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USAC Turin Program

Fast Facts

Sessions Offered:

Fall, Spring, Summer, Academic Year

Location:

Turino, Italy

Credit:

Resident

Eligibility:

2.5 GPA

Application Due:

Spring 10/15, Summer 3/4, Fall 3/4

Program Cost:

Click the Application tab.

Italy

This semester, academic year or summer program combines academic coursework with practical learning, tours, site visits and an integrated cultural experience. In addition to U.S. students, the Turin Program attracts students from throughout Europe, making the classroom experience truly an international one.

In the summer, two five-week sessions are offered at Turin's prestigious Scuola de Amministrazione Aziendale.

Academic Program

Turin, Italy

The program offers a high-quality educational experience in three diverse academic areas: business, architecture and Italian studies. These programs are not exclusive of one another; you may chose courses from any area. All students are expected to take some Italian language coursework, although no prior language study is required to participate. A 3 sh internship may also be available. The program is administered by the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC), of which the University of Iowa is a member.

Course options include Italian language, International Business, Architecture Studies and electives (All taught in English.) An Italian Cuisine course is also offered, but not for academic credit. Participation in the full two-month program for students choosing the summer session is strongly encouraged.

University of Iowa resident credit is granted for this program.

Program Dates

Students can study on this program for a semester, academic year or summer session. Two month-long sessions are offered each summer and students can attend one or both. Check with Study Abroad for specific dates for your intended session.

Sessions run approximately:

Fall: Early September to mid-December

Spring: Mid-January to mid-May

Session I: Late May to late June

Session II: Early July to early August

For More Information

Amy Bowes, Adviser
The University of Iowa
Office for Study Abroad
1111 University Capitol Centre
Iowa City, IA 52242-1802

Phone: 319-335-0353
Fax:319-335-0343
Email: amy-bowes@uiowa.edu

About Turino, Italy

• Population: apx 900,000
• Distance from Rome: 325 miles
• Distance from Paris: 346 miles

As a bustling urban center and Italy’s fourth largest city after Rome, Milan and Naples, Torino is a natural destination for language, culture, and international business education. The city blends historic charm with big-city vitality. It has one foot in its regal Roman and Baroque past, and the other in its new role in global business and innovative design. Imagine the wide, tree-lined avenues and commercial pace of Chicago or Paris coupled with the classic Italian "dolce vita"—complete with prize-winning cappuccino and locally produced chocolate and wine. Torino’s historic cafés were recently named the best in Italy!

In Torino you will never be at a loss for things to do: the city offers a wide assortment of historical sites of interest and cultural activities. In addition to the miles-long Valentino Park along the River Po and the many beautiful piazzas throughout the city, you can explore the Roman ruins, the Royal Palace and gardens of the first kings of Italy, the first national parliament, the Chapel of the Holy Shroud (believed to be the burial cloth of Christ), the Royal Opera House, Modern Art Gallery, Egyptian Museum (ranked second in the world after Cairo’s museum), National Cinema Museum (honoring Torino as the birthplace of Italian film), the original home of RAI national TV, and Superga Cathedral, among many other spectacular sites.

Many well-known companies are centered in and around Torino including FIAT, Ferrero (maker of Nutella and TicTacs), Cinzano, Campari, Martini and Rossi, Lavazza Coffee, and Caffarel Chocolate. Torino also has an active aerospace industry, including sites where sections of the International Space Station were constructed. Milano, one of the world’s fashion capitals, is a short train ride away, as well as the rest of Europe and north Africa which are easily connected with Torino by low-cost airlines.

Many well-known companies are centered in and around Torino including FIAT, Ferrero (maker of Nutella and TicTacs), Cinzano, Campari, Martini and Rossi, Lavazza Coffee, and Caffarel Chocolate. Torino also has an active aerospace industry, including sites where sections of the International Space Station were constructed. Milano, one of the world’s fashion capitals, is a short train ride away, as well as the rest of Europe and north Africa which are easily connected with Torino by low-cost airlines.

Torino has an excellent public transportation system, which is easily accessible to students. Torino’s buses, trams, and metro are an efficient, inexpensive way to get around the city or you can enjoy the many cobblestone pedestrian walking areas.

Living Arrangements

Most students live together in rented apartments throughout Turin. Occasionally it is possible for students to live with local families or university students.

Travel Arrangements

Participants will make their own travel arrangements to Turino. The cost of travel is not included in the program fee.

