Consortium in Bologna
Vassar College, Wellesley College, and Wesleyan
University offer a study abroad program at the Università di Bologna in
Italy. The program is committed to high academic standards and to providing
opportunities for students to develop their knowledge of Italian language
and culture in one of the most venerable and prestigious academic
environments in Europe.
Undergraduates wishing to study humanities and social
sciences may enroll for the fall or spring semester or for the full academic
year. Students who enroll for the full year or for the fall or spring
semester and who have at least an intermediate knowledge of Italian will
complete two regular university courses at the Università di Bologna, as
well as take courses in language and Italian studies offered by the program.
The program accepts no more than 35 students from consortium institutions
and from other colleges and universities.
Features of the
• The program is open to sophomores, juniors,
and seniors with the equivalent of at least two semesters of college-level
Italian for fall semester or full-year entry and at least three semesters of
college-level Italian for spring semester only.
• An intensive language and orientation
program (mandatory for students with less then four semesters and optional
for those who have completed at least four semesters of Italian language) is
offered in Lecce in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester in
• A wide range of courses in all disciplines
at the Università di Bologna is available for students with at least two
full years of college-level Italian. The program arranges a broad selection
of humanities and social science courses in Italian studies for its
• An extensive program of cultural events and
activities is designed to use local resources and thereby enhance students’
experiences in the community.
• Accommodations are in student housing
arranged by the program.