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A unique interdisciplinary study abroad program

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A unique interdisciplinary study abroad program

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A unique interdisciplinary study abroad program

2023 Dates

  • Application Deadline: October 15, 2022
  • Program Session: January 30 - April 28, 2023

Where is Arezzo?

Map of Tuscany

Did you know?

The Arnold Lisio ’56, ’60M (MD) and Anne Moore Lisio Italian Studies Program supports a variety of departments and programs that enhance your understanding and appreciation for the language, art, culture, and history of Italy.

If you've been admitted to study at Rochester beginning in January you can apply to the Spring program in Arezzo. Contact Education Abroad for more information.

Program applicants are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Center for Education Abroad to learn more about the application process.

Arezzo program welcomes new assistant director!

The Arezzo Lisio Italian Studies Program welcomes new Assistant Director Jennifer Barsamian. As a University student, Barsamian ‘97 attended the Arezzo program in its inaugural year. She hadn’t yet declared a major but was taking an Italian language class and a class on Dante’s Inferno with Professor Donatella Stocchi Perucchio, who was starting the Arezzo program. Barsamian was encouraged to apply and the rest, she says, is history!

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Arezzo and Procida: places of learning

Arezzo Program director, Donna Logan, takes a short walking tour around Arezzo, the charming city in Tuscany where the University of Rochester has been running its only faculty-led, semester program since the early 1990s. She continues with a glance at students on the island of Procida, Italy’s Capital of Culture 2022, where she directs a four-week experiential learning program in the late spring.

Arezzo Highlights

This short film documents the 2019 Education Abroad Program in Arezzo, Italy. The program is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Rochester.

Numerous course-related study visits to cities and towns of northern, central, and southern Italy supplement the coursework. Venice, Florence, Perugia, Assisi, Pisa, Siena, Rome, and Naples are among the destinations.

An aerial view of an Arezzo neighborhood.

About the City

Discover Arezzo

Located at the heart of Tuscany, the Arezzo is a forty-five minute train ride from Florence. It's easy to take day trips to many other important cultural and artistic sites while at the same time it's pleasant to return in the evening and enjoy the homey atmosphere of Arezzo—rarely matched by larger cities.

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About the Region

Experience Italy in the Tuscany Region

Nestled in Tuscany, a region known as the heart of all things Renaissance, Arezzo is one of the most attractive cities in central Italy. Rich in history and intellectual and artistic tradition. A modern, dynamic, and welcoming city in which your encounter with the Italian language and culture will be authentic, fulfilling, and unforgettable.

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Students and faculty in front of the Colosseum.

Grand Tour

Monuments of Ancient Italy

A signature of our semester in Italy is a magnificent Grand Tour of some of most spectacular archaeological sites of Roman and Greek life in southern Italy. Rome, Ostia, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae, and Paestum—we experience the life of these Roman cities while carefully exploring its technology.

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Want more information about Italian Studies in Tuscany? Contact Education Abroad.