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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Cornell in Turin: Summer Program in Turin, Italy

June 2-July 12, 2019


The deadline to enroll is March 30, 2019, but enrollment is on a rolling basis, and the courses can fill up months earlier. For this reason, interested students are advised to apply as early as possible.

Eligibility to enroll is based on good academic standing, intellectual interest, and personal maturity. In order to ensure the highest quality of instruction, enrollment is limited to a maximum of 18 students per course. Participants may enroll in either one or both courses. The program is open to all university and college undergraduate students, and program participants need not be Cornell students or U.S citizens.

Lectures and discussion sessions are conducted in English. No knowledge of Italian is required.

For Cornell students, GOVT 3323 satisfies the requirement for the College of Arts and Sciences' degree in social and behavioral analysis and counts toward the minor in European studies. PAM 3620 counts toward the PAM minor, the Health Policy minor, the Demography minor, the PAM major, and towards Human Ecology credits for all CHE students. Both courses may count toward the 120 credits that Cornell undergraduate students must earn for graduation. Depending on a student's college, the courses may also fulfill other requirements for electives, distribution requirements, or majors.

Before enrolling in the program, prospective students must consult with and be approved by Christopher Way, for GOVT 3323 or Jennifer Davis, for PAM 3620.

After enrolling in the program, all students must attend the orientation session organized by the program faculty and held in April or early May (dates and times TBA). Students who do not attend these sessions will not be allowed to participate in the program.


At present, U.S. and Canadian citizens can go to Italy without a visa. Citizens of other countries can find visa requirements at at If you need a visa to travel to Italy and attend this program, please contact the Italian Consulate in New York to schedule an appointment at your very earliest convenience. For a support letter to enclose with your visa application, write to Cornell in Turin Program Director, K.E. von Wittelsbach at

International Travel Registry

All students are required to enroll in the Cornell Travel Registry. Your enrollment in the program will not be considered complete until this step has been taken. See the Global Cornell website for important travel information.

Program charge

The cost of the program comprises:

  • Tuition payment of $4,380 per course, or $9,860 for both courses
  • A nonrefundable program fee of $550 for each course.

The program fee covers dormitory housing, class excursion fees, transportation and museum entrances, and all group activities and events.

All who commit to participate in the program and who submit their enrollment form with the $550 nonrefundable deposit by February 22, 2019 will be considered for some financial aid on a first-come, first-served basis.

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 ticket. We estimate per diem expenses to be about 25 euros, or approximately $650–$700 for a three-week course. However, spending varies greatly from student to student, and many participants in the program have been able to live comfortably in Turin for less than the per diem estimate.

Registration and financial aid

To register for the program, students must be approved by Christopher Way for the GOVT course or Jennifer Davis for the PAM course. Approved students should bring their authorized, completed course enrollment form, along with the nonrefundable program fee of $550 per course, to the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, Special Programs Office in B20 Day Hall, by March 30, 2019. Final tuition payments are due May 1, 2019.

If you are a recipient of financial aid, contact the Cornell Financial Aid Office as early as possible. Also, Summer Sessions will provide one $550 scholarship per course to students in need. Finally, all Cornell in Turin students can apply for undergraduate travel grants through the Off-Campus Opportunity Fund.

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.

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