Summer Abroad in Trieste


Far from the madding crowd of English-speaking tourists, Trieste is a cosmopolitan city with a long, multicultural history as a crossroads of empires in the Mediterranean. As a site of intercultural exchange between North and South, East and West, this seaport city played a crucial role in the reconfiguring of present-day borders in Europe, and fostered modernist literary culture.  Writers such as James Joyce, Italo Svevo, and Rainer Maria Rilke drew inspiration from it, while its architecture ranges from Neoclassical and Baroque to Art Nouveau. Venice, Slovenia, and Austria are all a short trip away. Points of interest include Miramare Castle, the Piazza dell’ Unità, several notable churches of a variety of denominations, art museums, the Grotta Gigante – the largest tourist cave in the world—as well as nearby beaches and mountains.


Dates: May 28 – June 30, 2018

Berkeley: May 28-June 2
Trieste: June 3 – June 30

All dates are subject to change.

Units: 7 or 9 units


  • ITALIAN 1: Elementary Italian (5 units) OR
  • ITALIAN 2: Elementary Italian (5 units) OR
  • ITALIAN 3: Intermediate Italian (5 units) OR
  • ITALIAN 4: Intermediate Italian II (5 units) OR
  • ITALIAN 11: Italian Conversation I (3 units) OR
  • ITALIAN 12: Italian Conversation II (3 units)


  • ITALIAN  N160: Italy and the Mediterranean (4 units)


  • At least one year of college coursework completed by the start of the program
  • 2.0 GPA or higher


  • Application opens February 1, 2018.
  • Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The deadline to apply is March 9, 2018
  • Start the application process here.

View the poster here.

Information Session: Wednesday, February 14, 3-4pm, 223 Moses Hall

Visit the program’s webpage at or the Study Abroad Office, 160 Stephens Hall.



Images by Flora De Leonardis Kosic