What We Did on Our Summer Vacation (2024 Version)!

UA Art and Art History study abroad students pose before the Doge’s Palace in Venice, Italy. Photo courtesy of Professor Jason Guynes

During May Interim, twenty-seven University of Alabama students spent fifteen days in Italy studying art history and studio art. Professors Jason Guynes and Dr. Rachel Stephens led the group on a study tour of historic art and architectural sites in Rome, Siena, Florence and Venice. The group was able to study up-close iconic sites including the Roman Forum and St. Peter’s Basilica, the Florence Cathedral and Uffizi Gallery, and the Piazza San Marco and the Doge’s Palace.

More than half of the students who traveled were art history or studio art majors; the rest were majors from fields ranging from communications, creative media and interior design, to philosophy, public health and environmental engineering.

Check out the group’s full itinerary and join us in Spain in 2025!

For more information about The University of Alabama’s programs in art history and studio art, visit our Degree Programs page.