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  • Locations: Padua, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Boston University Study Abroad 
  • Restrictions: Wheaton applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Homestay Minimum GPA:
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Anthropology, Art, Art History, English, History, International Relations, Italian Language & Literature, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: Italian Click here for a definition of this term Class Year:
Program Features:
Program Description:
This program is open to students with all levels of Italian language skills. Students with no prior knowledge of Italian enroll in First Semester Italian. All students will choose two or three content courses in English or Italian from the variety offered at the BU Padua Center. Additionally, all students will take the internship course which is comprised of class instruction and internship placement 15–20 hours a week for 12 weeks.

Why BU 

It's what we're known for and what we do better than pretty much any other program: we give students a way to intern AND study while living in a foreign city.

  • Internships are guaranteed
  • Internships are personalized,
  • Internships are available in arts, business, communications, journalism, advertising, marketing, pre-law, international relations, NGOs, political science, psychology, social policy, and more.

Learn why interning abroad is such a unique opportunity and why BU is the leader in internship opportunities.

  Visit our website for more info!  
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Financial aid is available


Why Padua?

  • A thriving and ancient university city with few tourists
  • Full immersion in Italian language
  • Italian courses taught at intermediate and advanced levels at the Boston University CIES
  • Homestays for greater linguistics and cultural immersion
  • Opportunity for direct enrollment in one or two courses at the University of Padua


Contact Us

Boston University Study Abroad
888 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-353-3402 (fax)



Further information about the BU Padua Internship Program specific to Wheaton College students

Wheaton College is committed to providing students with opportunities to broaden their understanding and vision beyond the borders of this campus and this country. We work in collaboration with carefully selected partner institutions around the world to support our students as they prepare to study abroad and while they are overseas. Students must apply to Wheaton's Center for Global Education as well as the institution through which they plan to study abroad. The most up-to-date information can be found on the program provider's website above. 
Application Tips:
Early application is encouraged as BU reviews applications on a rolling admissions basis.

Program Dates:
Fall Semester: early September to mid-December                            

Courses & Credits:
All students will choose two or three content courses in English or Italian from the variety offered at the BU Padua Center. Additionally, all students will take the internship course which is comprised of class instruction and internship placement 15–20 hours a week for 12 weeks.

Students must obtain approval from a Wheaton academic department in order to receive academic credit for the internship seminar and experience. Students may not participate in the program without this approval and approval of all academic components and seminars.

Not all internship areas and related courses fall within liberal arts disciplines and will not be approved for academic credit by Wheaton College.

Housing & Meals:
Students will have the opportunity to select housing with a local host family or university accommodations at the Collegio Don Mazza Residence. With host families, students are provided with some meals: 7 breakfasts and four dinners per week. In university housing, 6 breakfasts and 5 dinners per week are provided.

Budget Information:
Students studying abroad will continue to pay Wheaton tuition. Students are not charged Wheaton room and board, or the Wheaton technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program. Wheaton will, in turn, pay the program for all tuition and academic fees and international insurance. Students will pay housing costs directly to their study abroad program. Please note that this housing cost includes a partial meal plan, and additional meals will be at the student's expense. Students will book and pay for their own flights.

Fees billed by Wheaton will be charged to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July/December). 

Federal, state, Wheaton need-based and merit scholarships will be applied to these charges for Wheaton-approved programs. Students must consult with the Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) for a comprehensive review of their aid. If a student receives aid beyond the cost of Wheaton tuition, they can request a refund through SFS. This can in turn be used to pay their study abroad program for housing expenses.

Please do your research as housing and meal costs vary greatly from program to program. This Budget Worksheet can help you estimate the total costs of your program. Refer to your BU program's website for an overview of all additional expenses, which may include visas, international cell phones, and discretionary expenses.

     For Wheaton specific questions contact:    
     Center for Global Education
     5  Howard Street
     Wheaton College
     Norton, MA 02766-2322
     508-286- 4950

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.