Art

SACI, Florence, Italy (Studio Art Centers International) - (Open to art/art history majors/minors only)

Located in the center of Florence, 50 yards from the central market, 100 yards from the Duomo, and 80 yards from the Medici church of San Lorenzo, the school provides a focused studio art studies program of depth and seriousness of challenge at undergraduate and graduate U.S. university levels. The studio disciplines are to be complemented by courses in the humanities since SACI is convinced that undertaking courses in both areas is essential in the formation of the artist. Designed for US undergraduates and independent students, this program provides an in-depth study abroad opportunity. A wide variety of academic and studio subjects are offered, many at multiple levels. SACI Homepage

Gordon in Orvieto, Orvieto, Italy (Gordon College) (Open to all majors)

The Gordon College semester in Italy exists to provide contemporary American students — whose lives are lived largely after or without “tradition” — with a vivid experience of tradition in art, spirituality, worship, and civic life. While living and studying in the convent of San Lodovico students will experience the slower and simpler rhythms of life in a way that provides time for serious conversation, an experience of traditional liturgies and civic celebrations, and a closer relationship to the land. Living in the midst of vineyards and olive groves and trading the automobile for the foot, young artists of Christian faith will be encouraged to to experiment with methods of learning different from the conventions of modern university education by taking an interdisciplinary approach to the study of art, art history, history and theology. Gordon in Orvieto Homepage

IAU College (France), Aix-en-Provence, France (Open to all majors, including French majors and minors)

IAU College offers a wide array of disciplines taught in both English and French at various levels of profiency; students can enroll in liberal arts courses at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Marchutz School of Fine Arts, the French Honors Program, and the Business Administration Program. Whether in the classroom or while living in homestays, students can expect first-hand interaction with French customs, traditional and culture. Some internships may be available. IAU Homepage