Virtual Courses & Global Experience Practicums


Online – Direct from Italy!

We are pleased to offer a virtual Italian experience this fall with our newest online courses. Students may choose from among our most-popular courses offered by our programs in Italy – The International Studies Institute in Florence and the Umbra Institute in Perugia.

Classes start Monday September 21st! The Fall semester courses run for 10 weeks . All courses are taught online direct from Italy by our dedicated and expert faculty and academic partners. We also offer a limited number of selective remote internships with ISI Abroad.

But it doesn’t end there! We know that the covid-19 crisis has caused many students to postpone their plans to study abroad this year and we want to help keep those study abroad dreams alive by offering students the ability to not only gain valuable course credit online this fall, but also join us in Italy next summer at an exclusive and affordable rate.

With our online now, travel later option, students can:

  • Choose courses from among our most-popular semester curriculum;
  • Earn valuable and transferable course credit;
  • Learn from our dedicated expert faculty direct from Italy;
  • Explore a career in international education by interning with us (credit and non-credit bearing option available)
  • Receive a scholarship for future study in Italy.



Ashley Ipakchi
[email protected]

Exclusive Offer for Online Students!

Study Online and Receive a Voucher
for Our Future Programs in Italy

10-week Fall Semester Online Courses

Our most in-demand courses are now available online this fall!


ISI Abroad professors are well-prepared to deliver meaningful content in a digital environment. Their goal for the fall semester is both to create an online community and to make learning online fun and productive. If you have questions, we’re happy to put you in contact with the professors directly and give you draft syllabi. Courses are all 10 weeks in duration, taught entirely in English, and yield three (3) semester credits each. Students may take up to three courses.

Course Delivery & Assessment

Course Delivery

The courses will last ten weeks and include a combination of live instruction, team project and conversation, and offline learning that you can do at your convenience each week. Instructors will use tools that students are now familiar with: Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoogleDocs, and Moodle (which is like Canvas and Blackboard). The live portions of classes will take place on a schedule that begins at 9:00 am EST (6:00 am PST) and ends at 3:15 pm EST (12:15 pm PST). Class teaching will include: 

  • Zoom Meetings or Microsoft Team Meetings
  • Pre-recorded Lectures & Narrated PPTXs
  • Online Readings
  • Small Group Activities (Zoom break-out groups) and Conversation sessions
  • Zoom office hours


Grading and Assignments

Grading will vary by class but will be based on some of the following: class participation (discussions and contributions to group work), online quizzes, discussion board participation, online course journal entries, short writing assignments, mid-term/final exams, and papers or projects.


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Course Dates and Fees

10-week Semester Course DatesProgram Schedule
September 21st, MondayEnrollment Deadline/Payment Due
Week of September 21stVirtual Orientation with Coordinators
September 28th, MondayIntroduction; Classes Begin
October 2nd, FridayLast day for drop/add
Week of October 26thMid-Term Exams or Projects
November 26-27th, Thurs-FriThanksgiving Break
Week of November 30thFinal Exams or Projects Due
December 4th, FridayProgram Ends

What’s Included:

Tuition and Fees, virtual orientation session, Official transcript*, $500.00 voucher for Summer 2021 or Fall 2021/22 semester. Virtual internships are limited and selective.

Ready to join us online in Italy this fall semester?