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  • Locations: Verona, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: USD applicants only
  • To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 04/22/2022
Rolling Admission 10/10/2022 10/18/2022

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Professor(s): Dr. Catherine Griffith, Dr. Ian Martin Disciplines and Core Offered: Counseling, School of Leadership and Education Sciences Graduate
Program Advisor: Lindsay Allen - Program Type: Graduate- SOLES
Program Description:

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Location Course Professors Travel Dates Pre- and Post-Abroad Class Sessions
COUN 533i Seminar in Field Based Research: Proposal Development Dr. Cat Griffith & Dr. Ian Martin Class activities run Oct 10, 2022 – Oct 18, 2022 Classes will be offered each day and attendance at all sessions is mandatory, given the condensed schedule.   
Monday's (9/5, 9/12, 10/3, 11/7, and 12/14) 1:00 pm – 3:50 pm

Course Descriptions

COUN 533i: Seminar in Field Based Research: Proposal Development (1.5 units)

COUN 553 prepares counselors to conduct field-based research in educational and community-based settings related to counseling practice. Students will learn how to design, conduct, and report on their own applied research project over the course of the academic year in conjunction with their fieldwork experience. The course includes required areas addressed in the 2016 Standards for Counseling Programs presented by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). This course also prepares students in the knowledge areas tested in the Research and Evaluation section of the National Counselors Examination (NCE) and the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE).
Students in this global course will be attending the Intercultural Program Evaluation Conference. The conference is an international research conference focused on evaluating intercultural human service programs and policies to improve outcomes in schools and communities. The conference will focus on the research and evaluation of human services programs. A large contingency of the programs covered by the conference will be presentations focused on counseling and education. Furthermore, the organizers of the conference are world renowned experts in both research methodologies and program evaluation. They have offered to create a track of workshops specifically designed for our students. These workshops will include an overview of inquiry, quantitative methods, and qualitative methods in applied settings. This will be a great opportunity for our students to learn from very accomplished individuals in an international context.


Estimated Program Costs

Tuition (reduced tuition rate of $880 per unit) 1.5 for fall $1,320
Estimated Program expenses *based on double occupancy $1,280
Global Study Fee $400
Estimated Total (not including airfare) $3,000

Notes about program costs:

  1. TUITION for this program is at the reduced SOLES Global tuition rate of $880/unit. *IMPORTANT* Students are enrolled in 1.5 units during the fall 2022 semester and then another 1.5 units during the Spring 2023 semester. 
  2. PROGRAM EXPENSES are estimated at $1,280. The program fee includes on-site logistical items such as lodging, conference fees, classroom rentals, speakers, some group activities, meals and transportation to class activities. If you apply and are accepted to this program then withdraw, any costs incurred on your behalf will be charged to your student account.
  3. GLOBAL STUDY FEE is $400. A non-refundable charge of $150 will be placed on your student account for all withdrawals after May 1st. Any withdrawal on or after June 1st, the entire $400 will be placed on your student account.
  4. ACCOMMODATION costs are built into the program.  Housing is provided from Oct. 10 (check in date) to Oct. 18 (check out date). Additional housing charges may be assessed if students drop the class after hotel accommodations are made on their behalf. Accepted students will be provided with further information regarding the group hotel and will be asked their housing preferences.
  5. AIRFARE is not charged to your student account. Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare. Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate.
  6. WITHDRAWAL/REFUND POLICY.  If at any point after enrolling in the program you decide that you wish to cancel your participation, you must submit written notification to the Global Center <>. A simple email will suffice. Please review the withdrawal policy and fees here


The application window for the program is from Friday, April 1st, 2022 at 12:00pm to Friday, April 22, 2022 at 11:59PM. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by May 1, 2020. If you have already opened an online application, continue working on it by visiting the direct login page.

Visa Information

Accepted students should apply immediately for any necessary tourist visas. Students are solely responsible for obtaining their own visas. If you are required to obtain a visa, you may apply directly through the host country's consulate for a tourist visa. Contact Lindsay Allen, SOLES Global Center Assistant Director for an introductory letter and proof of insurance if required. The information provided below applies to U.S. citizens.

Additional Questions

Lindsay Allen
Assistant Director
SOLES Global Center
University of San Diego
Phone: (619)260-5901

To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)