Experience Italy and the Tuscany Region
The University of Rochester offers a semester-long study program in Arezzo, one of the most attractive cities in central Italy. Rich in history and intellectual and artistic tradition, Arezzo is a modern, dynamic, and welcoming city in which your encounter with the Italian language and culture will be authentic, fulfilling, and unforgettable.
The Arezzo Program provides students with an authentic and intensive experience of Italian language and culture achieved through academic courses, full immersion in community life, cultural activities, and study related travel. A four-course curriculum including Italian language, history, art history, history of science and applied science, engineering, literature, and cultural studies fosters learning across departmental and disciplinary boundaries and privileges a contextual and interactive approach.
Along with traditional classroom instruction, a good portion of the teaching in the Arezzo Program takes place on location: before a painting in a museum or a monument inside a church, in a Roman archeological site, in an observatory, in a medieval castle, in a Renaissance palace, or in an urban or natural setting, as the subject matter requires. The Art History course in particular capitalizes on the enormous artistic patrimony of Arezzo.
The Program is co-directed by Donatella Stocchi-Perucchio—Associate Professor of Italian in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Rochester, and native of Arezzo—and Donna Logan, Lecturer of English in the Arezzo Branch of the University of Siena, native of the United States, and resident of Arezzo.