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 Study Abroad in Italy


Birthplace of the Renaissance. Cultural mecca. Pizza and gelato paradise. The attractions are endless when it comes to Italy. Discover la dolce vita as you stroll through miles of elegant porticos and famous food markets of Bologna, suit up to learn the business side of Milan’s fashion runways and high-end commerce, visit Rome’s monumental sights clothed in marble, or meet with local artisans in Florence.

With a choice of four magnificent locations, you can meet a number of academic and personal goals. Take courses to fulfill major or GE/breadth requirements, hone your Italian language skills or explore internships in such areas as art history, public health, education or film. Outside of class, UCEAP hosts lectures and cultural events, cooking classes, day trips, volunteer options and conversation exchanges to help you acclimate to Italian life.


Programs Overview

Art, Food and Society, UC Center Rome (Quarter)
Specially designed UC courses in the social sciences and humanities taught in English. Small classes use site visits in Rome and beyond to bring the subjects to life.
Class Levels: So, Jr, SrLanguage of Instruction: English, Italian
Terms: WinterLanguage Prerequisites: Min 0 qtrs/sems; Max 5 qtrs/3 sems
Art, Food and Society, UC Center Rome (Semester)
Specially designed UC courses in the social sciences and humanities taught in English. Small classes use site visits in Rome and beyond to bring the subjects to life.
Class Levels: So, Jr, SrLanguage of Instruction: English, Italian
Terms: SpringLanguage Prerequisites: Min 0 qtrs/sems; Max 5 qtrs/3 sems
European Transformations, Madrid & Rome (Quarter)
Compare and contrast two exciting European capitals by living and studying in both Rome and Madrid. Courses taught in English
Class Levels: So, Jr, SrLanguage of Instruction: English
Terms: SpringLanguage Prerequisites: None
European Transformations, Madrid & Rome (Semester w/Internship)
Compare and contrast two exciting European capitals by living and studying in both Rome and Madrid. Courses taught in English; plus a 10-week internship.
Class Levels: So, Jr, SrLanguage of Instruction: English
Terms: SpringLanguage Prerequisites: None
Language & Culture, UC Center Florence (Quarter)
Intensive Italian language study at all levels plus culture courses taught in English. Classes and site visits take full advantage of Florence’s magnificent art, history, and culture.
Class Levels: So, Jr, Sr, GrLanguage of Instruction: English, Italian
Terms: Summer, WinterLanguage Prerequisites: Min 0 qtrs/sems; Max 5 qtrs/3 sems
Language & Culture, UC Center Florence (Semester)
Intensive Italian language study at all levels plus culture courses taught in English. Classes and site visits take full advantage of Florence’s magnificent art, history, and culture.
Class Levels: So, Jr, Sr, GrLanguage of Instruction: English, Italian
Terms: Fall, SpringLanguage Prerequisites: Min 0 qtrs/sems; Max 5 qtrs/3 sems
Mediterranean Politics, Food & Culture: Florence & Barcelona
Lectures and excursions unexpectedly use food as a lens to explore the politics and cultures of the Mediterranean world along with the changes brought about by migration, urbanization and the quest for sustainability. The program progresses from Florence to Sicily to Barcelona.
Class Levels: Jr, SrLanguage of Instruction: English
Terms: FallLanguage Prerequisites: None
Rome Through the Ages, UC Center Rome
Specially designed program offering Italian language study and courses taught in English. Small class sizes, local instructors, and site visits make Rome your classroom.
Class Levels: So, Jr, SrLanguage of Instruction: English, Italian
Terms: FallLanguage Prerequisites: Min 0 qtrs/sems; Max 5 qtrs/3 sems
Univ. of Bologna
Wide range of courses taught in Italian at the oldest university in Europe. Located in the heart of Bologna’s beautiful historical center. Plentiful internship opportunities.
Class Levels: Jr, Sr, GrLanguage of Instruction: Italian
Terms: Fall, Spring, YearLanguage Prerequisites: See Eligibility Tab
University of Commerce Luigi Bocconi
Regular university courses taught in English or Italian at one of the leading European schools of business and economics. Bocconi is located in downtown Milan, the heart of commerce, finance, and arts in northern Italy.
Class Levels: Jr, Sr, GrLanguage of Instruction: English, Italian
Terms: Fall, Spring, YearLanguage Prerequisites: None
When in Rome, UC Center Rome
Discover the essence of old and new Rome through courses on sustainability, food culture in Italy, and the physical and cultural landscape of Rome and beyond. Site visits and cultural activities make the “Eternal City” your classroom and your home for the summer.
Class Levels: So, Jr, SrLanguage of Instruction: English, Italian
Terms: SummerLanguage Prerequisites: None