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College of Business- Marketing or SCM Semester Abroad
Arezzo, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
College Sponsored, OU in Arezzo, OU Study Center
OU Sponsoring College:
Michael F. Price College of Business
Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
Global Business Experience

Deadline for the Spring 2018 Program and Scholarship Applications is September 29

 
Enjoy Italy's artistic and cultural heritage by visiting Rome and Florence and by spending a semester in magnificent Arezzo.  Students enrolled in this PCB study abroad program will have the opportunity to a visit the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican museum, the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, explore the delicious Italian cuisine and even learn how to make pasta!  Classes will take place at the University of Oklahoma Arezzo Campus. Arezzo is an ancient yet vibrant town nestled in the hills of Tuscany. The city offers easy access to cultural and economic centers such as Florence, Rome, and Siena. These bustling cities are close enough to visit in a day yet far enough away to preserve Arezzo's Tuscan ambiance. Arezzo and the surrounding area is the birthplace of renowned artists, poets and musicians such as Michelangelo, Petrarch, and Guido Monaco.  Fans of the Academy Award winning film Life is Beautiful might recognize Arezzo's medieval tower homes and Renaissance churches. The modern region of Arezzo is home to 36,000 companies (1 company for every 10 inhabitants), an entrepreneurial rate that is among the highest in Italy. 

Arezzo Program Highlights
  • Location: Arezzo is a medieval town located in the Italian region of Tuscany and home to OU's first permanent international study center. Florence, Siena and Rome are only a short train or bus ride away. With its manageable size, friendly people and many events and festivities throughout the year, this beautiful town is the ideal home base for all OU students looking for a diverse and culturally enriching experience overseas!
  • Housing: OUA students will live at the Santa Chiara Monastery Residential Learning facility or in homestays.
  • Academics: OUA students will take OU courses taught by OU professors at OU's Italian Study Center in Arezzo.
  • Cost: A semester in Arezzo is comparable to one at OU’s Norman campus. 

Program Requirements

In addition to meeting the study abroad eligibility requirements, students must also have:
 
  • At least a 2.75 OU and Combined GPA; good academic and student conduct standing
  • Meeting with Academic Advisor
  • Passport (valid through six months after return from study abroad)
  • No prior language skills needed
  • A declared Marketing or Supply Chain Management
  • Have already received Business Candidacy
  • Students must attend all Study Abroad program-specific meetings/orientations.
Location and History
 
At OU's Italian Study Center, students can immerse themselves in the rich Italian culture and gain knowledge of the language while taking a variety of OU credit-bearing classes. Classes offered in Arezzo are taught by OU professors and staff and are open to both students who have previously studied Italian and those who have no Italian language experience. The location of this signature program in the town of Arezzo gives OU students the chance to enjoy learning in a lovely town, untouched by mass tourism. Arezzo is the perfect place to live the Italian lifestyle and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere while studying and spending time abroad with fellow OUA students.
 
OU's Study Center consists of the Santa Chiara Monastery Residential Learning Center and the San Francesco Classroom Annex. Both of these facilities are located within the historic center of Arezzo and provide spaces where students attend classes, work and collaborate in computer labs, relax and socialize in lounge areas and prepare basic meals in a communal kitchen. The Santa Chiara Monastery houses OUA students in addition to the Faculty-in-Residence, an OU professor who moves to OUA for a year to teach classes and develop culture and social programming for students.  The residential site is also home to two on-site Student Affairs staff and administrative offices. The San Francesco Classroom Annex contains a great hall, several classrooms, a communal kitchen, lounge areas and several offices. 
 
Housing 
 
OUA students have the opportunity to live in the brand new OUA Santa Chiara Monastery Residential Learning Center. The 13th-century structure has been beautifully restored and consists of several classrooms, residence hall bedrooms, laundry facilities and a lovely garden where students can enjoy the Tuscan scenery. The Santa Chiara Monastery Residential Learning Center is located in the historic center of Arezzo close to cafes, shops and restaurants. Students also have the option to improve their Italian skills by living with a local homestay family.
 
Academic Calendar
 
OUA offers Fall, Spring, Summer and yearlong programs! OUA program dates are nearly the same as those on the OU academic calendar for the Norman Campus, though small deviations may occur to arrange for better arrival or departure times.

Academic Overview
 
Since OUA is the University of Oklahoma’s Italian Study Center, there is no need to transfer international credits – it is like taking classes in Norman! OUA offers a variety of OU coursework that is intended for a general student audience and taught by OU professors. Many OUA courses are approved to count as General Education credits that apply to many different majors. All courses will be graded on an A-F scale and will be factored into the student's GPA.
 
Like all OU students abroad, OUA participants are expected to enroll in 12-15 credit hours per semester. Independent Study and/or online courses can be taken on top of the on-site minimum enrollment of 12 credit hours.

Dates: January 16-May 11, 2018

Courses
Marketing Major
MKT 3053 “Marketing Research”
MKT 3223 “Logistics Management”
MKT 3323 Purchasing and Buyer Behavior”
MKT 4123 "Negotiation and Selling"
B AD 3700 “Internship”
Upper division“Italian Culture”

Supply Chain Management Major
SCM 3223 “Logistics Management"
SCM 3323 “Purchasing and Buyer Behavior”
SCM 4123 “Negotiation and Selling"
B AD 3700 “Internship”
Upper division“Italian Culture"

Marketing Minor
MKT 3053 “Marketing Research”
MKT 3223 “Logistics Management”
MKT 3323 Purchasing and Buyer Behavior”
MKT 4123 "Negotiation and Selling"
Upper division“Italian Culture”
 
Program Cost: Spring 2018 cost: Click Here

INCLUDED in the program cost:
Housing
10 Meals per week
Study abroad orientation
Program organized cultural and business trips (e.g., transportation, museum entry fees, guided tours, etc.). 
International Health Insurance

NOT INCLUDED in the program cost:
OU tuition and some fees  
$50 Study Abroad application fee
Roundtrip airfare to the country of destination
Miscellaneous personal expenses 
Visa fees
 
Airfare to and from the country of destination – $1,300. This is an estimate; the actual price can vary depending on the carrier and timing of ticket purchase. Transportation must be arranged by the student. Late arrival or early departure is not permitted due to the nature of the study abroad program.

 
Payment Schedule
 All payments related to the program cost are made directly to Emily Kuenzi in Price Hall 1036, during office hours. Tuition and fees will be charged to your OU bursar’s account.
 
Deposit with the application: $500

First payment TBD and second payment TBD. For more information related to payments and refund policy please visit price.ou.edu/studyabroad or contact Emily Kuenzi at ekuenzi@ou.edu

Funding and Scholarship Information

Students can apply for one of the PCB scholarships as well as the University of Oklahoma President’s International Travel Fellowship (i.e., the PITF). The scholarship awards are not mutually exclusive; both of these scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information on financial aid opportunities and to access the scholarship applications, visit: price.ou.edu/studyabroad and go to Scholarship Information

There are a number of scholarships available for study abroad students. Below is a partial list:  
City Map
 
The map below shows the location of the Santa Chiara Monastery Residential Learning Center and the San Francesco Classroom Annex in the historic heart of Arezzo. Click on the map for a larger version on Arezzo's tourist portal.
Arezzo Map
 

Get Started

Start by attending a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about study abroad as well as next next steps. Then, schedule an appointment with Kaydee Dyer to move on to Phase 2! 
 
Questions

Contact: Ana Bolino at abolino@ou.edu or Emily Kuenzi at ekuenzi@ou.edu

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 12/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission 01/16/2018 05/11/2018

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
 
This program is currently not accepting applications.