University of Georgia: Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy

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Since 1970, the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy has been a leader in international arts education. This Program provides a challenging opportunity for the serious art student who wishes to combine international trave... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.4
Based on 24 Reviews
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April 16, 2019 Life Changing
I gained a lot of life skills during the trip. i learned independence, how to do things on my own. I broke out of my comfort zone, and i taught me the beauty of travel.Very worthwhile. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
March 07, 2019 It Was Fantastic
What I gained from my study abroad is that I want to see more of the world and experience new foods and cultures. The experience was definitely worthwhile - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I gained a greater appreciation for Italian Renaissance art I did not have before. I think is was worthwhile because I was introduced to a different style of art I did not consider before. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I gained knowledge on Italian culture. was worth while. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
It was definitely worth it! I learned a lot and lost weight. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
YES. I grew up a lot, and it was a forced independence that I really value that helped me grow. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned to broaden my horizons and branch out to try something new every day - University of Hartford View Entire Review
January 10, 2019 Another Life
I learned so much about Italian history and art. It was definitely worth it. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned how to be on my owe and more independent, it was very much worthwhile. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
January 05, 2019 Life Changing
Cheesy but true -it expanded my horizons Nice to unplug and create art that was directly influenced by my surroundings Learned to go with the flow Unique experience living in a small town, the group felt like a big family The program was prepared and the amount of planning put into everything made the experience that much g... - University of Hartford View Entire Review
January 04, 2019 Italy!
I learned about the different ways that people live. It gave me a more rounded perspective on people worldwide. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned different artistic skills, I learned important life lessons, and I learned that I can’t live without my family and friends for more than four weeks - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Independence - yes it was. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Learning about food, wine, painting in the landscape. Unmatched art history experience. Learning cultural differences. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
It was totally worthwhile. I learned a new language, I made new friends (both local Italians and fellow Americans), I expanded my taste palette, and I got to see works of art that I've dreamt about seeing since I was little. I am now a better artist and more wholesome person. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
January 25, 2019 Advancing Abroad
I gained a new insight on another culture and their values. I was able to compare it to my life in America and think about the opportunities/possibilities of how I am able to live my life as well. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned how to be a lot more independent and my communication skills improved. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
January 17, 2019 La Vita Bella
It was definitely worth it! I made a lot of memories and friends of both locals and other university students. I learned a lot from my classes abroad and made a lot of great artwork thanks to the teachers in the program! - University of Hartford View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I was able to experience new places and a culture that was so different from home. The program administration and teachers made me feel so comfortable and pushed me not only in my art, but to emerge myself in the culture and language - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Learned how to budget in a foreign country - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Aside from the overwhelming amount of art history I have now acquired thanks to excursions and museum tours led by an extraordinary art historian, I feel as though I have grown as a person and as an artist. This trip has changed me for the better and widened my global perspective, so it was absolutely worthwhile. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
It was. It was deffinitvely eye opening and how different america is from italy. Italy is so much more conscientious of how much they waste and their resources. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
January 04, 2019 A Home Away From Home
My artistic ability grew as well as my independence. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
It was worthwhile I learned a lot of useful life skills while abroad. My skills as an artist also improved. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
January 01, 2016 New Experiences
Differences in culture, similarities between Spanish and Italian that helped me learn Italian better since I had taken 4 years of Spanish in high school, a new mindset, gained new skills in fine arts such as ceramics and jewelry/metals - University of Hartford View Entire Review

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Since 1970, the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy has been a leader in international arts education. This Program provides a challenging opportunity for the serious art student who wishes to combine international travel with an intensive studio and classroom experience. The medieval hilltown of Cortona offers a rich historical environment where students can easily integrate with the lifestyle of a typical Italian community.

With a variety of art history, studio art, and cultural classes year round, the Cortona Program continues a tradition of excellence unmatched by any other program in the nation.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Digital Arts
  • Design and Applied Arts
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
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