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  • Locations: Verona, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UMass Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Please note there are no Italian Language courses offered at this University, and most courses are conducted fully in Italian. We do not recommend this program to any student who is not proficient in Italian.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Boston Students Language of Instruction: English, Italian
Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-grad student Housing Options: Dormitory, Student responsibility
Areas of Study: Agriculture, Business, Communications, Computer Science/Computer Engineering, Culture, Economics, Education, English, Exercise Science, Health Sciences/Public Health, History, International Business, Linguistics, Management/Entrepreneurship, Math/Statistics, Philosophy, Political Science/International Relations, Social Work Program Category: Study abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:

UMass Boston   Verona, Italy - University of Verona

   Verona, Italy
** Please Note: Most courses offered at UV are conducted in Italian. You should have at least a B2 level of Italian to study at UV. We recommend looking into partner-provider led programs in Italy: semester, summer, winter

University of Verona (UV), located in the city of the same name, is dedicated to innovation and to maintaining the high quality of its teaching and research. The institution has 23,000 students, and 1,500 teaching and non-teaching staff. Visitors to Verona, the setting for Romeo and Juliet, will find actual sites Shakespeare uses in his play. Vestiges of the city's past from the Roman to the modern eras are seen in its architecture. These include an ancient coliseum, a medieval castle, and structures throughout the city that add a Renaissance-era flavor. Verona is also a bustling modern city with an open-air market and outdoor cafés. Its location between Venice and Milan makes it an ideal starting point for travel through Europe.

Read the University of Verona International Student Guide.

The language of instruction at UV is Italian. The university offers intensive Italian as a Second Language for international students. The University of Verona has 15 departments with majors relating humanities, sciences, technology, and more. Some courses are offered in English on the graduate level. Browse the UV site for Exchange Students for the updated information and how to search a course catalog for courses offered in English (filter by language of instruction).

Students must study full time at the home and host institutions. With the completion of the Request for Prior Approval of Transfer Credit of Study Abroad Programs form, your credits (not grades) will transfer towards your degree at UMass Boston. This form can be obtained from the Study Abroad Office.

Fall semester (Semester I): September/October - beginning of January
Spring semester (Semester II): end of February -  end of May.

Undergraduate and graduate students who have currently completed at least one year of full-time study with the most recent semester completed at UMass Boston are eligible. Students must be in good academic standing (at least 2.75 GPA) with no disciplinary problems. Classes are taught in Italian so students must have taken at least two semesters of Italian in order to apply to this program. 

See Budget sheet. Please note, the Office of Global Programs use estimated price values for our UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange’ budget sheets. Actual prices may vary, please contact your program provider for more details. 

Prior to applying, it is advised to contact Financial Aid services for financial aid inquiries and concerns. Link to Financial Aid services website:

Please do not miss to apply to Pescosolido Family Scholarship Foundation, Inc.: awarded once a year for $1000. The scholarships is for study at accredited and acceptable educational institutions in Italy. Applicants should be residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and have exhibited ability and serious interest in, or commitment to, the study of the Italian language along with the civilization, culture and history of Italy. It is awarded once a year. The deadline is May 15. Students are responsible for sending completed applications and materials to the address listed on the Pescosolido website

International students can find accommodation in student residences or in private flats shared with other students.


You are responsible for obtaining the correct visa before you travel. ?

All students who are studying in Italy for more than 90 days must make an appointment to go to the Italian Consulate in person to obtain a visa. Students can apply for a visa up to 3 months prior to the start of their study abroad program. Appointment times are limited and fill up quickly, so students are encouraged to make an appointment as soon as they are able. After the appointment, students should expect the visa processing time to be an additional 1-3 weeks. Students may check with the consulate for cancellations to move up their appointment date. Please see the Boston Italian Consulate website to make an appointment and for information on required documents. For more information, visit the NAFSA website.

Be sure to check out the following Visa Process link provided by NAFSA for more information:

Download: Italy Country Information and Visas.pdf


Pre-decision Phase Instructions: 
This is a UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange Program. There are two separate applications. First, students apply to the program by completing this online UMass Boston application. If eligible to study abroad, the UMass Boston Study Abroad Office nominates the student to the university abroad. The student is then informed with a letter or an email about next steps to complete the university's abroad application (online or hard copy forms). Please click here for application instructions. 
Post-decision Phase Instructions: 
The final decision to accept a student is made by the university abroad and the student will be emailed. Once accepted by the university abroad, UMass Boston students must complete all the requirements indicated by the university abroad, in addition to completing all forms and submitting all the post-acceptance documents to UMass Boston Study Abroad Office. Please click here for instructions and forms. 

Study Abroad Contact Consent.pdf
Disciplinary Clearance Form.pdf
Program Agreement Release Form.pdf
Request for Prior Approval of Transfer Credits Form Spring 2019.pdf
Mandatory Travel Departure Interview.pdf
Study abroad waiver for parents-guardians.pdf