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  • Locations: Macerata, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/01/2020 02/15/2020 05/09/2020 05/24/2020
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Eligibility: 5-Graduate
Non-SCSU Student: true Housing Options: Hotels, Residence Halls
Language Courses Offered: false Credit Type: Graduate
Program Length: Short-Term Program
Program Description:



   Fast Facts

    Academic Calendar:  Summer 
    Credits:  3 graduate credits or 3 doctorate credits 
    Faculty & Staff:  On-site Faculty & SCSU faculty  
          Dr. Christine Imbra                                       
    Housing:  Residence Halls and Hotels
    Meals:  Some meals included
     Language of instruction:  English
    Costs: Summer - CLICK HERE


St. Cloud State University is offering higher education master's students the opportunity to study in Macerata, Italy at the University of Macerata. Established in 1290, the University of Macerata (UNIMC) is the second-oldest university in Italy and will be the home base during the two-week program. In addition to taking classes at UNIMC, graduate students will be involved in a 20-hour international internship, working side-by-side with Italian academics. Students will also tour other Italian cities and universities, as well as regional landmarks and businesses. This education abroad course will present you with an unforgettable cultural and academic experience!

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Students can either take HIED 664, a Master’s Level course or HIED 790, a Doctorate Level course entitled: “International Higher Education: Discovering Universities in the European Context.”
Each participant in this education abroad course will...
  • Learn about the history of Italy, including the history of higher education;
  • Develop an awareness and understanding of current and critical issues impacting higher education administrators and institutions in Italy;
  • Discuss and analyze how the current and critical issues in Italy compare and contrast to issues impacting higher education administrators and institutions in the U.S.; and
  • Demonstrate and perfect his/her communication and group facilitation skills.


In addition to the academic aspect of the trip, which includes classwork and an internship, students are encouraged to get out and explore the city.  Macerata is a hub of Italian culture, both ancient and modern, and there is no shortage of markets and monuments for students to enjoy.


Students on this program will be housed in residence halls located on the university campus or in hotels located near the university campus.


  • Must be accepted into a graduate program
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Students should first apply with SCSU online

NOTE: The start and end dates are tentative