Laura (Dott. Lett. University of Verona; MA University of Padua; completing her PhD in Italian Studies at the University of Verona) is responsible for the Academics of BU Study Abroad Padua and Venice. After years abroad, in 2004 she started teaching Italian for the BU Padua program. She is a specialist in comparative literature and didactics of Italian as a second and as a foreign language. She has published several articles in all these fields. For BU Study Abroad in Padua, she teaches language and culture, and Italian migrant literature.