Verona is a city and provincial capital in Veneto, Northern Italy. The ancient town and the center of the modern city are in a loop of the Adige River near Lake Garda. Because of this position, the areas saw regular floodings until 1956, when the Mori-Torbole tunnel was constructed. 


***Verona Information Currently Being Updated! ***

The objective of this program is to introduce students to the study of global issues by exposing them to diverse topics in an international setting in which their perspectives may be broadened. To accomplish this goal, courses are offered in a number of disciplines. Subjects of study include globalization, the international economy, legislative systems, conflict, and socio-cultural, economic, and political development.

***Verona Information Currently Being Updated! ***
In 2015, GLOBIS will be offering Spring and Summer study abroad programs in the northern Italian city of Verona.  Information for the Spring Study Abroad Program is also available. If you have any question about Globis' Study Aboad Programs, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


 2015 Summer Study Abroad Program

Education Abroad Scholarships Available to UGA Students 2014-2015
Deadlines in October and March
Apply at:

Now accepting applications for Franklin College studies abroad scholarships:
The Craige Global Fellows Scholarship; The Tome Study Abroad Scholarship; and The Franklin College Study Abroad Scholarship.
For further information about the scholarships and application process:

SPIA Study Abroad Scholarships for 2015:



Calendar / Apply / Courses / Insurance Information / Program Costs

The 2015 Summer Study Abroad Program will take place May 10 to June 20. Enrollment is limited to 60 students. The program begins in Krakow, Poland on May 10. On days with “No Program Activities” students are free to travel on their own.


2015 Verona Summer Calendar


VSAP SU15 Calendar




Please complete the following forms, print them out and mail or bring them to:  

Verona Study Abroad
480 E. Broad Street
Franklin House, Suite 113
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-1340

Make sure all forms are complete, signed and dated.

2015 Orientation for Verona, Italy Summer Study Abroad Program
2015 Verona Summer Student Conduct Guidelines
Health Form
2015 Verona Summer Payment and Refund Schedule
2015 Verona Summer Agreement and Waiver
2015 Verona Italy (Summer) Application


Please read the following information (Mandatory Reading):

Letter to Parents

In order for a non-UGA student to apply to UGA as a Study Abroad Transient Student for the Verona Study Abroad Program, they must first send Silvia Mapp (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) the Verona Study Abroad Application. Once Verona application materials are received, the student will be sent the Study Abroad Transient Admissions Form that they will need in order to apply to UGA as a Transient student.

Click here for further instructions.

Program Costs

What is included in the $5590 program fee?

* Roundtrip Airfare. (Information coming soon.)
* Accommodations at the Residence all’Adige. While in Verona, students and faculty will stay at the Residence all' Adige, a modern apartment complex. All apartments have a private bath, kitchen with a small refrigerator, cook top, microwave, satellite TV, radio, and telephone. Cleaning of apartments and change of bed linens and bath towels are performed once a week. This cleaning does not include the kitchen. There is a laundry room and a fully equipped gym center on site, as well as a computer lab. Laundry fees and gym center fee are not included in program fee.
* Meals. Students will receive breakfast daily at the hotels on cultural tours, as well as 12 group meals (see calendar) in connection with scheduled program activities. These include a welcome dinner celebrating your arrival in Verona and a farewell dinner before departing Verona for Florence. Other group meals are scheduled on class days and in conjunction with cultural tours. Each apartment has a kitchen furnished with cooking utensils and there is a grocery store in short walking distance of the Residence.
* Ground transportation on cultural tours to Krakow, Florence, and Rome.
* Hotel accommodations in Krakow, Florence, and Rome.
* Entrance fees on cultural tours.
* Internet access.
* International Student ID Card.
* Medical Insurance.
* City Bus Pass in Verona.

What is NOT covered in the $5590 program fee?

* Tuition. Tuition and fees will be paid directly to the UGA Bursar’s Office.
* Meals other than those listed under "What is included in the $5590 program fee?"
* Laundry facility at Residence all’Adige.
* $150 Cleaning deposit to Residence all'Adige
* Telephone calls.
* Independent travel.
* Other personal expenses.

Insurance information

Students, faculty and staff who are participating in programs sponsored by the University of Georgia and who are temporarily engaged in educational activities while outside the US are eligible to participate in this plan. Please download the GLOBIS medical insurance brochure for complete information:

Globis Medical Insurance Brochure
Insurance Claims Form

Summer 2015 Preliminary Course Listing

Classes are taught Monday-Thursday for four weeks. You must register for two classes (6 credit hours). In most instances, the prerequisites will be waived for students in our program.

HIST 3340 - Renaissance and Reformation
The two great intellectual movements of early modern Europe: the Renaissance and the Reformation. The political, religious and artistic context in which the developments associated with these movements took place. Please note that this course is offered for those students who want to have a special and intensive preparation for what they will see and visit in Renaissance Florence and Renaissance Papal Rome, as well as Baroque/Counter Reformation Rome. These world famous cities are visited as an integral part of the program in Verona.

GPST 3000 - Contemporary Global Issues
Not open to students with credit in POLS 4520/6520 or POLS 3200
The causes and consequences of cultural, economic, environmental, military, and political issues from a global perspective.

INTL 4330 - Post-Industrial Democracies
Not open to students with credit in POLS 4370/6370 or POLS
4370H or INTL 4330H
Prerequisite:  INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
The political economy, institutions, and cultures of the major capitalist countries in Europe, East Asia, and North America. State-society relations and formal and informal political institutions, such as political parties, interest groups, electoral systems, and democratic representation.

INTL 4780 - Comparative Legislative Systems
Not open to students with credit in POLS 4490
Prerequisite: INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department

A study of the electoral systems used to choose members of legislatures in leading democracies with an especial emphasis on Italy. The course traces the ways in which the electoral system influences legislators’ relationships the executive, interest groups, political parties and the conditions under which they remain in power.

INTL 4300 - Comparative Political Institutions
This course will focus on political institutions and their effects on voters, political parties, the economy, policymaking, representation, and more.  We will study political institutions comparatively, using countries as our units of analysis.  In addition to a focus on electoral institutions, we will discuss presidentialism, parliamentarism, and federalism from a comparative perspective.  We will use the tools we acquire to better-understand how democracy works across several countries, and particular focus will be placed on the political institutions of Italy.

INTB 5100 - Special Topics in International Business

Summer 2015 tours will include:

    * Krakow - May 10-13
    * Florence - June 13-15
    * Rome - June 16-20