For over 20 years, Villanova University has partnered with the University of Urbino (Universitá degli Studi di Urbino, founded in1506) to provide a semester program for students wishing to improve their language skills. From these long standing partnerships has come an exciting opportunity for Villanova students to study the Italian language and to enroll at courses directly at the University of Urbino, taught in English and in Italian, during the regular school year. The historic university city of Urbino provides the perfect location for any student who is interested in learning more about life in modern Italy.
Nestled in the foothills of the Apennine Mountains, the city of Urbino played a significant role in the Italian Renaissance and offers a unique climate for Villanova students to participate in the Italian language, culture, and lifestyle for a year or a semester.
The student going to Urbino will be able to take both Italian language courses and English-taught courses on art, culture, cinema, history as well as choose among a great variety of business courses (Marketing Management and Economics of Globalization are just examples among the many). For more information, please visit the Office of Education Abroad program site.