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 Studia l'Italiano e Scopri la Cultura del Mediterraneo
Study Italian and Discover Mediterranean Culture

Program Fees



Regular Course Schedule

4-Week Programs:

June 26-July 24, 2018

For other choices,

please specify on the application form

the dates you plan to attend.


Rome optional visit

Cultural Tour of Italy

International Course for Perfecting Piano Skills


A regular course usually lasts 4 weeks and gives students the possibility to receive up to nine credits. Each course counts three credits. 

Accommodation Choices:  

Program Type Shared Room Single Room
1-week $1,600 $1,900
2-week $2,400 $2,800
3 week $3,200 $3,700
4-week $3,900 $4,500


Please notice: Living with a family requires an additional payment of 100 Euros to be paid in Italy.

Preferred method of payment with no additional fees: check or money order.

For credit card payment or donation option we use PayPal Security Center. This payment method can be used only for the 4-week option. Please notice that if you pay with this method you will be charged an additional fee of $50 for the 4-week program. If you pay by check or money order there will be no additional fee.

Additional Options


4-week option

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8-week option
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The fee includes:

Room (arranged by director and staff)

Apartments with furnished bedrooms, kitchen and shared bathrooms, or dormitory. Living with a family requires an additional payment of 100 Euros. All utilities are included. Please note: students are free to select the room/apartment they want at their arrival. Of course those who arrive earlier will have a better choice

Bedding and cleaning

bed linens are provided at the beginning of the program and there will be a change of bed linens and cleanings of rooms and bathrooms during the course of the program. Initial and final cleaning of everything is also included in the program fee. Note: students must bring their own towels

two meals per day (included vegetarian meals)

Breakfast: at the local cafeteria (bar e pasticceria). At the public cafeteria choices include two items, among which are cappuccino, espresso, latte, tea, different kinds of juice, cioccolato, gelato, panini, pastries, etc.

Dinner: at the dining hall and at the restaurants/or "pizzeria", will always include at least two courses and a side dish, plus drinks. Menu changes every day and choices include the following general selection: exquisite pasta dishes (carbonara, boscaiola, pomodoro fresco, eggplant Norma, bolognese, etc.) pizza, fresh bread, meat, fish, vegetarian dishes, salad, potatoes, eggplants, ricotta and mozzarella cheese, salami and prosciutto, fruit, drinks, etc. Individual meals (including those for vegetarian) can be prepared upon students' request; plus students are also invited to prepare their own menu

Big traditional Italian meals and cooking labs

Sundays or other special traditional Italian lunch or dinner.  This will truly be an unforgettable experience: you have never eaten better and more in your life!!! Some of this meals are prepared together with the students at our cooking labs

Fieldtrips to Calabria, one week in Puglia or to another region

visit of towns, cities, and natural reserves in Calabria and trips to the beach and or mountains. A week fieldtrip plus hotel toPuglia and Basilicata or to another region (either Campania or Sicily)

Cultural excursions

guided visits to museums, archeological sites, monuments, churches, etc.

Tuition for 2 courses, for an equivalent of six credits

Tuition for 2 courses for an equivalent of 6 credits. For additional credits see the "Fee do not include" section below

Facilities all students will have free use of CISD facilities after their registration
Health care please note that the Italian health care will cover students for primary care assistance and emergency room care. In case of a medical emergency, transportation to the hospital will be provided by CISD. Once at the hospital students may be asked to pay a fee for further treatment.  For this reason, we recommend that they have their own travel insurance 
Registration student registration will take place the same day or the day after their arrival
Orientation one day of orientation is scheduled after students' arrival; orientation includes explanation of the program and its courses and a guided tour of the town
Daily schedule  a copy of the daily schedule will be given to students each week; the schedule will be presented by the director and discussed among students and may be subject to change, upon students' and/or director's request or unexpected contingences
Classes classes are usually scheduled from Monday to Friday, and they last one to three hours each

Free use of  the following at CISD:

computer, scanner, printer, skype phone

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wireless internet connection for e-mails and internet

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television with VCR and DVD, radio and CD player

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Italian newspapers and magazines

Living laboratories

students will be able to practice Italian language in real-life environments such as at the fruttivendolo (fruit vendor), ristorante (restaurant), panetteria (bakery), pasticceria (pastry shop-cafe`), edicola (newspaper and magazine stand), etc.  Please notice that the labs are selected and scheduled at the discretion of the program director

Language practicum & tutoring

language practicum and free Italian tutoring are offered upon student request and availability

Local libraries

use of local public libraries and of the books at CISD

Welcome party

a party is usually offered in the first week to welcome all students

Graduation party a graduation dinner party is offered toward the end of each section


a diploma of participation will be given to students at the end of the program


an official transcript will be sent to all students in the fall

Cultural activities

conferences, lectures and seminars are given by highly qualified scholars, poets, artists and writers

Cultural parties

cultural parties are offered at the end of important cultural activities



possible participation in music concerts, theatrical performances, traditional festivals, poetry readings, etc.

