Our response plan for a safe return to studying abroad
Policies and Procedures
Our Response Plan At a Glance
The covid-19 pandemic – unprecedented in recent history – has affected the world in ways that seemed unimaginable only a few months ago. And although many challenges like ahead before the world can overcome this crisis, we can all appreciate the need to look ahead and begin the path back to life before the outbreak of covid-19.
For international programs of higher education, this will require a comprehensive and responsible action plan to not only help promote and encourage participation in studying abroad, but also puts in place the policies, procedures and contingency plans to ensure that all students have a safe, healthy and rewarding study abroad experience.
With Our Plan to Restart Includes:
UPDATE: Online Italian Language courses of all levels to be added soon!
Course Delivery & Assessment
The courses will last for six weeks and include a combination of learning done on Zoom as well as offline learning that you can do when you want each week. Instructors will use tools that students are now familiar with: Zoom, GoogleDocs, and Moodle (which is like Canvas and Blackboard). The live portions of classes will take place on a schedule that begins at 10:00 am EST (7:00 am PST) and ends at 3:15 pm EST (12:15 pm PST). Class teaching will include:
Grading & Assignments
Grading will vary by class but will be based on some of the following: class participation (Zoom discussions and contributions to group work), online quizzes, discussion board participation, online course journal entries, short writing assignments, mid-term/final exams, and papers or projects.
Our Expert & Dedicated Faculty
Online Now – Study Abroad Later Option
All Summer 2020 Online participants automatically qualify for enrollment in our Summer 2021 programs in either Florence, Italy (ISI Florence), or in Perugia, Italy with The Umbra Institute.
This Online Now, and Study Abroad Later initiative offers:
Note: The voucher may not be combined with any other incentives and is valid only for ISI Florence or Umbra Institute programs; NOT valid for discounted (from published fees), hosted, faculty-led, or customized programs. Some restrictions may apply for international students not enrolled in an American college or university. ISI Florence cannot obtain study visas for non-US citizens.
Program Dates and Fees
$250 per credit (limit 6 credits)
Online academic Program (1 course, 3-credits or 2 courses, 6-credits), ISI Florence Transcript, Discount Voucher for $1,500.00 for Summer 2021 programs in Florence or Perugia.
All online summer courses are six (6) weeks in duration and begin on Monday, June 1st.
|May 25th, Monday||Enrollment Deadline/Payment Due|
|Week of May 25th||Virtual Orientation with Coordinators|
|June 1st, Monday||Introduction; Classes Begin|
|June 3rd, Wednesday||Last day for drop/add|
|June 16th, Tuesday – June 19th, Friday||Mid-Term Exams or Projects|
|July 6th, Monday – July 10th, Friday||Final Exams or Projects Due|
|July 17th, Friday||Grades Reported/Official ISI Transcripts Sent|