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. 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.

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:, 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.

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: with any questions you may have, or if you would like a copy of the Calendar mailed to you.


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