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  • Locations: Athens, GA, United States; Florence, Italy; Munich, Germany; Rome, Italy; Salzburg, Austria; Verona, Italy;
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 11/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 02/13/2021 04/21/2021
Spring 2022 11/15/2021 ** 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 Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: YES
Sponsor: UGA Type of Admission: First-come first-served (rolling)
Participant Selection: Competitive Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 21-40 students
Type of Instruction: Experiential, Lecture Classes With: U.S. Students, UGA Students
Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s) College/School: SPIA
Academic Area: History, International Affairs, Sociology Language Program: NO
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5 or above
Minimum number of credit hours: 12 Maximum number of credit hours: 12
Work Opportunity: NO Volunteer Opportunity: NO
Scholarship Availability: YES Housing Type: Hotel/Hostel, Shared Apartment
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 three cultural tours of (1) Rome (2) Florence, and (3) Munich Germany with a one day side trip to Salzburg, Austria.  In addition, students will travel to Italian cities such as Venice and Padua on select weekend and other experiential program sites in northeast Italy. For example, while in Verona students will visit Lake Garda (the largest lake in Italy) and the Soave winery as well as several other local sites in Verona. Courses are offered primarily in International Affairs.

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:

Ms. Ryan Rooks

Mr. George Pettway

Academic Program

Verona Study Abroad Program
Course Offerings: Spring 2020
INTL 4330 - Post Industrial Democracies (3 hours).
The political 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 are explored.

INTL(SOCI) 4555 - Italian Society (3 hours). 
Examination of major changes affecting Italian society over the past century, including unification, migration, economic development, globalization, and modernization. Consideration of how these changes influence how Italians live and work.

INTL 4627 - The Holocaust in Italy (3 hours)
The rise of the Fascist State in Italy, the racial laws, 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. In addition, we explore the collaboration between members of the SS and US intelligence to close the war in Italy early. Finally, the problem of refugees in post-war Italy is analyzed.
INTL 4640 – European Union (3 hours).
We explore the historical origins, development, and current challenges of the European Union. Included is the impact on national sovereignty, external relations, and internal democracy.


Program Itinerary

VSAP SP21 Calendar.pdf

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 and recently renovated apartment complex. All apartments have a private bath, kitchen with a refrigerator and freezer, cook top, microwave, satellite TV, and radio. 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  group meals in connection with scheduled program activities. Each apartment has a kitchen furnished with cooking utensils and there are two grocery stores in short walking distance of the Residence. Breakfast is included in the program fee from Monday through Thursday and at all hotels while on cultural tours.
  • 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. Students who are not Georgia residents pay in-state tuition.
  • Round-trip airfare. (Optional flight info TBA.)
  • Meals other than those listed.
  • Laundry facility at Residence all’Adige.
  • Telephone calls
  • Independent travel
  • Other personal expenses
Spring 2020 tours will include:
  • Munich
  • Florence
  • Rome

Program Ratings:
Accuracy and usefulness of orientation materials:
1 2 3 4
Accessibility and quality of health care:
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Safety of location, facilities, excursions, and transportation:
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Academic quality, appropriateness of workload:
1 2 3 4
Choice of location for excursions, field trips, site visits:
1 2 3 4 5
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:
Ryan Elizabeth Rooks, Spring 2019 Participant
This program was DEFINITELY worth the money.

Andrew Timothy Scott, Spring 2020 Participant
This program was an exceptional experience in that it offered students an opportunity to witness firsthand many of the concepts and lessons discussed in class. The program staff exceeded my expectations, assuring that all students had a safe and memorable experience while simultaneously granting members the independence and freedom necessary to explore Europe. If you have an appetite for Italian culture, or simply want to connect with remarkable professors and students alike, I strongly encourage that you apply.

Sarah L Scherer, Spring 2019 Participant
Residence al Adige is an incredibly nice, up-to-date place to stay in Europe, and on a college study abroad trip no less.

Don't be afraid. Don't be afraid of the unknown and of new experiences. Don't be afraid of new countries, new currencies, new languages, or small travel groups because sometimes the best memories are made when you take a chance.
     — Kaitlyn Nolley, Spring 2017
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