Students at UA Orvieto earn U of A direct credit through the broad variety of courses offered, taught by both UArizona and Italian faculty, which includes Classics, Communication and Food Studies. All majors are welcome to apply! Students also participate in visits to various sites, museum visits, and several activities throughout the semester. Students from all majors are welcome in all courses--typical pre-requisites are not required at UA Orvieto due to the interconnected nature of the program. Available courses are listed below.
Program Type: Arizona Abroad
Credit Type: UA Direct Credit
Terms Available: Fall, Spring
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate, UA and Non-UA Students
Language of Instruction: English
Application Deadline: Spring: Oct. 25, Fall: Apr. 1
Coordinator: Dafne Johnson
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UA Orvieto offers direct University of Arizona credit for a handful of carefully chosen courses. Courses are available to satisfy general education requirements for all students as well as major and minor courses for available programs. Reach out to your academic advisor to learn how UA Orvieto courses can help satisfy your degree requirements and refer to the documents below to learn about preapproved UA Orvieto global track.Classics at UA Orvieto (1.15 MB) Communication at UA Orvieto (1.15 MB) Communication and eSociety Double Major at UA Orvieto (1.18 MB) eSociety at UA Orvieto (1.15 MB) Food Studies at UA Orvieto (978.12 KB) Popular Minors for Journalism Students at UA Orvieto (1.16 MB) Public Relations at UA Orvieto (1.15 MB)
Why study abroad in Orvieto?
The town of Orvieto is located in central Italy, in Umbria, the region known as "the green heart of Italy". It stands high on a tufa plateau with cliff walls falling sheer to the valley below.
Considered by many travelers to be one of the world's most beautiful towns, Orvieto combines Italian small town friendliness and atmosphere with the beauty of the Umbrian countryside. It is also one of the great centers for Italian art and archaeology. Surrounded by treasures from the Etruscan period, Gothic era, the Renaissance and the 19th century, the student has the entire town as a living classroom.
Read more about Orvieto and explore the gallery of photos on the Arizona in Orvieto website.
Orvieto is an ideal location to visit the most important cities and sites in Italy, being approximately one hour away from Rome by train, and a little over two hours from Florence.
Full-day field trips may be organized, depending on the interest for the scheduled courses, to:
Tivoli (where we’ll visit Hadrian's Villa, the astonishing architectural project of the Emperor Hadrian, and Villa d'Este, a Renaissance villa famous worldwide for its beautiful gardens and fountains)
Siena and the Val d’Orcia region
Guided visits to:
Orvieto Cathedral and St. Brizio’s Chapel
Archaeological sites in the Orvieto area
Museums in Orvieto
"Orvieto Underground", a special guided tour to the hidden, underground section of the town
Cultural excursions and activities:
Visit to an oil mill (Fall semester)
Visit to a local artisan workshops
The field trips destinations and cultural activities may vary according to the season and courses offered.
Students live in nice, fully furnished apartments, all located in the historical district in Orvieto and within walking distance from the school. Generally, an apartment with two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and living room, is shared by four students (no co-ed housing). Housing costs are included in the program fee, and they will also cover all expenses (water, gas, electricity bills), sheets and towels (changed once a week), and a weekly cleaning of the apartment. In most cases, students will be able to use a washing machine for about 2,50 Euros. A refundable deposit of Euro 100 will be requested upon arrival.
- Arrive: Jan. 23, 2022
- Depart: Apr. 21, 2022
- $50 Study Abroad Application Fee
- Mandatory Geo Blue International Health Insurance at a rate of $3 a day (approximately $360 a semester)
- You pay UA Tuition & Fees to study abroad and receive all of the financial aid you use on main campus
- Housing costs $1,000 per semester at UA Orvieto
- Other estimated costs include but not limited to transportation (air & local), visa, meals, books and supplies
- UA Study Abroad scholarships are available based on eligibility
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