Application Deadline & Fee

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Program Dates

May 7 - June 8, 2018 (4 weeks)

Program Details

Walk through the Roman Colosseum, examine the mosaics of Ravenna, gaze in awe at Michelangelo’s David, ponder the beauty of Botticelli’s art, 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.

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.

Program Sites:

  • Rome
  • Florence
  • Venice

Side Trips To:

  • Assisi
  • Siena
  • Pisa
  • Lucca
  • Ravenna
  • Cinque Terre

Anticipated Curriculum

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

ARTH 2710 History of Art to the Renaissance
(Prerequisite - None Listed)

ARTH 3040 Renaissance Art History
(Prerequisite - ARTH 2710, ENGL 1010, UAS*)

ARTH 3050 Baroque Art and Architecture History
(Prerequisite - ARTH 2710, ENGL 1010, UAS*)

ARTH 300R Special Topic in Art History
(Prerequisite - Formal acceptance to the Art and Design BA, BS or BFA, UAS*)

*University Advanced Standing - 24 credits completed, GPA 2.0 or higher MAT 1030 and ENGL 2010 or equivalent.

Program Requirements*

Must be 18 years of age at the time of departure

Minimum G.P.A.: 2.5

Physical Requirements: walking 3 -7 miles per day.

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

Estimated Program Fee*

Fee covers in country housing and transportation (including the weekend in the Cinque Terre and side trips), 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

UVU tuition ($165 per credit hour)
Roundtrip international airfare (approx $1400)
Lunches (approx $250)
Discretionary spending (approx $300)
Passport (approx $135)
All students are required to pay a $75 application fee for all Study Abroad programs.

Tuition Waivers

Please contact the UVU Benefits Office for more information. In certain instances, tuition waivers may not apply for an international program.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Pell Grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility. Applicant must have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (BA 105) and complete all necessary application forms for financial aid.

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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.