Study Abroad

VERONA, ITALY | fall, summer quarters

Verona, Italy

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Study and live in Verona, a modern, medium-sized city with a larger than life history, located near Venice, Lake Garda, the Dolomite Mountains, and the borders of Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia. The city straddles the beautiful Adige River in the Veneto region of Italy and is home to historical palaces, bridges, squares, and churches. Three Shakespearean plays are set in Verona: Romeo and Juliet, the Two Gentlemen of Verona, and the Taming of the Shrew. While visitors come throughout the year to experience its literary and artistic heritage, annual fairs, shows, operas, and historic sights, the city retains its elegant, authentic atmosphere. As a student here you will have plenty of school and entertainment activities, local and international food, and multiple transportation options.

Choose from courses in international management, business, Italian studies, and more. All students are required to take an intensive Italian language course during the first six weeks of the semester to help them integrate into their surroundings. The Verona program combines academic coursework with practical learning, tours, and field trips to create an integrated cultural experience.

 

LOCATION

Your studies will extend outside the classroom into business visits, field trips, optional tours, local festivals and traditions, and other activities around the city.  The Arena, an ancient amphitheatre built by the Romans in the first century, is still in active use today, hosting concerts, operas, and theatre performances. The quality and preservation of Roman sites in Verona are second only to Rome itself. The city is home to three professional soccer teams and regularly hosts stages of the annual Giro d’Italia cycle race. The city has regular public bus routes, an airport, and is located on both high-speed and commuter rail lines.

PROGRAM DATES

Fall: Late August to Mid December

Summer II: Early July to Early August

Up-to-Date Calendars Here

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Are at least 18 years old at the time of application.
  • Are enrolled in a degree-seeking program while they are abroad.
  • Have a preferred grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Are in good academic, disciplinary, and community standing.


When you apply for a USAC Program, a coordinator for the program from USAC will reach out to the Edmonds College for approval. Our office will require an advising appointment if you have not had one yet. 

Please note that students that have been sanctioned by the college are disqualified from applying to, or participating in, an Edmonds College study abroad program. 

 

APPLICATION

Fall: Application Here (Due May 1)

Summer II: Application Here (Due May 1)

NOTE: Edmonds College will NOT be able to approve any other USAC programs that are not the above terms due to incompatability with our quarter schedules. 

Courses will vary depending on the term. Find the page for all course information here

 

Topic Focus: 

  • Italian Language
  • International Business
  • Tourism
  • Italian Studies

Full Information Here

 

  • Courses with USAC at the Verona campus of IUSVE University (Salesian University Institute of Venice)
  • Field trips to places like Venice, Bologna, Lake Garda, Bolzano, Veneto Wine Country, Padova, and Mantova
  • Cultural Immersion like interning, volunteering, language tutoring, interacting with local students, language exchanges
  • For an additional fee: Tours and Field Studies to Northern Lake Garda, Trieste, the Adriatic seaside, Ljubljana Slovenia, Merano, Bolzno, and Innsbruck Austria
     

HOUSING

Apartments
Students share apartments with other USAC participants. The apartments are fully furnished including kitchenettes, as well as common shared areas. Most bedrooms are double occupancy and most apartments are shared by two to four USAC students. A limited number of single rooms are available, and this varies per term. The availability of a single room cannot be guaranteed.

Homestay
Occasionally there may be the opportunity to live with local Italian families or singles. However, this is limited and availability cannot be guaranteed. This option is recommended for those sincerely interested in deep linguistic immersion and practice, and if with a family, assisting children to learn English.

Full Information Here

 

PROGRAM FEES: For 2022 Below

Fall

Summer II

 

This Includes:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Apartment (shared room)
  • USAC prearranged housing placement service
  • Housing between summer sessions (for students enrolled in both sessions)
  • Personalized pre-departure advising
  • Visa guidance
  • Parental support and advisement
  • Scholarship advising and assistance
  • Transcript assistance
  • Student health insurance
  • Local doctor consultation and assistance
  • Group flight airport pick-up
  • Mandatory on-site orientation
  • Host university student ID card
  • 24-hour local emergency staff support
  • Program-organized field trips
  • Local travel resources, tips, and suggestions

 

Does Not Include:

  • Individual flight if you do not apply to the group flight, or it is not avaialblePersonal expenses (souveniers, etc.)
  • Textbooks and class supplies
  • Visa, if applicable
  • Passport, if applicable
  • Local transportation, transportation to and from program site (metro pass, etc)
  • Required travel insurance
     

SCHOLARSHIPS

USAC Scholarship Information Here

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