Undergraduate Study Abroad

Summer Travel Study Program in Rimini, Italy

UCLA offers an exciting annual summer-in-Italy program for undergraduate students from UCLA, other UC campuses, and college students throughout the United States. The program is staffed by one UCLA faculty member and two graduate students. The program is based in Rimini, Italy on the Adriatic coast and directed by Dr. Elissa Tognozzi. For four weeks (late-June to late-July), students will study early modern, Renaissance and contemporary Italian culture (IT 42A) focusing on Rimini and the Emilia-Romagna region. Topics will range from art and literature to architecture and fashion. Students will also be enrolled in courses in either beginning or intermediate Italian taught by the Teaching Assistants. There will be two excursions, one to the early Christian center of Ravenna and the other to the Renaissance “ideal city” of Urbino. In Rimini, the entire group will share lodgings in a hotel near the train station. Classes will be conducted four days a week, Monday-Thursday, allowing for three-day weekends. For more information, please contact Dr. Elissa Tognozzi or visit the International Office of Education website.


University of California Education Abroad Program 

In addition to the offerings from the Department of Italian, UCLA boasts direct connections with Italy and opportunities for smoothly integrating study there into an American degree program.  Students are encouraged to spend up to one year in Italy on an American education abroad program or in an Italian university. The Education Abroad Program of UCLA places students regularly in one of a number of the finest Italian universities. Students have the opportunities to explore the resources provided by Italy’s two oldest universities, Padua and Bologna; to pursue study in the fine arts and architecture through Florence and Venice; and to study business through Milano’s Bocconi.  After being accepted, students consult with the Undergraduate Advisor on what courses to take abroad, and then obtain UCLA transfer credit upon return.

For more information, visit the UCEAP website.