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Summer Study in Verona — May 11–June 16, 2018

Verona is the perfect city to study Italian and enjoy the Italian culture. It’s a perfect synthesis of everything that makes Italy famous all over the world: art, history, beauty, nature and gastronomy.

It’s a medium-sized city, safe and out of mass tourism, therefore students can practice intensely Italian language and have an authentic experience of the Italian culture. It’s easy to move within the city center thanks to the numerous bikeways.

Firenze, Padua, Venice, Mantua and many other beautiful cities are less than two hours away from Verona. Garda Lake, the largest lake in Italy, is just 30 minutes away, and it’s the ideal place for those who love nature, fun and sports.

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Students will register for 2 units of credit from the following courses:

  • ITAL 121 Intensive Elementary Italian (2 units)
  • ITAL 221 Intensive Intermediate Italian (2 units)
  • 2 additional 300-level ITAL classes (1 unit each, TBA)

Students will study in small classes, possibly with students from other European countries, and will be taught by faculty from the University of Macerata. Classes will be held Monday-Friday.

What's Included
  • Weekly lessons of Italian culture
  • Afternoon excursions in the city or surrounding areas
  • Weekend hiking trip to the mountains
  • Themed events
  • Farewell dinner

Students will live with a host family, within easy walking distance of the school or via a short bus ride.


Two orientation sessions will be held in March and April during the Spring semester. During these sessions, participants will meet the group leader and learn more details about the program. Attendance at both sessions is mandatory.

Application, Timeline & Fees

Application & Deposit: $300 nonrefundable deposit with application

  • Application DeadlineExtended to February 24!
  • 1st Payment: March 17
  • Final Payment: April 17

Cost: Approximately $6,150 (not including round-trip airfare to/from Italy)

Submit payments in the Student Accounts office (payable to University of Richmond, designated Italy Study Abroad).

Scholarship: UR students are eligible to apply for the Holt Summer Study Abroad Scholarship. Selected recipients will receive approximately $2,000 toward the cost of an approved UR Summer Study Abroad program.

Director, Italian Language Program
Italian Folklore
Application Information

All interested students, both UR and non-Richmond, may apply online using Gateway Abroad, the same online application system used for semester- and year-long study abroad programs.

Follow this link to begin your online application:

  1. Select the Apply Now button/link
  2. UR students may log into the system using your UR netID and password
  3. Non-UR students should review the Non-Richmond Students instructions
  4. complete the online application and select your program

Contact Us

Office of Summer Studies
Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Closed for University holidays