Rural and Agricultural Finance ProgramRural and Agricultural Finance Program

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General Information

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

Program Costs: The 2018 tuition cost will be available soon. As reference, the 2017 tuition cost was USD $4,900 ($500 non-refundable registration fee and $4,000 course fee) and 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 ITC-ILO that cost in the range of 35 - 90 Euro per trip.

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

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

Language: RAFP courses will be offered in English.

Schedule: This intensive training program will take place July to August, 2018. Classes start at 8:30 am and finish at 5:30 pm each day. There will be two coffee breaks and a lunch period.

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

Several activities are organized for participants outside of class including tours of Turin, shopping trips, Sports and exercice, and weekend trips to surrounding cities and sites such as Monte Carlo, Nice, Florence, Venice, Lake Maggioro, and more.

Program Registration: It is a good idea to register early for the 2017 program in order to reserve your spot. To register now for the RAFP, click here

Visa for Italy: As we approach the program dates, if you have paid the required registration fees, the Participants’ Admissions and Tavel Unit at the ITC-ILO 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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If you need additional information regarding courses, logistics, or any other aspect of the 2018 Boulder Rural and Agricultural Finance program, please feel free to contact us at

Boulder Institute of Microfinance

120 E Washington Street Suite 325
Syracuse, New York 13202, USA
+1 (315) 760-3091

Boulder Institute