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About the Viterbo, Italy Program

  • Live in a stunning, medieval, walled town—a great location to study history, environmental sciences, and art
  • Enjoy this affordable university town that is small enough to be friendly and large enough to have everything
  • Take advantage of Viterbo’s location: centrally located between Rome and Florence—with the Mediterranean Sea only an hour away—and with easy access to lakes, windsurfing, mountains, biking, and hiking

Why Study In Viterbo?

The Viterbo program is ideal for students interested in studying Italian, History, Art, Journalism, or Environmental Studies in a bustling university town in central Italy. Viterbo is a great location to study and practice the Italian language and to experience its rich culture away from English-speaking tourist areas. The city is also rich in historical, artistic, and monumental legacies. There is no better setting for studying the humanities than Italy. Through a variety of course field trips, you will gain firsthand experience in Italian food, culture, history, and the environment, providing a rich variety of subjects and experiences for writing and reflection.

You may choose to study for one semester or a full year; in the summer two 5-week sessions are available that can be taken individually or back-to-back for a 10-week session. This program offers several diverse academic areas: History, Art, Journalism, Environmental, and Italian Studies. The summer program also provides an excellent opportunity for qualified orchestra instrumentalist students to perform in the Tuscia Opera Festival. However, the academic courses are only part of the value of the program. Participation in various local field trips, optional field studies, festivals and activities also forms an integral part of the experience.

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App. Deadlines

Summer I or I & II: Apr. 1

Summer II: May 1

Fall or Year: June 15

Spring: Nov. 1


Minimum GPA: 2.5

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