Each year, students from all Faculties and disciplines travel to Cortona, Italy and enrol in courses that take advantage of this unique Tuscan location. U of A professors conduct regular classroom lectures (in English) on diverse topics like Renaissance Art, Roman Civilization, Italian language and Political Science.
Instead of studying it in a textbook, students actually travel to see Michelangelo's David. Instead of learning Italian in a lab, the students live it. Studying at the School in Cortona is more than just attending lectures - it's about immersing yourself in a relevant cultural experience.
How does our program differ from other study abroad opportunities?
The application process is simple.
There are no transfer credit issues because you will be taking U of A courses registered on Beartracks. Obviously, this means they will also count in your GPA.
- The best part is that you will be earning U of A credit and also studying abroad, something that is especially critical (and sometimes impossible) if you already have transfer credit in your degree.
Good news: the 2014/15 calendar is here! There are 2 ways for you to apply:
You can submit your application and/or reference by filling out the PDF versions of the forms (see below) and emailing them to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or printing and delivering them to the Faculty of Arts office (see our address to the right). NOTE: if you email the applications, your signature is not required. However, you must email them from your U of A email account.
- You can fill out and submit the forms found in the printed Calendar.
More good news: we have managed to secure a travel award of $1,250 for all students who choose to attend in the Fall term. If you are interested in either the Spring or Winter term, you can still apply for individual funding. Click here for more details!
Check out the links on the left side of the page for more information on application procedures and admission requirements, the history of the program, the course offerings and current photos. You can also e-mail us at: email@example.com with any questions you may have, or if you would like a copy of the Calendar mailed to you.
For students interested in additional opportunities in the Spring, there are also several courses offered as part of a classical archaeological field school in Central Italy. Please refer to the link below.
New for the Spring 2014 cohort! Please see below for a link to instructions for the bus pick up and orientation sessions on the 3rd of May!
U of A School in Cortona
Faculty of Arts
6-5 Humanities Centre
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E5
or toll-free: 1-888-533-5735
U of A School in Cortona
Via Guelfa 40, St. Agostino
52044 Cortona (Arezzo)