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  • Locations: Cortona, Italy; Florence, Italy; Naples, Italy; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: University of Georgia 
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Summer, Summer (June-July)
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 01/18/2019 01/25/2019 06/06/2019 08/02/2019
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: 9
Maximum number of credit hours: 12 Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5 or above
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.

Summer 2018 Course Offerings:
(Summer 2018 Course Offerings: TBA. Classes are subject to change based on enrollment numbers.)

*Required: All Summer Program participants are strongly encouraged to take the Art History course and 2-3 additional courses (9-13 credit hours)*
Art History:
ARHI 3020 / 6005:– Renaissance Art History (3 credit hrs) / Graduate Processes and Principles: Italian Art and Architecture (3 credit hrs) 

ARST 2100 / ARST 2110: – Intro Painting  (3 credit hrs) / Intermediate Painting (3 credit hrs) 

ARST 2010 / ARST 3010: – Intermediate Drawing (3 credit hrs) / Advanced Drawing (3 credit hrs) 

ARST 2300: –  Intro Printmaking Relief  (3 credit hrs)

Book Arts:
ARST 3310: – Intro to Books Arts / Papermaking (3 credit hrs) 

ARST 2210: – Intro to Photo and Image Culture (3 credit hrs) 
ARST 4270: – Social Documentary Photo and Video (3 credit hrs)

ARST 2500: – Intro to Ceramics
ARST 3500 / ARST 4500: – Intermediate Ceramics (3 credit hrs)? / Advanced Ceramics (3 credit hrs)

Jewelry & Metals:
ARST 2600: – Beginning Jewelry/Metals (3 credit hrs)
ARST 3610 / 4610: – Intermediate Jewelry/Metals (3 credit hrs) / Advanced Jewelry/Metals (3 credit hrs)

Art History:
ARHI 3020: – Renaissance Art History
ARHI 4900: – Topics in Ancient and Medieval Art (Tentative on final student enrollment) (3 credit hrs)

Italian Language:
ITAL 1001: –  Elementary Italian (4 credit hrs)
ITAL 2001: –  Intermediate Italian (Tentative on final student enrollment) (3 credit hrs)

Graphic Design:
ARGD 4080: –  Special Problems in Graphic Design (Tentative on final student enrollment) (3 credit hrs)
ARGD 4120: –  Informational Graphics, Signs, and Posters (Tentative on final student enrollment) (3 credit hrs)

Landscape Architecture:
LAND 4070 / 6070: –  Landscape Architecture Studio (4 credit hrs) / Graduate Landscape Architecture Studio (4 credit hrs)

Interior Design:
ARID 3130: –  Studio IV: Design for Special Populations (4 credit hrs)
ARID 3340: –  Furniture Design (3 credit hrs)

CHEM 1110/1110L: Elementary Chemistry - PropART (3 credit hrs / 1 credit hr lab)

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

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Program Reviews:
Summer 2017 Participant
I always felt safe & at home in Cortona, and confident exploring other cities as well.

Olivia Lemieux, Summer 2017 Participant
In comparison with other study abroad programs, the Cortona program offers a deeply rich experience in the study of art. The classes are appropriately rigorous and require a good deal of effort, which in return brings a rather unexpected growth in the individual.

Summer 2016 Participant
Two months of art, Europe, traveling, learning, making, and experiencing changed my life!

This experience exposed me to a different culture and I learned international relations outside of the classroom. I took classes that do not even pertain to my major and I broadened my horizons. I'm really proud of the things I did over there and I miss it already!
     — Schuyler Pringle, Summer 2016
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