Greece & Italy


Through the Arcadia University Center for Education Abroad, students studying abroad can enroll for a semester at several universities in Italy. These include:

  • The Umbra Institute in Perugia
  • The Università degli Studi Roma Tre in Rome
  • Accademia Italiana Florence

Each of these programs is located in the center of culturally rich cities.

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The program in Florence is primarily for art and design students. Courses are available in fashion, fine arts, graphic design, and textiles. Students will enroll in courses at the Accademia Italiana Florence.


The Umbra Institute in Perugia offers many liberal arts courses, as well as in business, psychology, and fine arts. You may also enroll in an honors, independent research, or food studies track.


If you’re an international business major, consider the new business concentration at the Università degli Studi Roma Tre in Rome.

This program offers an engineering concentration. As with the other programs, all courses are in English, except the Italian language courses. You may also select from courses in classics, history and fine arts, and more.

Living in Italy

You’ll have the opportunity to live independently in Arcadia’s student apartments. This housing is guaranteed with admission to the program.


  • Open to both fall and spring semesters
  • You must be a sophomore or junior with a GPA of at least 3.0
  • All students must take one Italian language and culture course as part of this study abroad experience

Classical Studies programs

If you’re interested in classical studies, consider these options:
  • Arcadia Athens Center for Hellenic, Balkan, and Mediterranean Studies
  • College Year in Athens
  • The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome

These programs are planned specifically for students majoring in the Classics. They’re more focused and rigorous than other study abroad programs, but still offer an incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in another part of the world.

Arcadia Athens Center for Hellenic, Balkan, and Mediterranean Studies

You can study Greek language, history, and culture in the heart of Greece itself. The unique course “Greek Key: Cultural Landscape” uses field research techniques to examine contemporary Greek society.

You’ll also choose from other course topics, including:
  • Archaeology
  • Ancient Greek literature
  • Art
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Ancient Greek and Latin
  • Byzantine studies
  • Modern Greek studies

Many courses include field trips in and around Athens.

You’ll live in apartments with the program’s other students. Hollins provides a stipend for meals.

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College Year in Athens

This program focuses on Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean from ancient times to the present.

Students experience firsthand the sites, monuments, and artworks in Athens and the surrounding region. Class topics include:

  • Archaeology
  • Art history
  • Classical languages
  • Ethnography
  • History
  • Literature
  • Modern Greek
  • Philosophy
  • Political science
  • Religion

Students on the College Year in Athens live in student apartments and have their main meal each day in the program’s dining room.

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The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome

This program offers study in ancient history and archaeology, Greek and Latin literature, and ancient art. A major part of the academic work focuses on an integrated course called “The Ancient City.” This includes frequent site explorations, intensive museum tours and lectures, and travel outside Rome.

Students in this program live and take their meals at the center.

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  • You must be a qualified juniors majoring in classical studies or related fields
  • You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher