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The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) in Italy was established in 1960. Further to a ministerial decree granted on 1 March 1990, it received tax exempt status and on 5 September 2001, it registered with the Ministero dell’Istruzione dell’ Università e della Ricerca to operate as a not-for-profit institution in Italy. It is responsible for the administrative support for Stanford’s undergraduate study abroad in Italy.

Relationship to Stanford

A branch of Stanford University

Stanford Programs Supported

Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP)


The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University through Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education (VPUE).

Contact Global Business Services (GBS)

Because of this Presence activities carried out in-country may trigger additional compliance requirements. If any of the following are true, contact GBS to ascertain if the activities could trigger associated obligations for you or Stanford.

  • You are a business traveler in Italy for over 183 cumulative days in one year.
  • You will rent, lease or purchase space, whether for residence or work.
  • Your program will generate revenue or income in Italy .
  • You need to hire local workers in Italy.
  • Your program is planning academic studies in Italy.

Learn more about Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP), Florence.