La Dolce Vita in Urbino!

This Study Abroad program combines your studies in the Italian language and the Humanities with the history and culture of Italy by completely immersing you for three weeks in an academic setting that combines the college experience with a tour of the best that Italy has to offer when you can apply what you’ve learned. Our first two weeks will be spent living and studying at the University of Urbino, one of the oldest medieval university towns in all of Europe. We will finish our program with visits to the cities of Rome and Florence. The Sweet Life – la Dolce Vita – starts with Urbino!  Andiamo in Italia!

Travel dates (Tentative): June 24 – July 17, 2021 (Tentative)
Program Fee (Estimated): $3,999
Areas of study: Italian language and Humanities


Faculty Leaders:

Professor Domenica Diraviam
South Campus 76/206
(954) 201 8164

Dr. Edward Cornejo
South Campus71/105

About the program

Students may enroll in one (1) or both of the following courses for a total of 3-6 credits*:

  • ITA1120 – Elementary Italian 1 (4 credits)
  • HUM1020: Introduction to the Humanities (3 credits)

Class sessions will be hosted during session 1 of summer 2021.

All interested students should visit an Academic Advisor prior to applying to a Faculty-led Study Abroad program as to review their class standing, part/full time status, graduation date and how the course(s) offered in the program fit or affect a student’s educational plan.

*Students should be mindful of the minimum credit hours needed in order to be considered full/part time enrolment during the summer.

This program is open to students who are at least 18 years old with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher. This program is open to students of all programs of study. Broward College degree-seeking students will be given priority for application and admission into this program.

All interested students should visit an Academic Advisor prior to applying to a Faculty-led Study Abroad program as to review their class standing, part/full time status, graduation date and how the course(s) offered in the program fit or affect a student’s educational plan.

Program Fee (Estimated): $3,999

Costs Included: Round-trip airfare; accommodations; in-country ground transportation; guided city tours; entrance fees to attractions/cultural sites; daily breakfast and some diners.

Costs Not Included: BC tuition and fees; books & supplies; passport; visa (if needed); medical exam (required for travel); immunizations (if needed); most meals (approximately $300); optional excursions; tipping (Approximately $100); personal expenses.

Payment DeadlinesProgram payment period is between January and March 2021. Detailed payment deadlines will be posted soon.

How to make pay program deposits: Contact a faculty leader or the study abroad office for instructions on making payments at a BC Cashier's office.

Check out the scholarships & funding page regarding grants and scholarship opportunities that may be available to you!


Before applying to a BC Faculty-led Study Abroad program, students should communicate with a least one of the Faculty leading the program about their plans and to discuss if a short interview is needed or if there are separate eligibility criteria.


Post-acceptance materials: After a student is formally accepted to a study abroad program, they will receive an official acceptance notification and  post acceptance forms that must be submitted in order to confirm participation in to the program. The acceptance of offer needs to be submitted within 10 days of acceptance or by the application deadline. Other forms must be submitted at least 3 weeks before travel. Forms include:

  • Assumption of risk statement (included on the application)
  • Acceptance of offer
  • Copy of Valid Passport
  • Signed Physician’s statement (must visit a doctor)

Check your BC email periodically! Official communication about study abroad programs, acceptance, payments and important pre-departure information will be shared to you via email!


Travel Information

Passport​: Students, regardless of nationality, MUST have a valid and unexpired passport to travel to another country. For U.S. citizens, information on applying for a passport is available on the U.S. Department of State website

Visa: A visa, different from a passport, is a government document placed in the individual's passport which authorizes them to request entry into the host country for a limited duration of time.

*U.S Citizens are not required to obtain a visa to enter Italy. Non-U.S. citizens should contact the Study Abroad Office for more information about their specific case.

International Students: F-1 international students attending Broward College who are interested in participating in a study abroad program should first speak with a Designated School Official (DSO) through the International Student Services Office to discuss their immigration status and any special circumstances they may need to consider prior to applying for the program.

Safety and Travel Considerations

The U.S Department of State offers country information pages to assist international travelers. Each country's information page contains a Travel Advisory, Alerts, and other important details specific to that country that could affect you.  Pay close attention to the entry and exit requirements, local laws and customs, health conditions, and other details to decide whether traveling to that country is right for you.

Please review Italy's country information page for country-specific information.

Health Information

Level of physical Activity: Moderate

Health Considerations

Vaccinations: There are no required/mandatory vaccinations to travel to Italy unless recommended by a physician or specific health conditions of a participant. All participants should be up to date with all routine vaccinations.

For country-specific health and immunization information visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) official Website.

For more information about health, safety, emergency preparation, and travel considerations please review the Faculty-led Study Abroad Student Handbook.

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