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Study Abroad in Bergamo, Italy

May 11 - June 8, 2024

Fall 2023 info session times in 209 Cornell Hall

Important Information:

  • Application Deadline: April 8, 2024
  • Scholarship Deadline: February 15, 2024
  • All students must attend a Trulaske Abroad Info Session before committing to the program
  • Do not purchase your flight without prior approval from the Director of Study Abroad
  • Mandatory pre-departure course April 9th - April 30th, Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm
  • Open to ALL majors
  • Due to market adjustments all dates, activities, and costs are tentative.

Please read the entire Bergamo,Italy information document:

Bergamo information document

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Program Highlights

  • Study in beautiful Bergamo for four weeks near the Italian Alps
  • All courses and program activities will be conducted in English
  • Earn 6 credit hours of MU summer school credit (American professors and European professors)
  • Italian courses emphasize European and Italian business practices
  • Receive a graduation cord to commemorate your study abroad experience
  • Scholarship Deadline: February 15, 2024
  • Application Deadline: April 8, 2024
  • Open to ALL majors

About This Program

The University of Missouri (MU) and the University of Bergamo will both offer two courses (6 credits) in international business. 

University of Missouri Course Offerings

  • Finance 3000 - Corporate Finance, Professors Joe Hegger & Matteo Binfare, Graded A-F (Required by Finance Dept.), There are pre-requisites for this course. Please consult with your academic advisor.
  • Management 3901 - International Business European Union, Professor Christie McCullough, Graded S/U, no prerequisites
  • Marketing 3901 - Marketing in European Union, Professor Courtney Cothren, Graded S/U, no prerequisites

University of Bergamo Course Offerings

  • Marketing 3975-01 - Current Issues in International Marketing, Professor Mauro Cavallone, Graded S/U, no prerequisites
  • Marketing 3975-02 - Management Product and Brand Innovation, Professor Francesca Magno, Graded S/U, no prerequisites
  • Finance 4185 - Banking and Insurance for European and US Marketing, Professor Laura Vigano, Graded A-F (Required by Finance Dept.), No prerequisite, but FIN 3000, and MKTG 3000 desirable

Note: If insufficient students sign up, the college reserves the right to reduce the quantity of course offerings.

Class enrollment will be fairly evenly distributed, with first preference given to students upper classmen and majoring in the particular topic. You should plan to discuss these courses and this study abroad program with your advisor to clarify exactly how these courses will satisfy the graduation requirements for your particular major or emphasis area.

Pre-departure Class meetings at MU

Prior to the start of the program, pre-departure class sessions will be held in Cornell Hall, beginning in April. The purpose of these class meetings will be to provide lectures on the principles of international business, review information regarding the companies that will be visited and orientation to the host country, travel administration, and safety abroad. 

 

This is a non-credit course for which you will be required to register before the first day of the pre-departure class, in order to go on the program. You will not be charged any educational fees for this “course”.  

 

Note: You are required to attend every pre-departure class to prepare for the program, or you will not be allowed to participate in the program. Special circumstances may allow flexibility on this requirement but must be approved by the program director before the class absence. If you are dropped from the program due to non-attendance, you will be subject to the penalties listed under Withdrawal Procedure & Penalties. 

Pre-Departure Class Schedule:

Undergrads -                     Business Administration _0571

                                               Class # TBD

Tuesdays

  • April 9 – April 30
  • 6:00-8:00pm
  • Location TBD
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must be in good academic standing and have no current disciplinary sanctions
  • You will need a passport that is valid for at least six months after your scheduled return date
  • You will be asked to sign a liability release form and a medical release form (included in the International Center’s orientation materials)
  • You must meet minimum health insurance requirements set by the university
  • You must attend all of the Trulaske College of Business’ pre-departure classes
  • You will be expected to fully complete the application and International Center safety and security orientation through MyStudyAbroad
  • Participants must agree to the terms expressed in the MU student conduct manual and the MU “Conditions of Participation and Program Acceptance” form

English

During the Bergamo program, you will stay in a youth hostel. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are provided.  Meals can be taken at the University cafeteria (where students and faculty interact with each other) and the café across the street from the business school.  Public transportation allows for easy and flexible access to getting around Bergamo.  You will receive a monthly bus pass as part of the program.  You will have a room with roommates at the youth hostel for the entire four-week period.

May 11-June 8, 2024

 *Due to market adjustments all dates, activities, and costs are tentative

 

Date

Day

Daily Schedule—subject to change

11-May

Sat

Depart USA for Milan, Italy (MXP)

 

12-May

Sun

Arrival in Bergamo by 12pm with light lunch at the hostel.

TBA (morning) - Bus #1 departs Milan to Bergamo mid-morning.

TBA (early afternoon) - Bus #2 departs Milan to Bergamo late morning.

6:00pm Program orientation

8:00 - 10:00pm:  Evening pasta arrival dinner.

13-May

Mon

Orientation to Bergamo (Student Managers)

Bergamo University welcome reception for MU students.

