Study Abroad on the Rise in Italy, International Studies Abroad Expands Program Offerings to Torino

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International Studies Abroad (ISA) announces the launch of a new study abroad program for undergraduate college students in Torino, Italy, beginning in summer 2008. According to the Open Doors Report 2007, an online report on international exchange, Italy is the second most popular destination for U.S. students to study abroad, up 5% from the previous year.

Study abroad opportunities in Italy continue to be a popular choice for undergraduate students. According to the Open Doors Report 2007, an online report on international exchange, Italy is the second most popular destination for U.S. students to study abroad, up 5% from the previous year. Europe's overall share of the study abroad market as a region continues to be the largest with 58.3%, although this percentage has declined from 2004-05 (60.3%) to 58.3% in 2005-06.

International Studies Abroad (ISA) announces the launch of a new study abroad program for undergraduate college students at St. John International University in Torino, Italy, beginning in summer 2008. ISA currently provides study abroad programs in Florence and Rome.

Jay Bartletti, ISA Site Specialist for Torino says, "The ISA Torino program is the answer to students' requests for an authentic Italian study abroad experience that is located outside of the traditional Italian destinations."

Torino is the capital of Italy's Piedmont region which borders France and Switzerland. It sits at the feet of the Italian Alps and has a population of approximately 1 million people. As host city of the 2006 Winter Olympics, Torino established itself as a vibrant and exciting destination in northern Italy.

Quite possibly one of the biggest advantages to living and studying in Torino is the ease with which students can get to know locals. Torino is a great place to practice Italian with natives, without the challenges of integration posed by other larger Italian tourist cities. Additionally, its proximity to the rest of Europe also makes it an ideal vantage point from which to travel and experience not only all of Italy, but surrounding countries.

The majority of courses are taught in English, and Italian language courses are also available at all levels. Students can choose from courses in many subject areas, including Business and Economics, Studio Art, Art History, Political Science, Religious Studies, Liberal Arts, and Italian Language, Literature and Culture. Upper and lower division courses are available at St. John International University, which is the international campus of its partner university, the Scuola Superiore per Mediatori Linguistici in Cuneo, Italy. Program prices include tuition, extensive pre-departure services, housing, medical insurance, excursions to Milan, Lake Como, Venice, and Florence, on-site student services, and more.

Founded in 1987, ISA is a leader in international education - fostering global awareness one student at a time through academic programs in Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and North Africa. ISA's service-oriented staff prepares students to develop intellectually, grow culturally, and engage the world through affordable university programs of the highest quality.

For more information about study abroad with ISA, please contact Dominick Luciano or visit http://www.studiesabroad.com.

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