Faculty and University Partners

The Consortium

Faculty and University PartnersEver since Kennesaw State University (KSU) sent its first group of students to Montepulciano, Italy, in 1999, the University has partnered with a consortium of schools within the University System of Georgia to develop programs in Tuscany.  

Currently, the Montepulciano Consortium is responsible for the two traditional summer study abroad programs in Montepulciano—one, a five week session running between May and June, the other, a four week session running from the end of June to July.   Students from across the University System of Georgia take courses in the Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as the Fine Arts taught by faculty from KSU, Georgia Southern, GCSU, Georgia Highlands, and VSU.  It is Kennesaw State University’s hope that as new programs are developed in Montepulciano, universities within the Consortium will participate in these opportunities.

New Program Proposals

If you are a university interested in joining the consortium or you are a faculty member who would like to teach on one of its sessions, please contact:

Dr. Joseph Dirnberger
Interim Academic Director for the Summer Montepulciano Core Program
Professor of Biology

Consortium Members

  • Georgia College and State University
  • Georgia Highlands
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Valdosta State University