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Art History Abroad: Italy

Summer A  2012


Program Full

Program Description:

As an enhancement to the undergraduate curriculum, the School of Visual Arts and Design is sponsoring a program designed to immerse students within Italian art and culture.

Students will be exposed to a wide variety of Italian art ranging from the Etruscan period through the modern era, with a focus upon monuments from the classical Roman period through Baroque.

Participants of this program will visit churches, museums, temples, palaces and villas as well as travel in excursions intended to extend the breadth of understanding Italian culture.  Lectures and presentations will be facilitated at sites instead of a typical classroom setting.

At the start of the Art History in Italy Program (ARH 3930), students will arrive in Florence, Italy and will end the program in Rome, Italy with excursions to Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti, Italy. Students will be abroad for approximately 30 days.  Prior to participating in the program, students must have completed ARH 2050 and ARH 2051, or have the consent of the instructor.

Students on this program should plan to arrive in Florence, Italy by noon on the starting day of the program in order to be in country to transfer to the hotel.  Please note, check flight schedules carefully before booking.  To arrive by noon on the starting day of this program, fights must depart the USA the day before the start of the program.  Students are encouraged not to purchase their flights until after the application deadline and the applicants have been informed that the program has met its minimum numbers.

While abroad, the students will be evaluated upon their academic studies, observation, participation, selected readings, and group discussions.  In Italy, students are expected to remain engaged in the program’s experiences and lectures and try new things.

Payment Breakdown based upon the minimum number of students:

Payment 1:  $100 (non-refundable)
Payment 2:  $1000
Payment 3:  $1640
Payment 4:  $1640

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine and discuss works of art and monuments  in terms of architect/artist, meaning, function, style, patron, and with regard to cultural context
  • Identify specific examples of artistic production, painting, sculpture, and architecture from antiquity through Baroque
  • Understand the geographical, social, political, economic, religious, philosophical, and cultural values that have shaped Roman Art and ancient Rome, the Italian Renaissance and Baroque period
  • Develop a general understanding of Roman history and the changing styles of art from the Republic to the Late Empire
  • Discuss monuments in terms of the individual emperors who commissioned them or for whom they were made
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of culture and society in Italy as preparation to becoming a globally competent student
Program Prerequisites:
Minimum GPA: 2.50 cumulative
Language: English
Proficiency Level Required: English
Other Prerequisites: 

Instructor consent

Courses[click to expand]:
ARH-3930 Art History in Italy ARH 3930
Academic Institution: This program does not use a partner institution
Credit Hours: 3.00

Program Components and Costs:
Component: Program Fees

The following services are included as part of the program fee:

  • Airport transfer upon arrival
  • Walking tour of Florence
  • British Museum Library membership
  • Shared accommodations in apartments in Florence
  • Shared hotel accommodations in Rome including breakfast
  • Florence Museum pass
  • Admission to the Collosseum, Roman Forum, & Palantino Hill, Vatican, Borghese Gallery, & Capitoline Museums
  • Medical insurance including repatriation
  • Administrative fees

The following services are not included as part of the program fee:

  • Open jaw one-way air between Orlando, Florida and Florence, Italy
  • Return open jaw one-way air between Rome, Italy and Oralndo, Florida
  • Passport or visa fees
  • Incidentals
  • Meals except as listed above
  • Currency exchange fees
  • Personal travel not associated with the program
  • Tips and gratuities for tour guides and private charter buses
  • UCF tuition
Price (in US Dollars): 4380.00
Requirement: Mandatory
1st payment due:  Pending application approval
2nd payment due: 2012-02-24
3rd payment due: 2012-03-15
4th payment due: 2012-04-16
Study abroad fees are posted to the UCF student account. Payment procedures, types and cashier locations can be found here, on the UCF Registrar's website.
Faculty Program Coordinator:
Name: Dr Margaret Ann Zaho
Email: margaret.zaho@ucf.edu
Office: VAB 105A
Program Dates:
Program Begins: 2012-05-07
Program Ends: 2012-06-04
Program Deadlines:
Last day to apply: 2012-02-15
Last day to withdraw/reconfirm: 2012-02-20
Academic Institution:
This program does not use a partner institution 
Additional information:
Program Map
Closest Domestic Consulate
Nearest US Embassy Abroad
US State Department Country Information
Currency Exchange Information
Visa Information:
Visa Required: No
Your visa requirements and cost may vary if you are not a US citizen. Please let OIS staff know if you are not using a US passport to ensure that we can address any differences in the immigration requirements.

Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless a program expressly and specifically includes this), independent travel, or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. UCF, Office of International Studies will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students to reserve their flights. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students via Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.

University of Central Florida
Office of International Studies
4000 Central Florida Blvd, Millican Hall room 107 Orlando, FL 32816
Telephone (407) 882-2300 | Fax (407) 882-0240 | studyabroad@ucf.edu