May 30, 2023
I had a chance to visit Mizzou students enrolled in the Trulaske College of Business Study Abroad program at the University of Bergamo (Italy). This program was started more than 20 years ago by MU Professor Charles Franz and Professor Mauro Cavallone of Bergamo.
This year, nearly 40 MU students are integrated in intensive coursework alongside Italian and other European students. They are taught by both MU and Bergamo faculty in a variety of courses in finance and international business. Students also participate in team projects and case analyses that encourage cross-cultural interactions and the development of a global approach to business.
In addition to the coursework, students enjoy touring the beautiful Lombardy region of Italy as well taking weekend trips to Milan, Rome, Paris and Prague. Students will return to Mizzou with a deep appreciation of Italian culture, language and cuisine and for the opportunity to learn in a unique environment.
I appreciate our MU faculty – including Assistant Teaching Professor and Trulaske Study Abroad Director Shannon Breske – and Bergamo colleagues for making this experience possible for our students.