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Padua, Italy

Padua, a lively university town, showcases incredible artistic and historical places, such as the Scrovegni Chapel painted by Giotto, the Observatory La Specola, and one of the oldest universities in the world, where Galileo taught. Located in the Northeast of the country, between the Euganean hills and the Adriatic Sea, Padua is a quick train ride away from Verona, Venice, and Vicenza. It is also on main train lines to Bologna, Florence, Rome and Milan.

Classes are taught at the Boston University Padua Academic Center located in the lovely and student-filled city center. Excursions to cultural and historical sites complement the coursework. The program is run in cooperation with the historic and respected Università degli Studi di Padova, where students have the option to take an elective course or two in English or Italian. Visit the BU Padua website.

Students live in Italian households. The host family experience is considered a vital component of the immersion experience, one that students on our program report enjoying immensely. In their spare time, students can join local and university clubs and activities, tour the Veneto, ski in the Dolomites, or travel around Italy and to other nearby countries.

Programs in Padua

Padua Internship Program

Designed for students with beginning to advanced Italian language skills. Students take courses in English or Italian while simultaneously working at organizations in the greater Padua area.
Tags: English Speaking, Fall, Internship, Undergraduate
Focus: Art & Architecture, Hospitality Administration, International Relations, Linguistics, Political Science

Padua Italian and European Studies Program

Designed for students with no background in Italian, students take a beginning Italian course, along with electives in a wide variety of fields, including Italian art and history.
Tags: English Speaking, Fall, Spring, Undergraduate
Focus: Art & Architecture, Business & Management, Finance, History, International Relations, Italian Language, Political Science

Padua Italian Studies Program (Summer)

Padua Italian Studies Program (Summer)

The program offers intensive language study and coursework in an historic university town 20 miles west of Venice.
Tags: English Speaking, Italian Speaking, Summer, Undergraduate
Focus: Art & Architecture, History, Italian Language

Padua Management Internship Program

Students take courses and simultaneously work at organizations in the greater Padua area.
Tags: BU students only, English Speaking, Internship, Spring, Undergraduate
Focus: Business & Management, Economics, Finance, Hospitality Administration, Marketing