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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Summer Program in Turin

May 28-July 8, 2017


Lecture and discussion sessions for this program are conducted in English, so no knowledge of Italian is required. The program is open to all university and college undergraduate students; participants need not be Cornell students.

Enrollment is limited to a maximum of seventeen students per course in order to ensure the highest quality of instruction. Participants may enroll in either one or both of the two course offerings. Before enrolling in the program, prospective students must consult with and be approved by Jason Hecht, program director and associate director of the Cornell Institute for European Studies. Please contact him at

International Travel Registry

All undergraduate and graduate student are required to enroll in the Cornell Travel Registry. Your enrollment in the program will not be considered complete until this step has been completed. Please familiarize yourself with the Global Cornell website for important travel information.

Program charge

The cost of the program comprises

  • tuition payment of $4,080 for GOVT 3323 and/or
  • $4,080 for PAM 3620,
  • plus a nonrefundable program fee of $500 for each course.
  • The total cost for both courses is $9,160.

The program fee covers dormitory housing, museum entrances, at least one excursion beyond Turin, and all group activities and events.

The deposit and tuition for the course do not cover the cost of round trip airfare to Turin, or per diem expenses for meals and incidentals. Airfare to Turin from the U.S. generally costs between $1,200 and $1,500 depending on where you fly from and how far in advance you are able to book your tickets. We estimate per diem expenses at 25 euros, or approximately $650-$700 per three-week course. However, spending varies greatly from student to student, and students are able to live comfortably in Turin for less than that per diem estimate.


Students must be approved by the course instructors, Professor Way for the GOVT course or Professor Sassler for the PAM course, or by the program director, Jason Hecht, in order to register for the program. The program director will sign the student's course enrollment form for authorization. Approved students should bring their authorized, completed course-enrollment form, along with the nonrefundable program fee of $500 per course, to the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions (B20 Day Hall) by March 31. Final tuition payments are due May 1, 2017.

If you are a financial aid student at Cornell, please consult with CIES Associate Director Jason Hecht and the Cornell Financial Aid Office as early as possible.

Refund policy

To withdraw from this special program, you must notify the SCE registrar's office in writing. Your refund amount will be determined by the number of days from the start of the program that you withdraw.

Refund schedule (based on program start date):

  • Days 1–3: Withdrawal period with a 100 percent tuition refund
  • Days 4–5: Withdrawal period with a 50 percent tuition refund
  • Day 6: Withdrawal period with a 0 percent refund

If you want to appeal the refund schedule based on special circumstances, please download the petition form, complete it, and submit it to B20 Day Hall. The form will be reviewed by committee, and you will be notified if your appeal is approved.

Contact information

For additional information about this program, please contact:

Cornell Institute for European Studies
120 Uris Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: 607.255.7592

Summer Program in Turin
B20 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-2801
Phone: 607.255.7259 Fax: 607.255.9697