Students at all levels of Italian proficiency (including beginners) are invited to apply.

Applications from highly motivated non-students (Independent Shcolars and Artists) might also be considered.

N.B. Harvard University undergraduate students need to apply by contacting Prof. Elvira Di Fabio directly and do not need to fill out this application.

The Carla Rossi Academy–INITS is an autonomous Institute for Reasearch and Education, accredited by the Italian state. Credit for its courses has been granted by many major universities, such as Harvard University, the University of Connecticut, and many other public and private universities in the United States and abroad. Students, as always, need to contact their home university and department to assure that they will receive credits for these courses.

Despite its past and present strong ties with University of Connecticut and Harvard University, CRA-INITS remains an independent program and accepts applications from all university and conservatory students in the United States and other countries.

All application materials should be directed to:

Carla Rossi Academy-INITS
Via Garibaldi, 2
51015 Monsummano Terme (PT)

Telephone/Fax: (011)+39-0572 954831

or may be sent online to

Application deadline for the Spring 2010 semester is December 1, 2009. All materials must be received by that date!

Required Materials:

College transcript, personal statement/letter of interest and two letters of recommendation. Audition tape/portfolio or description of project/idea within the Dante Project.

* Studenti italiani: per coloro che fanno domanda d'ammissione come iscritti alle diverse università italiane è sufficiente inviare la Personal Application, l'Audtion/Portfolio/Description, un certificato degli esami sostenuti, una lettera di presentazione da parte di un docente che abbia conosciuto il candidato per almeno un anno di studi e una dichiarazione personale in cui si formulino chiaramente le motivazioni che spingono alla scelta del nostro programma formativo.

Please click below to access the required forms:


Scholarship information

To be considered for a CRA-INITS needs/merit based scholarship, please provide proof of financial need (a letter from your financial aid office and any other documentation you deem relevant), which will be considered together with your academic credentials and artistic merits.


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