Why choose BCSP


BCSP is a full-immersion, language-focused study abroad program in Bologna: Italy’s “college town.” While the program welcomes students from many universities in the United States, an independent approach to study abroad is encouraged.

BCSP is unique because students are fully engaged linguistically, academically, culturally and socially in the local culture and university life. They live exclusively with Italian students and enroll directly in University of Bologna courses.

Students choose BCSP with the goal of becoming fluent in the language and cultivating cultural competency. Integration is key to obtaining this goal. The program’s philosophy of linguistic and cultural immersion, bolstered by rigorous academics, provides the guidance and resources necessary to live like an Italian student in Italy.

Un linguaggio diverso è una diversa visione della vita.” – Federico Fellini

(“A different language is a different vision of life.”)