural initiatives with the participation of the Università del Salento. Directors, staff and faculty hail from the University's internationally renowned Centro Linguistico d’Ateneo (CLA). The renovated and repurposed premises right in the heart of the old city and dedicated staff will really give you a warm feeling of community in this beautiful part of Italy.

  • Language and culture studies are supported by an afternoon "learning lab" emphasizing aspects of local culture through crafts, dance, folk traditions and excursions. This provides a variety of opportunities to experience the distinct cultural traditions of the region and to interact with local residents.

  • There are three, four-week sessions from which to choose, offering six credits per session; you may take back-to-back sessions.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Summer 2016 7/30/2016 8/27/2016 6 $3,100 3/31/2016 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


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Student health, safety and security in Italy are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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