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  • Locations: Arezzo, Italy; Cortona, Italy; Florence, Italy; Pisa, Italy; Rome, Italy; Siena, Italy; Venice, Italy
  • Program Terms: Spring
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  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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: 12
Maximum number of credit hours: 15 Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.50 or above
Number of Student Participants: 21-40 students 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.

Spring 2019 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) 
ARHI 2400 – Art History II: Baroque to Modern (3 credit hrs) 

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

ENGL 4540/4590 - Victorian Poetry: Nineteenth-Century Special Topics
ENGL 4530 - Victorian Literature

ARST 2100 – Introduction to Painting and Visuality (3 credit hrs)
ARST 2110 – Intermediate Painting (3 credit hrs)
ARST 3140 - Painting Studio (3 credit hrs)

ARST 2500 – Introduction to Ceramics (3 credit hrs)
ARST 3500 – Intermediate Ceramics (3 credit hrs)
ARST 4500 - Advanced Ceramics (3 credit hrs)

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

ARST 2210 – Introduction to Photography and Image Culture (3 credit hrs)
ARST 4270/6270 - Social Documentary Photography and Video (3 credit hrs)

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

*Core Cortona (*Spring ONLY):       
1)  ARHI 2400 – Art History II: Baroque to Modern (3 credit hrs)                                   
2)  ARST 2100 - Introduction to Painting and Visuality (3 credit hrs) 
3)  ARST 2110 - Introduction to Phoitography and Image Culture (3 credit hrs) 
4)  WMST 1100 – Multicultural Perspectives on Women (3 credit hrs)            
3)  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.

Spring 2016 Participant
I always felt safe when travelling with the group, and liked that the program encouraged people to travel together and never alone.

Meredith Hope Farina, Spring 2016 Participant
I never realized how beneficial a semester abroad during my freshman year could be until I experienced it. Studying abroad, particularly so early in my college career, broadened my horizons and pushed me to take opportunities out of my comfort zone in order to learn valuable lessons and become a better student.

It did make me want to explore the world more. I applied to this program on a whim and I wasn't sure I'd enjoy it, but now I defiantly want to see more of the world.
     — Anna Purucker, Spring 2017
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This program is currently not accepting applications.