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  • Locations: Cortona, Italy; Florence, Italy; Naples, Italy; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: University of Georgia 
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Summer, Summer (June-July)
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 01/17/2020 ** Rolling Admission 06/09/2020 08/06/2020
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: 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: 9
Maximum number of credit hours: 12 Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5 or above
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 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.

Summer 2020 Course Offerings:
(Summer 2020 Course Offerings: TBA. Classes are subject to change based on enrollment numbers.)

*Required: All Summer Program participants are strongly encouraged to take the Art History course and 2-3 additional courses (9-13 credit hours)*
Art History:
ARHI 3020 – Renaissance Art History (3 credit hrs) 
ARHI 4510 / ARHI 6510 – Modern Art in Europe from 1886 to 1918 (3 credit hrs)

Book Arts:
ARST 4315 / ARST 6315 – Intro to Books Arts / Papermaking (3 credit hrs) 

ARST 2500 – Intro to Ceramics
ARST 3500 / ARST 4500: – Intermediate Ceramics (3 credit hrs) / Advanced Ceramics (3 credit hrs)

CHEM 1110/1110L – Elementary Chemistry - PropART (3 credit hrs / 1 credit hr lab)

ARST 2010 / ARST 3010 – Intermediate Drawing (3 credit hrs) / Advanced Drawing (3 credit hrs) 

Graphic Design:
ARGD 4080 –  Special Problems in Graphic Design (Tentative on final student enrollment) (3 credit hrs)
ARGD 4120 –  Informational Graphics, Signs, and Posters (Tentative on final student enrollment) (3 credit hrs)

Interior Design:
ARID 3130 –  Studio IV: Design for Special Populations (4 credit hrs)
ARID 3340 –  Furniture Design (3 credit hrs)

Italian Language:
ITAL 1001 –  Elementary Italian (4 credit hrs)
ITAL 2001 –  Intermediate Italian (Tentative on final student enrollment) (3 credit hrs)

Jewelry & Metals:
ARST 2600 – Beginning Jewelry/Metals (3 credit hrs)
ARST 3610 / 4610 – Intermediate Jewelry/Metals (3 credit hrs) / Advanced Jewelry/Metals (3 credit hrs)

Landscape Architecture:
LAND 4070 / 6070 –  Garden Design in America (4 credit hrs) / Graduate Garden Design in America
(4 credit hrs)
LAND 4910 / 6910 - Independent Project (3 credit hrs) 

ARST 2100 / ARST 2110 – Intro Painting  (3 credit hrs) / Intermediate Painting (3 credit hrs) 
ARST 3140 – Painting Studio (3 credit hrs)

ARST 2210 – Intro to Photo and Image Culture (3 credit hrs) 
ARST 4270 – Social Documentary Photo and Video (3 credit hrs)

ARST 2350 / ARST 3315 –  Intro Printmaking / Printmaking: Etching  (3 credit hrs)
ARST 4345 / ARST 6345 – Advanced Print Studio (3 credit hrs)

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

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Program Reviews:
Kayley Nicole Barker, Summer 2016 Participant
Cortona is a great oportunity. You get to study and travel all together and every student should study abroad at least once.

Summer 2017 Participant
The Cortonese are so friendly and I found it easy to go out and ask them questions about daily life, grocery shopping, or whatever.

Summer 2016 Participant
Cortona is an incredible environment for immersing yourself in Italian culture--the art, language, and view are all mind-blowing.

Being submerged into an unknown culture and becoming a part of the town we lived in. The people were so welcoming and accommodating to us. Also, learning how to navigate through an unknown country on their form of public transportation.
     — Madison Ambrogio, Summer 2016
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