How to apply
How to apply

Students from BCSP member and associate member institutions apply through their home schools. The application deadlines vary.
Students from non-member schools must apply through Indiana University by March 15 for the fall semester or academic year and October 1 for the spring semester program. An Indiana University faculty member will conduct a 20-minute telephone interview with each non-member applicant in English and Italian, and Indiana University will notify applicants of their status soon thereafter.


Approximately 25-40 students are selected annually to participate in the Bologna program. In addition to students from BCSP member and associate member institutions, the program accepts applications from undergraduate students attending any accredited U.S. university, regardless of major field, as long as they have:
•    attained a cumulative B average or better and a B average in Italian
•    reached at least junior standing when program participation begins
•    two years of college-level Italian (with an Italian course the semester prior to participation). Of course, higher proficiency in Italian is
strongly encouraged for all applicants.


Each BCSP institution sets its own fee to cover program costs. Students from member schools should obtain cost information from their home institutions, which will bill them for the set amount. Other students pay Indiana University an academic fee of $28,135 for the 2019-20 academic year, $17,405 for fall 2019 or $17,405 for spring 2020.