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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
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 10/06/2022 ** Rolling Admission 02/01/2023 04/26/2023
NOTE: **NOT on Rolling Admissions.**
This Program has TWO application cycles. See below for dates relating to each:

Early Admissions Deadline: April 21, 2022
Early Admissions Notifications: April 28, 2022
Early Commitment Deadline: May 5, 2022

Standard Admissions Deadline: October 6, 2022
Standard Admissions Notifications: October 13, 2022
Standard Commitment Deadline: October 20, 2022

** 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
Academic Level(s): Graduate, Undergraduate Sponsor: University of Georgia
Type of Admission: By deadline or until program fills Participant Selection: Competitive
Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 21-40 students Type of Instruction: Experiential, Lecture, Site Visits/Discussion, Study-Travel
Classes With: U.S. Students, UGA Students Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s)
College/School: Franklin Academic Area: Art, Art History, Women's Studies
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: 15 Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: Yes Scholarship Availability: Yes
Housing Location: On-Campus Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence
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.

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

Program Ratings:
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Program Reviews:
Spring 2019 Participant
Italy is a gorgeous country full of incredible, people, towns, and art. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who wants to be fully immersed in the art world. There is no better place to do it!

Spring 2019 Participant
My experience as a student with UGA Cortona not only helped me grow as an artist, student, and person but it also gave me a group of friends I am now able to call my family. This place and these people become a part of you, one that you will always want to go back to.

Carolina Gijon, Spring 2019 Participant
Go in with an open mind! Talk to the locals, be nice to the Angels, learn how to use to bus, go down into Camucia for Chinese food, ride the train to the lake. Have so much fun.

This program was one of the best experiences of my life and is definitely worth the money and time away from home. I think going on one of the longer semesters was beneficial because we had more time to experience Italy as our home as well as do so in a smaller group that eventually all became so close to each other.
     — Kimberly Nugent, Spring 2018
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