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The Macerata program is ideal for University of Oregon undergraduate students in a wide variety of academic fields and may particularly appeal to students of art and art history. The program offers upper-division course work in humanities and social sciences, as well as a regular offering in studio painting.


  • The Macerata program allows UO undergraduate students to experience life in an Italian city that is lesser known and not as commonly chosen by North American travelers.
  • Classes are taught at the AHA Macerata Center, located in a 17th century palace inside the old city.
  • Participants may live in shared apartments, with some combination of Italians and other program participants as their roommates, or they may choose to live with an Italian family in a boarding situation.
  • The Macerata program includes ample excursions to many exquisite and less traveled towns and villages of the Marche and neighboring regions, as well as at least one weekend excursion to a destination like Rome, Venice or Florence.
  • A four-day weekend at mid-semester allows students the opportunity to enjoy independent travel to such destinations as Cinque Terre or the beautiful Croatian coast.


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