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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 2024 11/15/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: **NOT on Rolling Admissions.**
This Program has TWO application cycles. See below for dates relating to each:


Early Admissions Deadline: April 20, 2023
Early Admissions Notifications: April 27, 2023
Early Commitment Deadline: May 4, 2023

Standard Admissions Deadline: September 28, 2023
Standard Admissions Notifications: October 5, 2023
Standard Commitment Deadline: October 12, 2023

** 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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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.
 

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


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Program Reviews:
Spring 2020 Participant
Though I knew that this trip would change me as a person, nothing could have equipped me for the amount of growth, love, and happiness that came from being in Cortona. My peers, teachers, and environment very literally changed my life, and this experience is one I will miss and appreciate every single day. As a whole, this program will in all likelihood be my most treasured experience and gift from UGA, and that is saying a lot, as UGA has already afforded me some of my happiest times.

Spring 2022 Participant
Kris did an amazing job. Her hard work really paid off and gave me the best study abroad experience I could ever ask for.

Spring 2022 Participant
Cortona UGA allows you to fully experience Italian culture through its unique ability to assimilate the students into the Cortenese community.

Testimonial:
Testimonial:
The art classes I had in Cortona were the first I'd taken in college, so I really valued everything I learned. The most significant take-away, however, has to be the immersion in a completely different culture. I saw so many landmarks, cities, and works of art that I never thought I'd get to see, but I also loved getting to know Cortona and felt very lucky to be a temporary member of that community.
     — Amanda Daniel, Spring 2020
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