The Nature of the
Students applying for the program must have the
equivalent of at least two semesters of college-level Italian language
study. The program is designed to accommodate different levels of
Students with two semesters of Italian applying to
study in Bologna for the full year must participate in the August session in
Lecce and will take, it is likely, only program courses during the fall,
picking up courses at the Università di Bologna during the spring.
Students with four semesters of Italian may opt to
participate in the August session. They will be expected to take at least
two courses at the Università di Bologna and supplementary program courses
(including the language course in September) to complete their course work.
Students with only two semesters of Italian wishing to
study in Bologna for the fall semester must participate in the Lecce session
and will take, it is likely, only program courses.
Students with four semesters of Italian may choose
whether or not to participate in the Lecce session. They will enroll in the
intensive language course in September prior to the beginning of regularly
scheduled classes. They will take one or two courses at the Università di
Bologna and will complete their course work with program offerings.
All students applying to study in Bologna for the
spring semester only will arrive in January and enroll in the intensive
language course prior to the beginning of regularly scheduled classes.
Students with only three semesters of Italian prior to
arriving in Italy probably will take program courses only. If their Italian
progresses sufficiently in the first three weeks, they may petition the
director to enroll in a course offered at the Università di Bologna. They
will complete their curriculum with courses organized by the program,
including the intensive language course in January.
The program is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
in good academic standing at their home institution. Participants are
subject to the specific requirements laid down by their home institution for
study abroad. Two semesters of college-level Italian constitute the
prerequisite for the fall semester, three semesters of college-level Italian
for the spring. A “B” average in Italian language courses is required.
Students with two full years of college-level Italian may be exempted from
the August session. Students with less than four semesters of college-level
Italian are required to attend this session.
For further information, students from Vassar College,
Wellesley College, and Wesleyan University should contact a program
representative on the applicant’s
Outside students should contact Wesleyan University for 2013–2014. See our
Contacts page for
addresses and phone numbers.
Wesleyan, Wellesley, and outside students:
applications must be received by February 15 for the fall semester
and the full year and by October 1 for the spring semester. Vassar
students must check with the Office of International Programs for specific
deadlines which occur in early December each year for both semesters.
here to access the application forms; Wesleyan students must also
Permission to Study Abroad application.
Each institution has its own regulations governing
study abroad, and students are advised to seek out the relevant information
on their home campus. All students must be covered by health insurance while
they are abroad and will be asked to complete a health information form as
well as provide insurance policy information.