Meredith in Italy: The Palazzo Alberti / Italy Semester
During a semester abroad with Meredith in Italy, you will be immersed in Italian language and culture while finding a home in Tuscany.
You will live and study together with other Meredith program students and faculty in the 16th century Palazzo Alberti, our beautiful study abroad site in Sansepolcro, Italy.
The Fall semester program is open to students of all majors and offers a rich curriculum in Italian life, language, and culture. Along with a full semester of general education credits, Meredith students will also completely fulfill the Foreign Language requirement. The Fall 2018 Faculty in Residence is Dr. Eloise Grathwohl.
The Spring semester program offers focused discipline-specific programming, enabling students to explore their area of study through a cross-cultural lens. The Spring 2018 semester will be a Business and Marketing in Italy program with Faculty in Residence, Dr. Jeff Langenderfer.
Courses in Sansepolcro are taught by Meredith faculty in residence, as well as by local Italian faculty with specialized areas of expertise.
Meredith has been part of the Sansepolcro community for more than 20 years. You will contribute to this legacy through service-learning projects in local elementary schools and regular dinners with host families. Some families in Sansepolcro have been hosting Meredith students for over 15 years.
As part of the program, you will complete a one-credit “Learn to Travel/Travel to Learn” course to become a confident international traveler. The Sansepolcro semester programs also includes group excursions and built-in independent travel breaks, where you may apply your skills and explore Italy or other countries in Europe.
Semester cost includes Meredith College on-campus tuition, fees, room, and board, plus a Study Abroad Fee. Additional expenses include round-trip airfare, books, independent travel, and miscellaneous personal expenses. Upon approval of study abroad, Meredith students are eligible to use aid towards program costs. Additional scholarships are available to help defray costs. Non-Meredith students should speak with their home campus study abroad coordinators for updated cost information.
See Application Process for eligibility and to download an application. Non-Meredith College female students are welcome to apply.
Spring 2018 application deadline: November 1, 2017
Fall 2018 application deadline: March 1, 2018
Professor Catherine Rodgers
Professor of Theatre and Director of Meredith in Italy
Studio Art Major Libby O'Daniel
Studio art major Libby O'Daniel uses her art to bring people to new ideas.
Meredith in Italy
Meredith in Italy
Want to study abroad in Italy? Watch our video to learn more about Meredith in Italy programs, which include semester, summer, and continuing education options. Learn Italian, earn college credits, and gain skills needed to become a global citizen. Watch video »
Meredith in Italy
Want to study abroad in Italy? Watch our video to learn more about Meredith in Italy programs, which include semester, summer, and continuing education options. Learn Italian, earn college credits, and gain skills needed to become a global citizen.
After more than two decades of partnership, Meredith calls Sansepolcro its Italian home. See what makes it special. Watch video »
The Palazzo Alberti
Meredith’s beautiful site in the heart of Tuscany offers students, faculty, alumnae, and friends an opportunity to experience authentic Italian life. Watch video »