Spoleto Study Abroad
Spoleto Study Abroad Programs
Spoleto Study Abroad summer session is an immersion program in the arts and humanities for high school students, ages 15 - 19, who have a strong interest in visual art, photography,...
Spoleto Study Abroad Reviews
Submitted by Mac Nelson - Ravenscroft School | October 26, 2016
This program was exactly what I hoped from it. I was exposed to a culture completely different than the one I had been living in before and opened my mind to trying new things and experiencing a new way of life. I was finally able to overcome my fear of public speaking through this program and improved my ability to "see instead of look". This program is perfect for anyone wishing to excel in their art and be immersed in a great culture and be able to just see Italy in general.
Spoleto study abroad experience!
Submitted by SpoletoFan! - - | October 25, 2016
This is the best educational and growth experience my son has had to this day. The teachers---PHENOMENAL!!! They taught so much more than just writing. They taught appreciation of life and other cultures and experiences. The setting-- UNBELIEVABLY GORGEOUS! The town is friendly and beautiful. The excursions-- FANTASTIC AND FUN!
And, the icing on the cake….my son has gone from a solid B in honors English to a solid A this year. Hooray!
Spoleto study abroad review
Submitted by Sherman - Ashley Hall | October 25, 2016
Great program, met people from all over the US and made good friends. Studied voice and instructors were great. Overall great experience. The living quarters were a little old and the showers only had cold water so that is why I gave that a 9. Otherwise incredible experience. Also got to see a lot of Italy.
A once in a lifetime experience
Submitted by Kiara Jones - Visitation | October 24, 2016
I went to Spoleto and I had the best time! I learned so much about myself and other people. We visited five different cities within Italy: Sienna, Orvieto, Assisi, Florence, and Tivoli. Each location was beautifully, vibrant and each building within the cities had its own historic background. I was really able to immerse myself in the culture and learn so much about the beautiful city of Spoleto. We were able to see an opera, visit churches, beaches, etc. Not only were the excursions very fun, the classes were too. Spoleto Study Abroad offered Italian, arts and ideas, drama, etc. The counselors were super nice and they gave us a chance to tap into our creative side as well as challenge our learning skills. I studied in the field of vocal music while in Spoleto and was able to really improve my technique and learn a lot from a top notch, professional instructor. I also sang in the choir and us singers were able to showcase our skills and sing as a group--that was really fun. I made so many new friendships with the people in and outside my field of study, which was great. I was even able to connect with the counselors because they were caring and very approachable.
Another thing I really enjoyed about the trip was the food! Each Italian dish we were provided with was delicious--the gelato was even better. Aside from the food, I feel that the living spaces were great as well. We stayed in a convent and it was beautiful and spacious (the nuns were very nice, too). Outside the convent, we were able to roam around and really absorb the new community around us. We received free time to relax, shop, and meet different people in the small town of Spoleto. I was really pleased with the friendly atmosphere of the city!
Spoleto Study Abroad is a program where the students are really able to learn a lot about the rich culture of Italy, different fields of study, art, and even more. This program pushed me outside my comfort zone and I'm so blessed and grateful that I was able to be a part of such an amazing experience.
Nun buns, bruschettas, and cathedrals: a summer frozen in time
Submitted by Yebin Won - St. Paul's School | October 24, 2016
When I first read reviews about Spoleto Study Abroad, the first thing I worried about was their lack of hot water in the shower (note: there are exceptions to this if you run quickly enough from dinner to the nunnery and get into the shower first; it's a skill). What if I don't make friends? What if I get homesick?These questions bugged me constantly, but I took the leap and applied. When the time came, I packed my bags, hugged my mom goodbye and left to Italy from Boston Logan Airport. As I boarded the plane, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
Briefly speaking, it was a great experience with incredible cultural immersion and opportunities to refine my skills as a classical singer. For a slightly longer description, Spoleto was a little haven nestled in Umbria that allowed me time to breathe, look around, and feel what these poets meant when the say "time stood still". I still remember winning the Paleo race with my little group and going to the aqueduct to celebrate with gelato. Just then, surrounded by my friends and the loud Italian chatter, I felt completely and utterly in the moment. There was a sense of urgency following the next day when I realized that we were leaving Italy in a couple of days (i.e. pasta shopping), but until that night the days and nights passed by with ease and I didn't feel the hustle and bustle of city life coursing through my veins. For those of who may be very familiar with this feeling, I highly recommend this program. When good food, good company, and rigorous artistic opportunities meet in Spoleto, something exciting happens. As cheesy as it sounds, this program gave me a beautiful memory frozen in time of sixteen year olds running through medieval towns with camera in one hand and a piccolo gelato in the other. Even now, when I've landed back to the busy routine, I slip out the beautiful postcards I bought in Assisi and Tivoli and wonder when I'll go back.