Arizona in Orvieto is one of the most popular study abroad programs in the beautiful, quaint town of Orvieto, located just one hour from Rome. Students earn U of A direct credit through the broad variety of courses offered, taught by both UA and Italian faculty, which includes Archaeology, Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, Astronomy, Classics, Communication, English, Italian, Photojournalism, & Studio Art.
Arizona in Orvieto
Arizona in Orvieto
Program Type: UA Faculty-led
Credit Type: UA Direct Credit
Level of Study: Graduate, Undergraduate
Class Eligibility: Freshman, Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Open To: UA and Non-UA Students
Language of Instruction: English, Italian
Explore Arizona in Orvieto
The Arizona in Orvieto 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 various sites. Students from all majors are welcome to attend.
Spring 2021 (Applications now open!)
Jan. 23- Apr.19, 2021
Students can select to enroll in 4 courses for a maximum of 12 credits. All classes are direct UA credit and taught by local instructors who live in Orvieto.
Courses offered (3 credits each):
CLAS 300- Art and the Classical Ideal (Gen. Ed.: Tier II Humanities)
COMM 496z- Special Topics: Intercultural Competence
COMM 403- Theories of Small Group Communication
COMM 393- Internship
ITAL 496a- Special Topics: Food, Wine and Italian Culture
ITAL 393- Internship
May 21- Jun. 27, 2021
More information coming soon!
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 galley 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.
A 2-day trip will be organized and all costs (transportation, admissions to sites/museums, lodging and some meals) will be included in the program fee.
Full-day optional excursions 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.
There is also a homestay option for students in the Summer term who are interested in living with an Italian family. Please indicate this on your application.
- Students who receive the Pell Grant may qualify for the Gilman Scholarship is a national study abroad scholarship sponsored by the Department of State. Many UA students have received the Gilman Scholarship!
- The Fund For Education Abroad is another national study abroad scholarship that is a great opportunity- if you are eligible, be sure to apply!
- Although it is not exhaustive, our office has put together a list of study abroad scholarships & we have compiled them into a database. Please visit our Scholarship Tracker to view the available scholarships. Do not forget that Scholarship Universe also is another great resource!
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