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.

Global Seminar – Venice, Italy

Course: ITAL 101 (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Luisa Canuto
Dates: June 9-29, 2019
Application Deadline: December 6, 2018

Information Sessions: 

  • November 1, 2018 – 1:00pm – UBC Life Building – Multipurpose Room
  • November 27, 2018 – 1:00pm – UBC Life Building – Multipurpose Room

Description: The course is more intense than a standard Italian 101 course, with longer class periods and a number of visits around and outside Venice. The intensity of our Italian 101 course is meant to help you familiarize with the language and the city in a relatively short amount of time, and to provide you with the advantages of the ‘immersion’ experience while in Italy.

This is a highly participatory class and you will, therefore, be asked to do many activities and exercises in pairs and in groups. We will:

  • act out role-plays
  • conduct simple interviews with Italian native speakers and
  • make short presentations
  • read dialogues and short readings
  • review and practice fundamental grammar concepts
  • discuss cultural aspects of Italian life
  • practice real-life situations and visit Italian sites, using Italian as much as possible

For more information about eligibility, fees, housing, and the application process, click here.

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.