Eligibility

This program is open to all UI students who are in both good academic and also disciplinary standing. Applicants must also meet the minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Students who meet/exceed the GPA requirement must still be in good disciplinary standing in order to be eligible. No exceptions will be made on the disciplinary standing requirement.

Program Cost Sheet

Turin Spring 2015 Cost Sheet
Turin Summer 2014 Cost SheetPDF

These documents outline the total estimated costs associated with participating in this program and can be used for financial aid purposes. It includes fees charged on students’ U-Bill, as well as out-of-pocket expenses. Actual out-of-pocket expenses will vary from individual to individual. Quoted estimates are conservatively high, yet realistic.

The cost sheet includes the Study Abroad Administrative Fee and Mandatory Iowa Regents CISI Travel Insurance. Please see the respective websites for further details. If the fee is inclusive of UI tuition, it is calculated by Current Tuition. Please contact your study abroad advisor with questions regarding this cost sheet – call 319-335-0353 to schedule an appointment.

Withdrawal Policy

After applying for a Study Abroad Program, notice of withdrawal must be made in writing to your USAC Program Advisor and the University of Iowa Study Abroad. The date on which the letter or e-mail message is received is the date by which your costs will be calculated. If for any reason you withdraw after the confirmation deadline and before or during the course of the program, the amount/percentage shown in the following chart represents what you will be required to pay.

Date of Withdrawal Student Financial Responsibility
After Application Administrative fee: $0
Course Fee: $300
After Cancellation Deposit Deadline (varies by program) Administrative fee: $400
Course fee: As determined by the program contract with USAC
After Program Start Date Administrative fee: 100%
Course fee: As determined by the program contract with USAC

Consult with your Study Abroad advisor for any clarification about fees and billing. Note that when you withdraw from a program, any money already paid directly to a program provider and/or a host university will potentially be forfeited. The USAC policy regarding withdrawals and refunds can be found here: USAC Money Matters. Additional penalties for cancellation of airline tickets may also apply. Check with your airline for further details.

How to Apply

Steps to Completing Your Application

• Before you fill out any applications, please schedule an appointment to meet with the Study Abroad advisor for Turin, Italy by calling 319-335-0353. Your application WILL NOT be approved until you've completed this step.

• Fill out the USAC Online Application for Turin. Be sure to submit a personal statement as part of your application or email it to enrollment@usac.unr.edu

**** Reminder: Do not submit the $300 application fee or transcripts to USAC

• Fill out the Iowa Online Application for Study Abroad, you will be charged a $50 non-refundable application fee.

• Return your completed UI USAC study abroad cover sheet with your preferred courses and a copy of your passport to the front desk in Study Abroad as soon as possible.

NOTICE: For the Summer Term, this program has Summer I, Summer II, and Summer I & II options. In the UI online application under “Offering” you will be asked to choose between “Codes” A, B, or AB.

Code A=Summer I

Code B=Summer II

Code AB=Summer I & II

Please be careful to choose the correct session that corresponds to the dates you wish to be abroad. If you need help with this, please consult your study abroad advisor.

Visa and Passport Information

Passport

To study abroad, you must have a signed, valid passport from your country of citizenship that will not expire for a minimum of 6 months after your planned return date. If you do not have a passport, or it's about to expire, make sure you apply or renew as soon as possible! US Citizens can refer to the US Department of State’s website for more information regarding passports.

Visa

A student visa is permission by a foreign government to live and study in that country. It typically comes in the form of a stamp that is inserted directly into your passport. All US passport holders staying in Italy longer than 90 days must obtain a student visa prior to departure. You cannot apply for the visa more than 90 days prior to arrival in Italy. Upon arrival in Italy, you will also be required to register with the local police station. The on-site staff will assist you with this process.

Free group submissions: USAC offers free group visa application submissions for students living or attending school in the jurisdictions of the Chicago, Los Angeles and Houston Italian consulates. Please be advised that coordinating group submissions with these consulates is a complex process; our ability to submit group batches of visa applications in a given jurisdiction may change with little notice and is outside of USAC’s control. If the status of a group submission changes, you will be notified as soon as possible via Student Gateway and/or by your Program Advisor. While students outside these jurisdictions are responsible for submitting their own applications, they still have access to the same information and assistance as students within the group visa jurisdictions.

Further information will be posted to your Student Gateway account in the USAC Visa Update, which you will receive after you have been accepted into your USAC program (typically 3 months prior to departure). Program Advisors in the Central Office are also available to answer any visa questions you may have.

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