Program Dates and Application Deadlines

  • Dates: August 27* - November 20, 2019
    • * August 27 is the last possible day to depart US for Italy (August 28 - arrival date).

Program Costs

  • Basic estimated program cost: $9,515* (including the $500 program deposit)
    • * Approximate 2019 Cost. The final program fee is subject to change depending on student enrollment.
    • Students who are not residents of Georgia or do not attend a University System of Georgia University or College pay an additional $250.00
  • Tuition is not included in the program fee. Students generally take 12-15 hours. The cost of the program includes:
    • Program Deposit (due after acceptance to program) - applied towards total program cost
    • International Health Insurance (UGA requirement)
    • Charter bus transportation on all planned field trips and from beginning cities to Cortona, and from Cortona to program ending city
    • Shared hotel accommodations when traveling and dorm in Cortona
    • Breakfast and dinner while traveling with the program group (Breakfast only while in Venice)
    • Dinner 4 days a week while in Cortona
    • Breakfast 7 days a week while in Cortona
    • Program t-shirt!

Tentative Places to Visit

  • Rome
  • Siena
  • Assisi/Perugia
  • Arezzo
  • Florence
  • Orvieto
  • Naples
  • Venice


  • The John D. Kehoe building is the permanent residential facility of the UGA Cortona - Italy Studies Abroad Program
    • Recently renovated with modern conveniences
  • The Kehoe building has multiple-bed dormitory rooms and shared bathrooms.
  • A large courtyard provides students an opportunity to gather outdoors to study, draw or tend to personal chores such as laundry.
  • Downstairs is a large kitchen.
  • There are several common rooms available for studying or reading.
  • Linens are provided and are changed by the staff.


  • All breakfasts are provided on site in Cortona
  • Lunches in Cortona and on field trips will be on your own.
  • Dinners are shared as a group 3 nights a week at Tonino’s Ristorante
    • The 4th dinner is at a restaurant of the student’s choice in Cortona. Vouchers will be provided
  • While traveling:
    • Breakfasts and dinners while in Naples and Rome will be provided
    • Breakfasts and some dinners while in Florence
    • Only breakfast in Venice


UGA Foundation Incentive Scholarship for Study Abroad

  • non-transient, degree-seeking major at the University of Georgia
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Enrolled for at least 10 credit hours during the semester of application
  • Scholarship Deadline for Early Program Admission: November 30, 2018
  • Standard Admission Deadline: March 1, 2019  

FACS Study Abroad Scholarships

  • Deadline is March 1, 2019

For more scholarships, visit the Office of International Education (OIE) website

Classes Offered (all 3 credits)

  • TXMI 4900 Italian Fashion
    • Overrides TXMI 4230
  • TXMI 3010 Fashion: Why is it Meaningful?
  • General Electives:
    • Art History: ARHI 3020 — Renaissance Art; ARHI 2300 — Art History I: Cave Painting to Michelangelo 
  • Program Electives:
    • Ceramics: ARST 2500 — Introduction to Ceramics; ARST 3500 – Intermediate Ceramics
    • Drawing: ARST 2010/3010 — Drawing and Visuality/Advanced Drawing 
    • Jewelry and Metalwork: ARST 2600 — Jewelry and Metals: Design and Construction; ARST 3610 — Intermediate Jewelry 
    • Photography: ARST 2210 — Introduction to Photography and Image Culture 

We will work with you to make sure that you complete 12 credits which apply to your program of study.