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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Do you want to join EIA this summer but still have so many questions? Join Mike Renaldi and Herol Marjak from EIA in this free webinar. You’ll get all your answers and much more information about EIA. May 28th 11 am EST. Register for free here: #webinar

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