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Eligibility & Application



What is direct enroll

You fill out an application directly with Gustolab International. Throughout the admission process, you will interact directly with Gustolab International to apply, make payments, confirm travel arrangements, and complete enrollment materials. Gustolab International may administer additional enrollment steps, depending on the needs of each student.



You will have the opportunity to speak with a member of GLi’s program advising team to find courses that best match your academic and personal goals.


Eligibility – who can apply

We welcome applications from university students (both undergraduate and graduate) and independent scholars or professionals from all fields of study. 


For students enrolled at a college or university, Gustolab International requires a 2.5 GPA, and a good academic and social standing at your home university. We advise that you talk with your advisor regarding studying abroad and credit recognition. Please contact us if you have any questions.



Our application is a form that needs to be filled out directly by the applicant.  Applicants interested in an academic internship will also need to submit a resume (CV) and 1-2 reference forms.


If you are a student enrolled at a college or university, you will be required to also fill out a form that is related to the your standing at your university and transfer of credits (if applicable).



Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as there are several advantages to doing so including receipt of an admissions decision early enough to allow for sufficient travel planning time to save on airline tickets and sufficient visa processing time for international students.


Recommended deadlines are:

  • February 15 for Summer applications
  • March 15 for Fall applications
  • October 15 for Spring applications

Contact us if you do not fulfill the requirements listed above or need an extended application deadline


If you are a student attending one of the following universities below, there is a separate application procedure in place for you directly through your university. Please get in touch with your study abroad office or contact us.

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Fall, Summer or Spring Programs in Rome with Gustolab International
  • University of Illinois GIES School of Business Spring Break program with Gustolab International
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges Fall or Spring program in Rome with Gustolab International
  • Auburn University Mediterranean Diet Short summer program with Gustolab International


Don't know where to start and need guidance?

We are available to talk or guide you through how to start planning your study or internship abroad application process.
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