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Study Abroad at University of Urbino
Urbino, Italy (Outgoing Program)
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Program Dates

Fall: September to February*
Spring: Februaury to June

 *Early exams/departure can be arranged for students who have to return to their home campus in January.

Program Costs

Estimated program Budgets can be found above in the "Budget Sheets" box or by clicking the links below:

Discover Your World in Urbino, Italy

  • Protected by its walls, the ancient city of Urbino is perched high on a ridge between the Metauro and Foglia valleys.  
  • It got its original shape, similar to a ship's bow, from the Romans who founded the Municipium Urvinum Mataurense.
  • Urbino has a population of 15,000 and must accommodate the 20,000 students enrolled at the University. The University Colleges, which house many of the students who attend the University, were built on a hill not far from the old city.
  • The University of Urbino "Carlo Bo" is located in the hill-top region of Le Marche, in the north-eastern part of central Italy. Founded in 1506, the university currently has approximately  20,000 students.
  • Traditionally, the University of Urbino has given precedence to studies in the humanities, and is renowned for its courses in Italian language.

Your Classes

All participants enroll in special intensive Italian language courses for foreign students, taught by experienced, native born faculty from the University of Urbino. In addition, all participants are required to take regular University of Urbino courses to be selected under advisement. In some courses tutoring will be available. Enrollment in regular university courses provide students with a total immersion experience.

1. Regular University Courses

Offered on a semester basis (11 weeks of instruction) or modular basis (5 weeks of instruction).  Language of Instruction: Italian.  In addition to Italian Language courses, students usually take 2 or 3 regular university courses each Fall and 3 or 4 regular university courses each Spring.  Courses are offered in the Faculties of:

  • Law
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Letters and Philosophy
  • Formative Sciences (Psychology and Education)
  • Foreign Language and Literature
  • Sociology
  • Pharmacology
  • Math, Physics, and Natural Sciences
  • Environmental Science

2. Mandatory Italian Language Courses for Foreigners

  • Fall Semester Only
    • Intensive Italian Course for Foreigners (4 credits) - course runs two weeks prior to beginning of academic year (Monday - Friday, 6 hours a day, late Sept - early Oct) - credits awarded in Fall
  • Fall or Spring Semester
    • Italian Course for Foreigners (3 credits) - course runs concurrently with regular university courses
  • Course Level Conversion
    • Regular university courses = 3rd or 4th year course
    • Italian Language courses = 3rd - 4th year course depending on course and prior language study.
An additional tool to help you in the course review and selection process is our Course Equivalency Database.  Click the link to view and use the database in order to find courses taken at this university by previous participants in this program and see the SUNY New Paltz course equivalent.
  • Courses will be taught in Italian.
  • Upon successful completion of the program participants will earn 12 or more undergraduate level credits per semester.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and a minimum of 4 semesters of college Italian (equivalent of Intermediate II or higher)

Your Home Away From Home

Students reside in dormitories of the university in single or double rooms, depending on hall, most with private bath.   Residence halls are NOT open during the two-week Christmas break and one week Easter break.   Students should plan to travel at that time or find alternate housing. The residence halls are outside the city but regular bus service is available.

TA Position at Urbino

There is a Teaching Assistantship position available in certain semesters. Selected students will receive complimentary housing for the duration of their semester and a stipend in the local currency. Students who are interested in this opportunity should make their interest known to their study abroad advisor. The position involves supporting full time faculty in the English department at the University of Urbino to teach Italian students English. Students must be nominated for this position and preference is given to SUNY New Paltz students. The TA's responsibilities will not conflict with his or her regularly scheduled courses.

Visas and Immigration

Visa requirements frequently change and you are ultimately responsible for correctly completing any immigration requirements.  Please do not apply for a visa or purchase airplane tickets until you have received information and support documentation from the SUNY New Paltz Center for International Programs office.

        US Citizens: Yes students will need a student visa for this program
        Non-US Citizens: check with Italian consulate for visa requirements

Have Questions?

Contact SUNY New Paltz Study Abroad Advisor Caitlin Paul

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 04/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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