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  • Locations: Bologna, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Duke applicants only
Program Description:

Please note that the Duke Study  Abroad Fee will be charged to students enrolled in this program. For more information about the fee, please see


The exchange program between Brown University and the University of Bologna provides an opportunity for undergraduates to study at the oldest university in Europe, and for graduate students and faculty to come to Brown each year.

The Brown Program is a full immersion program; participants take their final exams with their Italian peers. Brown does maintain an office in Bologna where student support is provided and group activities are planned.

The University of Bologna, which began as a law school in the Middle Ages, recently celebrated its ninth centennial. Founded in 1088 (or earlier!), it is the oldest continuing institution of higher learning in Europe and possibly the world. Among its alumni are Thomas Aquinas and Italy's most famous writers, Dante, Petrarch and Torquato Tasso. Part of the national system of higher education, the University is a large public institution with over 90,000 students. The University buildings and the student life are an important part of the city.