Virtual Courses & Global Experience Practicums


Online – Direct from Italy!

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

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

Summer Session or 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 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 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 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

Summer 2021 Session Course DatesProgram Schedule
May 10th, MondayEnrollment Deadline / Payment Due
Week of May 10thVirtual Orientation with Program Coordinators
May 17th, MondayClasses begin
May 19th, WednesdayLast day for add/drop
Week of May 31stMid-term exams or projects
Week of June 21stFinal Exams or Projects Due
June 25th, FridayProgram Ends
Fall 2021 Semester Course DatesProgram Schedule
September 13th, MondayEnrollment Deadline/Payment Due
Week of September 13thVirtual Orientation with Coordinators
September 20th, MondayIntroduction; Classes Begin
September 24th, FridayLast day for drop/add
Week of October 18thMid-Term Exams or Projects
October 22 – 31, Friday – SundaySemester Break
November 1st, MondayClasses Resume
Week of December 6thFinal Exams or Projects Due
December 10th, 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?