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UGA Cortona - Summer
Cortona, Italy; Florence, Italy; Naples, Italy; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy (Outgoing Program )
Program Terms: Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: University of Georgia 
Cost of Attendance Sheets Summer,
Summer (June-July)
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/19/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/05/2018 08/02/2018

Early Application Deadline: Friday, October 13, 2017.

Early Notification Deadline: Friday, October 20, 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: 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:
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 2017 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 / ARST 3340: –  Intro Printmaking Relief  (3 credit hrs) / Advanced Printmaking (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.

Program Ratings:
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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
Overall quality of the program in relation to expectations: 1 2 3 4
Program Reviews:
Olivia Rachel Austin, Summer 2016 Participant
"It is an adventure of a lifetime!"
Summer 2016 Participant
One of the best ways to visit and learn about any country!
Summer 2016 Participant
My classes were amazing and I learned SO much--but I still felt like I had time to fully experience and enjoy my environment.
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How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
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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