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  • Locations: Milan, Italy; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Program Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Cost: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019 03/01/2019 05/21/2019 06/02/2019
IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION: 5/21/19 is the onsite arrival date. Students will need to depart the U.S. on May 20th.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Tiphani Dixon
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:

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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Application Procedures

All applicants will be required to complete several documents for each study abroad application.  Below is a list of documents that will need to be completed for an application.

a. Social Welfare Statement of Purpose
        b. Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement
        c. Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
        d. 2 Recommendations
        e. Authorization to Release Student Information
        f. Student Conduct Verification
        g. Financial Aid Questionnaire

For more detailed information about the application process, please visit our Application Process page.

Program Ratings:
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Academic Experiences:
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Cultural Experience:
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Program Reviews:
Summer 2016 Participant
My favorite part of the program was the vast amount of opportunities I had to learn about the culture and how social work was implemented in Italy.

Summer 2013 Participant
The site visits, feeling a connection with someone who I only understood after he or she was translated was cool because our guide would say something I whole heartedly agreed with and knew many of the people in our group felt that same spark of hope that our mindset is universal.

Cynthia Christine Marta, Summer 2013 Participant
There were several cultural things that differed from the U.S. 1) People in Italy generally take their time and enjoy things instead of rushing so it's best not to get extremely anxious over the time 2)Italian culture places a large emphasis on family, Catholicism, and story telling 3) They are very polite during conversation and wait to have their turn to speak; whoever is speaking at that time has the floor and shouldn't be interrupted 4) the weather was similar to that of Kansas: varied unpredictably from moment to moment 5) beware of strangers offering to help you in train stations 6) restrooms in train stations require you pay 1 Euro to use the facility 7) never ask for parmesan cheese on your pizza because it's considered offensive 8) if you want to eat lasagna you have to go during lunch time because they're always out by dinner time 9) In Florence, restaurants outside the Duomo close in the afternoon from 2-7ish 10) bring nice clothes, because Italians don't wear jeans and t-shirts everywhere 11) bring cloth bags for groceries 12) remember water isn't free