Study Abroad

School in Cortona

Each year, students from all Faculties and disciplines travel to Cortona, Italy and enrol in courses that take advantage of this unique Tuscan location. UAlberta professors conduct regular classroom lectures in English on diverse topics like Renaissance Art, Roman Civilization and Political Science.

Instead of studying it in a textbook, students actually travel to see Michelangelo's David. Instead of reading about architecture of the sixteenth century, students live in a converted monastery dating back to the 1500s. Studying at the School in Cortona is more than just attending lectures - it's about immersing yourself in a cultural experience.

How does our program differ from other study abroad opportunities?

  • There are no transfer credit issues because you will be taking UAlberta courses registered on Beartracks. Obviously, this means they will also count in your GPA.
  • The best part is that you will be earning UAlberta credit and also studying abroad, something that is especially critical (and sometimes impossible) if you already have transfer credit in your degree.

Apply today (link to application form)

Check out the links on the left side of the page for more information on the history of the program, the current course offerings, field trips, photos and see what past participants have to say about the program! You can also e-mail us at: with any questions you may have.


Contact Information

In Edmonton: 

U of A School in Cortona 
c/o Faculty of Arts 
Humanities Centre 
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E5 

Telephone: 780-492-4295
or toll-free: 1-888-533-5735            
Fax: 780-492-6325
In Cortona: 

U of A School in Cortona 
Via Guelfa 40, St. Agostino 
52044 Cortona (Arezzo) 

Telephone: 011-39-0575-1645225
Fax: 011-39-0575-630-227