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Study Abroad in Bergamo, Italy

May 14 - June 11, 2022

Program Highlights

  • Study in beautiful Bergamo for four weeks near the Italian Alps, approximately 30 miles northeast of Milan.
  • All courses and program activities will be conducted in English.
  • Earn 6 credit hours of MU summer school credit (American professors and European professors).
  • Classes composed of MU and Italian students working together.
  • Italian courses emphasize European and Italian business practices.
  • Enjoy opportunity for cross-cultural experiences.
  • Open to ALL majors.
  • Read more in the detailed Bergamo information document.

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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 - prerequisites can be found on MyZou
  • Management 3901 - International Business European Union - no prerequisites
  • Marketing 3901 - Marketing in European Union - no prerequisites

University of Bergamo Course Offerings

  • Marketing 3975-01 - Current Issues in International Marketing - no prerequisites
  • Marketing 3975-02 - Management Product and Brand Innovation - no prerequisites
  • Finance 4185 - Banking and Insurance for European and US Marketing - no prerequisites

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 who are seniors 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. 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”. When registering – search in “additional criteria” for the Class Number only.

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:


  • April 5 to May 3, 2022
  • 6-8 p.m.
  • TBD Cornell Hall
  • You must be 18 years or older.
  • You must be in good academic standing and have no current or past disciplinary sanctions.
  • You will need a passport that is valid for at least six months after your scheduled return date.
  • Copy of all program passports and vaccine cards due to Study Abroad office by April 5th
  • 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 a Trulaske Study Abroad Info session prior to being accepted into the program.
  • 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.


During the Bergamo program, you will stay in a new and modern youth hostel. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are provided. Meals (average cost $8-10) 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.

Special Program Feature: The Castle final gala dinner. The final program gala celebration dinner event will be held in a 150-year-old castle and will include the European students participating in the program.

May 14-June 11, 2022

Itinerary is subject to change




Daily Schedule—subject to change



Depart USA for Milan, Italy (MXP)




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.



Orientation to Bergamo (Student Managers)

Bergamo University welcome reception for MU students.



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



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



Free day



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



Free day



Free day



Free day



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

  6:15pm Depart for Pizza Party

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



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



Free day



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



Free day



Free day   



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

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



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



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



Free day (Italian National Holiday)



Free day



Free day



Free day



Free day



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



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



9:00-12:00 Missouri Exams.



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

Farewell appetizers



Check-Out. Chauffeured bus to  Milan airport.

Do not make flight arrangements before 10:00am out of Milan

How to pay for Study Abroad

Student Financial Aid  These courses qualify for financial aid. Before going to the Financial Aid Office (11 Jesse Hall), visit the Trulaske Study Abroad office (213 Cornell Hall) for the financial aid worksheet. It is highly recommended all students meet with their Financial Aid advisor to discuss paying for study abroad.  Scholarships  The Trulaske Study Abroad scholarship application is available through Scholarship Universe and is due February 15th.

The following budget may be used for planning purposes.

Student Planning Budget


Tuition (resident) (6 credit hours)


Tuition (non-resident) (6 credit hours)


Trulaske Business Course Fee


Technology Fee


Program Fee


MU International Center Study Abroad Fee


Airfare (estimated)


Estimated cost for Missouri residents


Estimated cost for non-residents


Note: Tuition is estimated as UGR Resident fees and is approximate until the Board of Curators of the University of Missouri sets the new fees in April during the spring semester prior to departure. 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 costs presented above in the student-planning budget are best estimates within five percent.

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

  • All local program-sponsored transportation in-country.
  • Round trip chauffeured bus transport from Milan (Malpensa) airport to the hostel in Bergamo.
  • All lodging at the Youth Hostel in Bergamo, Italy for the four-week program.
  • Breakfast and afternoon snacks every day at the hostel for four weeks.
  • Multiple program social dinner events during the four-week program.
  • Morning bus transport from the hostel to the University of Bergamo on class days.
  • Bus pass for unlimited travel within Bergamo.
  • Required University of Missouri GeoBlue Insurance coverage for the duration of the program.
    • (Note: In some cases, you may be required to pay out of pocket to receive services. This coverage allows you to submit claims for reimbursement by GeoBlue for any covered medical expenses incurred out of the US while on the program.)
  • Round trip transportation from the U.S. to Milan.
  • Weekend travel to other parts of Italy or Europe and daily personal expenses including non-program activities. Past participants recommend budgeting an additional $1,500 - $3,000.
  • MU tuition for the two summer courses (6 hours) billed to your student account in the spring. Resident students pay usual resident fees. Non-resident students will pay the usual non-resident fees.
  • Lunch and dinner meals, except for program-sponsored events.
  • Passport, passport renewal or passport application fees.
  • MU International Center study abroad administrative fee covers MU support services for student emergencies during the program period.

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.


Withdrawal After

$100 Deposit

After Date of Application – no exceptions.

$600 will be billed

March 1

$2,000 will be billed

April 1

Total Program Fee billed

May 1

***Depending on the date that you withdraw from the program, the study abroad department may or may not be able to get a refund from the vendor. Your refund will be relative to the costs that can be recovered. If you have not been billed the program fee at the time of your withdrawal – you will be billed for any cancellations fees charged to the program.

You must have a valid passport with an expiration date more than six months after the program return date.

  • A copy of your passport is due to the Study Abroad office (213 Cornell) bApril 5, 2022
  • U.S. citizens do not need a visa for visits to Italy
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, check the country’s web page to determine if you need to apply for a tourist visa

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.



  • Application Deadline: April 5th 5pm
  • The program will accept up to 65 students.

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