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Giovanna Acton, Wellesley College

I graduated from Wellesley College with a double major in International Relations and Italian Studies in May 2014. Currently, I am working in education at an elementary school with English Language Development (ELD) students, and am planning to attend graduate school in the near future. My experiences in Bologna helped me enormously both academically but also when seeking employment post-graduation. One of the great things about E.C.Co is it places you in an environment where you thrive academically and socially. Living with other Italian students improved my language enormously, and I am still in contact with many of those students.… Continue reading

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E.C.Co. Bologna!!!

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What our students think

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Urban Studies

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ECCO Ghigi

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ECCO Forni

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Un giorno a Bologna

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A May Day in Bologna

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Bologna nascosta

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ECCO: the ECCO Experience

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Dormitories

Of all American students studying in Bologna, only E.C.Co. students have the privilege of living in the University of Bologna’s own “studentati” (dormitories) with same sex, Italian or international roommates. Most of these apartment-style residences are located in the city center near the University; some are a short bus-ride from the center. They consist of a common living space, a study space, a private bath, and a small kitchen, in addition to two double rooms. The University of Bologna housing authority assigns rooms by a lottery system comparable to those used on the campuses of the three consortial morgagni_01institutions. The living quarters are all similar with one exception: Forni is an all-female “studentato” and male students are not eligible to live there.… Continue reading

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