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Fact Sheet:
Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0 Eligible majors: All majors
Class eligibility: junior, second-year (for students in accelerated 3-year track) Language of instruction: English
Language requirements: None Click here for a definition of this term Language assessment required: No
Academic Focus: Art History, Business Housing: Student apartments
Other available features: Community Service Options, Internships On-site orientation: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Supplemental application required: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Short term waived?: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Internship: available at certain sites
Program Description:

The College of Global Studies Florence and Perugia in Italy

Through an exchange with the College for Global Studies at Arcadia University, Hollins students may study for one term at the Umbra Institute in Perugia, and Accademia Italiana in Florence.

  • Perugia is an ancient hilltop town that has preserved its medieval and Renaissance character. Its own rich program of shows, exhibitions and cultural events and its location midway between Rome and Florence make it an ideal base for the study of the Italian culture and art.

  • Florence, famous for its magnificent art and architecture, lies on the Arno River and is considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. The Accademia Italiana is located directly across from the Pitti Palace and steps away from the the Ponte Vecchio, the Galleria degli Uffizi, the Duomo and other internationally acclaimed galleries, museums and monuments. The Accademia Italiana is one of Europe's premier institutes for the study of Art and Design.

Affiliate Program Pre-Departure Guide

Venice, Italy


Students on these programs take an Italian language course and choose four additional 3-credit courses for a total of 16 credits. Depending on the site you choose, course offerings include art history, business, economics, English, film, history, Italian literature, political science, psychology, and religion.

Most courses except Italian language and the design courses are taught in English and are taken with program participants. The art, fashion, and design courses are taught in Italian but are accessible to students at all levels of Italian language. Field trips to the main cities and cultural centers are an integral part of several courses.

All courses are subject to the registrar's course approval process.


Housing and Meals

Housing is in student apartments shared with other program participants and, in some cases, with Italian students. Apartments are fully furnished and equipped so you can make your own meals. A meal allowance is provided by Hollins.

Other Program Features

  • Optional group flight with airport pick-up
  • Full-time on-site staff
  • On-site orientation program

What is Covered by the Comprehensive Fee

  • Tuition
  • Accommodations
  • Meal allowance
  • Some field trips
  • Comprehensive health insurance while abroad
  • Orientation on Hollins campus and at program site
  • Program handbook and other materials

What is NOT Covered by the Comprehensive Fee

  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Books and other course-related expenses
  • Personal expenses, including independent travel


  • Sophomore or Junior status
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Two faculty recommendations
  • No major disciplinary infractions

Applicants are also evaluated on their academic and personal maturity, flexibility, and openness to new cultural experiences. Hollins recommends approved candidates to the program, which makes final admissions decisions.**

**Please note: In addition to the Hollins application, you must also apply directly to Arcadia for acceptance into this program.  

Available Scholarships

Arcadia Travel Scholarship

Designed to partially cover or reduce the cost of travel to select Arcadia programs. Awards will be either $250 or $500 per student and they will be awarded directly to the students.

This program is currently not accepting applications.