Rosa Di Grottole joined our team in 2017 as Italian and Art History instructor. Over the years she has been coordinating our courses and currently she directs the Italian Dream Academy program.
Rosa leads our Italian courses, manages our Book Club, and designs immersive experiences.
Her passion for blending Art, Language, and Traveling has shaped our language-immersion study abroad programs, with successful trips to Tuscany (2019), Southern Italy (2022), and Veneto (2023), where more than 25 students have had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the beautiful culture of Italy.
With two M.A. degrees cum Laude in Art History and Italian Studies, she has taught for four years at Columbus State Community College and at Ohio State University, where she’s currently the Assistant Director of the Italian Language Program.
STUDY ABROAD 2024
May 21-27, 6 students
Firenze, Montalcino, Pienza, Padova, Treviso, Vicenza, Possagno, Lago di Garda
Join us for an amazing adventure in Toscana & Veneto!
We will visit many UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as Medici Villas in Florence, Pienza in the Valdorcia area, the Scrovegni Chapel in Padova, Palladian Villas in Vicenza, just to mention a few…
Wonderful museums, a wine tour, Italian conversations and more…
May 30 – June 5, 5 students
Napoli, Caserta, Bari, Alberobello, Locorotondo, Matera, Polignano a Mare, Ferrandina
How about an unforgettable journey through the enchanting landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Southern Italy? Get ready to explore the Royal Palace of Caserta with its magnificent gardens and Alberobello, the charming town with cone-shaped stone roofs (both UNESCO World Heritage sites).
Take a stroll in the ancient streets of Matera, Napoli, and much more…
WHAT TO EXPECT
Rosa’s passion for Italian Language and Art History, and her extensive experience as a teacher are evident in every step of your journey, as she shares her deep insights and expertise with you.
She has lived and breathed the culture, history, and language of these Italian gems for years. Her local insight will take you beyond the surface. While you’ll certainly visit iconic sites, be ready to venture off the beaten path with an itinerary that showcases Italy’s genuine cultural tapestry.
Dinners with locals and Italian conversations will enrich your journey in one the most beautiful countries in the world!
Intermediate Level of Italian and a lot of walking will be an integral part of the trip.
Please, contact Rosa to get more information related to our next trips.
Every day you will enjoy walks, museums, train rides, food, private tours, lessons and a complete Italian full – immersion!
Pisa – Firenze – San Gimignano – Lucca – Siena
Matera, Ferrandina, Napoli, Procida, Caserta, Alberobello, Ostuni
Firenze, Lucca, Venezia, Verona, Burano, Murano