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13 September 2018

Featured Destination: Italy

Interested in study abroad, but don't know where to start? There are lots of ways to do it and so many places where you might go. Each month we'll feature a new destination, and October's highlighted country is Italy!

Italy is the 5th most visited country in the world and the top country by numbers for University of Arkansas study abroad students. A modern nation with a long history of art and architecture, Italy offers something for all students. The country's diverse geography gives students a chance to explore everything from mountains to coastlines. Students can experience ancient Roman ruins and majestic cathedrals, and stroll the cobblestone streets to class. As programs offer courses in both English and Italian, there is no need to let a language barrier hold you back!
Below are some highlighted programs in Italy for each U of A college. Students should note that while programs may focus on specific areas of study, most are open to all majors.

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
Sam M. Walton College of Business
College of Education and Health Professions
College of Engineering
School of Law
There are many resources and scholarships available for study abroad. Most scholarships and financial aid that students currently receive may be used to study abroad. There are also many scholarship opportunities specifically for study abroad available through the University of Arkansas and outside organizations. For more information visit

"My experience in Rome was unforgettable. As much as I love Fayetteville, there was something totally surreal about walking past the Vatican on my way to class every morning. For those considering studying abroad in Italy, I highly recommend it." - Patrick Dougherty, Engineering Economics in Rome, May 2018

"Studying abroad in Florence was an absolute dream. There was lots to do, but the city was small enough that I could walk to class, parks, and restaurants without having to use public transportation. My best advice would be to do good research on the program you are going with and read student reviews, and then trust the process! A lot of the things I stressed about ended up being a non-issue, and I wasted time worrying about them." - Reagan Broach, API in Florence, Italy: Lorenzo de’ Medici – The Italian International Institute, Summer 2017

So, what's next?
  1. Drop by Monday-Friday between 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. to meet with a peer advisor and learn about program options and funding opportunities.
  2. Meet with your Academic Advisor to discuss your academic plan. 
  3. Schedule an appointment with your Study Abroad Advisor. 
Check out these 5 Reasons to Study Abroad in Italy.

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