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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 2019 03/01/2019 03/08/2019 08/27/2019 11/20/2019
NOTE: Early Application Deadline: November 30, 2018 Early Decision/Notification Deadline: December 7, 2018 Standard Application Deadline: March 1, 2019 Standard Decision/Notification Deadline: March 8, 2019
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
Number of Student Participants: 21-40 students 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.

Fall 2019 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

ARST 2100 / 2110 – (CoreCortona: Area IV Humanities and Arts) Introduction to Painting & Visuality (3 credit hrs) / Intermediate Painting (3 credit hrs)
ARST 3110 - Transparent Watercolor (3 hours)

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

ARST 2350 / 3315 – Introductory Printmaking (3 credit hrs) / Printmaking: Etching (3 credit hrs)

ARST 2010/3010 - Drawing and Visuality/Advanced Drawing

ARST 2500 - Introduction to Ceramics (3 credit hrs)
ARST 3500 – Intermediate Ceramics (3 credit hrs)

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

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

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

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.

Anna Lee Sylvester, Fall 2016 Participant
The professors and staff were extremely understanding when it came to understanding my personal needs.

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