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Temple Summer in Sicily

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Sicily Applied Biotechnology Program

Based in Sicily, Italy, home to seven World Heritage sites and arguably the most culturally important destination in the Mediterranean, this program provides students with an opportunity to develop and conceptualize biotechnological protocol, which is then applied in a laboratory setting, to preserve vulnerable historic-artistic manufacts from the effects of "biodeterioration."

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Program dates

Mid-May through late-June 

Language of instruction

English. Italian language background is not required.

Location

An orientation takes place in Cefalú, a small fishing town and summer resort located 40 miles from Palermo, during the first week of the program. Students will then travel to Palermo for the remainder of the program.

Academic program

Students enroll in Biology 3380. Contemporary Biology: Biotechnology Applied to Historical Conservation course for 3 credits. Students will explore biotechnology applied to the conservation of cultural assets in Sicily.

  • Course load: one, 3-credit course
  • Temple students who successfully complete (with a C- or better) credit-bearing coursework worth at least three semester hours in an approved summer or semester study abroad program with a minimum stay abroad of 28-days will satisfy the World Society (GG) requirement.

Faculty

The program director, Dr. Gianfranco Bellipanni, assistant professor of instruction in biology, is originally from Cefalú, Italy.

Housing

Cefalú orientation period: modern bed and breakfast
Palermo: modern bed and breakfast or residence halls

Eligibility

Open to qualified students matriculated at U.S. colleges and universities.

Applying to the program

Application Deadline: February 15

For more information, contact:

• Program Director Dr. Gianfranco Bellipanni, Department of Biology, gianfranco.bellipanni@temple.edu

• Education Abroad; study.abroad@temple.edu ; 215-204-0720