McGill students who wish to spend a semester or year abroad are strongly advised to see a departmental adviser. Your faculty office has forms that may be completed with the proposed program of study and then signed by a departmental adviser.
The Department of Italian Studies has an Exchange agreement with the Scuola Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori (affiliated with the University of Bologna), and the University of Salerno, so that students may spend a term abroad without paying any extra fees. Typically, McGill students will spend the second term of their second or third year in Forlì (near Bologna) or in Salerno, and take courses for up to 12 credits in Italian language, literature, and history. In Folri they may also take translation courses from Italian into their mother tongue.
For more information, please contact McGill Exchange Office or Prof. Bolongaro.
Summer study in Italy.
Two Italian institutions grant scholarships to McGill students to allow them to study in Italy during the Summer:
- The University for Foreigners in Perugia normally grants two one-month scholarships to be used in any month from May to August. These scholarships are intended primarily for low-level students who are registered in a departmental program. The scholarship, consisting of 650 euros, covers the tuition fees and partial living expenses.
- A consortium of universities grants a few scholarships to advanced students to take a course organized in Gemona, Friuli (between Venice and Trieste) from mid-July to mid-August. The course covers different aspects of Italian culture and involves formal classes, meetings with Italian intellectuals, excursions and creative activities. The student’s contribution of 1400 euros covers all the expenses, including lodging and meals.
Application for these scholarships usually have a deadline around the middle of March.
For further information please contact Prof. Bolongaro.
Please see, as well, the link to the Italian government's Ministry of Education, University and Research. The section Study in Italy provides information for foreign students who wish to attend higher education programmes in Italy, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. This search page provides a data base with links to every university in Italy. Under the section "Living in Italy" the website also provides practical information on attending school and living in Italy for an extended period.
Student interested in McGill's summer program of study in Florence, please consult this page.