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College of A&S - Italy: War and Fascism
Arezzo, Italy; Florence, Italy; Padua, Italy; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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OU Sponsoring College:
College of Arts & Sciences
Language of Instruction: English Housing Type: Apartments, Hotel or Guesthouse, Student Dormitories
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Study Abroad Adviser: Karen Elmore
Study Level: Undergraduate
Program Description:
Program Description:

Italy War and Fascism


Program Highlights

Location:  Arezzo, Italy
Faculty Leaders:  Jane Wickersham and Melissa Stockdale, Department of History
Housing:  Hotels, apartments, or OU accommodations in Arezzo, shared with at least one other OU student
Excursions: Rome, Padua, Venice, Florence, Asiago


July 1     Depart U.S.
July 2     Arrive in Rome
July 31    Program ends; check out of hotel in Padua


  • HIST 3120   War and Fascism in the Italian "Nation" - 3 credits (Wickersham) (Gen Ed Western Civilization)
  • HIST 3153   The Great War 1914 - 1918 (Stockdale)  (Gen Ed Western Civilization)
The program is limited to 24 students to ensure individual attention in the courses.

Program Design

Students begin the program with time in Rome, then travel by train to the lovely Tuscan city of Arezzo, the base for the most of the program.  On-site support is provided by the OU in Arezzo staff, who arrange the day trips and provide orientation for all program participants. Travel to Florence, Padua and Venice is included in the program design.  There is a guaranteed open three-day weekend for independent travel built into the program.  Details are in the 2018 War and Fascism Information Sheet.

Program Requirements
  • 2.5 OU cumulative GPA at the time of application
  • Passport valid through six months after return from study abroad or a receipt from a recent passport application (U.S. Passport Application)
  • One faculty recommendation, to be submitted electronically as part of the application process
  • Attendance at a Study Abroad 101 session
Open to all OU students who meet the requirements. Not restricted to Arts and Sciences majors.


  • Shared occupancy hotel rooms, apartments or OU accommodations in Arezzo, shared with at least one other program participant
  • Half board - breakfast and dinner included in program cost for days in Arezzo; breakfasts only in Rome and Padua
Participants receive dinner meal vouchers that can be used in a variety of Arezzo restaurants. Breakfast is at a hotel or OU accommodations.

Money Matters

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

The 2018 Italy War Fascism Estimated Budget will help students compare programs and plan for study abroad. It will be linked here by November 15, 2017.  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.  This is not an application fee, and is deducted from the program payment due if accepted.  If not accepted, the amount is refunded.  Instructions on how to pay deposits and fees is included in the application materials.

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

Get Started

Click on an "Apply Now" button at the top or bottom of this brochure.   Be sure to schedule an appointment with Karen Elmore, Director, College of Arts and Sciences International Programs and attend a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about study abroad.  Both are required.

A College of Arts and Sciences Faculty-led Program
Karen L. Elmore, Director
Arts and Sciences International Programs
210 Ellison Hall
Phone: 325-4716
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/25/2018
Rolling Admission 07/02/2018 07/31/2018
Summer 2019 02/24/2019 03/11/2019 TBA TBA

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