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  • Locations: Arezzo, Italy; Assisi, Italy; Athens, GA, United States; Cortona, Italy; Florence, Italy; Pisa, Italy; Rome, Italy; Siena, Italy; Venice, Italy; Volterra, 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 2021 10/02/2020 ** Rolling Admission 02/01/2021 04/26/2021
NOTE: **NOT on Rolling Admissions.**
This Program has TWO application cycles. See below for dates relating to each:


Early Admissions Deadline: April 24, 2020
Early Admissions Notifications: May 1, 2020
Early Commitment Deadline: May 8, 2020

Standard Admissions Deadline: October 2, 2020
Standard Admissions Notifications: October 9, 2020
Standard Commitment Deadline: October 16, 2020
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission 02/01/2022 04/26/2022
NOTE: **NOT on Rolling Admissions.**
This Program has TWO application cycles. See below for dates relating to each:


Early Admissions Deadline: April 23, 2021
Early Admissions Notifications: April 30, 2021
Early Commitment Deadline: May 7, 2021

Standard Admissions Deadline: October 1, 2021
Standard Admissions Notifications: October 8, 2021
Standard Commitment Deadline: October 15, 2021

** 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 Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Sponsor: UGA Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 21-40 students
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) Academic Area: Art
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.50 or above Minimum number of credit hours: 12
Maximum number of credit hours: 15 Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Housing Location: On-Campus Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence
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.


Spring 2021 Course Offerings: (12 – 16 credit hours)
(Please Note: Classes are tentative and are subject to change based on enrollment numbers.)

*Required: All Spring Program participants will take the mandatory Art History course and 3-4 additional courses (12 - 16 credit hours)*

Art History:
ARHI 3020 – Renaissance Art History (3 credit hrs) 

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

Drawing:
ARST 2010 – Introduction to Drawing and Visuality (3 credit hrs)
ARST 3010 - Advanced Drawing (3 credit hrs)

Painting:                                                                      
ARST 2100 – Introduction to Painting and Visuality (3 credit hrs)
ARST 2110 – Intermediate Painting (3 credit hrs)

Photography:                              
ARST 2210 – Introduction to Photography and Image Culture (3 credit hrs)

Printmaking:
ARST 2350 - Introduction to Printmaking
ARST 3315 - Printmaking: Etching

Women's Studies:
WMST 1100 – Multicultural Perspectives on Women (3 credit hrs)


*Core Cortona (*Spring ONLY):                                     
1)  ARST 2100 - Introduction to Painting and Visuality (3 credit hrs) 
2)  ARST 2110 - Introduction to Phoitography and Image Culture (3 credit hrs) 
3)  WMST 1100 – Multicultural Perspectives on Women (3 credit hrs)            
4)  ARST 2210 – Introduction to Photography and Image Culture (3 credit hrs)            


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


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Program Reviews:
Spring 2017 Participant
Cortona is a unforgettable place to live.

Shelby Burkhardt, Spring 2016 Participant
Amazingly well run program. The location, professors, courses, and friends I made were all perfect and I couldn't have asked for a better semester abroad. The experiences are unforgettable and will influence me and my art work for years to come. I am in love with this program and have nothing but great things to say about it.

Meredith Hope Farina, Spring 2016 Participant
Cost did discourage me from applying initially, though looking back, it was definitely money well spent.

Testimonial:
Testimonial:
It inspired me to pursue a new medium of art, and take greater interest in the museums and art history we posses in the states.
     — Michaela Osborn, Spring 2017
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