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General Information

Program Dates:   July 22 – August 2, 2019

Program Location: The program will take place in Turin, Italy at the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation (ITCILO), located at Viale Maestri del Lavoro 10, 10127.

Program Costs:  The 2019 tuition is USD $4,300 (USD $500 non-refundable registration fee and USD $3,800 course fee).  The tuition covers courses, coffee breaks, inaugural and graduation dinners, and some extracurricular activities. Participants are responsible for the cost of travel to Turin, accommodations, meals, and incidentals. There are also a variety of weekend day trips arranged by the ITCILO that cost in the range of 35 - 90 Euro per trip.

Language: Boulder MFT Courses will be offered in English.

The Boulder MFT will be held alongside the 5th Annual Rural and Agricultural Finance Program (RAFP) and the NEW Digital Transformation for Microfinance Institutions program.  

For information about our Annual Spanish language Boulder MFTRural, and NEW Digital programs which will be held in Merida, Mexico from March 18-29, click here

For information about our Annual French language Boulder MFT and NEW Digital programs which will be held in Marseille, France from July 8-19, 2019, click here

Boulder Institute also offers a special program designed for C-Suite Professionals and Other Senior Management staff and Board Members called Back to Boulder (B2B):  Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets.  This program will b held from December 2-6, 2019 in Washington, DC, in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC).  For more information on B2B, click here

Accommodations: There are many options for accommodations located on or off the ITCILO campus. Some people prefer to stay on campus, while others prefer to stay in hotels near the ITCILO or in the City Centre. There are several packages offered by the ITCILO that include accommodations, meals, and limited laundry services.  

There are several hotels that are offering special prices for Boulder participants.

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Schedule: This intensive training program will take place from July 22 – August 2, 2019. Classes start at 8:30am and finish at 5:30pm each day. There are two coffee breaks and a lunch period each day.

Participants should plan for one to two hours of course preparation and reading each evening, as well as participation in lunch and after class special sessions and networking meet ups.

Several activities are organized for participants outside of class including tours of Turin, shopping trips, sports and exercise, and weekend trips to surrounding cities and sites such as Venice, Geneva, Rome, Venice, Florence, Monte Carlo, Nice, Lake Maggiore, and more.

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Program Registration: It is a good idea to register early for the programs in order to reserve your spot.

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Visa for Italy: As we approach the program dates, if you have paid the required registration fees, the Participants’ Admissions and Travel Unit at the ITCILO will provide you with the necessary documentation to apply for your visa. If you need a visa, we strongly recommend that you locate the appropriate Italian Consulate or Embassy and find out what is needed. It is important to apply early in order to obtain your visa on time for the program.

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