Volterra is a small town with a resident population of only 10,410 and an average age of 49. To give some perspective, the U reported an enrollment of 31,860 students in 2017. At 1,770 feet above sea level, nestled in between the Era and Cecina rivers, this quaint location is renowned for its ancient Etruscan and Roman ruins. The remnants of Etruscan-built walls surrounding Volterra, or Felathri, as the Etruscans called it, stand as a reminder that the town was once an important part of the Etruscan federation.
The town is also a chief location for alabaster work. U students attending the program will take a course in alabaster work from a local alabaster master. Other courses include a project-based studio course with Anne Mooney, U faculty director of the program, and an Italian language and culture course with Giulia Munday, who sits on the Board of Directors of the Volterra-Detroit foundation. A group of senior students attending the program will skype into lectures at the U campus.
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