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College of A&S - Visions of Italy
Arezzo, Italy; Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy; Siena, 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: Center Housing, Hotel or Guesthouse
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Study Abroad Adviser: Karen Elmore
Study Level: Undergraduate
Program Description:
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Visions of Italy
Program Highlights

Location:  Arezzo, Italy
Faculty Leaders:  David Anderson, English and Wilfred McClay, History/Classics and Letters
Housing:  Hotels, apartments, or OU accommodations in Arezzo, shared with at least one other OU student
Excursions: Rome, Siena, Florence

2018 Dates

June 2     Depart U.S.
June 3     Arrive in Rome
July 1      Check-out of housing in Arezzo
July 2      Date most students will fly home


  • ENGL 4013   Shakespeare in Italy (Anderson)
  • CAS 3900     The Lure of Eden:  American Writers and Artists in Italy, 1760-2000 - 3 credits (McClay)
The program is limited to 24 students to ensure individual attention in the courses.

Program Design

On this new program, students spend time in Rome, Florence and Siena, using the OU Center in the lovely Tuscan city of Arezzo as their base.  Classes will be held Monday through Thursday, although some Fridays may be used for out-of-class activities.  A three-day weekend is open for independent student travel during the program.  Details will be in the 2018 Visions of Italy Information Sheet to be linked here by November 1, 2017. 

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, 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 price for days in Arezzo.

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 Visions Italy Estimated Budget will help students compare programs and to 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.

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

Get Started

When applications are open, an "Apply Now" button shows at the top and 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 03/08/2018
Rolling Admission 06/03/2018 07/01/2018
Summer 2019 02/24/2019 03/11/2019 TBA TBA

** 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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