STUDY at the Italy Center located in the oldest university town in Europe, Bologna!
LIVE amongst US and 100 Italian students in a state of the art dormitory. Located a few minutes from the historic University district, experience life as an international university student.
LEARN about the Italian culture firsthand and take courses in a variety of disciplines. Encounter a European and globally focused set of courses while studying amongst students from fellow Jesuit universities.
REFLECT on your experiences as you travel throughout Europe with the purpose of witnessing social injustices.
Bologna Study Center
The Italy Center in Bologna offers students a unique study abroad experience integrating social justice. Offered through Spring Hill College, this is a once and a lifetime opportunity for students who would like to travel Europe and practice the Jesuit spirit.
The human rights focus of SHC Italy Center is anchored in social justice travel. The program integrates traditional classroom learning (in English) with travels that expand your global perspective. During your stay abroad, you can traverse Europe's great capitals; meet with immigrants; hear from business, religious and political leaders; witness firsthand how Italians are combating climate change; intern for a human rights agency; and discover Italy's nooks and crannies - all while living in one of the Mediterranean's consistently top-rated university towns.
The Italy Center encourages students to integrate and act on the valuable lessons that can be gained by traveling. In order to deepen the knowledge that one may acquire while traveling, academic "Road Work" is incorporated into the SHC Italy Center curriculum. The academic travel trips are led by Spring Hill College Italy faculty members and take students to destinations in Italy and across the broader Mediterranean region. Faculty are asked to design their courses in order to connect the classroom lessons with the travel programs. In keeping with the Spring Hill College goal of helping our students to become global thinkers, learners and collaborators, the Italy Center curriculum strives to offer a campus without walls.
Students have the opportunity to live at the Collegio Alma Mater with approximately 100 Italian students. Located a few minutes from the University of Bologna district, students will see what life is like for a European college student. Students share a double room with fellow American students. The Collegio Alma Mater includes a conference hall, study rooms (with computers), a library with newspapers and periodicals, garden, private gym, laundry facilities, TV room, music room, and an outdoor basketball court. In the residence hall setting, students will be encouraged to participate in recreational activities and communal life initiatives, including dinners and athletic tournaments with Italian students.
Meals are served Collegio Alma Mater cafeteria (Mensa). This is a great place to interact with fellow college students from Italy and all over the world.
The Italy Center offers students a variety of courses to take during the fall and spring semesters. Courses are offered in Business, Humanities, Philosophy, and Political Science, just to name a few. All student are required to take a minimum of three (3) credits of Italian while studying here. There is also a mandatory 1 credit hour Humanities course.
For more detailed information regarding costs of program, inclusions, scholarships and financial aid information, please refer to the the Study Abroad Financial Aid and Scholarship Information link.