Meredith in Italy: The Palazzo Alberti / Italy Semester

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.

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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 2017 Faculty in Residence is Dr. Kelly Roberts. 

Meredith in Italy Life and Culture Fall 2017 brochure

The Spring semester program offers focused discpline-specific programming, enabling students to explore their area of study through a cross-cultural lens. The Spring 2017 semester will be a Art in Italy program with Faculty in Residence, Dr. Beth Mulvaney. 

Meredith in Italy Art in Italy Spring 2017 brochure

Courses in Sansepolcro are taught by Meredith faculty in residence, as well as by local Italian faculty with specialized areas of expertise.

Community Engagement

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.

Travel Opportunities

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 2017 application deadline: November 1, 2016

Fall 2017 application deadline: March 1, 2017


Professor Catherine Rodgers

Professor of Theatre and Director of Meredith in Italy 

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Contact Information:

124 Joyner Hall
(919) 760-2307
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Meredith in Italy


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After more than two decades of partnership, Meredith calls Sansepolcro its Italian home. See what makes it special. Watch video »



The Palazzo Alberti

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Meredith’s beautiful site in the heart of Tuscany offers students, faculty, alumnae, and friends an opportunity to experience authentic Italian life. Watch video »

The Palazzo Alberti