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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:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Angela Perryman, Laura Leonard
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:
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Cultural Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Megan Nicole Stahl, Summer 2013 Participant
As an education major we are constantly being reminded that we must think of our non-native English speakers and make accommodations for them. This study abroad experience had me trade places with the student as I was in an environment where I spoke very little of the native language. I will never be able to overlook those students in my classroom.

Maris Shannon Ayers, Summer 2013 Participant
My favorite part of the program was that it was three-fold. We got to live with a host family, teach in Italian schools, and travel to different parts of Italy. I feel like I got to do everything.

Lauren Margaret Hotchkiss, Summer 2017 Participant
Through this experience, something I found most rewarding was being on the other side noticing what it is like being the 2nd language learner. For students that would come into my class back in the states as English language learners, I had sympathy for them and wanted to help them succeed but never really knew how since I have never experienced that myself personally. But through this program, I was able to actually have first hand experience. I had to learn ways to function in the classroom other than language. My teachers spoke little to no English and my students spoke only the most basic vocabulary they picked up in their English class. Most of the time I would sit in class very confused because their lectures, textbooks, and conversations were all in a language I could not speak or understand. Even though this was happening and it was very difficult, I was able to pick up some strategies that helped me along the way. Because of this, I feel more prepared and sympathetic to ELL's that will be coming into my classroom. No matter what I will always have ELL's in my class in the future, and this program has only prepared me more to help them along their journey.

This program is currently not accepting applications.