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  • Locations: Arezzo, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Goucher applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Semester GPA minimum: 3.0
Class Standing: 2.Sophomore, 3.Junior, 4.Senior
Program Description:

Type of Program: Semester
City: Arezzo, Italy
When Offered:Fall or Spring (Theatre and Music), Spring Only (Dance)"

Accademia Dell ‘Arte


Arezzo, Italy

Program Overview

Theatre, Dance and Music students can study performing arts in the Accademia Dell'Arte program in the medieval city of Arezzo, Italy in the heart of Tuscany. The Accademia combines an intensive Italian language program and academic studies with a semester of high level theatre, music or dance performance training.  Students experience a rigorous education that takes place in an atmosphere that encourage3 credits each)  Spring only.  Working intimately with a variety of European artists, students will have the opportunity to explore various approaches in order to further develop their personal dance3 credits each) Fall and Spring.  This program is an introduction to the world of physical theatre and offers participants the opportunity to learn from world-renowned masters of their craft. Students concentrate on various physical theatre techniques and forms including contact improvisation, mask performance, Commedia dell'Arte, voice, special workshops with guest instructors in various forms, Italian language, and the philosophy of performance.

  • Commedia dell'Arte: Acting I                                     
  • Voice and Performance                                         
  • Extended Performance Topics: Movement, Contact Improvisation                   
  • The Philosophy of Art and Performance
  • Italian Language I or II 
Music Program (3 credits each) Fall only.  Each fall Accademia dell’Arte offers an intensive, conservatory-style music program designed in partnership with Furman University.
  • Music History
  • Introduction to Conducting
  • Applied Music Lessons
  • Italian Language I or II
  • Music History Seminar (Credits subject to approval) 

For more specific information see the Furman University website.

Credit and Grade Translations

Goucher will transfer grades and credits as listed on the Accademia dell’Arte transcript. A full semester course load at Accademia dell’Arte is 15 credits (5 classes at 3 credits each). All students MUST take an Italian language course for the full semester while at Accademia dell’Arte.
Grades will be recorded on the Goucher transcript and will factor into the GPA.

Academic Policies

Grades count toward a Goucher GPA

Study abroad courses may not be taken on a pass/fail basis

Students must take a minimum of 12 credits and maximum of 18 credits

All students must participate in a 1 credit Study abroad Immersion Course while studying abroad. Details will be provided at predeparture orientation

Students on Goucher programs will receive Goucher grades and credits for all approved courses taken while abroad.

Language Skills and Language of Instruction

All courses are taught in English with the exception of Italian Language.  The first semester Italian Language course introduces students to basic grammatical structures of the Italian language, enabling students to acquire a basic vocabulary and speaking practice.   The second semester Italian language course begins to move students toward fluency in Italian by focusing on communication and the exposure to a non-stereotypical, complex and modern picture of Italy and Italians.

Program Costs

Budget Sheet

Since Goucher students are fully enrolled at Goucher and receive Goucher credit while abroad, they pay regular Goucher tuition for any Goucher semester abroad program. This payment is regardless of the cost advertised and charged by the program itself. Students pay the non-academic costs (i.e. room and board) in part or in full to Goucher or directly to the study abroad organization or overseas institution depending on the program. Estimated additional costs that a student may incur in attending these programs are listed on the Budget Expense Worksheet for each program. You can utilize institutional and federal aid for a Goucher semester program.

This program incurs an additional $5,000 program fee over and above Goucher tuition, room and board.


Financial Aid/Scholarships

Any awarded financial aid may be used as payment for semester programs sponsored by Goucher College; however; you are allowed to transport your Goucher institutional aid for only one semester, unless you participate in the Goucher Oxford University yearlong program.  In addition, all students are eligible to apply for Goucher OIS scholarships and can apply during the program application process.   For information on OIS and outside scholarships please visit the OIS scholarship/financial aid section.

