The Arizona in Italy program is one of the few programs in Italy which enables Classics and Archaeology students to focus on classical studies, Roman and Etruscan archaeology and art, and archaeological excavations. Please see the Arizona in Orvieto website for the most current course listings. Students participate in numerous field trips and museum visits throughout the semester and term which include visits to sites such as Tarquinia, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Florence, Assisi, and Siena to name a few.
The curriculum is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Students from all majors are welcome to attend. Classes are direct UA credit and can satisfy the foreign language requirement as well as Tier II general education credits. Please note: Semester students can take up to 13 units.
Arizona in Italy is sponsored by the Comune of Orvieto (Enrico Pietrangeli, Assessore alla Cultura), and the Fondazione Centro Studi Città di Orvieto (Stefano Talamoni, Director).
Faculty: Dr. David Soren, a University of Arizona Regents Professor of Classics and Anthropology, is a renowned Classical archaeologist and the founder and director of the Arizona in Italy program. He founded the program in 2002, with partners Dr. Alba Frascarelli and Dr. Claudio Bizzarri, Italian experts in Etruscan and Roman archaeology.