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  • Locations: Florence, Italy; Munich, Germany; Rome, Italy; Salzburg, Austria; Verona, Italy
  • Program Terms: Spring
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  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 11/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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 Faculty-Led Sponsor: UGA
Type of Instruction: Lecture Classes With: U.S. Students, UGA Students
Language Program: No Language of Instruction: English
Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s) Housing Type: Hotel/Hostel, Private Apartment
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: Yes College/School: SPIA
Academic Area: History, International Affairs, International Business, Sociology Minimum number of credit hours: 9
Maximum number of credit hours: 12 Participant Selection: Competitive
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5 or above Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 21-40 students
Type of Admission: First-come first-served (rolling) Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Program Description:

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UGA- SPIA- GLOBIS: Verona Study Abroad Program Spring

The Verona Study Abroad program began in the summer of 1993 and expanded to include a spring program in 2002.  Included in the spring program are two cultural tours of (1) Florence and Rome and (2) Munich, Germany.  In addition, students will travel to Italian cities such as Venice and Padova on select weekends. While in Verona students will visit Lake Garda (the largest lake in Italy) and the Soave winery as well as several local sites in Verona. Courses are offered in a number of disciplines, including history, international affairs, international business, and sociology. 

Verona square
Program Location

Verona is located in northeastern Italy between Milan and Venice in an area known as the Veneto region.  The city is famous for Juliet's balcony where William Shakespeare set his play, "Romeo and Juliet," and for its Roman Arena, which is the third largest Roman arena in Italy, where a famous opera festival is held each summer. 

Contact Information

Dr. Jerry Legge, Program Director

Jessica Dick, Accountant

113 Franklin House
480 E. Broad St.
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: 706.542.6633

Contact the following previous participants for more information:

Natalie Flesher

Academic Program

Verona Study Abroad Program
Preliminary Course Offerings: Spring 2018

INTL 4330 - Post Industrial Democracies (3 hours).
The poltical economy, institutions, and cultures of the major capitalist countries in Europe, East Asia, and North America. State-society relations and formal and informal political institutions, such as political parties, interest groups, electoral systems, and democratic representation.

INTL(SOCI) 4555 - Italian Society (3 hours).

INTL 4627 - The Holocaust in Italy (3 hours)
The rise of the Fascist State in Italy, the German occupation during World War II, and the destruction of the Italian Jews. Special attention is given to the role of the Church during the German occupation and the Holocaust.
INTL 4640 – European Union (3 hours).
The historical origins, development, and current challenges of the European Union. The impact on national sovereignty, external relations, and internal democracy.


Program Itinerary

VSAP SP19 DRAFT Calendar

Program Costs

What is included in the program fee?
  • Accommodations at the Residence all’Adige. While in Verona, students and faculty will stay at the Residence all' Adige, a modern apartment complex. All apartments have a private bath, kitchen with a small refrigerator, cook top, microwave, satellite TV, radio, and telephone. Cleaning of apartments and change of bed linens and bath towels are performed once a week. This cleaning does not include the kitchen. There is a laundry room and a fully equipped gym center on site.
  • Meals. Students will receive weekly group meals in connection with scheduled program activities. Each apartment has a kitchen furnished with cooking utensils and there is a grocery store in short walking distance of the Residence.
  • Ground transportation on cultural tours to Munich, Salzburg, Florence, and Rome.
  • Hotel accommodations in Munich, Florence, and Rome.
  • Entrance fees on cultural tours.
  • Internet access
  • International Student ID Card
  • Medical Insurance
  • Verona City Bus Pass
What is NOT covered in the program fee?
  • Tuition. Tuition and fees will be paid directly to the UGA Bursar’s Office.
  • Round-trip airfare. (Optional flight info TBA.)
  • Meals other than those listed.
  • Laundry facility at Residence all’Adige.
  • $150 Cleaning Deposit to Residence all'Adige
  • Telephone calls
  • Independent travel
  • Other personal expenses
Spring 2018 tours will include:
  • Munich
  • Florence
  • Rome

Program Ratings:
Accuracy and usefulness of orientation materials:
1 2 3 4
Accessibility and quality of health care:
1 2 3 4 5
Safety of location, facilities, excursions, and transportation:
1 2 3 4 5
Academic quality, appropriateness of workload:
1 2 3 4
Choice of location for excursions, field trips, site visits:
1 2 3 4
Safety, cleanliness, comfort and appropriateness of housing:
1 2 3 4
Arrangements for and quality of meals:
1 2 3 4
Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture:
1 2 3 4
Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture/people:
1 2 3 4
Overall effectiveness of program staff in managing program:
1 2 3 4
Effectiveness of program staff in handling academic and personal needs and concerns:
1 2 3 4 5
Value of the program in relation to the cost:
1 2 3 4 5
Overall quality of the program in relation to expectations:
1 2 3 4
Program Reviews:
Lillian Ruth Chriszt, Spring 2017 Participant
It was above and beyond any expectations I had. Truly.

Cassandra Cherie' Bolt, Spring 2017 Participant
We all had ample opportunity to explore not only the Italian culture, but also all the other European cultures. We were provided with enough free time to assimilate into a different country.

Cassandra Cherie' Bolt, Spring 2017 Participant
This was a life-changing experience that I would not have wanted to have in any other country or town. I love Verona!

This trip was incredible, mostly due to the hard work of Dr. Farkas. I think that everything was planned perfectly, especially our trips like the Munich/Salzburg trip, which were not only informative and academically necessary, but also a lot of fun and provided bonding experience for students. I liked that we were able to actually go to a concentration camp and see up-close the type of place we discussed in class. I also loved our wine tour. We discussed wine a lot in the Italian culture class, and it gave us a real taste of what Italian culture is. Of course, my favorite part of the experience was our weekend trips. Having class Mon-Thurs. was an essential part of my experience because it allowed for weekend travels with friends. Weekend trips were definitely my favorite part. Being in Europe had its perks because you can travel to a different country with a different culture very quickly and inexpensively.
     — Jessica Chacko, Spring 2017
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