Italy Center and the Study Abroad program

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It's one thing to read about the culture of another country, but another entirely to experience it yourself. Study abroad offers an unparalleled opportunity to delve into subject areas that you could only touch the surface at home. Plus, having had an overseas study experience shows potential employers that you're motivated, inquisitive, and willing to try new things.

Spring Hill is a member of the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad, a consortium of more than 20 colleges and universities that offers study abroad programs and internships around the world.

Italy Center in Bologna

Today, more than ever, our world needs men and women who are global thinkers, collaborators and leaders. Continue your personal journey to become all of these at the Spring Hill College Italy Center in Bologna, Europe’s oldest college town.

During your stay abroad, you will:

  • Live in a state-of-the-art residence hall with Italian students
  • Travel and serve in Italy, Eastern Europe and North Africa
  • Acquire language skills
  • Deepen one’s studies in human rights and global issues
  • Integrate into Europe’s oldest university town
  • Intern and cultivate extraordinary leadership skills
  • Acquire marketable skills for careers in the international arena

Join us for a summer, a semester, or a year of studies at the Spring Hill College Italy Center, and you will discover an environment where students learn in nontraditional settings, travel, and celebrate together. Academic excellence and a commitment to social justice are at the core of the SHC Italy Center’s mission. Studying at the Italy Center presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live in this moment in the Mediterranean’s history.

Other Programs

Working through the college’s Study Abroad Director, Spring Hill College students have been able to participate in a number of exciting programs arranged through other institutions. Recent study abroad experiences have included studying history and political science at the University of Limerick (Ireland), Spanish at the Universidad de Belgrano (Buenos Aires, Argentina), and history and economics at Queen’s University (Belfast, Northern Ireland). Spring Hill College is also a sponsor institution for the Boren Awards, a competitive federal program that allows students to study non-traditional languages and cultures.