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Accademia Dell'Arte

Arezzo, Italy

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Spring 2021
Jan 21, 2021
Apr 24, 2021
Sep 15, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
Class Standing
Second semester Sophomore


Program Advisor

The Program

“GO GO GO. You cannot pass up an opportunity to study what you love from such amazing faculty in one of the most beautiful places you could ever be.” - Dance Intensive Student

Finding its roots in the European tradition of modern dance, German Ausdruckstanz and German dance theatre, the Spring Dance Program combines classical ballet, modern and post-modern performance techniques as well as somatic approaches with specific cultural movement traditions such as Butoh or the traditional Italian Tarantismo. Our European faculty aims to create an atmosphere that encourages authentic and individual expression thereby cultivating artistic development and personal growth. Students in the Accademia’s Dance Program will enjoy an enriching and challenging encounter with European dance culture in a truly inspiring environment.

Program Location

Arezzo - semester


Arezzo is a city and commune in Italy and capital of the Arezzo Province. It is located in the Tuscany region of Italy, approximately 71 kilometers (49 miles) southeast of Florence. Arezzo is situated on the main train line between Rome and Florence. As of 2013, the population of Arezzo was 99,000.


The Spring Dance Program is a conservatory-style training program, divided into five Core Courses (plus workshops and intensives).

  • Extended Performance Topics: Dance Performance and Laban Movement Studies

  • Cultural Dance Studies: Tanztheater, Butoh and Tarantismo/Popular Dance of the Mediterranean

  • Dance Technique: Modern Dance and Ballet

  • Philosophy of Art and Performance

  • Italian Language I or II

The Spring Dance Program also features workshops and intensives led by European teachers and choreographers. Recent intensives include: Gaga and Sound & Movement Lab. For more information about the Spring Dance Program visit the Program Overview, Course Descriptions and Faculty.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to Accademia Dell'Arte and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take at least 24-30 ECTS credits (12-15 RU credits) each semester. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted and the academic dates have been confirmed.



Late April

Housing and Meals

The Accademia dell’Arte campus is located at Villa Godiola, a restored renaissance villa just outside Arezzo. At the end of the 14th century, the Villa was built and purchased by the Bishop of Arezzo. Over the next several centuries, the Villa remained in the possession of the Bishop of Arezzo, eventually gaining the structure it has today. Student housing (double and triple rooms), as well as, rehearsal studios, classrooms, library, administrative offices, kitchen, dining hall and performance spaces are all located on the premises of Villa Godiola. The Accademia has additional studio and performance space at La Stalla and Palazzo Gozzari in the city center of Arezzo. Both the center of Arezzo and the city train station are readily accessible and are approximately 20 minute and 40 minutes walks, respectively (although times differ with each student’s pace). Taxis can be called from campus and a typical taxi ride to the train station costs about €10.

The Limonaia is a student social space found on the far side of the villa. There is also a small kitchen with a sink, refrigerator and a microwave oven. Students are responsible for coordinating the use of this space and are expected to cooperate with one another in the maintenance of the area. The Limonaia is the only student common area open 24 hours a day.

The program fee includes breakfast, lunch and dinner from Monday through Friday.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $18,330
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Most meals
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Meals $800
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $56
Residence Permit (Estimate is for US Citizens) $200
Books and Classroom Materials $200
Local Transportation $250
Personal Expenses $2,000
Total $4,706.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.


Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Student Spotlight

Dancer 1

“I feel so grateful and humble for all the people and instructors I’ve had this past month. I’m more open to new possibilities and I trust myself a lot more!”

Dancer 2

“The Accademia is a very small community, yet each individual is bursting with their individual vibrant energy that helps inspire others to push further than they thought they could. Being a dancer in an environment where you are so close to actors (or vise versa), you easily become interested in the other field of work and notice yourself wanting to experiment with other forms of art.”