CEA - Italy

CEA - Italy
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd Date
Academic YearApril 15late Augustearly May
FallApril 15late Augustmid December
SpringOctober 15mid Januaryearly May
Program Information
  • GPA
  • Varies
  • Language of Instruction
  • English, Italian
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • Class Eligibility
  • Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Apartment, Homestay
  • Program Type
  • Third-party provider
Program Overview

CEA is a University of Arizona affiliated third-party provider. This affiliation makes it possible for students to attend any CEA program without taking a leave of absence from UA. Within Italy, you can choose from programs in Rome and Florence.

*** Please Note: Deadline dates differ based on city and program, please check CEA's website for specific date of your program.

Application Information

Students who intend to study abroad on a CEA program should meet with their UA Study Abroad Coordinator at least once before completing the application process.  CEA also has program advisors available to answer any CEA or program specific questions. Students applying to CEA programs must complete both the CEA program specific application on their webpage and the general UA Study Abroad application.


Registration & Transcripts

Choosing CEA means that you will stay active within the UA system during your study abroad program and can use UA financial aid (loans and grants) on the program. You will NOT need to take a leave of absence if studying on this program. 

To ensure credits will transfer to the UA, CEA students must request a School of Record transcript and have CEA send this transcript directly to UA Study Abroad at the end of their program.


CEA offers programs within both Rome and Florence, Italy. Use the links below to visit each location's page and view the course opportunities available.



Housing Information

Depending on your specific program, there will be either only an apartment option or an apartment or homestay. Here are general definitions of the housing options you will encounter on CEA's Italy programs.

Apartment: Often the most affordable option, the apartment allows students additional privacy, some perks of the homestay like linens and a washer as well as the ability to cook for themselves. 

Homestay: Live with a local Italian family and enjoy meals prepared by them several days a week. This is a great way to learn local customs and traditions while practicing your Italian language abilities.

Program Costs

To answer this question, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the CEA program finder. To the left of the page under "FILTERS" click "Destinations" and check off options in Italy ("Italy - Florence" and "Italy - Rome").
  2. Looking over the available programs, find programs you are interested in and click on "See Details".
  3. In the upper left of the page select the correct session you plan to enroll in under "Available Sessions".
  4. Next, find the "Budget & Calendar" tab in-between the "Courses" and "FAQ" tabs and click on it.
  5. Under the Sample Budget's "low-cost" and "high-cost" columns, listed are the program's estimated expenses.
  6. Last, account for the "Study Abroad Fee", which is $600 for a summer program and $1,500 for a semester program.
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