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Summer: Accademia Dell'Arte

Arezzo, Italy

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Summer 2020
Jun 21, 2020
Jul 18, 2020
Feb 15, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
Class Standing
Rising Sophomore
Good Academic Standing


Program Advisor

The Program

Accademia dell’Arte is a performing arts school in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy.

Accademia dell’Arte is a performing arts school in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy. Accademia Dell'Arte has made Villa Godiola, a Renaissance era villa that overlooks the city of Arezzo, it's home since 2004.  Accademia  offers a Summer Dance Intensive program rooted in the European tradition of modern dance, German Ausdruckstanz and German dance theatre, the 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. Students in the Accademia's Dance Program will enjoy an enriching and challenging encounter with European dance culture in a truly inspiring environment. Our European faculty aims to create an atmosphere that encourages authentic and individual expression thereby cultivating artistic development and personal growth.

Program Location

Arezzo, Italy


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 Summer Dance Intensive at the Accademia dell’Arte offers dancers the chance to explore self-generated and collaboratively created work and choreography over two 2-week intensives with various master teachers and choreographers. This month-long intensive was created to foster personal choreographic connection, promote storytelling through dance and enhance technical skills through a variety of styles and approaches. In the spirit of inter-pedagogical exchange, participants will also have the chance to engage in discussions with master teachers from both the dance and physical theatre tracks regarding their philosophies on performance making and choreography.

Courses offered during Summer 2020:

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 July

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.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Undergraduate $3,440 $4,015
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 $100
Books and Classroom Materials $50
ADA non-refundable deposit $500
Local Transportation $100
Personal Expenses $200
Total $2,150.00
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.