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*

Fall 2023: Sept 11 - Dec 8, 2023

Spring 2024: Jan 29 - April 26, 2024

Fall 2024: Sept 9 - Dec 7, 2024

Summer Program Dates*

Summer 2023: May 22 - June 24, 2023

Summer 2024: May 20 - June 22, 2024

*Students flying from the U.S. typically depart the day prior and arrive in-country on program start date.

Application Deadlines

Spring 2024: Closed; program at capacity

Summer 2024: December 15, 2023**

Fall 2024: March 15, 2024**

As applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, applicants are encouraged to apply early.

** Application portal for 2024 terms will open June 2023.

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Contact Information

Jesse Stabile Morrell

Principal Lecturer
Agriculture, Nutrition, & Food Systems
Kendall Hall Rm 115
Durham, NH 03824