Application Deadline & Fee

Program Closed November 1, 2019 
*The $75 application fee is non-refundable.

Program Dates


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, people, and issues.

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

Side Trips To:

  • Assisi
  • Siena
  • Pisa
  • Ravenna

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, *University Advanced Standing)

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

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

ART 491R Independent Study
(Prerequisite - Formal acceptance to the Art and Design BA, BS or BFA, *University Advanced Standing)

*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: Average 3-4 miles walking per day. A few days students will be walking approx 8 miles. We are walking and visiting venues that are often ancient and accommodations for those witphysical disabilities are limited.

*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, 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 $1400)
Meals (approx $250)
Optional side trips ($60)
Discretionary spending (approx $200)
Passport (approx $135)
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 varing application dates. Please click on the following here for more information.

Financial Aid & Employee Tuition Waivers

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). 

Employee Tuition Waivers (for dependants of UVU employees) may be used for Study Abroad tuition. See Human Resources for more information.

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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.