Location
  • Italy
    • Verona
Term
Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
Subject Areas
Business Communications Tourism
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships
Health & Safety

Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Degree Level
Bachelors
Housing
Apartment Host Family
Language
English
Apr 08, 2024
Nov 15, 2023
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About Program

Study and live in Verona, a modern, medium-sized city with a larger than life history, located near Venice, Lake Garda, the Dolomite Mountains, and the borders of Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia. The city straddles the beautiful Adige River in the Veneto region of Italy and is home to layers of historical palaces, bridges, squares, and churches. Three Shakespearean plays are set in Verona: Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Taming of the Shrew. While visitors come throughout the year to experience its literary and artistic heritage, annual fairs, shows, operas, and historic sights, the city retains its elegant, authentic atmosphere.

The Verona program is ideal for students looking to study in International Marketing, Business, Communications, Tourism and Italian Studies in a location rich in cultural heritage. As a student here you will have plenty of school and entertainment activities, local and international food, and multiple transportation options.

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Diversity & Inclusion

LGBTQIA+ Support

There are LGBTQIA+ friends, colleagues, and allies throughout the world. However, cultural understanding of gender identity and sexuality does vary from country to country. USAC has compiled a lot of resources to help you through that learning process.

Accessibility Support

USAC is dedicated to working closely with students with disabilities to ensure the best study abroad experience possible. You may request reasonable accommodations after your initial application is complete. We routinely receive requests for scheduling, material, and environmental accommodations for the classroom setting, which may include assistive technology, scribes and readers, printed material, and interpretation.

Impact

Sustainability

Environmentally-conscious students choose USAC because many of our programs are held in some of the most sustainable countries in the world. There are options to take coursework in sustainability and the environment, as well as field trips and studies where students can leave a lasting impact on their host country.

Program Highlights

  • Live in one of Italy’s most beautiful, elegant, and celebrated cities, honored as a UNESCO site in 2000
  • Practice Italian and interact daily with local students on campus and around the city
  • Bask in the glamor and history in the “city of love”; home to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
  • Join field trips to local companies, international fashion businesses, and culinary sites to enhance class work, build cultural knowledge, and take advantage of local expertise

Scholarships

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USAC Scholarships and Financial Aid

USAC awards over $2 million in scholarships and discounts each year to assist students with their study abroad expenses.

Value
$500 - $5,000

Program Reviews

4.73 Rating
based on 11 reviews
  • 5 rating 72.73%
  • 4 rating 27.27%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Academics 4.1
  • Support 4.55
  • Fun 4.75
  • Housing 3.75
  • Safety 4.4
Showing 1 - 8 of 11 reviews
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Keelie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Verona Summer Term II 2023

I studied Roman Art and Architecture in Verona from early July to early August. I went with my a fellow student at my University which was fun and definitely brought us closer, but there were plenty of people who traveled alone and instantly clicked with people. Italy is a great place to travel within and although I felt immersed in the city of Verona and there's so much to do, I think it's best to make the most of the weekends and use TrenItalia or buy a (relatively) cheap plane ticket to a nearby city or country. Within Verona, my favorite place to eat in Verona was Mood Sushi, an all-you-can-eat buffet that had the coolest ambience within it - water in the floor and floating tables! The best italian food I had, though was pizza at Pizza Bella Napoli near Piazza Bra, where the Verona Arena is located. Also, from late June to early August, the Opera Festival is going on so that's a must if studying during summer term II. We had plenty of free time to explore, while also balancing our schoolwork and making the most of the classes we were in. Within the program itself, we did plenty of day trips that were optional, but these were some of my favorite memories within the month so I absolutely recommend going on these day trips and going on the tours to get acclimated to the area! Overall, I learned so much both academically, met lifelong friends, and made some amazing unique memories! Every student should study abroad!

Pros
  • tours with administrators and within classes
  • ability to travel on weekends
  • being immersed in the beautiful culture that Verona has to offer
Cons
  • student living was a 40 minute walk to class
  • didn't know the class schedule until arriving into Verona
  • not able to use educational financial aid for this specific program
21 people found this review helpful.
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Sierra
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Place, People, and Memories

Had an incredible time making life long memories and friends. I came to this program just looking for a chance to see the world and study abroad. However through it I developed a love for the area, people, and the culture. The decision to study abroad and delay my graduation was one of the best decisions I think I’ve ever made. I got to explore the world around me and see more places and cultures than I would have ever been able to. The experiences I had and stories I can share now have forever changed my life and shaped my future goals. Can not wait to go back!

