Program Overview

The University of Cagliari, set on the island of Sardinia, is dedicated to ongoing research and development, and prides itself on its renowned teaching faculty and ongoing collaboration with other universities. The University of Cagliari has six faculties with over 24000 students enrolled.

It values inclusion highly, and you will be made to feel welcome with well-organized reception services and an orientation tutor. There is a wide range of sports available, from fencing to tennis, as well as cultural activities and associations. The university also has its own UniCA radio station, which invites Communication students to get involved. Study abroad at the University of Cagliari and you will reap the benefits of a centuries-old, highly regarded educational institution.


Study abroad in Cagliari, Sardinia and experience a unique culture, soaking up the untamed landscape of sea and countryside while you expand your academic knowledge. Explore the numerous archaeological sites of this ancient land, inhabited since Neolithic times, and deepen your sense of history. Make the most of the Mediterranean climate and experience some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe.

The University of Cagliari has a good mix of local and international students, so you can grow your intercultural competencies while building lifelong connections.


  • Approval received from the home university.
  • Current official undergraduate degree transcript.
  • Valid passport until at least 6 months after your program end date. Copy of your passport (photo page).
  • Most students will be required to obtain a study visa. The application process can be extensive but World Endeavors staff will walk you through it!


Cagliari is the capital of Sardinia and has been inhabited since prehistoric times, with many Roman and other archaeological ruins still visible today. Study abroad at the University of Cagliari and gain an understanding of the fascinating Sardinian way of life. Immerse yourself in the culture of this island, with the largest ethnic minority in Italy and its own language, Sardinian.

This vibrant city offers sidewalk cafés, museums, historic buildings and a buzzing nightlife. Use the convenient public transportation system to get to nearby beaches, or the massive Mercato San Benedetto, a food market that sells everything from cheese to fish. Soak up the friendly local culture and practice your Sardinian.


The university will help you source either long or short-stay accommodation, and will help you navigate the language to find the perfect spot.

Read more information on housing.

Life in Cagliari

Perched above the waters of the Mediterranean, Cagliari is an ancient city with a long history of rule by several different civilisations. When you’re not in class, you can create your own unique itinerary in this fascinating city with its many archaeological sites and breathtaking vistas of beach and sea. One of the most affordable cities to live in in Europe, Cagliari also has an effective public transportation system, enabling you to explore and experience all that this city has to offer.

Support whilst in Italy

World Endeavors study abroad programs offer full support, starting with airport pickup and accommodation transfer upon arrival followed by an on-site orientation covering health, safety, and local tips. Emergency support from your in-country coordinator, 24/7 travel medical insurance, and continuous contact with your advisor for additional assistance throughout the program helps you feel secure and supported. Whatever challenges life throws your way, we’ve got you covered!


Academic credit and transcripts are issued by the University of Cagliari after the successful completion of the program. The University of Cagliari is a fully-accredited, state-recognized institution of higher learning and will help you develop the skills you need to succeed, with a mix of lecture-style tuition and practical experience.

The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.


Applicants to study abroad with World Endeavors must have completed high school (or equivalent), and, in most cases, must be at least 18 years of age. While some programs have minimum GPA requirements and require that applicants be currently enrolled in a college or university, others are open to all participants regardless of age or student status. Please contact a World Endeavors advisor for more detailed eligibility criteria.

Course Load

Courses at the University of Cagliari are lecture and seminar-based, with significant independent study expected. We recommend students take only four courses per semester. Students may take five courses per semester with approval from their Academic or Study Abroad Advisor first.

University of Cagliari offers a wide range of courses taught in English that span most major fields of discipline. Additionally they offer an Italian language course which focuses a semester solely on learning Italian. Spots are limited for this offering!

What's Included/ Costs


  • Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
  • Tuition: 12-18 credits per semester (up to 5 courses)
  • Academic transcript from the University of Cagliari 
  • Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
  • Student services and learning support
  • Access to university facilities
  • 24/7 emergency phone support
  • Airport reception and welcome
  • Student housing accommodations
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Travel visa guidance and support
  • Advice on how to get a local phone number


  • Round-trip transportation to SARDINIA 
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Textbooks and other course materials
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses
Study in Sardinia (University of Cagliari)
Cost: $14,600

Dates & Deadlines

Fall Semester 2024: End of September – December

(exams from January-February)

Application Deadline: June 15th, 2024

Spring Semester 2025: End of February to June

(exams from June to July)

Application Deadline: November 15th, 2024

Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.

Every World Endeavors Study Abroad Program Includes

Our study abroad programs are as unique as our destinations, but there are program features that unify all of our study experiences.


  • Top accredited universities
  • Flexible durations – 2 to 4 weeks to a full academic year
  • Expansive destination options
  • English instruction offered in all locations


  • Vetted campus accommodations selected with quality and safety in mind
  • Friendly community of peers from local host country and around the world


  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator


  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support
  • Activities and cultural engagement
  • On-campus social events, clubs and sports


  • Professional assistance and collaboration with home institution on course approvals and credit transfers
  • Transcript received directly from university abroad


  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance


When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.


Italy offers a plethora of activities to enjoy during your spare time, ensuring that you make the most of your experience in this beautiful country. Here are some exciting things to do in your leisure time in Italy:

  • Explore Historical Sites: Visit the Colosseum in Rome, the ancient ruins of Pompeii near Naples, the historic center of Florence, or the enchanting canals of Venice.
  • Savor Italian Cuisine: Try authentic pizza in Naples, pasta dishes in Rome, fresh seafood along the coast, and gelato from local gelaterias.
  • Enjoy Art and Culture: Visit renowned art galleries like the Uffizi Gallery in Florence or the Vatican Museums in Rome to see masterpieces by famous artists.
  • Attend Festivals and Events: Italy hosts numerous festivals and events throughout the year, celebrating everything from music and film to food and wine.

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Italy Study Abroad FAQs

Are meals included in the program fee?

Meals are included in some of the programs. When staying with a family, 1-3 meals a day are included in the program fee. Other types of housing, such as shared apartments, may require you to pay for your own grocery and meal costs.

What if I get sick or hurt while I’m in Italy?

If you get sick while you are in Italy, our In-Country Coordinator will be there to provide support and assistance. They can assist you in case of emergency and also help if you need to see a doctor for an urgent health issue.

How much extra money will I need for my time in Italy?

The amount of money needed for your time in Italy will depend on the program type. A World Endeavors advisor can help you figure out these costs once you decide on a program.

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