Study Abroad in Italy & Greece

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Art & Museum Studies

Your Journey Starts Here - June 5 - June 14 2019
Italy and Greece
About The Program
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 Experience The Divine Arts

Italy and Greece host some of the most influential icons of art, architecture, and artifacts that have centuries' impact on Western history. Led by Dr. Williams, of ASU's Fine Arts Program, you'll have the chance to see these icons and study their histories in-person.

You'll spend 3 days in Florence, Italy, exploring the city and its wonders: from Ponte Vecchio to Santa Maria del Fiore. Next, it's off to Rome, where you'll spend the next 3 days. Touring the historic capital, you'll get to visit the Colosseum and ruins of the Roman Forum, the heart of the Empire. You'll be able to walk through the Vatican, where you'll find works like the Pieta and Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes. You'll also have a free day in the city before departing for Athens, Greece for the last 3 days of your journey. Boasting even more relics of antiquity, you'll find the Oracle of Delphi and Temple of Apollo. At the Acropolis, surrounded by modern Athens, you can experience the archaeological wonders of the Parthenon and Temple of Athena.

A Word From The Professor

Prof. Charles Williams, Italy & Greece Program Coordinator

I am very excited about offering students the chance to travel to Europe this summer. I am a Professor of Visual Arts, and I have taught at Albany State University for 14 years. One of my fondest memories of my college career was studying abroad on a museum studies tour. It was such an amazing experience for me that I wanted to make a similar experience available for the students who I now teach. We will travel from Florence, Italy, known as “the cradle of the Renaissance,” to Rome, Italy and on to Greece. These beautiful countries hold deep and meaningful stories for us. Traveling to another part of the world and engaging with other cultures offer some of the richest, most rewarding experiences one can have. So, there will be some free time to go out and explore! Our tours will focus on museums and historic sites and how cultures tell their stories through art and artifacts. We will be traveling to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and examine some of the most famous art and architecture in the world. We will take in such sites as the Pantheon, the Colosseum, and the Vatican in Rome; the Acropolis in Greece, and the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral in Florence and works by artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. The courses associated with the trip are required courses for art majors and also count toward a minor in Visual Art.

More Details
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About The Course

ARTS 2280 Art History Survey 1

This course investigates Western and non-Western art history prehistory through the 16th century. Our discussion includes focus on the Italian Renaissance and Classicism. Students are asked to consider these iconic periods of Western Culture as multicultural, global experiences. As an elective for a minor in Museum Studies, it is an introduction to the history and philosophy of museums and and investigation of the socioeconomic and political ramifications of making and exhibiting objects.

ARTS 4601

Museum Studies and Professional Practices Seminar: Students will engage in foundation-building activities and discussions regarding professional practices of artists, designers, and museum professionals. Students investigate the role of artists and designers in society. We specifically will investigate the main functions of museums--collection and care of objects, exhibits, interpretation, education, and governance.  

Price, Contacts & Deadlines
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This price includes airfare, lodging, transportation in Italy and Greece, sightseeing and entrance fees, international insurance, and group meals
*does not include tuition/fees or tipping your tour guide

Payment Schedule

Date Description
October 15 $100 early application
November 18 $200 regular application
November 30 $760 installment
December 31 $760 installment
January 30 $760 installment
February 28 $760 installment
March 31 $560 final installment


Date Description
October 15 Early ASU Application
November 18 Regular ASU Application
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Dr. Nora Osakwe, Program Coordinator

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Study Abroad Events

Event Description
East Campus Study Abroad Fair August 29, 11a-3p
Student Center
West Campus Study Abroad Fair August 30, 11a-3p
Student Center
East Campus Scholarship Workshops 2-175 Student Center
September 5, 12:00 - 1:30
September 26, 1:30 - 3:00
West Campus Scholarship Workshops C-203 Student Center
September 12 12:00 - 1:30
September 19, 1:30 - 3:00
Passport Caravans West Campus Student Center
September 19, 11:00 - 1:00
East Campus Student Center
September 26, 11:00 - 1:00