The Modern and Classical Language Department is sponsoring a
Summer Trip to Southern Italy in June of 2018.
This educational trip will provide travelers with
a cultural, artistic and linguistic immersion when visiting
Rome and traveling throughout Sicily with overnights
stays in the cities of Taormina, Syracuse, Agrigento and Palermo.
The travel route includes visiting sites and
monuments of Classical Rome, a day visit to Vatican City,
which will include a Papal Audience. In Sicily, we will enjoy
spending time in the Greek Amphitheater near Taormina and
ascending to Mount Etna. Other highlights of this trip include
visits to the cathedral of Piazza Armerina, the Valley of the
Temples, the Palatine Chapel of the Norman Palace in Palermo.
Also, visits to monuments and sites in Selinunte, Monreale,
Cefalu, Segesta, Erice and more.
Studying a second language provides the cognitive and
intellectual preparation necessary to succeed in the academic and
social environment the St. Francis graduate will encounter.
Learning a second language allows her to gain an understanding of
languages other than English, as well as of the peoples who
communicate in French, Italian, Latin and Spanish and their
Faculty members teaching in the Modern and Classical Languages
Department are native speakers and/or have lived extensively in
countries where the language is spoken. Although the graduation
requirement for St. Francis is two years, most students complete
3 or 4 years of one language and many take more than one language