Italian Study Abroad


Study Abroad In Italy!

Why? The opportunity to live and study in Italy for a term or year is something you will remember all your life. Living among Italian people and attending an Italian university helps you to immerse yourself in that culture in ways that a short visit never can. Your perspective on the world will never be quite the same again.

Who? For immersion programs, students who have completed Italian 1-6 with an average grade of B or better and have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or better are eligible to apply to the program. Students with only one year of Italian may also apply; they will be required to attend a summer intensive language program before the academic year begins. Final selection is based on an interview with an Education Abroad Program (EAP) committee.

Where? EAP sends immersion students to the University of Bologna or the Bocconi University in Milan (economics, international business), two of Italy's most prestigious institutions of higher learning. The UC Study Center in Rome—located in the historic heart of the Eternal City—offers a one-semester interdisciplinary program, "Rome through the Ages," taught chiefly in English. The UC Study Center in Florence offers semester or summer intensive language and culture programs.

Visit the EAP page on Study Abroad for Italian Majors.

List of current study abroad opportunities in Italy

What? Participants in the EAP pay the same fees they would pay at UCSB, as well as room, board, books and personal travel and living expenses.

For more information, please contact:

EAP Office
2431 South Hall
Phone: (805) 893-2958
Visit the EAP website! Or view our flyer for study abroad in Italy.

...and my units? If you are going abroad as a major, you can transfer a maximum of 20 UD units towards your Italian major. If you are going as a minor, you will be able to transfer a maximum of 8 UD units towards your Italian minor. Make an appointment with the Undergraduate Advisor to talk about and petition for your study abroad units.


Be sure to also check out the summer programs in Procida and Siena! Details here.