Since 2002, UNH in Italy has offered a study abroad opportunity for students interested in a unique Italian immersion experience.
UNH in Italy is the only year-round American university program in Ascoli Piceno and provides an opportunity to experience a piece of the real Italy that few foreigners ever see. Participants enjoy an authentic Italian experience while still keeping them well connected to national and European transportation networks. The UNH-in-Italy "campus" is located in the beautiful, medieval city of Ascoli Piceno, Italy. Located in the province of the Marche (pronounced MAR-kay), Ascoli Piceno is an unspoiled provincial capital, enjoying much of the cultural richness and vibrancy of larger cities, while preserving the charm and authenticity of a medieval city off the usual tourist itinerary.
UNH-in-Italy's curriculum explores the many dimensions of the Italian food system, allowing students to simultaneously study and experience the country's food culture & history, agricultural practices, and food traditions. Students will also have the opportunity to explore concepts related to the sustainability of the food system.
We offer a semester-long experience or a 5-week, intensive summer term.
Semester program dates*
Spring 2023: Jan 30 - April 28, 2023
Fall 2023: Sept 11 - Dec 9, 2023
Spring 2024: TBA - tentatively Jan 29 - April 26, 2024
Fall 2024: TBA - tentatively Sept 9 - Dec 7, 2024
Summer Program Dates*
Summer 2023: May 22 - June 24, 2023
Summer 2024: TBA - tentatively May 20 - June 22, 2024
*Students flying from the U.S. typically depart the day prior and arrive in-country on program start date.
Spring 2023: Applications closed; program at capacity
Summer 2023: Applications closed; program at capacity
Fall 2023: March 15, 2023
Spring 2024: October 15, 2023**
Summer 2024: December 15, 2023**
Fall 2024: March 15, 2024**
Applications currently reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.
** Application portal for 2024 terms will open June 2023.