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A&M ENGR Only Exchange: Universita Di Bologna
Bologna, Italy (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 03/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Engineering - Chemical Engineering
Academic College: College of Engineering Academic Department: Chemical Engineering
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Language requirement:
No
Language of instruction:
English
Program Advisor:
Ilana Blumenfeld-Gantz, Katy Lane, Leslie Donaway
Housing: Apartment (alone), Apartment (shared), Dormitory
Open to non-majors:
No
Classification: Junior, Senior
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
Universita Di Bologna, Italy

Considered one of the oldest universities in the western world, the Universita Di Bologna was established in the late 11th century, originally a school of logic, rhetoric, and grammar. This institution now offers a wide selection of degrees in areas such as veterinary medicine, economics, law, engineering, science, among many more. The Universita Di Bologna now hosts over 85,000 students, and is an internationally ranked university renowned to some as the “mother to all universities.”
 


Location
 
Universita Di Bologna is located in the seventh most populous city in Italy, Bologna. This city is rich with history, this city is recorded to have first been settled around 1000 BC, and has endured throughout many ages and rulers a very populous and culturally vibrant city. Bologna, as it is home to what some would say is the world’s largest city, is heavily populated with students and social life. Because of its age, the city is filled with historical monuments and architectural feats, including the Abbazia di Santo Stefano and the Basilica di San Petronio. Bologna is also the host to various music and film festival throughout the year, and cinema is still a very important part of the Italian culture in Bologna. Bologna’s culinary traditions are world-renowned, and various dishes popular to the area are dependent heavily on meats and cheeses. Bologna visitors are sure to find cultural as well as delicious culinary exploits while visiting this historical, vibrant city.


Eligibility Requirements 
  • This program is limited to students in the Dwight College of Engineering
  • Only second semester Juniors and first semester Seniors will be considered for this program.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Obtain a student visa
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to January; exams may be arranged to be taken in December for early departure)
  • Spring Semester (January to June)
  • Academic year (September to June)
Courses

One of the many advantages of studying at the Universita Di Bologna are the many courses available to the students. In the School of Engineering and Architecture alone, there are courses offered in a wide variety of disciplines, including Aerospace Engineering, Automation Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Telecommunications Engineering. Students can learn more about the courses offered at Universita Di Bologna by visiting their degree programs page.
 
Universita di Bologna offers specified courses for international and exchange students to assist them with the Italian language, tutoring, and support during their time as a student at “UniBo.” The UniBo exchange programs page offers advice, guides, etc. for exchange students considering the Universita do Bologna.



Housing

Students who are non-EU citizens and wish to study in Italy for longer than 90 days are required to obtain a Visa in order to enter Italy. Once students have arrived in Italy, they will be required to obtain a residence permit in order to live in Italy during their exchange study. Students seeking accommodation in Bologna should contact the Student Accommodation and Information Service (SAIS). This service is free of charge, and will assist exchange students in finding on-campus residences, private residences/rented property, and other accommodation options that will fit with the student’s budgets and needs.

Costs

One of the benefits of participating in a Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program (REEP) is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.
 
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage.



Helpful Links

Universita Di Bologna Homepage
UniBo Exchange Programs Page
Universita Di Bologna International Study Page
Student Accommodation and Information Service
Contacts for Exchange Students at UniBo
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Currency Converter



Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student
 
"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
 
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student
 

Contacts

For detailed information about the exchange program at the Universita Di Bologna, students should contact Leslie Donaway in the Dwight Look College of Engineering’s International Programs Office.
 
For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, contact Ilana Blumenfeld-Gantz.