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Education Abroad in Parma

College of Liberal Arts

Parma, Italy

“Sustainable Cinema in Italy” is a maymester program directed by the Department of French and Italian of the University of Texas at Austin in cooperation with 24FPS, a community of filmmakers, artists, and educators in Parma, Italy.

The program provides students the opportunity to live and study in Italy for three weeks. Students will learn about environmental Italian cinema and sustainable practices in filmmaking and other cultural productions in Italy. Hands-on, experiential learning opportunities will be available to students as we collaborate with 24FPS in independent projects. Students earn three credit hours for one course (ITC339 Italian Cinema), which carries an Independent Inquiry flag.

The program is open to all registered undergraduate and graduate students of UT and to students in good standing from other universities or colleges who register at UT for the maymester session. Prof. Paola Bonifazio will accompany the group.


Important Dates


Info Sessions
Information sessions for the program will be held via Zoom and in person on the following dates: 

Monday, September 18, 12-1pm on Zoom (link coming soon!)

Tuesday, September 26, 5-6pm in the HRH Lounge (Zoom link also available and coming soon!)

Wednesday October 18, 12-1pm in the HRH Lounge (Zoom link also available and coming soon!)

The first information sessions will be recorded. Please email Paola Bonifazio, Program Director, if you have any questions. 


Program: May 13, 2024 to June 3, 2024

Instructional: May 13, 2024 to June 3, 2024

Final Deadline: November 1, 2023

Accessing the Application

  1. Begin by watching the Faculty-Led How to Apply video. Applications open in September.
  2. Self-authorize access to the application. You will enter the year you will go abroad, the semester, and the application code. The application code is 355072
  3. Start your application on MyAbroad.