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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Class Status: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate Students, 6. Non-Degree-Seeking, 7. Other Minimum GPA: 2.25
Language of Instruction: English Areas of Study: Art
Program Description:

APSU in Italy


Summer • Art Courses • 2.5 Weeks

Program Overview

This program will allow students to experience the culture of Italy and its vast and deep roots in art in general and ceramics in particular. This is a studio course in ceramics, which will begin in Rome, and follow with the bulk of the term in residence at La Meridiana International School of Ceramic Art in Tuscany. Students will spend the final few days in Venice. Italy is well known for work with ceramics and in particular works in terra cotta vessels, ceramic sculpture as well as Italian ceramic tiles. Students will have the opportunity to register for Special Topics 410L, Ceramics Workshop or for Ceramics I- 2050, Ceramics II-3650, or Ceramics Sculpture -3450.

Credit Hours and Courses

The courses available are: Art Special Topics 410L, Studio Special Topics, Ceramic Workshop, Ceramics Study in Italy. All courses are 3 credit hours. 

Lodging and Meals

Upon arrival to La Meridiana in Certaldo the study-abroad group will be housed in double-occupancy facilities at the institute and in restored Tuscan country homes a few minutes walking distance from the studios. Lunch and evening meals will be provided as part of the program package.


Mr. Ken Shipley at (931) 221-7325 or

Program Costs

Financial Aid 

Your current scholarships and financial aid may apply toward the cost of the program. If you plan on using financial aid you need to call the Office of Student Financial Aid at (931) 221-7907 to schedule an appointment with a study abroad counselor. 

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Application Fee


This nonrefundable application fee will be charged to the student's account once the student authorizes the Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange during the application process.


Payment Amount Due Dates
1st Payment  TBA March 1
2nd Payment TBA March 31
Final payment needs to be paid at APSU Cashier's Window
to the Italy's account.


$822 (undergraduate)
This tuition is based on 3 credit hours. Tuition is due prior to departure and will be billed to the student's account after registration.

Total Application, Program, and Tuition Costs


Included in the Program Cost

  • airfare
  • lodging
  • excursions
  • transfers
  • meals at La Meridiana
  • health insurance 

Additional Expenses

  • passport: $ 145 (includes photos)
  • Meals: $200 (Lunch and dinner in Rome for 3 days)
  • spending Misc: $300

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.