This program is offered through the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) at the Università degli Studi della Tuscia. You will have access to campus libraries, computer labs, a sports center, cafeterias (meals are available at two dining commons for about $2.50 each) and many student associations.
Viterbo is a medieval city with a lively university community and active art scene. It is about one and a half hours from Rome and three hours from Florence, with easy connections to the Mediterranean and mountain regions.
Courses are administered by USAC and taken mostly by other USAC students. The semester/year program offers offers four diverse academic areas: History, Art, Environmental and Italian Studies. However, the academic courses are only part of the value of the program. Participation in various local field trips, optional field studies, festivals and activities also forms an integral part of the experience.
See USAC for more information.
Dr. Alyssa Nota, a United States native who lives in Italy, oversees semester, year-long and summer USAC Italy programs. Alyssa holds degrees in Italian, English, and Curriculum and Instruction, including a Ph.D. from Boston College. The Viterbo Resident Director, Stefano Pizzetti, a Torino native fluent in Italian, English, Spanish and French, manages the on-site office operations by hiring outstanding faculty and organizing field trips and optional tours. Stefano and his staff will meet the group flight at the airport, provide an on-site orientation, take you to your program housing, provide additional support and resources and oversee your general well-being while you are on the program.