- Viterbo, Italy
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
Bordered just to the north by Tuscany and the south by the metropolitan area of Rome, Viterbo is a medieval city of 80,000 rich in historical, artistic and monumental legacies, while offering plenty of social and recreational opportunities. With a lively university community and active art scene, Viterbo is a bustling modern town located approximately one and half hours from Rome and Florence, with easy connections to the Mediterranean and Mountain regions.
USAC classes are held at the Tuscia University of Viterbo and are situated on a campus with two sports centers and many student associations. With over 10,000 local and international students, the University enjoys a close association with Viterbo, giving it a vibrant atmosphere often associated with university towns. The combination of American and Italian professors provides a valuable dual perspective on Italy and its culture. You will have the opportunity to interact with students from around the world in the universitys unique learning environment.
Program fees include tuition, orientation, field trips and health insurance.
- Setting Description:
- Viterbo is the economic hub of one of the wealthiest areas of Italy and is a dynamic university town within a unique medieval walled city. You will benefit from the affordability of a smaller centrally located city with easy access to Rome, Florence and only an hour from the Mediterranean. It is small enough to be friendly and large enough to have everything.
Additional Program Information
Based on 2 Reviews
- My Second Home06/27/17
Studying abroad in Viterbo was the best thing I have ever done. It is an excellent location for cultural immersion, language acquisition, an authentic Italian experience, lifelong friendships and travel within Italy and throughout the rest of Europe.
I have never felt so safe and welcome--Viterbo will always have a special place in my heart.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Viterbo Program; everything I wanted and more.06/23/17
Viterbo was everything I didn't know it would be. Studying abroad there exceeded my expectations and brought me to the person I am today. The city, the experience I had and the people I met, they have completely changed my life. Although I mostly
felt independent during my stay, the USAC staff in Viterbo was always ready to go above and beyond for its students. Busy as they may be, they always make room for fun and jokes and never let you down on any information you may need. I had a great experience with the USAC staff, some may say they could have been more helpful in some areas such as living situations with nightmare-roommates, but isn't that all apart of the experience? We all have to learn to adapt at some point. Adapting is what you should be best prepared for when going and living in Viterbo. It's a relatively smaller city, therefore you must be ready to expect different hours of operation for most things, expect a different culture and way of life, but don't expect all Italians to be just beautiful uptight people all the time. The Viterbese and local Italians are wonderful and friendly people. I think I have just as many close friends there as I do in the states. You just have to be willing to make those connections and friendships. The older generation is definitely the generation that stares at you the most, but this is because they know you're foreign by either the way you dress and act. Luckily for me I worked very hard and I learned enough Italian to have a different experience with the older generation, and even the younger. I would speak and listen to most of the cute old ladies sitting on the benches below the awning in Piazza Plebiscito, or the father on the bus on the way to San Martino al Cimino (cute little city by the way, easy to get to by bus and exceedingly smaller than Viterbo. Check out the restaurant there called Da Saverio. it. is. amazing). I even made relationships with the Italian ragazzini that I taught English to. Just reminiscing about these memories is making me feel the need to go back and do it all again. Your study abroad experience will really change your life, no matter where you go. For me, Viterbo will always be another home to me and I am so lucky and happy to have been a part of that program and culture.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend