Study Abroad

Study Abroad

CU offers several programs in Italy and four of these are approved for Italian majors and minors. Italian majors who participate in other program options in Italy will likely not fulfill Italian major or minor requirements. The four approved programs are listed below, along with some notes about general requirements that can be fulfilled:

The Pitti Palace is in Florence, Italy

Syracuse University program in Florence: With the exception of Studio Arts courses, all courses on this program are potentially eligible to meet Italian major/minor requirements.

Middlebury program in Florence: This program is a great fit for students with very high proficiency in the Italian language and who prefer an independent and challenging academic experience. A minimum of five semesters of Italian is required before enrolling.

Arcadia University  program in Perugia (includes summer option): This program is good for minors. With the exception of Studio Arts courses, all courses on this program are potentially eligible to meet Italian major/minor requirements.

CIEE programs in Ferrara: The two options in Ferrara are divided according to language prerequisites. The Liberal Arts track is recommended for majors and minors. Two years of Italian are required before departure.

Global Seminars: Students can participate in several faculty led study abroad programs and earn credit towards the Italian major. The study abroad program, “Visualizing Dante’s Inferno (Florence, Italy)” earns three credits towards both the Italian major and minor. Other Global Seminars earn credit towards the major only, including “Culture Wars in Rome (Rome, Italy)”, “Film and the Italian Aesthetic (Rome, Italy)” and “The cradle of European Jewish Culture (Venice, Italy)”.

Academic Advising and course approvals:

During the study abroad program selection process, Italian majors/minors should consult with the Italian Academic Advisor, Allison Frey.   Students will also consult with Study Abroad Advisors throughout the program selection/application process, but should refer to the Italian department for academic question and course approvals.

After selecting a study abroad program, students should meet with Allison Frey in order to obtain specific course approvals. All Italian majors and minors must meet with Allison prior to studying abroad.

On all CU programs, students receive CU “in residence” credit. For further information about study abroad programs, students may visit their primary advisors or the Study Abroad Programs Office.

The Ayer Romance Language Scholarship is available for majors who plan to study abroad, it is awarded by the Department of French and Italian. Other study abroad scholarships are available and students can find more information on the Study Abroad Programs website.

For further information, see Office of International Education: Study Abroad