The Gordon-IN-Orvieto semester program hopes to foster in our students an attitude of responsive looking and listening for signs of new life in the traditions inhabited by artists, poets, saints, and mystics of the past, especially those of pre-modern Europe in Italy. With a discerning eye neither nostalgic nor ironic, we wish to explore the disintegrated fragments of the classical-Christian civilization of the West, raiding the past in order to rebuild the present.
Watch alumnus Tommy Matthew's video of Orvieto on YouTube!
While the Gordon-IN-Orvieto program offers a rich experience in the arts and culture of pre-modern Europe, it accepts applications from any student who:
*Non-Gordon students are welcome to apply
Students take a drawing-based interdisciplinary course that introduces the themes of the program, and then select three of six courses offered in the visual arts and humanities, for 16 academic credits in total. Students without previous study of Italian language take an additional 2-credit course in conversational Italian.
Global Understanding core credit can be fulfilled by a semester or year at Gordon IN Aix when students participate in the pre- and post-departure New Perspectives course. Lab fees apply as of Fall 2013. See the GEO for details.
Fall Semester: Gordon students must submit their online seat applications for Gordon IN Orvieto by March 15. All other supporting materials due by March 30. Non-Gordon applicants must submit their online application and all supporting materials by March 30.
Spring Semester: Gordon students must submit their online seat applications for Gordon IN Orvieto by September 30. All other supporting materials due by October 15. Non-Gordon applicants must submit their online application and all supporting materials by October 15.
Students pay normal Gordon costs* per semester including:
An additional fee of $400 supports the costs of course-related supplies and excursions.
The Global Education Office
Dr. John Skillen
Associate Director of European Programs
Gordon IN Orvieto Handbook (PDF)
THe handbook provides the rule or regula for life together in Orvieto.