Study Abroad

For additional information, please contact:

BGSU Education Abroad Office

219 University Hall

Living in a foreign country and adapting to its culture has long been considered the most effective way to really learn a second language. However, learning a foreign language isn’t the only reason to invest time and money in a semester abroad. Living and learning abroad will be one of the most challenging experiences of your academic career and can enhance your life through increased cross-cultural awareness, self-confidence and the ability to view your own cultural context from a different perspective.

It is for these reasons that Bowling Green State University considers its Academic Year Abroad programs so vitally important to its students. Such programs ensure that our students can be in touch with the cultures they study on a personal basis: observing, participating and drawing their own conclusions. With the 2010-2011 academic year, our Romance and Classical Studies Academic Programs Abroad celebrate four decades of successful study abroad programs. We are confident that our new program abroad in Italy will meet the standards of success and excellence represented by our programs in Spanish and French speaking countries. All of our students who participated in our Academic Year Abroad in the past have recognized the extraordinary benefit that they could receive both personally and professionally from developing their foreign language skills and obtaining experience in another culture.

The program is located in the city of Rome, Italy’s capital. Classes are conducted at the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, specialized in the teaching of Italian Language. Officially authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education, the school is recognized by many U.S. Universities for academic credits. All instructors at the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci are professionally trained in teaching Italian to foreign students.

Scuola Leonardo da Vinci has been in operation since 1984, and is located in the center of Rome, close to beautiful Piazza Navona and to St. Peter’s Basilica. The aristocratic building is situated in a pedestrian area, vibrant with shops, cafes and libraries, and houses 13 spacious classrooms, plus internet and conference rooms. The location is convenient to the historical center of Rome, a lively and cosmopolitan metropolis of 3.8 million people and a center of culture and activity famous throughout the world for the beauty of its art and monuments.

Courses normally offered:

ITAL 1010 (4 credit hours) Elementary Italian I *
ITAL 1020 (4 credit hours) Elementary Italian II  *
ITAL 2010 (3 credit hours) Intermediate Italian I *
ITAL 2020 (3 credit hours) Intermediate Italian II *
ITAL 2030 (3 credit hours) Italian Language Practicum
ITAL 3030 (3 credit hours) Italian Language Practicum

CLCV 3880 (3 credit hours) The Roman City 

ROCS 6940 (3 credit hours) The Roman City (Graduate)

Offered on basis of demand and enrollment:

ITAL 1030 (4 credit hours) Elementary Italian III
ITAL 3710 (3 credit hours) Italian Civilization I

Upper level languages courses available with department approval.

* Fulfill General Education and college of Arts & Sciences requirements.

For additional information on how to apply, program costs & dates, click here:

Apply to BGSU Summer in Italy-Rome