Application / Acceptance
The application deadline is March 25, 2016.
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 1 to apply for the Arezzo Program.
The program cost is comparable to a semester at the University of Rochester. Students accepted to the program must sign a letter confirming their intention to participate in the program. (Subsequent withdrawal from the program will result in a $300 fee.) 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.