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Boston University Padua Italian Studies
Padua, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: Boston University Study Abroad 
Restrictions: F&M applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of F&M approval for this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Language of Instruction: Italian Housing Options: Homestay
Term: Fall, Spring
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Partner Institution:
Boston University
Language Pre-Requisite: 2 semesters Program Advisor: Claire Retterer
Area of Study: Art and Art History, English Literature, Government, History, International Studies, Italian, Psychology, Sociology Program Type: Study Center
Program Description:
Program Description:

Boston University Padua: Italian Studies Program

Program Overview

BU’s Padua programs take place in a lively town that’s home to one of the oldest universities in the world. The Padua Italian and European Studies Program, offered Fall and Spring semesters, is designed for students with all levels of Italian language ability. Students will take elective courses in English or Italian at the BU Padua Center or at the Università degli Studi di Padova.

Curriculum

  • Upon successful completion of the program, students earn 16 Boston University Credits.Please note that a minimum enrollment is necessary for a BU Padua course to be offered for the semester, and availability is subject to change. All courses are taught by local faculty from BU Padua, University of Padua, or other local institutions.
  • Elective courses can be selected from the BU Padua Center as well as the University of Padua course offerings. Course availability varies based upon enrollments, class schedules, and student's Italian language proficiency and requirements.
  • Students will select a combination of two or three BU Padua Center courses and one or two University of Padua courses. Individual advising available at the BU Padua Center.
  • For University of Padua courses, a high degree of flexibility is required. Students must be aware that they are enrolling in an institution abroad that will function differently from a US institution.



Franklin & Marshall Academic Policy
F&M requires all students to enroll in a full course load at the host institution or off-campus study program. You can typically find this information on the program partner's website. In many cases, this will be four or five courses for a semester. Many programs grant course credit in U.S. semester credit hours. Franklin & Marshall will award four F&M course credits for a total of 15 or 16 U.S. semester credit hours.  If the total number of credits for your program is more than 16 or less than 15, divide the total number by four to find out how many course credits you will receive (this includes summer study).

Courses on off-campus study programs must be taken for a letter grade, not on a pass/no pass basis. Grades from off-campus study program courses will appear on your Franklin & Marshall transcript, but they will not be calculated into your cumulative GPA.

Courses taken off-campus may be able to satisfy major, minor, language or distribution requirements (Arts, Humanities, Social Science, Non-Western Cultures or Natural Science Lab) in addition to general elective credit. Courses may fulfill more than one requirement. Please note that Franklin & Marshall cannot issue transfer credit for a course taken in a department that is not represented at the College.  If a course does not clearly fall under a department, the off-campus study advising staff can help you determine whether or not it can be accepted for credit.

Franklin & Marshall Housing Policy
Housing options during your off-campus study program will vary by program. Some programs may allow students to choose their housing option; other programs require all students to live in a certain type of housing. Typical housing arrangements may include apartments, homestays, or on-campus housing at a local university. Please visit the program homepage to determine your program's housing options or requirements.

Please note that some programs may offer students the option to pursue independent housing (outside of the regular housing options provided by the program). F&M does not allow students to choose independent housing unless there is a significant academic or cultural reason (such as wanting to live in a homestay when only apartment housing is provided). Independent housing carries many risks and F&M and the program provider cannot provide any support to students who pursue independent housing. Students who are interested in pursuing independent housing will need to contact their off-campus study adviser to petition for approval to pursue this option.

Financial Policy, Financial Aid and Scholarships
During the academic year, students will continue to be eligible for financial aid during a term of off-campus study.   This includes federal and state loans and Franklin & Marshall merit scholarships and need-based grants.  In general, eligibility for financial aid is based on Franklin & Marshall tuition, cost of housing and meals from the off-campus study program, and an allowance for books and personal expenses.  Your annual estimated family contribution as generated by your FAFSA will remain the same regardless of program costs. Students who receive Grant-in-Aid benefits will continue to access these benefits for the semester off-campus. This benefit is only available to students of eligible full-time F&M faculty and staff.

Students may be eligible for additional scholarships outside of F&M, please review the Scholarships section of the website for more information.



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