To apply for an OIS scholarship please submit your application by the study abroad application deadline for this program  through the following application:

OIS Scholarships


A $500 deposit is due upon application.  Study abroad program costs are billed through your Goucher student account and are due at the same time as regular semester fees.  Please refer to the Budget Expense Worksheet for this program.


The $500 deposit paid upon application is applied to the student’s account and becomes non-refundable when accepted by Goucher College and the host program. If you are not accepted into a program, your deposit will be refunded.

If for any reason, a student withdraws from a Goucher semester after the deposit deadline, he or she will not be entitled to a refund of any fees paid to Goucher, including program deposit, tuition fees, travel fees, or any other fees incurred in connection with the program. If, due to any unforeseen circumstances or other circumstances beyond the control of the college, a semester Goucher program is cancelled, either prior to departure or during the course of the program, the student will not be guaranteed a refund of any fees paid to Goucher, including program deposit, tuition fees, travel fees, program fees, or any other fees incurred in connection with the program. In most cases, the college forwards program fees to vendors in foreign countries, making it very difficult to recover such fees due to a program cancellation. In such cases, the college will make a good-faith effort to recover such fees and to return any portion of fees that it may recover that may be attributable to a student’s participation in the program. However, the college makes no guarantees regarding the recovery of fees and is not liable for any fees that it is unable to recover.


Students are housed in the Villa Godiola

Will I have a meal plan?

Yes.  Students will receive 15 meals per week in the Villa Godiola.


Arezzo, Italy.   Read more about the history of Arezzo and the villa where the program is located.


A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation.   Students will participate in online orientation material prior to the mandatory group orientation prior to leaving Goucher for the semester prior to studying abroad.  Dates will be provided upon study abroad acceptance.

Additional Information and Links

Passport, Embassy, Consulate, and Visa Resources

Students are required to have passports for all Goucher programs.  Failure to have a passport will prohibit participation in the program.  Passports take time to process and need to be valid for six months after your return to the U.S.  Check your expiration date and renew if necessary. Please see the U S State Department section on passports

Embassies and consulates in Italy

US students must obtain a visa to study abroad at ADA.  Students must go in person to apply for their visa after receiving documentation from ADA.  In addition to a variety of documents, students are required to show proof of financial means by way of a bank statement by you or parents (minimum $1,000 for each month of stay in Italy) or proof of financial aid.   Please see the links above for more specific information.

Non US citizens Check with your home country consulate, as well as the embassy of the country in which you plan to study, regarding visa requirements. Permanent Residents of the US should check with US Immigration as leaving the country for more than one year may jeopardize permanent resident status. Tax clearance and re-entry forms may also be necessary in these cases

Health and Safety

You will be required to submit health forms signed by a health care provider prior to studying abroad.  Forms will be supplied when you are accepted. Please read the Health and Safety section of the Goucher OIS website for information regarding Health and Safety, Disability Support, Diversity Abroad, Safety and Security, and Insurance: 

Study Abroad Insurance

All students participating on Goucher programs will be automatically enrolled in a health insurance plan tailored to meet the needs of study abroad students.  Students participating in Goucher semester programs will be billed $300. The insurance carrier is ACE American Insurance Company.

Students will receive information about how to use the health insurance policy from the Office of International Studies prior to departure for study abroad.

Student Identity

Research the fact sheet for your location of interest on the U.S. State Department website for information on LGBTI rights, women travelers, safety and security, religious, and accessibility/mobility laws and information.

On the CIA World Factbook website, look for your host country’s page and research the “People and Society” section, where you can find the breakdown by ethnic group, religion, and race.

Refer to Goucher OIS section on Student Identity for additional resources on student identity. 

Students with Disabilities

Goucher encourages all students who meet our eligibility requirements to consider studying abroad.  OIS will work with you regarding any special needs you may have.  However, we cannot guarantee that any or all of our program sites can accommodate all of your needs or interests.  More information can be found on the OIS Disabilities Support section of the website.


This program is currently not accepting applications.