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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Laurence Stewart Program Type: Partner
Academic Level: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior Areas of Study: Art, Art History, Business, Italian, Marketing, Politics
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credits: 3, 6
Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite On-Site Language Course Required: No
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Homestay, Shared Apartment
COVID-19 Vaccine Required: Yes
Program Description:

Verona skyline
USAC International Business, Tourism and Italian Studies in Verona

Study in Verona, Italy

  • Join unique field trips, business visits, and field study courses to food, wine, and fashion companies in order to enhance what you learn in class and to take advantage of local expertise.
  • Learn real-life skills with expert teachers in classes and internships while in the Veneto region, home to many of Italy’s and Europe’s leading companies including Benetton, Calzedonia, Luxottica, and De’Longhi.
  • Study Italian, and easily make Italian and international friends around the safe, student-friendly city.
  • Live in one of Italy’s most beautiful and celebrated cities, honored as a UNESCO World Heritage site, home to outstanding Roman and Renaissance architecture and to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.


Enroll in either one or both summer sessions. Students in the first summer session can take one or two courses for up to 6 credits. Students in the second section take one 3-credit course. Both Italian language and area studies options are available. See the course listings here.


Cultural activities and excursions are included in your program. Destinations and activities may vary, but past years have included 
  • Intern/volunteering in the areas of language tutoring, teaching, translation, program promotion and marketing/ communications, including writing and photography
  • Getting to know the local students on campus and in the community
  • Having a cappuccino, panino, fresh pasta, or gelato in the cafes and shops around the university neighborhood where you can meet new people and learn the ways of the culture
  • Learning Italian and make friends quickly in your neighborhood shops and outdoor markets
  • Tutoring or participate in a language exchange with Italian students



Students share apartments with other USAC participants. The residence is a large apartment complex with individual, fully furnished apartments including kitchenettes, as well as common shared areas. Most bedrooms are double occupancy and most apartments are shared by two to four USAC students. A limited number of single rooms are available, and this varies per term. The availability of a single room cannot be guaranteed.


Occasionally there may be the opportunity to live with local Italian families or singles. However, this is limited and availability cannot be guaranteed. This option is recommended for those sincerely interested in deep linguistic immersion and practice, and if with a family, assisting children to learn English.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/01/2022
Rolling Admission 05/23/2022 06/30/2022
NOTE: These dates are for the first session offered. Students interested in the second session should consult the USAC website for more information.
Summer 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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