Pros
  • Easy Travel
  • Good Weather
  • Great Food
Cons
  • Limited class selection
  • Bad air quality
  • Can be very touristy
18 people found this review helpful.
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Marianna
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Un Sogno - A Dream!

Having studied the Italian language for six years, it has always been a dream of mine to study abroad in Italy. Last summer I had the opportunity to travel to Verona for 6 weeks, and I am so happy that I went. It was truly so surreal walking down the picturesque and colorful streets for the first time and realizing that this was going to be my everyday walk to class. I met so many amazing people both within the program and locally, went on insane adventures, and made memories both outside and inside the classroom. This was an experience that I will never forget and will cherish for the rest of my life!

Pros
  • Meet people (locally and in the program)
  • Opportunities to travel
  • Great balance of schoolwork and exploring
Cons
  • Residence Viale Venezia is sketchy
20 people found this review helpful.
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Jessica
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Summer Ever

I have wanted to study abroad since middle school. I was dreaming of going to a bigger city in Spain being that I took Spanish in school. But when it came time to look at locations I decided that Verona had the most interesting classes to me. And who wouldn’t want to go to Italy. After signing up in October it was all I could think about I would daydream about how amazing everything would be and I was scared it was not going to reach my expectations. The experience did not only meet my expectations but it exceeded them. The friends and memories I made over those 5 weeks are people and adventures I will never forget. I have been home for about a month and it is still all I want to talk about. Most people in the program go in not knowing anyone and everyone wants to meet new people so it is super easy to meet people. In my group I ended up hanging out with of 9 of us 6 came in knowing no one and the other 3 were triplets. And being that Italy has so many train systems it is super easy to travel on weekends. Studying abroad is an amazing experience to travel, meet new friends, and learn more about yourself while becoming more independent. I would do anything to do it all over again!

Pros
  • Travel
  • Friends
  • Food
Cons
  • Water is not free at restaurants
  • It was a hassle to do laundry
  • A lot of places do not have AC
29 people found this review helpful.
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Krislyn
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Verona Spring 2023

Verona is an easy city to navigate and not a busy, overwhelming city. I believe this helped in actually seeing the city and living comfortable compared to tourists cities nearby. It helped with getting in touch with the culture and having an experience that is a personal learning experience. Verona is also close to other top destinations like Venice and Milan. I enjoyed taking solo day trips to get out of the familiarity of Verona and have a new perspective. I gained so much experience and learned qualities about myself that I wouldn't have learned if I did not step outside my comfort zone.

Pros
  • Exploring a new country
  • Gaining a new perspective
  • Being independent
Cons
  • Meeting new people in host country
  • Learning a new language in a short period
  • Feeling overwhelmed
40 people found this review helpful.
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Karryn
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience!

Verona was the perfect place for me to study abroad because I was exposed to the beautiful architecture of Italy while still being central to the rest of Europe. Verona is also a smaller city and provided amazing opportunities to meet locals and create a community. Whenever I would go out and about, I would run into someone I knew: yet, the city was big enough to have everything that I needed and more while having good options for transportation in and out of the city. lThe staff and our directors were friendly. Could not be more grateful for my experience.

Pros
  • Smaller City
  • Fun, engaging classes
  • Central Location
Cons
  • Housing did not allow guests
  • Extra cost for really fun classes
  • first month of classes were before Italian Students started
46 people found this review helpful.
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Allison
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A Year in Italy

I’ve been studying for a year and just started my second semester and this experience is something I will always be grateful for. So far I’ve traveled to 15 countries and counting and multiple cities across my host country. As cliche as it sounds, study abroad truly changes your life and helps you grow and change in ways that wouldn’t be possible or comfortable back at my home university. The friends and experiences I’ve made are unforgettable and I know I’ve made some life long friends and international connections.

Pros
  • Good location point to travel
  • Affordable housing
  • Close to the alps for skiing
Cons
  • Classes mainly all Americans
  • Worst air quality in Italy
  • One metro line
43 people found this review helpful.
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Leah
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The most beautiful place to live!

Verona is beautiful and the school is located in a great area near the city center. Although the housing is a bit far from the school, I loved getting to bike, walk, or bus through the beautiful streets. The locals were very kind and my USAC group was amazing! Verona is the perfect size, and feels very safe. It is close to other places in Europe, we went to new cities every weekend! I’ve made life-long friends through this program, and would recommend to anyone looking for an affordable, yet amazing study abroad program!

Pros
  • Good location
  • Beautiful and supportive community
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Housing far from school
  • Smaller city
43 people found this review helpful.

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