School in Cortona
Each year, students from all Faculties and disciplines travel to Cortona, Italy and enrol in courses that take advantage of this unique Tuscan location. U of A professors conduct regular classroom lectures (in English) on diverse topics like Renaissance Art, Roman Civilization, Italian language and Political Science.
Instead of studying it in a textbook, students actually travel to see Michelangelo's David. Instead of learning Italian in a lab, the students live it. Studying at the School in Cortona is more than just attending lectures - it's about immersing yourself in a relevant cultural experience.
How does our program differ from other study abroad opportunities?
- The application process is simple.
- There are no transfer credit issues because you will be taking U of A courses registered on Beartracks. Obviously, this means they will also count in your GPA.
- The best part is that you will be earning U of A credit and also studying abroad, something that is especially critical (and sometimes impossible) if you already have transfer credit in your degree.
Good news: the 2014/15 calendar is on the way! In the meantime, you can review the web version below and get a head start on everyone else by applying now. The application forms for 2014/15 are below. View the complete course listings for Spring, Fall and Winter here. New courses for 2014 are PALEO 412, DRAMA 307 and CLASS 380/399.
There are 2 ways for you to apply:
- You can submit your application and/or reference by filling out the PDF versions of the forms (see below) and emailing them to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or printing and delivering them to the Faculty of Arts office (see our address to the right). NOTE: if you email the applications, your signature is not required. However, you must email them from your U of A email account.
- You can fill out and submit the forms found in the printed Calendar.
Check out the links on the left side of the page for more information on application procedures and admission requirements, the history of the program, the course offerings and current photos. Also, check out the updated videos to the right. You can also e-mail us at: email@example.com with any questions you may have, or if you would like a copy of the Calendar mailed to you.
For students interested in additional opportunities in the Spring, there are also several courses offered as part of a classical archaeological field school in Central Italy. Please refer to the link below.
2014/15 Calendar (includes Spring, Fall and Winter terms)
Spring 2014 Application Form
Fall 2014 Application Form
Winter 2015 Application Form
Cortona Archaeological Field School