Italy Intensives

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

The Italy Intensive program was designed to provide an exceptional study abroad opportunity with unprecedented value and affordability. Undergraduate students from other institutions can attend the Italy Intensive program for the same price as ECU students, with no additional charge for out of state fees. The price to study on the Italy Intensive program is less than the cost of paying ECU out of state tuition. 

Students who already qualify for financial aid should have no problem using the funds for their study abroad program expenses. Please check with the Financial Aid Office at your home institution. 

For additional questions, ECU students can contact:

Y. Sherell Harris 
Assistant Director of Institutional Programs 
Office of Student Financial Aid 
East Carolina University 
Phone: 252-328-6610 
Fax: 252-328-4347 


Two scholarships are offered for the Italy Intensive fall and spring programs (not available for summer semesters):

Click on either scholarship to download the application and instructions for submission. Current GPA must be included on the application as well as a letter explaining why you want the scholarship and what your financial need is. The last requirement is a reference letter from someone not related to you. The deadline for spring scholarship applications is October 15 and fall scholarship applications are due on March 15 each year. Please send the Friends of Certaldo scholarship application and supporting documents to Linda Darty,

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is open to Federal Pell Grant recipients who are studying or interning abroad (for academic credit) on a program that is at least 3 weeks long. This is a substantial scholarship where students can receive up to $5,000. Students can go here to look over the requirements and the application process. The deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, March 6th for students planning to study/intern abroad this summer, fall, or academic year. For help on how to apply or for more information contact Amanda Sines at

Any Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences student can click here for various study abroad scholarships offered through the college. 

For a more comprehensive scholarship list see the Pirates Abroad website.