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Why choose the Italy Center?

The SHC Italy Center anchors its human rights focus in academic-based social and environmental justice travel – all while living in one of Europe’s consistently top rated university towns. Join us! 


  • Live in a state-of-the-art residence hall with 100 Italian students
  • Live within a small community of only 40 Americans from campuses across the US
  • Travel and serve in Italy, Eastern Europe, The Balkans and more.
  • Immerse yourself in studying human rights, peace studies and global issues
  • Integrate into Europe’s oldest University towns – 100,000 college students
  • Intern and cultivate extraordinary leadership skills
  • Take advantage of Bologna’s 2 airports providing low-budget flights to 55 destinations
  • Complete community outreach and service requirements while abroad


Applications open through March 15, 2022

Please take the time to fully complete this application for either the urban Bologna or rural Borgo Basino internship. Selected candidates will be asked to interview for final consideration.