Italy Study Abroad Programs

  • Capital: Rome
  • Official Language: Italian
  • Currency: euro (EUR)

The spell of the “Eternal Seductress,” as Italy has been dubbed for centuries, attracts millions of foreign visitors and increasing numbers of students each year. Italy’s unique geography offers everything from majestic mountains to hundreds of miles of glorious coastline, tiny hilltop villages to glamorous, modern cities. Ideal for lovers of art, architecture and history, Italy has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country in the world.

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  • [Alumni Interview] Torino, Italy – Featuring Abby Glasgow written by Emma

    Abby Glasgow is a former USAC student, who spent her last semester of college here in the beautiful Torino. She studied in Torino during Fall 2014, taking the courses Italian language, cinema, cuisine, modern design and intercultural...

  • A Ride to Remember: A Day with Ferrari

    Pushing down the gas pedal in a Ferrari is not something you forget. Read Nicole Smith’s reflection from her day behind the steering wheel during her program in Reggio Emilia, Italy!  On 23 October, I went on a tour with USAC to the Ferrari...

  • 42 Floors of Italian Architecture

    If you’re afraid of heights, this particular post may not be for you, but isn’t that what studying abroad is partly about? Facing life’s challenges head-on? USAC’s Torino, Italy program offers a lot during your time abroad...

  • Chance Encounter with Jude Law in Viterbo, Italy

    There is a great chance you’ll see many amazing things in Viterbo: Beautiful Roman architecture, and colorful culture festivals. But I bet you’d be knocked-on-your-butt stunned to meet actor Jude Law. Students were walking through town...

  • Technology is a Useful Servant, but a Terrible Master

    Written by Amanda Bradrick, University of Nevada, Reno student studying in Reggio Emilia, Italy Spring 2015 Traveling to a different country and leaving behind comfortable faces and lifestyles can be scary.  Or so I thought. With today’s technology...

  • Course Field Trip: Reggio Emilia’s “Approach to Aging”

    A group of students studying abroad in Reggio Emilia were able to give back and learn about elderly care facilities in Italy. The students were praised for their visit to a local elderly care facility. Below is a translation of the article on the...

  • The Sights and Savors of Viano and Acetaia

    Written by Trevor Foster, a student from California State University, Chico, who studied in Reggio Emilia Spring 2015 There are three major themes that come to my mind when thinking about Italy: the distinctive cuisine types, the picturesque...

  • Alumni Q&A: Olivia – Torino, Italy

    Olivia Bonneville studied abroad on USAC’s Torino, Italy program in Spring 2014 and will be joining us at the USAC central office as part of our Summer Young Professionals.  Why did you choose the program that you did? I knew I wanted to go...

  • Insiders Guide to Torino: What to See, What to Do, Where to Go

    Before coming to Torino to study abroad, I truthfully did not know very much about it. Everyone has heard of Rome, Venice and Florence, but what about Torino? If I am being completely honest, I underestimated Torino. But knowledge is power, and as...

  • Alumni Q&A: Erin – Torino, Italy

    1. Why did you choose the study abroad program that you did? When I finally decided on Italy, people often asked me why. I told them “because I love Italian food!” It’s true, but it is also true that the Torino program provided me with interesting...

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