Application Deadline & Fee

             September 25, 2021; $75                 Application fee is non-refundable.

Program Dates

May 8 - June 9, 2022
(4 weeks)

Program Details

Italy, as the cradle for much of western civilization, is a great venue for art majors and non-majors to study and understand the visual arts in their setting. Past participants have come away with a greater appreciation for the arts as well as a better understanding of European culture, legacies, people, viewpoints.

This program introduces students to the history of art and architecture through visits to churches, museums, and other monuments in a handful of cities in Italy. Italy's unique contributions to western civilization (from pre-Roman times through the Baroque) come alive when seeing the works in situ.

Students develop critical seeing, thinking, and writing skills through note taking, oral reports, reading packets, and essay exam. Open to all majors, this program is especially beneficial to visual arts majors/minors.

Program Sites:

  • Rome
  • Florence
  • Venice

With Day Trips To:

  • Tivoli
  • Assisi
  • Siena
  • Pisa
  • Ravenna

Anticipated Curriculum

*Students must take two classes while on this study abroad.

ARTH 2710 History of Art to the Renaissance

ARTH 3040 Renaissance Art History

ARTH 3050 Baroque Art and Architecture History

ARTH 300R Special Topic in Art History

ART 491R Independent Study


Program Requirements*

Must be 18 years of age at the time of departure and have completed at least one semester of university course work

Minimum G.P.A.: 3.0

Physical Requirements: Average 5-7 miles walking per day, often on uneven surfaces. Few venues have wheelchair access or accommodations for disabilities.

All UVU study abroad students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Students may be required to test negative for COVID-19 at their own expense by host countries as a condition for entry.

*Accessibility services vary from country to country. Contact the Office of Education Abroad if you require such services.

Estimated Program Fee*

Fee covers in country housing and transportation, museum entrance fees, breakfasts, and dinners, international insurance.


*This cost is tentative and based on the current exchange rate and program plans. This cost may be updated due to exchange-rate fluctuations or program changes.

Additional Estimated Costs

The student is responsible for these additional costs
UVU tuition ($165 per credit hour; $990 for 6 credits )
Roundtrip international airfare (approx $1300)
Meals (approx cost for lunches, snacks $220)
Optional side trips ($70)
Discretionary spending (approx $200)
Passport (approx $165)

Students should be prepared to pay out-of-pocket for possible COVID tests or quarantine stays if required by the host country for entry or exit.

All students are required to pay a $75 non-refundable application fee.


There are some scholarship opportunities that are available from UVU and nationally. These scholarships are competitive and have varying application dates. Please click on the following here for more information.

Financial Aid

Pell Grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility. Speak to a Financial Aid Advisor for more information (BA 105). 

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Travel Report

Students are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department’s country information webpage for the most up-to-date information on travel advisories, entry, exit, and visa requirements, safety, security, health, and other important travel factors.