- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 2.5 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application review
- Sophomore standing or above at the start of the program
- Required to enroll in IT 001 for Spring 2024. Contact Dr. Eleonora Sartoni (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any difficulty in registering for IT 001.
- All applicants are required to interview with program leaders prior to application deadline
Salerno, in Campania, is situated in the gulf of Salerno which also has as a neighbor the wonderful Amalfi coast, the most famous iconic place in the South of Italy. Salerno is the perfect spot to learn Italian since it is a calm but culturally rich city; indeed, while reinforcing their Italian language, students can learn more about local food, history, and art by visiting sites and attending workshops. Salerno has a strategic geographical position that makes it the base of many beautiful itineraries: Capri, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Amalfi, Ravello, Positano, Sorrento, Ischia, Caserta, Vesuvio and Naples are some of the main destinations you can easily reach from Salerno by car, bus, train or by ferry-boat.
Day tours may include:
Pompeii Ancient Roman ruins and archaeological area
Vietri and ceramic workshops and lesson
Royal Palace of Caserta and gardens
Tour via boat tour of Amalfi and Ravello, and Minori
Naples Monumental City Centre
Apice Vecchia - ghost town after the 1980 earthquake
Ethnographic Museum in Aquilonia
Museum of the Landing and Salerno Capital in Salerno
Naples' Tunnels using during WWII as shelters
May also include a visit to Rome, final program itinerary is not confirmed
Summer: May 12 - June 23, 2024
For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the budget sheet. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.
Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.
Penn State students who plan to study on a Penn State approved program can use most forms of financial aid towards the cost of the program. Exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships. If you have specific questions regarding your aid awards, contact the Penn State Office of Student Aid.
Withdrawal & Refund Policy
Withdrawal and refund details are dependent on the timing and reason for your withdrawal from a Penn State Education Abroad Program. For specific details and steps on how to withdraw, read the Education Abroad Policies.
Once a student has committed to a Penn State Education Abroad program, they are financially responsible for any fees incurred on their behalf. Therefore, if a student plans to withdraw from a program it is their responsibility to immediately notify the Education Abroad office, in writing; email is preferred.
Regardless of the timing or reason for the withdrawal, the student will be responsible for paying the Education Abroad Administrative Fees. For faculty-led freestanding programs, there is a specific withdrawal penalty schedule.
Education Abroad makes every attempt at keeping the program and administrative costs to a minimum. However, when you commit to participating in a program, Education Abroad begins to make financial commitments on your behalf. In case of withdrawal, the following fees will be charged to your Bursar account
Upon Commitment - 90 Days Prior to Departure: 25% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
30 - 89 Days Prior to Departure: 50% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
29 Days - Departure Date: 100% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
Following the start of the summer semester, any adjustment of tuition charges will be made according to the Tuition Adjustment Schedule as determined by the Office of the Bursar. More information can be found on the University Senate Policy on Withdrawal and Leave of Absence.
If a student withdraws after the start of a program, any adjustment of Penn State tuition charges will be made according to the Tuition Adjustment Schedule as determined by the Office of the Bursar. Students may be responsible for up to 100% of program costs. In most cases, partial credit cannot be awarded for leaving a program before its successful completion.
After the Start of the Program
For additional information on withdrawal policies, separate and apart from financial consequences, please consult the University Senate Policy on Withdrawal and Leave of Absence.