photo by Chelsie Clarke

Program details: Walk through the Roman Colosseum, gaze in awe at Michelangelo’s David, discover the fishing villages of the Cinque Terre, and cruise the canals of Venice, all while earning UVU credit. As the birthplace of much of Western civilization, Italy gives each student the chance to see the architecture and art and study developments that influenced the Western world from the Roman Empire to the Baroque.

Tentative dates: May 6 – June 6, 2014.

Program sites: Rome (13 nights), Florence (14 nights), Venice (3 nights), with side trips to Assisi, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, and Ravenna.

Anticipated curriculum: Students can sign up for six credit hours, including a General Education course in Art History (ARTH 2710), upper division courses in Art History (ARTH 3040 and ARTH 3050), and ART 291R/491R (Independent Study). Other courses may be offered upon consultation. All majors are welcome to apply.

Estimated program fee: $3,095. Apply by Monday, December 2, 2013  Program full for 2014.

Program fee covers: Housing and transportation within Italy (including a weekend in the Cinque Terre and side trips), museum entrance fees, breakfasts and dinners, international health insurance.

Program fee DOES NOT cover: UVU tuition (approx. $160 per credit hour), passport, lunches, round-trip airfare, discretionary spending.

Director: Steve Bule, professor of art history, 801.863.8627,

Application deadline:  Monday, December 2, 2013. Submit online application, two online letters of reference, $195 non-refundable application fee, and $300 program deposit. If you miss the deadline, you are still welcome to apply until the program is full, but please note that the program fee will be higher and space may be limited. Application materials are available at

Tuition Waivers: UVU Employee & Employee Dependent Tuition Waivers may be applied for up to six credits of ISP tuition.

Financial aid: Pell grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to this program, based on eligibility. 
Applicants must have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (BA105) and complete all necessary application forms for financial aid.

Scholarships: ISP will provide need-based scholarships to qualified participants.