Bergamo Application Instructions

Università di Bergamo
Fairleigh Dickinson University

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Application: The application form should be typed or printed clearly. Make sure you include your email address on the application.

Study Abroad Statement of Intent: Since your educational plan is an important component of your application, please develop a thoughtful, well-written description of your educational goals.

Course Selection Sheet: You and your academic adviser or department chair/school director should carefully select your academic schedule in consultation with Professor Pastorino and check off the courses you will take during the semester at the Università di Bergamo. Both of you are required to sign this sheet.

Reference: One reference form should be completed and submitted by a faculty member who knows you well and can properly assess your academic qualifications to study abroad. You can choose o have two professors complete the form or one professor and another non-academic referent (employer, advisor --not a family member) to make your case stronger.

Transcript: You will need to provide a copy of your student transcript.

Admission Requirements:

  • Must have completed the second-semester elementary Italian course (ITAL 1002 at Florham or ITAL 1102 at Metro), or show equivalent proficiency in Italian to Professor Pastorino.
  • 3.00 cumulative grade point ratio (GPR)
  • No major disciplinary record

Financial Aid: All FDU students electing to go to the Università di Bergamo remain eligible for the same financial assistance they receive here in the United States. This includes federal aid (i.e., Pell Grants, student loans), state aid (i.e., TAG) and FDU grants and scholarships. Every case will be evaluated individually with your financial aid advisors.

Spring/Fall Costs: Regular FDU tuition will be paid for the spring or fall semester. Housing accommodations will depend on whether students decide to rent an apartment (alone or sharing) or sleep in the only residence hall affiliated with the Università di Bergamo (only fall students will have this option). There are several possibilities for meal plans at the cafeteria in the upper town (open only for lunch M-F), at the circolino (student evening hang-out), or at the dorm (open only in the evening for students living in the residence hall). There are hundreds of other possible choices in town (upper or lower).

Travel Credentials: It is your responsibility to make sure you have the proper documents. If you do not have a passport or it has expired, now is the time to apply for one. Student visas must be obtained at the nearest Italian Embassy or Consulate at least two months before travel. Non-US citizens must check with their home embassies for proper visa information.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Gloria Pastorino at or call the Study Abroad Office at (973) 443-8086 and/or (201) 692-2407.



Gloria Pastorino
Associate Professor of Italian and French
Literature, Language, Writing, and Philosophy
(Florham Campus)

Tel: 973-443-8712