The Arezzo Physical Theater program offers music, theater, and dance students the chance to study at the Accademia dell’Arte, an internationally recognized institution in Arezzo, Italy. Developed in collaboration with the College of Fine Arts, the Arezzo Physical Theater program trains students in movement, extended vocal techniques, and Italian language. Intensive workshops follow studies in Commedia and an introduction to performance topics, including mask-making and clown. During their time in Italy, students live in Accademia dell’Arte-sponsored accommodations in the Villa Godiola Residence Halls.

In addition to participating in local excursions, students will be guest artists, participating in a professional workshop with Accademia faculty in Venice or Naples. Students may also have the opportunity to see professional performances, as well as present their own work generated throughout the semester.

Students enroll in the following five courses:

The Global Learning Experience: An Online Course

Students in all Fall and Spring programs have the opportunity to enroll in The Global Learning Experience at no additional cost.

  • CAS IP101 The Global Learning Experience (1 credit)
    • All program participants have the opportunity to make the most of their semester abroad with The Global Learning Experience, a self-paced, Pass/Fail course with brief readings and experiential assignments that accompany them while living and studying in a country and culture different from their own. Students post their work, experiences and observations to an online platform to trace and articulate their achievements abroad from an academic, personal and professional standpoint. The course links students with the faculty instructors as well as peers studying on other BU Study Abroad programs around the world. Students earn one credit in addition to the total program credits mentioned below at no additional cost.
    • Syllabus

Program Residence

  • Accademia dell’Arte-sponsored accommodations in the Villa Godiola Residence Halls
  • Double and triple rooms 
  • Private bathrooms
  • Large rehearsal hall
  • “Black box”-type theater space
  • Internet point and wireless
  • Large formal garden
  • Enclosed grounds 
  • Meals provided on-site when classes are in session


  • Spring Semester: late January to early May
Please note: This program is only offered during the spring semester.
  • Spring Semester: October 1

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