Type of Program: Semester
City: Torino, Italy
When Offered:Fall or Spring
Cost: See Program Costs page

The Torino program is ideal for students who are interested in studying International Business, Art/Architecture and Italian Studies in an exciting, cosmopolitan setting. Torino is an excellent location to study and practice the Italian language and to experience Italy's rich culture away from the crowded tourist areas. Torino is home to many prominent international companies and this program provides an excellent opportunity to meet European students and business people in a leading center for European business and business education.  This program offers three diverse academic areas: Art/Architecture, International Business and Italian Studies. All students are required to take an intensive Italian language course during the first six weeks of the semester to help them integrate into their surroundings. The Torino program combines academic coursework with practical learning, tours and field trips to create an integrated cultural experience.

USAC classes are held at one of the most prestigious institutes in Italy-the Scuola di Amministrazione Aziendale (SAA), or School of Business Administration, of the University of Torino. Although the university was founded in 1407, classes are held in a modern, twentieth-century building along the Po River, with everything from satellite TV to wireless internet. The combination of Italian and American professors provides a valuable dual perspective on Italy, its culture, and the European and international business community. The SAA school was recently honored as one of the top business schools in Italy. You will enjoy the school's comfortable, welcoming atmosphere and facilities including a full-service café where you can meet local students and professors and enjoy inexpensive meals. You will find an exciting, challenging academic environment with students from around the world in most of your classes. After classes are over, you can enjoy a walk along the river and park which run behind the school or stroll to the Lingotto shopping center just two blocks away.

Students live in shared apartments with other USAC students.  The apartments are modestly furnished, including kitchen facilities and washing machines and are located throughout the city. Most bedrooms are shared occupancy. An extensive bus/metro system makes commuting to school easy.  



    Click on the picture to see what adventurous one of our own study abroad student is doing in Torino by following her on her travel blog.


Academic Calendar
Spring: Early January - Mid May
Fall: Late August - Mid December

Eligibility and Prerequisites

Students must have declared a major and taken prerequisite courses.  Students must have completed three semesters in college-level residence.  Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher to apply.

Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines


For Study in Spring 2016

For Study in Fall 2016

Application and $500 deposit

September 25, 2015

February 26, 2016

Please note that both the application and fee are due in the Office of International Studies. All students must attend an advising session at least one week prior to the deadline in the Office of International Studies to obtain an application.