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  • Locations: Carpi, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Program Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: University of Kansas Study Abroad 
  • Program Cost: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2024 01/12/2024
Rolling Admission 05/04/2024 05/30/2024
IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION: Students should plan to depart the U.S. on Friday, May 3rd to arrive in Italy on Saturday, May 4th.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program after a decision has been reached and will be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Angela Perryman
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Eligibility: 2.5 GPA
Open to Non-KU students: YES Open to graduate students: YES
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills KU Core Advanced Education Goal 4.2 - Culture and Diversity: YES
Program Description:

Application Procedures

  • Pre-Decision Phase: Interested students complete qualifying statements and application materials to be considered for the program
  • Interview: The program’s faculty director interviews candidates to determine which students will be accepted
  • Post-Decision Phase:  Students who are accepted into the program complete documents for placement with Italian host families and schools; students also complete KU Study Abroad & Global Engagement pre-departure requirements.

Funding your Study Abroad Program

KU Study Abroad can do personalized financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.  KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Federal Grants, and KU or outside scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a study abroad program.  
KU Study Abroad supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications are available online. The scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Summer, March 15th for Fall and Academic Year programs and October 1 for Spring, Winter Break and Spring Break programs.
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Non-KU students should check into the financial resources available to them at their home institutions.

Program Ratings:
Overall Experience:
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Academic Experiences:
1 2 3 4
Cultural Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Summer 2012 Participant
The biggest thing that I learned was that I can be independent and go to a foreign country and learn new things. I also learned what it is like to feel out of my comfort zone.

Summer 2017 Participant
MY favorite part of this program was living with my host family. My host family opened their home to me and made me feel like I was apart of their family. I was able to learn so much from them about their culture and language. I have built a strong relationship with my host family and I keep in touch with them once I arrived back in the states. My wonderful experience would not have been the same without them.

Summer 2014 Participant
The elements I found most rewarding was working as a teacher in my Italian school and being able to compare their system of schooling to our own. Even though I did not speak the language, I was still able to feel a real connection to my students. Although communication was extremely difficult at times, it was an eye-opening experience in that I was able to truly feel what it might be like for one of my own future students who might not know the language. Being able to compare and contrast the American system of schooling to the Italian one was also beneficial. Without ever making a comparison, there could be a failure to see what the American system is lacking or exceeding in. This comparison changed me as a teacher, giving me more insight on the education system. Having said that, I feel like I am now a more confident and sympathetic teacher, which I find extremely rewarding.

This program is currently not accepting applications.