Application / Acceptance
Note: Application deadline is March 1
The application should be accompanied by a letter of recommendation by a professor or instructor, an official transcript, and an essay of approximately 200 words on the student's reasons for wishing to participate in this program.
Applicants will be interviewed by a selection committee starting in mid-March. Acceptance will be based on the interview, the essay, and student record. Non-University of Rochester students should also enclose an application fee of $20.
Please note: Students accepted to the University of Rochester for a January start date have until May 15 to apply for the Arezzo Program.
Mail applications to:
Center for Study Abroad
attn: Arezzo Program
206 Lattimore Hall
PO Box 270376
Rochester, NY 14627-0376
Tel. (585) 275-7532
Fax (585) 461-5131
The program cost is comparable to a semester at the University of Rochester. A non-refundable $300 confirmation deposit, which holds the student's place in the program, is due within two weeks of acceptance. The balance of the Arezzo program fee will be billed to all accepted students on a University of Rochester term bill. University of Rochester students should meet as soon as they apply to the program with a representative of the Office of Student Financial Assistance to discuss aid coverage. Non-University of Rochester students are strongly recommended to talk to a financial aid counselor at their home institution. In addition, the University of Rochester's Office of Student Financial Assistance will be happy to help students process consortial agreements so that they may use loans or federal aid towards the cost of this program.
Students are required to have obligatory health insurance purchased in Italy covering the whole period of their study abroad. Students are strongly recommended to acquire property insurance covering their possessions while overseas. The University of Rochester is not responsible for personal property.
Since the program has limited capacity, students will be admitted according to the order in which their applications are received. Applications exceeding the capacity will be put on a waiting list.