Italy 2017 - Faculty-Led Study Abroad Experience

Study art in Italy

This group study abroad tour of Italy will focus on the study of ancient and Renaissance art and architecture in Florence, Rome, and Naples. Students will be required to attend a combination of museums, archeological sites, and cultural activities led by Professor Carey Watters. Professor Tom Berenz will lead the drawing portion of the course where students will be working outside, inside, and on location in Florence, Venice, Rome, and Naples. This course is for students who have a desire and motivation to pursue a deeper understanding of the history, culture and landscape of Italy.  Florence will focus on museums, Venice will explore the landscape, Rome will investigate architecture, and Naples will be based on street life. Each day students will have an opportunity to draw something that they have a connection with. Through the act of drawing, students will further their understanding of the subject matter and ultimately have a better understanding of the history and culture of Italy.

ART 391 & ART 122/322/422 :

The Art and Architecture of Italy (3 credits) &
Intro to Drawing, Intermediate, or Advanced Drawing (3 credits/Gen Ed)*
*another course can be substituted that fits within your major, in consultation with your department chair or professor

Travel Itinerary  |   May 14-June 1
May 14: Sunday, depart from Chicago 
May 15: Arrive in Rome, take train to Florence 
May 16: Florence, Academia Gallery, Bargello Museum, Baptistery 
May 17: Florence, Palazzo Vecchio, museum and tower, Uffizi 
May 18: Florence, Brancacci Chapel, Palazzo Piti, Boboli Gardens and Museums 
May 19: Florence, free day 
May 20: Venice, Venice Biennale 
May 21: Venice, Venice Biennale, Guggenheim, free time  
May 22: Venice, free day 
May 23: train to Rome
May 24: Rome, Colosseum, Forum, Capitolino Museo, Bocca della Verita 
May 25: walking tour of Rome, Pantheon Rome, Vatican tour  
May 26: Rome, free day 
May 27: train to Naples 
May 28: Naples, Pompeii tour 
May 29: Naples, Paestum 
May 30: Naples free day 
May 31: train to Rome
June 1:  fly out of Rome


Cost: $2,500 + $1,500 for airfare + 6-credit tuition.  

Cost includes:

  • Airfare, Chicago to Rome, Italy
  • Accommodations in Florence, Rome, and Naples
  • Train travel and public transportation
  • Museum entrance fees (Florence card, Rome Pass, Naples Pass)
  • Breakfast and some dinner meals, including gelato!
  • A food tour!

Financial Aid is available! And there is a Wisconsin Study Abroad grant available for students who qualify. Students can receive up to $1500.00 in grant money!  

$500 deposit due December 1, 2016 to secure your spot. 

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

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