Study Abroad in Turin, Italy 2019!

Study abroad in Turin, Italy with European Innovation Academy (EIA)!

A program ideal for students interested in entrepreneurship and innovation!

GVSU students join other students from around the world to create a start-up venture in Italy during 3 weeks during the summer.

  • Students earn 3 credit hours, as transfer credit from Politecnico di Torino as either MGT 499 or ENT 350
  • Course also fulfills one Issues course & Global Perspectives 
  • Business students may apply for a Seidman Study Abroad scholarship, on myScholarships
  • Other scholarships and grants are available through the Padnos International Center.
  • Take another 3 credit spring class, and qualify for financial aid!
  • Designed for all students, ideal for those in business, engineering, and computing & information systems

For more information on EIA, please visit:

Program Highlights

Read about the 2018 program highlights from GVSU students here

Application Deadline:

March 1, 2019
Program fee of $1940 USD

Questions? Contact:

Shorouq Almallah, Director for The Richard M. and Helen DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation 

For more information, please see this presentation:


EIA Industry Partners & Mentors

EIA Industry Partners

Who should apply?
GVSU undergraduate students who:

  • Have a passion for entrepreneurship, and a drive for innovation  
  • Have tenacity and dedication to achieving course learning objectives  
  • Are willing to work on a multicultural team   
  • Have basic knowledge of Lean Startups   
  • Have tolerance and adaptability to cultural diversity 

Expected Student Profile:

Students from all majors are welcome, with a particular emphasis on those with an  entrepreneurial, IT, software engineering, marketing, or other business background.  Each team has five students.  Each team will have the following disciplines:

  • Software, mobile or web development 
  • Design-UI/UX design
  • Digital marketing and growth hacking
  • Various Business fields  
  • Scientist & Other  

General Information

GVSU Students July 2018

GVSU Students July 2018

Host & Dates

• Transcript from: Politecnico di Torino


Summer 2019

July 6-26, 2019 (3 weeks in Turin)

1 week online prior to start of the program


Program Highlights

• Turn an idea into a start-up in 3 weeks

• Participate in interdisciplinary teams with top talent from around the world. This is an amazing networking opportunity for students.

• Work with mentors from companies such as: Google, Daimler, Peabody, Amazon, Airbnb, Santander, and more.

• 300 participants, 50 nationalities, and 60 startups!


*Fulfills (1) Issues course & Global Perspectives 

• Students will earn a total of 3 transfer credits from Politecnico di Torino. Students can choose to receive either MGT 499 or ENT 350 credit.

Program Fees

Program fee:  €1,699 Euro  (paid to GVSU Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, CEI)

1,699 Euro  = $1940 USD

What’s Included?

· Tuition

· 3 credits

· On-site coaching

Other fees:

$3,857 (varies based on individual choices and spending)
Students are responsible to purchase the following expenses directly: 

· Airfare ($1200 - $1,500)

· Housing  ($1,000) Paid directly to housing provider

· Meals ($600)

· ISIC card ($28)

· Passport/Visa ($145)

· Personal Expenses ($500)

· IS 380 course fee ($84—paid to GVSU)

How do I pay for study abroad?

• Students can use financial aid, scholarships, grants, personal funds and alternative loans to fund study abroad.  

For more information on funding, visit:


Housing is at Campus Sanpaolo ranges in pricing:

 • Campus Sanpaolo double room (725€):

• Campus Sanpaolo single room (825€):

• Campus Sanpaolo twin apartment (825€): 

• Campus Sanpaolo twin studio (775€): 


EIA Final Day 2018

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Eligibility & Application

Wondering if you are an eligible participant?

• Open to all majors.  Students must have a 2.5 GPA.

To apply for this study abroad opportunity:

• Apply online at: (Apply as a non-GVSU program)


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