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For two weeks in May 2022, UA students will have a chance to study history and make art in Italy. UA Department Art and Art History professors will guide students through the historic cities of Rome, Florence, Tivoli, and Pompeii, Italy. They will visit and study iconic ancient sites, such as the Forum, the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Vatican Museums in Rome, the Uffizi and the Galleria dell’ Academia in Florence, Hadrian’s Villa and Villa D’Este in Tivoli, and will take a full-day excursion to the Pompeii Archaeological Park, among other sites. Students will be able to take six credit hours in art history or studio art courses focused on topics related to the sites.

Our group leaving the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine in Rome. Pictured, from left to right: Anna Pitts, Catie Stone, Jordan Hadley, and Tanja Jones. Photo by Rebecca Teague, Study Abroad, May 2018.
UA students at the Arch of Constantine and the Colosseum.

Department chair and professor Jason Guynes, who is co-leader of the program, said, “I am very excited to be able to renew our study abroad program. The study of art and art history in situ is an essential part of any art degree and is among the best ways to provide a global perspective and cultural competency for individuals in any area of study.”


The study abroad program is limited to 25 students, so early application is encouraged. “The program filled quickly two years ago, so we’re expecting it to do the same this year,” explained Guynes. “The application process doesn’t commit students to anything, but it gets them in the system and ensures that they will get all of the information that we send out.”

An itinerary and more information, as well as a link to the application, can be found at this link.


Our student’s health and safety while studying abroad is of paramount importance to us. Here are some FAQs for UA students who will be traveling to Italy in the spring of 2022.