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  • Fashionable city of northern Italy
  • Commercial and financial capital of Italy
  • Blend of modern and historic architecture
  • January to early June--OR--
    Late August to December
Program Organization
Academic Program
  • Orientation with intensive Italian and culture course
  • Required Italian language block, offered at beginning or intermediate level
  • 25-30 courses in humanities and social sciences taught in English or Italian
  • Courses in business and economics taught in English at Universita Bocconi, Italy's most prestigious private business university. 
  • Courses in business taught in English offered at Universita Cattolica.

Course Load

  • Program requires enrollment in Italian language courses, IES center courses AND a university course
  • 15 IU credits
    • Required 6 credit language block
    • 9 credits in a combination of IES courses and university courses
      • Business majors must enroll in a minimum of one course at Universita Bocconi or Universita Cattolica
  • Apartments with Italian students
  • Dorm rooms available for female students
  • Limited number of homestays
Additional Program Information

You may apply if you

  • are a student at any IU campus who is making normal academic progress,*
  • are in at least your fourth full-time semester of college, and
  • have approximately a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

No Italian required for beginning track, but two semesters are required for intermediate track.

Advanced Italian language students, see Bologna program flyer.

*Business majors must have completed (or will complete) E201, E202 and the Business Integrative Core (or equivalent coursework at an IU campus outside Bloomington); Liberal Arts and Management Program (LAMP) students must have completed BUS K201 and ECON E201 and E202.

Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible.

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Application Deadline

  • Fall 2010: March 1, 2010
  • Spring 2011: September 2010

IU committee screens applications.

Notification of application status sent electronically within 4 weeks of application deadline.

Estimated Costs

Fall 2010 Semester

  • IU portion of fee: $640
  • IES portion of fee*: $17,000 (tuition**, room, health insurance, some meals)
  • Meals: $2,600
  • See IU Fee Sheet for additional cost and payment details.

*Program fee reflects discounted fee for IU students after benefit of the $1,500 IES Public University Grant.

** IES fees cover up to 600 Euros (approx. $850) per student for outside enrollment costs; students are responsible for all additional expenses. Depending on the type of outside courses, students may have to pay up to $1,000 for one outside course. Invoicing for this additional amount may occur after student is abroad.

Airfare, personal expenses and vacation travel additional.

Initial prepayment of $500 due April 5, 2010 for fall; October for spring.