Use an International Vantage Point to
Gain a Better Understanding of Today’s Literacy
Using Italy as the backdrop to your learning,
Literacy Development challenges students to consider the major
components of literacy—including the important role of vocabulary.
All 5th year and graduate students are invited to take part
in this course, which explores the importance of student diversity
and the essence of reading comprehension.
One of the most effective ways to increase
vocabulary is through the study of word origin. Students will learn
the contributions of the Latin and the Greek language in creating
learning activities that enhance vocabulary using word origin. They
will also use technology to create a living journal of their
experiences in Rome to design an exemplar (thematic) unit of
- EDU 3220: Approaches, Materials, and Performance Evaluation in
Dates: July 9 – 24, 2013
Note: you must arrive in Rome on July 9 and depart Rome on
July 24. If you depart from New York, for most flights you must
leave the day before the arrival date.
- Application deadline: April 22, 2013*
*The Italy Literacy program is accepting
applications on a rolling basis. APPLY NOW!!
- Deposit deadline: May 13, 2013
Accommodations: You will stay in the St.
John’s Rome Campus dormitory. The campus is located in the Prati
neighborhood, rich in history and beautiful architecture, just
north of the Vatican in central Rome.
The facility is located on the Lepanto subway
line, just two streets from the building. While at Collegio
Leoniano you will be able to walk to the Vatican, or take a short
subway ride to the Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Navona, or the Castel
Our campus combines old-world architectural
elements with modern presentation technology. Classrooms are high
tech with presentation ability, a fully-wired computer lab with
printers for your use, a spacious meeting room, library and student
lounge. Our bilingual staff, including a resident director and
resident assistants will assist you with any needs.
Room accommodations include: two or three single
beds, wardrobes and desks per room, linens are provided for your
use for the duration of the program. Each room has an individual
air conditioning unit and wireless broadband internet access.
Showers, sinks and toilets are shared per residence floor.
Professors: Fran Guastello, Ed. D
Program Fee: $1,990 plus tuition (airfare NOT
*Tuition and airfare are in addition to the program fee. Please
check the tuition based on your school and how many credits you
choose to enroll in while abroad.
**Please also not that, at this time, graduate students are unable
to apply through the St. John's UIS system. Graduate students must
submit a completed paper application and
an approved course option form to the Office of Global Studies . Be sure to
have the course option signed by your dean or academic advisor to
ensure that you will receive credit toward your course of
* Classes are subject to appropriate enrollment. Although courses
may be offered we need to maintain a minimum number of students to
run summer courses.