Cortona, Italy (University of Georgia) - (Open to art/art history majors/minors only)

Situated in Cortona, a small, safe Tuscan town with numerous cultural activities, this program sponsored by the University of Georgia provides a challenging opportunity for the serious student who wishes to combine international travel with an intensive period of studio and classroom work. A 32-year tradition of goodwill and respect exists between Cortona and the University, and the town provides a rich, historical environment where students can easily merge with the normal lifestyle of a typical Italian community. Cortona Homepage

SACI, Florence, Italy (Studio Art Centers International) - (Open to art/art history majors/minors only)

Located in the center of Florence, 50 yards from the central market, 100 yards from the Duomo, and 80 yards from the Medici church of San Lorenzo, the school provides a focused studio art studies program of depth and seriousness of challenge at undergraduate and graduate U.S. university levels. The studio disciplines are to be complemented by courses in the humanities since SACI is convinced that undertaking courses in both areas is essential in the formation of the artist. Designed for US undergraduates and independent students, this program provides an in-depth study abroad opportunity. A wide variety of academic and studio subjects are offered, many at multiple levels. SACI Homepage

Gordon in Orvieto, Orvieto, Italy (Gordon College) (Open to all majors)

The Gordon College semester in Italy exists to provide contemporary American students — whose lives are lived largely after or without “tradition” — with a vivid experience of tradition in art, spirituality, worship, and civic life. While living and studying in the convent of San Lodovico students will experience the slower and simpler rhythms of life in a way that provides time for serious conversation, an experience of traditional liturgies and civic celebrations, and a closer relationship to the land. Living in the midst of vineyards and olive groves and trading the automobile for the foot, young artists of Christian faith will be encouraged to to experiment with methods of learning different from the conventions of modern university education by taking an interdisciplinary approach to the study of art, art history, history and theology. Gordon in Orvieto Homepage