UCSC Faculty-Led International Study

January 17, 2020

Amalfi Coast, Italy


Join UCSC Lecturer Tonia Prencipe in a faculty-led study of Italian Language and Culture on the Amalfi Coast.


Arrival: July 27, 2020
End: August 28, 2020


Learn Italian while exploring the small town of Sorrento on the majestic Amalfi Coast. The program will be hosted by Sant'Anna Institute, where you will take Italian language and culture courses, learn about food production in Italy, and discover how the locals live through cultural excursions, cooking courses and tastings, and a full immersion experience. 

The experience to study in Italy with a UC Santa Cruz faculty member is unique. Compared to classroom-learning only, studying in Italy will facilitate your ability to learn the language while giving you the opportunity to experience Italian culture through a variety of activities. Living in the country offers you the chance to continually test your language comprehension and acquisition. It will also help you develop cultural understanding, which is often missed by studying in a classroom. You will have the opportunity to experience Italian language and culture as you shop, eat, and mingle with locals. 

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Rabat, Morocco


Join UCSC Professor Peter Limbrick in a faculty-led study of Moroccan cinema, Culture and Arabic Language in Rabat, 


Arrival: June 20, 2020
End: July 25, 2020


This program offers students an introduction to Moroccan cinema, arts, and culture and enriches that experience with Arabic language. Students take two classes: “Moroccan Cinema and Culture” and “Arabic” for a total of 10 credits. They will live with a Moroccan family in the beautiful capital city of Rabat to better immerse themselves in the culture and, in addition to daily classes in the nearby host institution, they will explore exciting locations around Morocco on field trips with the program. 

In their cinema class and through field trips, students will meet filmmakers and producers, visit production facilities, museums, and art galleries, and learn more about cinema in Morocco. In addition, students will begin (or continue) learning to read and write in Arabic, tying their explorations of film and culture to their language studies in ways that will enrich both subjects. Studying Arabic and film together offers students a unique opportunity to learn one of the most important and beautiful languages in the world and to develop a deeper appreciation of world cinema.

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