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  • Locations: Cortona, Italy; Florence, Italy; Naples, Italy; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: University of Georgia 
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Summer, Summer (June-July)
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Residential Center Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Academic Level(s): Undergraduate Sponsor: UGA
Type of Admission: By deadline or until program fills Participant Selection: Competitive
Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 21-40 students Type of Instruction: Experiential, Lecture, Site Visits/Discussion
Classes With: U.S. Students Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s)
College/School: Franklin Academic Area: Accounting, Art, International Business
Language Program: No Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5 or above Minimum number of credit hours: 9
Maximum number of credit hours: 12 Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Housing Location: On-Campus Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence
Adventure Sport: None
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.


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


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Program Reviews:
Summer 2017 Participant
This program is really worth going! No regrets!

Summer 2016 Participant
My best advice to future Cortona Program participants is this: be conscious of how you spend your time, because it'll be over before you know it! The truth is, between the myriad social activities, cultural events, classes/studio time, and opportunities to travel, there is an incredible (and sometimes overwhelming) variety of things to do, and it's impossible to see and do it all. That said, I urge you to jump in feet first; figure out what you want to get out of this program, and then chase it! In retrospect, one of my own regrets, for example, is not interacting more with the local Cortonese residents--I found it easy to get caught up in studio work and not take advantage of all the cultural experiences Cortona and Italy have to offer. You really can make of this experience what you will, so take full advantage!

James Phillip Davidson, Summer 2019 Participant
You will never find an opportunity to experience Italy like you will in the Cortona program.

Testimonial:
Testimonial:
I just learned so much. I had to step out of my comfort zone and interact with a whole new group of people. My least favorite subject ever, Chemistry, ended up being my favorite class. I loved getting to know professors on a more personal level, and getting to know a couple of people in town that I miss.
     — Ansley McClain, Summer 2019
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This program is currently not accepting applications.