The Università G. D'Annunzio in Pescara, together with the Conservatorio of Music Luisa D'Annunzio, offers a special opportunity for Nazareth University students. 

Pescara, known as Aternum during the Roman Empire, is a city with more than 2,000 years of history. Relish in the pleasures of this coastal university, a welcoming and familial environment that prides itself on its rapport between students and professors. Campus is located in the center of Pescara, close to all aspects the city has to offer including restaurants, museums, shops, nightlife, and the beach. The historic center is a hub for university students enjoying an authentic city full of life. Experience the best of this modern Italian city while improving your Italian fluency. Located right on the Adriatic Coast, and only two hours away from Rome, Pescara offers an ideal "home base" to explore the rest of this beautiful country.

Program Highlights:

  • Study abroad for one semester at the Università degli Studi G. D'Annunzio or Conservatorio Luisa D'Annunzio
  • Live in apartments with Italian college students and other program participants and be completely immersed in the life of an Italian university student.
  • Take a three-credit internship, tailored to your interests and language proficiency
  • Participate in organized excursions to Florence, Venice and Rome
  • Discover the beauty of the Abruzzo region during affordable weekend trips 
  • Build connection with Italian and fellow International students through the ERASMUS center

Program Details

Application Deadlines
Cost & Financial Aid
Course Information
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Student Reflection

Student Reflection

"Studying abroad in Pescara has been the highlight of my undergraduate coursework at Naz. While the city itself is more modern than the typical Italian city, Pescara offers the perks of a bustling city with the beauty of the Adriatic Sea. Because Pescara is a smaller city, less people spoke English which presented me the opportunity to truly try out my Italian language skills. As a music therapy major, I was thrilled to complete a clinical placement during my semester abroad. This experience was the perfect culmination of using my skills as both a music therapy and Italian student. Completing this long term, cross-cultural experience reaffirmed these passions that I have been pursuing since I was a freshman. - Juliana Joyce '19, Music Therapy major, Italian Minor

Views from Abroad

    At A Glance

    Term: Fall or Spring

    Program Level: Undergraduate

    Program Type: Academic, Internships available

    Major(s): Open to all majors and of particular interest to the following majors/minors:

    • Art History
    • Business & Leadership
    • Communications & Media
    • English
    • History, Politics, & Law
    • International & Global Studies
    • Italian
    • Museums, Archives, & Public History
    • Music
    • Philosophy
    • Religious Studies
    • Sociology

    Language Requirements: Elementary Italian (ITL.101) unless enrolling in courses fully taught in English

    Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5