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  • Locations: Arezzo, Italy; Cortona, Italy; Florence, Italy; Pisa, Italy; Rome, Italy; Siena, Italy; Venice, Italy
  • Program Terms: Spring
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  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 04/20/2018 05/04/2018 01/31/2019 04/26/2019

Early Admission Deadline: April 20, 2018

Early Admission Notifications: May 4, 2018

Standard Admission Deadline: October 12, 2018

Standard Admission Notifications: October 19, 2018

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: 12
Maximum number of credit hours: 15 Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.50 or above
Number of Student Participants: 21-40 students 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.

Spring 2019 Course Offerings: (12 – 16 credit hours)
(Please Note: Classes are tentative and are subject to change based on enrollment numbers.)

*Required: All Spring Program participants will take the mandatory Art History course and 3-4 additional courses (12 - 16 credit hours)*

Art History:
ARHI 3020 – Renaissance Art History (3 credit hrs) 
ARHI 2400 – Art History II: Baroque to Modern (3 credit hrs) 

ARST 2100 – Introduction to Painting and Visuality (3 credit hrs)
ARST 2110 – Intermediate Painting (3 credit hrs)

ARST 2500 – Introduction to Ceramics (3 credit hrs)
ARST 3500 – Intermediate Ceramics (3 credit hrs)

ARST 2210 – Introduction to Photography and Image Culture (3 credit hrs)

*Core Cortona (*Spring ONLY):       
1)  ARHI 2400 – Art History II: Baroque to Modern (3 credit hrs)                                   
2)  WMST 2010 – Introduction to Women’s Studies (3 credit hrs)            
3)  ARST 2210 – Introduction to Photography and Image Culture (3 credit hrs)            

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

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Program Reviews:
Shelby Burkhardt, Spring 2016 Participant
Just go. Let go of any doubts you may have because this is an amazing program that is run extremely well. If I had the opportunity to go to Cortona again on this program again I would drop anything in a heartbeat. Just go, you will never regret it.

Spring 2016 Participant
I always felt safe when travelling with the group, and liked that the program encouraged people to travel together and never alone.

Amy Louise Morgan, Spring 2016 Participant
The Cortona program really excels in this area since it is in a small town.

Travelling in small groups made me more confident in travelling on my own in a foreign country. I also understand a lot more about public transportation. I've made friends from other states in the US, as well as those in Italy. And it's a great feeling.
     — Zoey Wilson, Spring 2016
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