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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 2020 04/22/2020 ** Rolling Admission 08/17/2020 11/22/2020
NOTE: **NOT on rolling admissions.
This Program has TWO application cycles. See below for dates relating to each:

Early Application Deadline: November 29, 2019
Early Admissions Notifications: December 13, 2019
Early Commitment Deadline: December 20, 2019

Standard Application Deadline: February 28, 2020
Standard Admissions Notifications: March 13, 2020
Standard Commitment Deadline: March 20, 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: Independent Study, Lecture Classes With: International Students, U.S. Students, UGA Students
Taught By: Host Professor(s), UGA/U.S. Professor(s) Housing Location: On-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Academic Area: Art Minimum number of credit hours: 12
Maximum number of credit hours: 15 Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5 or above
Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 21-40 students Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: Yes
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 17 - November 22, 2020*

August 17 (arrival date August 18) - August 26: UK dates of the program (August 27 - travel date)

August 27 - November 22: Italy dates of the program

*August 17 is the last possible day to depart for the UK (August 18 - arrival date)

Fall 2020 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
ARHI 2300 – (CoreCortona: Area IV Humanities and Arts) – Art History I:Cave Painting to Michelangelo

Art Core:
ARST 4915/6915 - Thematic Inquiry in Contemporary Art

Jewelry & Metalwork:
ARST 2600  – Beginning Jewelry & Metals: Design and Construction (3 credit hrs) 
ARST 3610 - Intermediate Jewelry (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 3830 – Photography - Video Concepts and Practice

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

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

Fall 2016 Participant
I loved studying abroad in Cortona. I made a lot of friends, and the professors were awesome!

Fall 2016 Participant
I wish I could go to school in Cortona every semester

Enjoy every moment to the fullest.
     — Josie Taylor, Fall 2016
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