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UGA - SPIA - GLOBIS: Verona Study Abroad Program Maymester
Florence, Italy; Naples, Italy; Pompeii, Italy; Rome, Italy; Sorrento, Italy; Verona, Italy (Outgoing Program )
Program Terms: Maymester
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Cost of Attendance Sheets Maymester
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Maymester 2018 02/17/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/09/2018 06/23/2018

** 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:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Sponsor: UGA
Partner Institution: European Office of GLOBIS: Center for the Study of Global Issues Type of Instruction: Lecture
Classes With: U.S. Student, UGA Students Language Program: No
Language of Instruction: English Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s)
Housing Type: Hotel/Hostel, Private Apartment Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
College/School: SPIA Academic Area: History, International Affairs, International Business
Minimum number of credit hours: 6 Maximum number of credit hours: 6
Participant Selection: Competitive Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5 or above
Number of Student Participants:
41-100 students Type of Admission: First-come first-served (rolling)
Open to non-UGA students:
Program Description:


UGA- SPIA- GLOBIS: Verona Study Abroad Program Maymester

The Verona Study Abroad program began in the summer of 1993.  Included in the summer program are major cultural tours of Florence, Rome, and other major Italian cities. While in Verona students will visit Lake Garda (the largest lake in Italy) and the Soave winery as well as several local sites in Verona.  Courses are offered in a number of disciplines, including history, international affairs, and international business.

verona2Program Location

Verona is located in northeastern Italy between Milan and Venice in an area known as the Veneto region.  The city is famous for Juliet's balcony where William Shakespeare set his play, "Romeo and Juliet," and for its Roman Arena, which is the third largest Roman arena in Italy, where a famous opera festival is held each summer.

Academic Program

Verona Study Abroad Program
Course Offerings: Maymester 2017

INTL 4300 – Comparative Political Institutions                                                                            
This course will focus on political institutions and their effects on voters, political parties, the economy, policymaking, representation, and more.  We will study political institutions comparatively, using countries as our units of analysis.  In addition to a focus on electoral institutions, we will discuss presidentialism, parliamentarism, and federalism from a comparative perspective.  We will use the tools we acquire to better-understand how democracy works across several countries, and particular focus will be placed on the political institutions of Italy.

INTL 4627 - The Holocaust in Italy (3 hours)
The rise of the Fascist State in Italy, the German occupation during World War II, and the destruction of the Italian Jews. Special attention is given to the role of the Church during the German occupation and the Holocaust.

INTL 4640 – European Union (3 hours)
The historical origins, development, and current challenges of the European Union. The impact on national sovereignty, external relations, and internal democracy.

INTL 4780 - Comparative Legislative Politics (3 hours)
A study of the electoral systems used to choose members of legislatures in leading democracies with an especial emphasis on Italy. Other nation’s legislatures that are examined include the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Israel, Ireland and Brazil.   The course traces the ways in which the electoral system influences legislators’ relationships the executive, interest groups, political parties and the conditions under which governments are formed and remain in power. 

Program Itinerary

May 9th to June 23 - Preliminary VSAP SU18 Calendar.pdf

Program Costs

What is included in the program fee?
  • Accommodations at the Residence all’Adige. While in Verona, students and faculty will stay at the Residence all' Adige, a modern apartment complex. All apartments have a private bath, kitchen with a small refrigerator, cook top, microwave, satellite TV, radio, and telephone. Cleaning of apartments and change of bed linens and bath towels are performed once a week. This cleaning does not include the kitchen. There is a laundry room and a fully equipped gym center on site.
  • Meals. Students will receive breakfast Monday-Thursday while in Verona and daily at the hotels on cultural tours, as well as several group meals in connection with scheduled program activities (see calendar). Each apartment has a kitchen furnished with cooking utensils and there is a grocery store in short walking distance of the Residence.
  • Ground transportation on cultural tours to Krakow, Florence, and Rome.
  • Hotel accommodations in Florence, Rome, and Southern Italy.
  • Entrance fees on cultural tours.
  • Internet access
  • Medical Insurance through CISI
  • Verona City Bus Pass
What is NOT covered in the program fee?
  • Tuition. Tuition and fees will be paid directly to the UGA Bursar’s Office.
  • Round-trip airfare. (Optional flight TBA)
  • Meals other than those listed.
  • Laundry facility at Residence all’Adige.
  • $150 Cleaning Deposit to Residence all'Adige
  • Telephone calls
  • Independent travel
  • Other personal expenses
Tours will include:
  • Florence
  • Rome
  • Southern Italy


Program Ratings:
Accuracy and usefulness of orientation materials: 1 2 3 4
Accessibility and quality of health care: 1 2 3 4
Safety of location, facilities, excursions, and transportation: 1 2 3 4 5
Academic quality, appropriateness of workload: 1 2 3 4
Choice of location for excursions, field trips, site visits: 1 2 3 4 5
Safety, cleanliness, comfort and appropriateness of housing: 1 2 3 4
Arrangements for and quality of meals: 1 2 3 4 5
Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture: 1 2 3 4
Overall effectiveness of program staff in managing program: 1 2 3 4
Effectiveness of program staff in handling academic and personal needs and concerns: 1 2 3 4 5
Value of the program in relation to the cost: 1 2 3 4
Overall quality of the program in relation to expectations: 1 2 3 4
Program Reviews:
Maymester 2016 Participant
The professors were always willing to help whenever it was needed, even outside of class time
Courtney Taylor Lovingood, Maymester 2016 Participant
OUTSTANDING EVERY SINGLE TIME! The group meals were one of my favorite parts of the trip.
Courtney Taylor Lovingood, Maymester 2016 Participant
The study abroad Verona program allowed me to see and experience things that I never imagined I would see before the end of college. I have made lifelong friends, learned so much about the world and myself and experienced more than some people do in a lifetime.
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