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  • Locations: Ferrara, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter-Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 09/09/2020 05/15/2021
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 09/09/2020 12/19/2020
Winter-Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 01/27/2020 05/15/2021

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Program Description:

Program OverviewCIEE Ferrara Liberal Arts

The beautiful renaissance city of Ferrara is close to Bologna, midway between Venice and Florence, yet it is relatively unknown to tourists. Shaped over the centuries by the River Po, Ferrara was one of the centers of the Italian renaissance in the 15th and 16th centuries. Today, you can walk the city walls that surround Ferrara, ride a bicycle to class just like the locals, and visit Ferrara’s outstanding museums. The city is extremely safe, clean, and accessible, with a small-town feel yet boasts world-class art treasures and exhibits.

Program Focus

 This program is designed for students with 2 or more years of Italian language who want to be immersed in the culture of their host country by studying in a small Renaissance city. Students will improve their Italian language skills and take content courses in Italian.


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Program Dates

Current CIEE Calendar

Fall Semester with CIEE = Fall Quarter at PSU
Spring Semester with CIEE = Winter & Spring Quarters at PSU

Areas of Study

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This program is a good fit for the following majors:

  • Art
  • Art History
  • Culture
  • Film Studies
  • Foreign Languages
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Literature
  • Political Science


Fall:  Students enroll in 23 - 27 quarter credits
Winter/Spring:  Students enroll in 24 - 27 quarter credits
Academic Year:  Students enroll in 45 - 54 quarter credits

Capstone Option

Reporting Live Capstone available during Fall & Spring Quarters

Language of Instruction 


Host Country Language 



Homestays, Apartment

Class Standing Eligibility

  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate

Minimum GPA Requirements

Undergraduate: 2.75

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.

Program Requirements

2 years of college level Italian

Program Fee

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PSU Students receive automatic discounts on CIEE programs!

PSU Fees

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Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account.