Cagli, Italy Study Abroad: Communication and Culture, June 15-July 10, 2019. Early application Deadlines: December 20, 2018 for early application; February 1, 2019 for application.
The Project is available to students from any university. Students earn credits and study with faculty from the prestigious Sapienza University of Rome as well as professional media and American professors. Credits transfer to the home American university. Students can earn up to five graduate or undergraduate credits in communication in the cultural immersion project that stresses media convergence and media ecology. The program includes instruction in language and culture as well as photo, video, web design, writing and blogging. Instruction is in English.
In it’s 15th year the Cagli Project brings students to Cagli, Italy, to raise intercultural competence and communication skills matched to a deep dive into Italy, from Rome to Cagli to discover the “real Italy” and learn about global citizenship. In cooperation with Sapienza University of Rome and the Institute for Education in International Media. Application deadline: February 28, 2018 (rolling admission possible after that if program is not full).
The Cagli Project is a deep cultural immersion that begins in Rome and moves into the beautiful Italian medieval “city” of Cagli in the Apennine Mountains and the Renaissance cities of Urbino and Gubbio. Students will be on the ancient Via Flaminia from Rome to the Adriatic Sea, where this unique opportunity will provide the tools to acquire practical language and transmedia skills while using proven cultural immersion techniques.
The ability to assimilate quickly and hone in on another culture’s values are indispensable tools for anyone preparing for a career in a world where globalization and multiculturalism are becoming increasingly important. At the micro level, students will learn how to read another culture on their own terms. At the macro level, students will be ready to become facilitators in the intercultural dialogue that the modern world requires. Journalism students will learn a “backpack style of journalism being a journalist on-the-go, and using a documentary.
Gonzaga University has announced that the Cagli Project is now available to advanced undergraduates as well as graduate students from any university. This will be the 14th year of the Intercultural Communication and International Media Project in Cagli, Italy. Students can earn up to six graduate or undergraduate credits in communication and leadership in this cultural immersion project that stresses media convergence. Come and discover the “real” Italy. Recently one of their projects was featured in the American Journalism Review .
The program includes instruction in language and culture as well as photo, video, web design, writing and blogging. Class begins in Florence and moves to historical Cagli in the Apennine Mountains. The program also includes a day trip Assisi, the beautiful Renaissance city of Urbino, and there is free “weekend travel” to beautiful beaches or other Italian cities. Dates are June 17 – July 3, 2017. The program has won several awards.
Openings are limited
– Early application deadline (first priority) is December 1, 2016.
– Application deadline, January 15, 2017.
– Deposit deadline: February 1, 2017.
Contact for additional information: Professor John S. Caputo, Department of Communication & Leadership Studies, Walter Ong, S.J. Scholar, Gonzaga University: caputo[at]gonzaga.edu