CUNY/Italy Student Exchange
The CUNY/Italy Student Exchange Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in all academic
disciplines. Applicants must be full-time CUNY students in good academic
standing at their home campuses, with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Because the
language of instruction at the university abroad is Italian, applicants must
have completed at least three semesters of Italian or its equivalent.
can earn up to 12 credits per semester. They must register at their home
campus for 12 permit credits per semester.
Italian university will provide students with shared rooms at the university
residences. Although some of the residences have shared kitchen facilities on
each floor, students usually prefer to eat at the university's subsidized
cafeteria (amensaa) with classmates and friends. Students will pay a housing
fee directly to the host university one month prior to departure. The housing
fee, which is modest, will vary for each university.
will be required to register and pay CUNY full-time tuition to the bursar at
their home campus at least one month prior to departure. At registration,
students must secure an approved CUNY permit for registering in the student
exchange program. Upon completing registration, students must bring to the
coordinator of the exchange program a copy of this approved CUNY permit form
and a copy of the bursar's receipt. (If the tuition will be covered by
Financial Aid, the student may bring a letter from the bursar's office
containing that information.) TAP grants, PELL grants and student loans are
available to students applying to the CUNY/Italy Student Exchange Program.
In addition to CUNY full-time tuition,
students must pay their round-trip transportation, room, and board
(approximately $1500 to $2000 per semester), and miscellaneous expenses (about
The academic calendar at the Italian universities
does not coincide with the CUNY calendar. CUNY students who wish to enroll for
an academic year will take classes from October to July. (These students must
apply by May 15th.) CUNY students who wish to enroll for one semester will take
classes from late January to July. (These students must apply by October 15th.)
Education Abroad Office
Kiely Hall, Room 183
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597
Email: Education Abroad