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College of A&S: Ciao Italia!
Arezzo, Italy
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Italian Program Type: College of Arts & Sciences, Faculty Led, OU in Arezzo
Housing Type: Apartments, Host Family, Hotel or Guesthouse Minimum GPA: 2.5
Study Abroad Adviser: Karen Elmore
Program Description:



Program Highlights

Location:  Rome, Arezzo, Ravenna, Poppi and Florence, Italy
Faculty Leader:  Jason Houston, Professor of Italian Language, Literature and Culture
Housing:  Hotels or apartments, shared with at least one other student
Excursions:  Florence, Ravenna, Poppi
Independent Travel: Open 3-day weekend mid-program


Students will choose one of the following language courses based on their prior language study:
  • ITAL 1225, 2113, 2223, or 3073
  • MLLL 3303 World of Dante:  (Gen-Ed Western Culture)  Taught by Professor Houston.

Program Design

The 2014 Ciao Italia Information Sheet provides more  program details.

Program Requirements

  • 2.5  OU overall GPA at the time of application
  • ITAL 1115 or the equivalent
  • 1 faculty recommendation, submitted electronically
  • Passport valid through six months after return from study abroad (For U.S. passport application, click here.)
Open to all OU students who meet the requirements. Not restricted to Arts and Sciences majors.


  • Shared, multiple-occupancy apartments or hotel rooms
  • Host families, if available -- on a limited, first-come, first-served basis
  • Half board - breakfast and dinner included in price for days in Arezzo

Money Matters

It is each applicant's responsibilty to share information about cost with family members who need to know and understand how the payment system works.

The 2014 Ciao Italia Budget Estimate will help you compare programs and plan for study abroad.  Costs are subject to change based on the currency exchange rate and the number of participants.  All Arts and Sciences study abroad programs require a $200 non-refundable deposit at the time of application.  That is considered the first program payment and is deducted from the program fee.  It is not an application fee.

There are a number of scholarships available for study abroad students.  Below is a partial list to get you started.

Get Started

Click on the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this brochure when it appears after applications are open.  Schedule an appointment with Karen Elmore, College of Arts and Sciences International Programs Coordinator, then attend a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about study abroad.  Both an advising appointment and attendance at Study Abroad 101 are required.

A College of Arts and Sciences Faculty-led Program
Karen L. Elmore, International Programs Coordinator
232 Ellison Hall
Phone: 325-4716
For an advising appointment, go to:

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2014 03/07/2014 
Rolling Admission 05/19/2014 06/28/2014

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.