Study Abroad in Ferrara

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Explore, Ferrara, Italy

Northern Italy’s cultural gem, Ferrara sits on the shores of the Po river south of Venice. The town is almost entirely surrounded by 15th century brick walls, inside of which sit Renaissance palaces and world-class art treasures.

Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions and a multi-day study tour uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. In Ferrara, past study tours and excursions
have included:

  • Day trips to Ravenna, former Byzantine capital; Padua, home of Giotto’s celebrated Arena Chapel frescos; Venice; and Verona, enchanting city of Romeo and Juliet
  • Multi-day trips to Tuscany, Campania, or Sicily
  • Guided tours of Ferrara’s medieval and Renaissance sections


CIEE Ferrara
The CIEE Ferrara site opened in 2003.

University of Ferrara
Founded in 1391, the university’s faculties and departments include history, philosophy, languages and literatures, education, law, and natural sciences. The student body is about 12,000, with a teaching staff of 600. CIEE students have access to libraries, computers, the canteen, and sporting facilities.


Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer. In Ferrara, students volunteer teaching English to the children of immigrant families, helping at a women’s resource center, and more.

Study Abroad Programs in Ferrara

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