Abruzzo, Italy

Wellness and Biodiversity

blended course
when 1 March 2021 - 31 December 2021
language English
duration 44 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 1200

• Italian language and culture courses
• Biodiversity and Wellness sessions.
• Nature trekking for ramblers, horse riding, nature watching-sustainable development and wildlife courses and
supervised research projects on biodiversity, flora and fauna of the park.
• Monitored activities in the "Paolo Barrasso" nature and archaeological museum, the state forestry corps study center and the use of the educational laboratory designed to accommodate student groups and carry out environmental education activities.
• Open air and ‘in-cloister’ CREATIVE art and theatre stages (in the former cloister of the Clarisse inside the borgo).

Course leader

Clelia De Stefano and national/international experts nominated by Habitat World.

Target group

-high school and secondary school students on nature and environment trekking courses
with full board and lodging and a virtual preparation course prior to a full stay.
• campus for university and postgraduate research students including placements, supervised research in the national park of the Majela and virtual attachments in sustainable development, environmental sciences, geology, wellness and biodiversity.
• lifelong learners: nature trekking and guided excursions in the Orfento valley, nature and environment workshops (short or long term courses with certification), specialised courses
(and a once in a lifetime experience of living inside the borghi piu belli d’italia (best hamlets
in italy).
• sport training camps.
• specialized training and regeneration / rehabilitation programs for athletes and sport
enthusiasts (swimming, tennis, etc.)
• j-term programs • may term programs • summer programs • semester programs • faculty-led & customized programs • internship programs

Course aim

The course aims are linked to the target groups and range from initial courses for high school students, specialised programmes in wellness and biodiversity for undergraduate and graduate students and research internships for postgraduate and doctoral graduates.

Credits info

5 EC
Credits in ECTS or similar are available for both professional and academic placements and courses.

Fee info

EUR 1200: full course at undergraduate level, credits, leisure events, board and lodging at Caramanico Terme for a 2 week course.
EUR 1500: full course/internship at graduate level, credits, leisure events, board and lodging at Caramanico Terme for a 2 week course


Scholarships are available on request and on presentation of references. Groups of 15 and over are automatically given a scholarship to share or to include as part of the group.