API students in Taormina study at Babilonia – Center for Italian Language and Culture. Classes are held at “Casa Silva,” a nationally registered historic villa protected by the Sovrintendenza alle Belle Arti (the National Agency for the preservation of Art and Monuments). The villa is hidden from view by an impressive stone wall that separates it from the steps of Via Timoleone, which lead to the Greek Theater.
API students are engaged in the study of literature, history, cinema, art, archaeology and Italian language. In accordance with Babilonia’s commitment to ensuring students’ successful intercultural interactions, students enroll in a minimum of 6 credits of Italian language courses in semester programs. This program has Fall and Spring Quarter programs (12 credits), a Spring Semester program (15 credits), and multiple Summer programs (3-12 credits).
API Scholarships and Financial Aid Information
API awards approximately $500,000 in study abroad scholarships annually ranging from $250 -$1,000 per student.