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Universita degli Studi di Brescia
Brescia, Italy (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Restrictions: UM applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Italian Language Requirement: None
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Program Description:
Universita degli Studi di Brescia




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The University of Brescia (UB) is situated in the Po Valley, between Milan and Venice in northern Italy.  There are 23,000 students studying at the University’s four Faculties; Law, Medicine, Economics and Business, and Engineering.  UB was officially founded in 1982, as an expansion of courses that have been taught in Italy in a tutor/student mentoring model for hundreds of years.  
           
Academics
UB offers excellent Business, Finance and Management courses in English for both undergraduate and graduate students.  Additionally, the Language Center, a section of the Economics department, offers Italian, and other language courses for exchange students.   
  
Housing & Meals
UB offers accommodations near campus for students including singles, doubles, and apartments.  These accommodations range from dormitory style buildings to furnished downtown apartments, and prices similarly vary. See www.isu.unibs.it for more information and photos. Lunches can be purchased on campus, and kitchens are found on common floors or in apartments for students to cook.    

Cost Information
Students pay their regular tuition to UM and their room and board in Brescia.  Housing costs range from 80€ to 200€ per week.  Meals on campus cost between 2€ and 5€.  No fee is currently required for a student visa to study in Italy.  UM financial aid can be applied to tuition, living and travel expenses while on this program. 

Credit Transfer
Students will register for classes upon arrival at UB. A minimum full time load is 24 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System) per semester, which transfers to 12 UM credits.  Students most often register for 30 ECTS credits, which transfers to 15 UM credits per semester. 
      
Program Dates
Semester 1:  late September to  early February
Semester 2:  mid February to mid  June

Brescia, Italy
The City

Brescia is an ancient Roman city that sits in Italy’s Po Valley.  Its proximity to the Italian Alps, means that glaciers that once flowed through the area carved out spectacular lakes, Lake Garda and Lake Iseo.  They are a beautiful attraction, and if you visit you will be among the many Italian tourists who flock to see their pristine waters.  The nearby Alps also offer many outdoor attractions like hiking, rock climbing, and tram skiing. 
Brescia has been an economic hub since Roman times, and today its industrial quarter is the third most productive in Italy.  The region specializes in mechanical engineering and most of its companies are small to medium sized family-owned operations.  The remains of its Roman history are visible with the ancient city walls still standing, as well as Roman theatres and a basilica. 
If you are up for national travel, Italian trains can escort you to the sea-side city of Venice or a longer trip to Rome.  Cinque Terre National Park, five villages built on the terraced rocky cliffs overlooking the sea, is a breathtakingly rewarding trip to the western coast of Italy.   

Fast Facts
Exchange levels: undergraduate, graduate
Language of instruction: English, Italian
Language Requirement:  none
University website:  www.unibs.it
Length of  exchange:  semester or academic year

Brescia at a Glance
Population
200,000

Climate
Hot, humid summers and cold, damp winters

Proximity to
Milan: 92 km
Verona:  67 km
Venice: 186 km
Rome: 586 km

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/12/2014 10/01/2014 02/15/2015 05/30/2015
 NOTE: Program dates are approximate. Official program dates are provided by the host institution upon acceptance.