Third Year Core Abroad &
Fourth Year Semester Abroad
Third year McIntire students:
After completing the online Education Abroad Workshop on this website,
apply to the "UVA Commerce: Semester Abroad", not to the specific program.
The McIntire School of Commerce and the Universita Bocconi are offering third-year Commerce students an opportunity to study international business in Milan, Italy during the spring semester of students' third year of study. The top business school in Italy (and one of the best in Europe) is located in the heart of Milan, a huge, modern city in northern Italy. Many interesting courses are offered in English in Bocconi's modern facilities, and you will meet exchange students from Universities all over the world in your classes.
The curriculum is designed to provide the essentials of the courses you would have taken at McIntire during this semester, so you will not fall behind your classmates who do not study abroad. The skills you develop and the experiences you have in this program will surely be a very valuable part of your total UVA educational experience. Bocconi course offerings are extensive, and all Commerce students will find a good selection of courses that interest them.
Students registered in the third-year McIntire ICE curriculum at an approved study-abroad program are required to register for at least 12 (U.S.) credits at partner schools, along with 4.5 online credits taught by McIntire faculty. Courses completed at partner schools will be treated as transfer credit on the UVA transcript and must be completed with a C (satisfactory) or better to be eligible for transfer (grades are not transferred). To determine the minimum passing grade for non-U.S. grading scales, McIntire uses the World Education Services (WES) conversion chart.
For more information, view our course planning information.
Housing is provided in Bocconi's apartment buildings in the city.
Students must attend the McIntire information session and complete the online Education Abroad Workshop on this site. Students should then complete the online "UVA Commerce: Semester Abroad" application on this site.
Applications are due by noon on the deadline date. Once admission is approved, students will be required to complete an application packet and attend several orientation sessions later in the semester.
This program is an exchange program, with tuition being paid to UVA. When studying abroad all UVA students are required to have both basic international health coverage and emergency assistance coverage through the UVA-sponsored plan with CISI. See the Insurance page on this website for more information about requirements. Additional information and details about the Bocconi program can be found on the university's website.
Please note that it is the student's responsibility to research visa requirements for entry to Italy as a student.