Spend your Semester in Verona

Fall Semester 2018

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Illinois Students › Non-Degree Students ›

Application Deadline: May 4th, 2018

Spend your semester studying Italian language courses and classes on education practices in Verona, Italy! Participants will live with a host family and have a placement in a local school. Tours to other Italian villages and cities are included!

Program Cost

Total Program Cost: $15,000

• Tips and hints on preparation for travel
• Assistance with flights 
• Assistance with visa application
• Orientation to culture and education practices
• Semester housing
• All tuition and school placements
• Membership in a European Teaching and Learning Community upon return 

Program Details

This program is offered through a partnership with IDEA Verona - an academic institute located within the Instituto Scolastico Salensiano Don Bosco in Verona's city center. 


Courses are taught by expert faculty and provide students with on-site visits, special seminars, and guest lectures.

• Italian Language Courses
• Italian Education (including weekly school placement)
• Italian Culture Courses 

For a complete list of available courses, see here. For a listing of courses offered that already have Illinois equivalencies, please contact Wei Liu.

Classroom Experience

• Work in local middle schools with teachers and academic professionals
• Engage with other education students on your experiences through a specialized discussion forum 

Cultural Opportunities

• Volunteer opportunities at local charity organizations
• Language exchanges
• Visits to food artisans and urban businesses
• Art, music, and sporting event


Students have the option of staying in either:
• Shared student housing
• Homestay 


The courses are taught in English except for the Italian language courses.   

See the IDEA Verona brochure for full program details.

Scholarship Information

The College of Education will provide qualified students with a $500 scholarship for studying abroad. Please plan to budget an additional $600-$1000 for ground transportation, some meals, thank you gifts for your homestay family and host teachers, tourist activities, other incidentals including international student insurance.

Students may also review other available scholarship options through Illinois International, including the Illinois for Illinois (I4I) Scholarship. Learn More

Financial Aid

Because this program is sponsored by the University of Illinois, financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program. The amount of financial aid that is applicable to your program will depend on your financial aid package. Because there are many variables that determine your financial aid package, it is best that you consult with a financial aid advisor in the Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss your individual financial aid package. 

Upon admission to a program, you will be provided with a financial aid budget form to submit to the Office of Student Financial Aid.

*If you are a non-Illinois student, please contact the Illinois Program Coordinator or the Office of International Programs for assistance in applying for financial aid through your own institution.

Questions? Contact Wei Liu.