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Language of instruction: English, Italian Minimum GPA: 2.75
Housing: Apartment Area of study: Archaeology, Art history, History, Italian
Program Description:

ALL NEW Fall Semester in Italy

Italian Studies in Arezzo from Antiquity to Modernity


Travel through Sicily, Campania, Lazio, and live in Tuscany


Mission Statement

The program offers a distinctive academic curriculum
in Italy that combines a broad spectrum of disciplines.
Beyond the academics, the program promotes an intensive
cultural experience within the rich social fabric of Italy,
especially in Tuscany.

Program Highlights

• “Grand Tour” 2017: Sicily, Campania, Lazio
• Many study-related site visits including Florence,
Orvieto, Siena, and Venice
• Credit towards a variety of majors, including ATHS,
Business, Engineering, Italian Studies, International
Relations, and Public Health



The Arezzo Program is totally integrated within the academic system of the University of Rochester. It is designed, maintained, administered, and directed by the University of Rochester and its appointed faculty and staff. The University establishes and guarantees the educational standards of the Program itself.

The Program is co-directed by Donatella Stocchi-Perucchio—Associate Professor of Italian in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Rochester, and native of Arezzo—and Donna Logan, Lecturer of English in the Arezzo Branch of the University of Siena, native of the United States, and resident of Arezzo.

Other Features:

The program carries 18 credits. Of the 18 credits one earns, 8 are applicable to the program in Archeology, Technology and Historical Structures.
No prior study of Italian is required—classes are taught in English.
Language instruction is customized to the individual needs of the participants.
Special opportunities are available at the University of Arezzo for students with advanced knowledge of Italian.
Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to apply.
Cost of the Program is virtually equivalent to the cost of one semester spent on campus (tuition plus living expenses). Students who receive UR financial aid may apply it towards the program.

For University of Rochester students only:

Constitutes a full humanities cluster
Fulfills most of the requirements for an Italian minor
Strongly recommended to students who aspire to achieve an individualized Major in Italian Studies


Core Courses

• Monuments of Ancient Italy: History, Structure, Form
• Italian Language and Cultural Competency


• Art, Architecture, and Literature in the Age of Dante
(Art History)
• Italy Through Film (History)
• International Management in the Context of
Contemporary Italy (Business, International Relations,
• Statics (Engineering)
• Statistics (Engineering)
• Why Do We Live Longer in Tuscany? (Public Health)


How do I apply?

The application should be accompanied by a letter of recommendation by a professor or instructor, an official transcript, and an essay of approximately 200 words on the student's reasons for wishing to participate in this program.

Applicants will be interviewed by a selection committee starting in mid-March. Acceptance will be based on the interview, the essay, and student record. Non-University of Rochester students should also enclose an application fee of $20.


Since the program has limited capacity, students will be admitted according to the order in which their applications are received. Applications exceeding the capacity will be put on a waiting list.


The program cost is comparable to a semester at the University of Rochester. Students accepted to the program must sign a letter confirming their intention to participate in the program. (Subsequent withdrawal from the program will result in a $300 fee.) The Arezzo program fee will be billed to all accepted students on a University of Rochester term bill. University of Rochester students should meet as soon as they apply to the program with a representative of the Office of Student Financial Assistance to discuss aid coverage. Non-University of Rochester students are strongly recommended to talk to a financial aid counselor at their home institution. In addition, the University of Rochester's Office of Student Financial Assistance will be happy to help students process consortial agreements so that they may use loans or federal aid towards the cost of this program.

Health Insurance

Students are required to have obligatory health insurance purchased in Italy covering the whole period of their study abroad. Students are strongly recommended to acquire property insurance covering their possessions while overseas. The University of Rochester is not responsible for personal property.

If you’ve been admitted to study at the University of Rochester beginning in January 2018, you may be eligible to apply to the Fall 2017
study abroad program in Arezzo.
--Contact Heidi Kozireski, Education Abroad Arezzo Program coordinator, at 585-275-7532

Scholarship for Fall 2017- UR students only
Apply for the Lisio Scholarship for Italian Studies here
Application deadline: March 25, 2017
For more information, contact Donna Logan, Arezzo
Program Director, at

Authentic, intensive, and unique experiences abroad. Meliora!

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/16/2018 03/23/2018 TBA TBA