Study Abroad - Italian Program
The Italian Program at UIUC offers several study abroad options for students who would like to improve their language and cultural skills in Bologna, Milano, Roma, and Verona.
Illinois sponsors programs in these four cities (While Milano (IES) is not officially sponsored by Illinois, the program is fully endorsed by the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese)
Participation in any of these programs ensures full transfer of credit.
Students who go to Bologna want to experience what it’s like to really live as a university student in Italy. They are open, adapt quickly to another culture, and enjoy stretching their limits.
Ideal for the student who has completed ITAL 104 and who wants to become fluent in Italian.
Best for Italian majors and minors.
Only year-long program (spring semester option also available).
Students who go to Milano (IES) want to advance their language skills and enjoy living in a BIG city. They are independent and self-sufficient.
Ideal for the student who has already completed 104 and who wants to take 200-level language courses.
Opportunity to study finance (in English) at Italy’s premier school of business: la Bocconi.
Fall or spring options.
Roma Food & Culture
Students who go on the Roma Food & Culture program want to spend a semester in one of the most famous capitals in the western world.
Designed for students with no background in Italian.
Fall or spring semester options.
Students who study in Verona are eager to apply what they’ve already learned in Italian and take it to the next level while living Italian style. They want a balance between programmed activities and independence.
Ideal for students who have completed one year of Italian.
Best for students who would like to combine Italian with business/commercial interests or who are interested in fine and applied arts.
On-site support from UI classmates and Resident Director.
Fall, spring and summer options.
A ‘best buy’ for study in Italy.
The Study Abroad Office can offer information about additional programs in Italy. Please be aware that students who elect to participate in a program that is not sponsored by the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese will need to have their language skills and course work evaluated upon return to campus in order to receive credit in Italian.