Type of Program: Semester
City: Arezzo, Italy
When Offered:Fall or Spring (Theatre and Music), Spring Only (Dance)
Cost: See Program Costs page

Theatre, Dance and Music students can study performing arts in the Accademia Dell'Arte program in the medieval city of Arezzo, Italy in the heart of Tuscany. The Accademia combines an intensive Italian language program and academic studies with a semester of high level theatre, music or dance performance training.  Students experience a rigorous education that takes place in an atmosphere that encourages individual expression and experimentation providing students with the skills and techniques that form the fundamental basis for which excellence and creativity emerge. Two Goucher theatre majors per semester can study in the theatre program.  Two Goucher music majors can apply for fall semester in the music program. Fall Semester Music Program application procedure requires submission of supplemental materials.  The dance program is offered in the spring semester and is limited to highly skilled dance majors. Prior to the start of the program, students will enroll in a four-week language intensive class.  Students live in the Villa Godiola, in furnished, double occupancy, ensuite rooms.    There is a $4,000 program surcharge for this program.

Student Voice

Krya Smith, Dance- "Three months ago, I was asked to reflect on my goals and expectations for this semester. At the time, I had none - what expectations could I possibly have about my first time out of the country? Mentally, physically, spiritually, even the way I approach dance, art and life has evolved so much. In fact, I think it's almost better that I didn't come here with goals. Living at the Accademia has been a challenging day by day process, and sometimes, those days are long. But it's also an experience that I wouldn't have been able to get anywhere else in the world."

Academic Calendar
Fall: Early September - Early December.

Eligibility and Prerequisites
This is a highly selective program and students must receive the nomination of the Goucher Department Chair in Dance, Theatre, or Music to receive an application.  All dance applicants will be reviewed for individual merit by the selection committee in the department.  Although not a requirement for acceptance, it is suggested that placement at DAN 321 and DAN 316 or higher is recommended.  Dance students must have declared a major to be considered for approval.  Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply. 

Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines


For Study in Spring 2016

For Study in Fall 2016

Application and $500 deposit

September 25, 2015

February 26, 2016

Please note that both the application and fee are due in the Office of International Studies. All students must attend an advising session at least one week prior to the deadline in the Office of International Studies to obtain an application.