14-May

Tue

Classes: 9:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00

15-May

Wed

Classes: 9:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00

16-May

Thu

Free day

17-May

Fri

Classes: 8:30-11:30, 11:30am-2:30

18-May

Sat

Free day

19-May

Sun

Free day

20-May

Mon

Free day

21-May

Tue

Classes: 9:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00

  6:15pm Depart for Pizza Party (tentative)

  Pizza Party for MU and BU students, T-shirt exchange.

22-May

Wed

Classes: 9:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00

23-May

Thu

Free day

24-May

Fri

Classes: 8:30-11:30am, 11:30am-2:30pm.

25-May

Sat

Free day

26-May

Sun

Free day   

27-May

Mon

Classes: 9:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00

28-May

Tue

Classes: 9:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00

29-May

Wed

Classes: 9:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00

30-May

Thu

Free day

31-May

Fri

Classes: 8:30-11:30am, 11:30am-2:30pm.

1-Jun

Sat

Free day

2-Jun

Sun

Free day (Italian National Holiday)

3-Jun

Mon

Free day

4-Jun

Tue

Classes: 9:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00

5-Jun

Wed

Classes: 9:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00

6-Jun

Thu

9:00-12:00 Missouri Exams.

 

7-Jun

Fri

No MU Classes. / 9:00-12:00 Italian Exams

8:00pm: Gala for MU and BU students.

8-Jun

Sat

Check-Out.

How to pay for Study Abroad

Student Financial Aid 

This 3-credit hour course qualifies for financial aid.  Before going to the financial aid office (11 Jesse Hall), visit myStudyAbroad to download the financial aid worksheet.  It is highly recommended all students meet with their Financial Aid advisor to discuss paying for study abroad.

Scholarships 

Student can apply for scholarships through ScholarshipUniverse (Missouri.scholarshipuniverse.com). The scholarship application is due February 15, 2024, and decisions will be made in late February.

The following budget may be used for planning purposes.

*Due to market adjustments all dates, activities, and costs are tentative

Student Planning Budget

 

Tuition (resident) (6 credit hours)

$3,702

Tuition (non-resident) (6 credit hours)

$8,754

Program Fee

$4,295

MU International Center Study Abroad Fee

$245

Visa $8

Airfare (estimated)

$1,600

Estimated cost for Missouri residents

$9,850

Estimated cost for non-residents

$14,092

Note: Tuition cost is set by the Board of Curators of the University of Missouri. Non-resident students pay their usual additional non-resident fees.  Provided you are taking courses necessary for graduation, this simply shifts tuition costs from one term to another.

The program fee quoted above (billed to your student account sometime in May) includes the following:

  • Lodging for the trip duration
  • Meals included in the program fees, as noted on the itinerary
  • Culture and company visits and program ground transportation
  • Water bottle, sticker, and grad cord
  • MU GeoBlue Health Insurance
  • Pizza party and t-shirt exchange
  • Final Dinner Gala
  • 24/7 Student Support while on program
  • Repatriation/medical evacuation insurance
  • Bus transfer from Milan airport to Bergamo at the start of the program
  • Round trip transportation from the US to Milan.
  • Weekend travel to other parts of Italy or Europe and daily personal expenses including non-program activities.
  • Meals, except for program-sponsored events.
  • Visa, passport, passport renewal, or passport application fees.

Withdrawal from Program - Student must contact the Student Services Coordinator directly by e-mail documenting any withdrawals from the intended study abroad program. Withdrawal date will be determined to be the date shown on the e-mail that is sent to the Student Services Coordinator in 213 Cornell Hall stating intent to withdraw from the program.

Amount

Withdrawal After

$100 Deposit

After the Date of Application – no exceptions.

$600 will be billed

March 1

$2,000 will be billed

April 1

Total Program Fee billed May 1

 

  • All students will need a valid US passport or appropriate passport/documentation from their country of citizenship valid for at least 6 months after your return date.
  • Non-US citizen students at Mizzou will need to check the Internet about visa requirements for program sites for their particular country of citizenship. 
  • Copy of all program participant passports due to Study Abroad Office by April 3rd to remain on the program.  If you are concerned about timing – have it expedited.

I understand that in some special circumstances I may not receive full academic credit for the study abroad program for which I have applied.  These circumstances include, but are not limited to:

  • Cancellation of the program due to circumstances beyond the control of the University of Missouri
  • A decision by the University, in its sole discretion, that cancellation of the program is appropriate based on health, safety, or similar circumstances
  • My inability to participate in or complete the program due to circumstances beyond the control of the University of Missouri
  • My dismissal from the program

 

I understand that in any of these circumstances, I will be refunded only those costs that can be recovered by the University of Missouri or the University’s partner program.  If I have not been billed the program fee at the time of my withdrawal, I understand that I will be billed for any cancellation fees charged to the program.

The itinerary of this program may be modified by the Trulaske College of Business and/or the University of Missouri due to health, safety, or similar concerns.  The withdrawal fees listed above will apply to students if this occurs. Transportation change fees and expenses will be the responsibility of the student.

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  • Application Deadline: April 8th 5pm
  • The program will accept up to 50 students.

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