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  • Locations: Cortona, Italy; Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy; Siena, Italy
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: University of Georgia 
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Maymester
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Maymester 2020 01/17/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/10/2020 06/03/2020
NOTE: **NOT on Rolling Admissions.**
This Program has TWO application cycles. See below for dates relating to each:


Early Admissions Deadline: October 11, 2019
Early Admissions Notifications: October 18, 2019
Early Commitment Deadline: October 25, 2019

Standard Admission Deadline: January 17, 2020
Standard Admission Notifications: January 24, 2020
Standard Commitment Deadline: January 31, 2020


** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Residential Center Sponsor: UGA
Type of Instruction: Lecture Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professors(s)
Housing Location: On-Campus Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: Yes Academic Area: Art, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pharmacy
Minimum number of credit hours: 7 Maximum number of credit hours: 7
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Program Description:
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Benvenuti!
Since 1970, the UGA Cortona Program, located in rolling hills of Tuscany, Italy, has been a leader in education abroad. It is UGA's oldest study abroad program calling the town of Cortona home for nearly 50 years. Today, UGA Cortona offers a variety of core courses including English, Psychology, Art History, Women's Studies, Photography, Science, and Business. This is in addition to an extensive list of beginning, intermediate and advanced-level Studio Art courses which makes up the bulk of our course offerings. No knowledge of the Italian Language is necessary; however, a number of our UGA Cortona Programs do offer ITAL courses. All students who participate on our programs will have the opportunity to earn UGA credit while enjoying the beautiful Tuscany, along with excursions to other Italian cities.  
 
There are many general study abroad scholarships available, including substantial need-based program-specific scholarships.



Science & Art History Maymester - 2020 Courses: (7 credit hours)

BCMB 3433 – Biology for Medicine (4 credit hours)
ARHI 2121 – Intro to Italian Art (3 credit hours)
 

For full program details, please view the UGA Cortona website.


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Program Reviews:
Maymester 2016 Participant
Definitely worth it.

Maymester 2016 Participant
AMAZING PROGRAM!!!

Roy Edward Powell, Maymester 2017 Participant
Once in Cortona, I realized that the orientation sessions had prepared me to become a part of Cortona life seamlessly.

Testimonial:
Testimonial:
I would recommend this trip to everyone! I had heard so many great things about this trip, but you can't validate anything until you actually go. I applied to three study abroad programs, but I chose this program. Cortona will forever be in my heart and I'm so glad I chose this trip. Italy is beautiful and the experiences are unforgettable. I've been back home for 2 weeks now and I still talk about Italy every single day!
     — Nisha Shetty, Maymester 2017
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