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  • Locations: Cortona, Italy; Florence, Italy; Naples, Italy; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall
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  • Program Sponsor: University of Georgia 
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2021 03/12/2021 ** Rolling Admission 08/20/2021 11/20/2021
NOTE: **NOT on Rolling Admissions.**
This Program has TWO application cycles. See below for dates relating to each:

Early Admissions Deadline: November 27, 2020
Early Admissions Notifications: December 4, 2020
Early Commitment Deadline: December 11, 2020

Standard Admissions Deadline: March 12, 2021
Standard Admissions Notifications: March 19, 2021
Standard Commitment Deadline: March 26, 2021

** 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 Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Sponsor: UGA Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 21-40 students
Type of Instruction: Independent Study, Lecture Classes With: International Students, U.S. Students, UGA Students
Taught By: Host Professor(s), UGA/U.S. Professor(s) Academic Area: Art
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5 or above Minimum number of credit hours: 12
Maximum number of credit hours: 15 Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Housing Location: On-Campus Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence
Program Description:
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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 in our programs will have the opportunity to earn UGA credit while enjoying beautiful Tuscany, along with excursions to other Italian cities.

There are many general study abroad scholarships available, including substantial need-based program-specific scholarships.

Program Dates: August 20 - November 20, 2021*

August 20 (arrival date August 21) - August 26: UK dates of the program (August 27 - travel date)

August 27 - November 20: Italy dates of the program

*August 20 is the last possible day to depart for the UK (August 21 - arrival date)

Fall 2021 Course Offerings:

*Required: All Fall Program participants will take the mandatory Art History course and 3-4 additional courses (12 - 16 credit hours)*
(Please Note: Classes are tentative and are subject to change based on enrollment numbers.)

Art History: 
ARHI 3020 – Renaissance Art (3 credit hrs) 

Art Core:
ARST 4915/6915 - Thematic Inquiry in Contemporary Art (3 credit hrs) 

ARST 2500 - Introduction to Ceramics (3 credit hrs) 
ARST 3500 / 4500 - Intermediate Ceramics / Advanced Ceramics (3 credit hrs) 

ARST 2010 - Drawing and Visuality (3 credit hrs) 
ARST 3010 - Advanced Drawing (3 credit hrs) 

Jewelry & Metalwork:
ARST 2600  – Beginning Jewelry & Metals: Design and Construction (3 credit hrs) 
ARST 3610 / 4610 - Jewelry Movement / Advanced Metalwork (3 credit hrs) 

ARST 2100 / 2110 – (CoreCortona: Area IV Humanities and Arts) Introduction to Painting & Visuality (3 credit hrs) / Intermediate Painting (3 credit hrs)

ARST 2210 – (CoreCortona: Area IV Humanities and Arts) Introduction to Photography and Image Culture (3 credit hrs)
ARST 3205 –  Video Concepts and Practice (3 credit hrs)

*For full program details, please view the UGA Cortona Website.

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Program Reviews:
Anna Lee Sylvester, Fall 2016 Participant
For the amount of staff that they had, they did an amazing job managing everything.

Fall 2016 Participant
I was very happy with the meal vouchers and eating at Tonino's with the whole program.

Fall 2016 Participant
Everyone was always very helpful if I ever needed any academic or personal help. I never needed to worry that I wasn't supported.

Meeting people from another culture.
     — Josie Taylor, Fall 2016
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