Study in an atmospheric and inspirational location with imaginative field studies

The Arcadia in Sicily program allows you to study abroad in a location with diverse cultures, history and influences along with a beautiful and unique natural environment. Living and studying in Sicily, you will be able to experience the charm of this magnetic island while immersing yourself into the lifestyle and communities.

In the core course: Sicilian Mosaic you will study social, political, historical, artistic and religious themes as they relate to the local area. You’ll also take an Italian language course at your level: beginner, intermediate or advanced. Your three electives can be chosen from a diverse range of courses ranging from art and architecture, to the Mediterranean diet; from Volcanology to creative writing and from sustainability to 3D modeling for archaeological and cultural heritage.

Studying abroad in a small city offered me the incredible opportunities to not only observe the culture I was learning about but to also become part of it. ”

Marisa La Greca

University of Iowa Student, Arcadia in Sicily

  • Excursions to Catania, Agrigento and Palermo are all part of the academic program.

  • Study in the restored 17th century palazzo where all courses (except Italian language) are taught in English at the Arcadia Sicily Center.

  • Study in an ancient yet modern city which was the birthplace of the  mathematician, Archimedes and is home to the  oldest Greek temple outside of Greece,  the Temple of Apollo.

  • If you would like to take part in an internship in Italy, please see our Museum Studies Internship Program.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2015 1/19/2015 5/9/2015 15-19 $17,950 10/1/2014 More Info
Fall 2015 9/1/2015 12/18/2015 14-17 $16,650 4/20/2015 More Info
Academic Year 2015 9/1/2015 5/7/2016 28-34 $26,550 4/20/2015 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Location Type

Small City


As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


Health & Safety

Student health, safety and security in Italy are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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