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UGA Cortona - Maymester Viticulture & Enology: Science & Culture of Wine
Cortona, Italy; Rome, Italy (Outgoing Program )
Program Terms: Maymester
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: University of Georgia 
Cost of Attendance Sheets Maymester
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Maymester 2018 01/19/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/06/2018 05/30/2018

Early Application Deadline: Friday, October 13, 2017

Early Notification Deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017

Early Commitment Deadline: Friday, November 3, 2017

Standard Application Deadline: Friday, January 19, 2018

Standard Notification Deadline: Friday, January 26, 2018

Standard Commitment Deadline: Friday, February 2, 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 Residential Center Sponsor: University of Georgia
Type of Instruction: Lecture Classes With: International Students, U.S. Students, UGA Students
Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professors(s) Housing Location: On-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
College/School: CAES Minimum number of credit hours: 4
Maximum number of credit hours: 4 Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above
Open to non-UGA students:
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.

Viticulture & Enology Maymester:
2018 Courses
 (4 credit hours)

PATH, HORT, or FDST 3050 – Viticulture & Enology in the Mediterranean (4 credit hours)

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

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
Safety, cleanliness, comfort and appropriateness of housing: 1 2 3 4
Arrangements for and quality of meals: 1 2 3 4
Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture: 1 2 3 4 5
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
Value of the program in relation to the cost: 1 2 3 4 5
Overall quality of the program in relation to expectations: 1 2 3 4
Program Reviews:
Maymester 2017 Participant
The Angels are super sweet and amazing
Mackenzie Anne Britt, Maymester 2017 Participant
The Kehoe center was awesome. It provided a place for us to relax and get our work done. The Angels are the best!
Maymester 2016 Participant
Taking this study abroad program is easily the highlight of my college experience. Everyone on the trip became friends you know you would have long after the trip was over. I was able to see sights that previously I had only dreamed of seeing.
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What are your words of advice to students considering this program?
Take every opportunity that comes your way, you won't regret any new experience (probably). Take the class seriously because you will learn more than you ever thought you would and it's all so interesting. Don't go broke, but honestly, how many opportunities are you going to have like this? Go to the wine dinners! Go on weekend trips! Get the most out of it because, trust me, time flies.
     — Mary Allred, Maymester 2016
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