Study Abroad – Italian

Interested in adding an unforgettable learning experience in Italy to your degree? Here are resources on- and off-campus to help you find and finance your Italian study abroad program.

Study in Italy Program – Venice, Italy

Join the ITAL 102, Study in Italy Program, an immersion course in spoken and written Italian, offered in Venice from late-June to July 2018. Based in one the most enchanting places in the world, the course uses an integrated method that facilitates the development of language proficiency with practical attention to the study of grammatical structure. Students quickly develop an understanding of the Italian language and are able to express themselves in a variety of situations and more generally, and capably communicate with native speakers. Structured interactions with Italian locals and tutors, engaging presentations and the utilization of drama techniques complement the many visits around Venice and the Veneto Region. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn Italian in an authentic environment!

For more information about eligibility, fees, housing, and the application process, please visit

Go Global exchange programs

Go_Globalpng110Exchange programs allow you to learn from another perspective and take courses that may not be available at UBC. All courses successfully completed abroad (with the exception of activity courses) that appear on your transcript will transfer to UBC and can be applied towards your UBC program. Go Global offers you a chance to study on exchange at:

A I, Milan’s Bocconi University (for Commerce and Economics Major students only; languages of instruction: Italian and English);
A II, Rome’s LUISS University (for students from Law, Economics, Political Science and Commerce; languages of instruction: Italian and English);
A III, Bologna’s Università di Bologna in the heart of the medieval city (open to most fields of study; language of instruction: Italian … but they are very understanding)

For details about exchange programs, and for more information about other international programs available at UBC, see the Go global website.

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Every year the Ministry announces an International competion by which a certain number of scholarships are offered to students intending to go to Italy for research reasons (the primary goal) or to study Italian (for two or three months in the summer in Universities like Siena or Perugia). Candidates apply with their home country’s Italian Embassy (usually in April), and the Embassy determines the length of subsidized stay in Italy for each student. Airfare to Italy is not covered.