Movie nights and pizza

Italian movie nights accompanied by pizza, and other food and drinks


free use of soccer and mini-soccer fields, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts; and, of course, swimming in the warm and relaxing Mediterranean sea

Lab and private sessions

paint, sculpt, take professional pictures, design and sew clothes, etc. with different experts. Please notice that labs are selected and scheduled at the discretion of the program director

Italian cooking labs

learn how to make homemade Italian dishes with lovable Italian "mamme" and professional chefs

Instructional workshops

pizza, bread, pasta, gelato, pastries, olive oil, wine, etc. with different experts. Please notice all the workshops are selected and scheduled at the discretion of the program director.

Work next to/with a mechanic, carpenter, shoemaker, lawyer, pastry chef, baker, pizzaiolo, etc. Upon students' request and availability

International field experiences and internship opportunities

different international field experiences and internship opportunities are available upon students' request and availability


Other features not covered by the program fee:


1) Airfare and passport fee: All students and faculty are responsible for their own airfare to and from Italy.

2) Traveling to and from San Demetrio Corone.

3) Personal expenses and housing deposit fee: A house deposit fee of 20 Euros is due on the registration day. The deposit will be returned to students and faculty at the end of the program.

4) Laundry and cleaning, except for the bed linens provided at the beginning of the program and a change of bed linens and cleanings of rooms and bathrooms during the course of the program. Initial and final cleaning of everything is included in the program fee.

5) Books and course package material. The list of books for each course will be sent to the students enrolled in the program together with the pre departure material. 

6) CISD membership: Once in Italy each student and faculty must pay a membership fee of 20 Euros in order to use the CISD facilities, transportation etc. The fee includes a membership of Centro Internazionale di Studi Deradiani (CISD) valid for one year.
 7) Additional course fee: A payment of $400 is required for any additional course of 3 credits. A payment of $130 is required for any additional credit. Students who sign up for the 7 or 8-week program can take any additional class without paying an extra fee; all courses may be audited for free.

8) Optional visit of Rome: Price goes from $600 to $750 for 3 nights/4 days in Rome either before or after the program. For more information click here


9) Tutoring: 20 hours of private tutoring in English, Spanish, French, Latin, Albanian, Ancient and Modern Greek Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, Anthropology, Religion, are also available for an additional payment of $600.

10) Telephone Correspondence:  From the telephone at De Rada Center, students can receive incoming calls free of charge.  In order to telephone the United States and other places inside (locally) and outside (internationally) of Italy, the following are available to you.

A)  Phone slips/cards (scheda telefonica); they come in 5 and 10 Euro denominations, 2 hours and 4 hours respectively.  From the local telephones students can make calls with a  slip/card, sold locally in San Demetrio.

B)  In the United States, it is possible to purchase a quad band cellular phone, which operates all around the world.

C) In Italy, students can purchase phones, starting at 50 Euro, which use TIM or SIM cards.  The cards are purchased in increments of 10 Euro, and they are placed directly into the phone.  There is NO charge for incoming calls.

D) At De Rada, students can borrow phones at no cost, but they have to leave a deposit which they will loose in case they don't return or break the phone; however, there are limited phones.  Usage of these phones is provided on a first come, first served basis.  In order to operate the phone, students must purchase a SIM or a TIM card, which can be bought in increments of 10 Euro.  The cards are placed directly into the phone. There is NO charge for incoming calls.

E) Last but not least: students can bring their laptop and use Skype in order to call their friends and family for free (if the family and friends are Skype members) or by buying Skype credit online. For more information, please visit

Please visit our grants page to find out about financial aid opportunities.

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The application and a $100 non-refundable deposit is due on April 15, 2018. For payment methods other than checks, please contact us by email. The remaining tuition balance is due by the first week of May, 2018.
Enrollment is limited. Late Applications may be considered. Please email to check availability. See application form for further details.  

Please contact us at with any questions, concerns or comments. Thank you.
De Rada Italian Institute¨ 37 Kingston Hill Ct., Kingston, RI 02881 USA¨
Centro Internazionale di Studi Deradiani¨San Demetrio Corone (CS) 87069 ITALY ¨ tel. (011-39)0984-956165¨

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