Italy 2022 Study Abroad

Italy 2017 Study Abroad

The Department of Art & Art History at the University of South Alabama is hosting a study abroad experience in Italy scheduled for May 2022.

▼   Program Overview

Italy is known for its stunning art collections, awe‐inspiring ancient monuments, breathtaking views, and incredible food. Spanning seventeen days from May 8‐24, 2022 (departing Mobile, May 7th), the USA Visual Arts in Italy program will provide students from all majors the opportunity to explore first‐hand the art, architecture, archaeology, and culture of Italy. In addition, artists of all media and levels will find inspiration in a country that has inspired artists for centuries.

For the first fourteen days of our trip, we will be based in the beautiful medieval city of Orvieto. Conveniently situated on the train line between Rome and Florence, Orvieto offers students the freedom to explore the regions of Umbria and Tuscany and the cities of Rome and Florence. Day trips will include, Rome, Florence, Siena, Tarquinia, Cerveteri, and Tivoli, where we will visit a variety of museums and archaeological sites including the Uffizi Gallery, the Roman Colosseum, and the beautiful gardens of the Villa d’Este, among others. For the final three days of the trip, we will move to Venice where we will be visiting a variety of museums and glass factories, and of course, the incredible Saint Mark’s Basilica. Free days have been set aside throughout the trip and are strategically arranged to allow students the opportunity to explore Italy on their own. The program will be hosted by the University of South Alabama’s Department of Art and Art History.

Courses will be taught by professors, Dr. Kara K. Burns, Associate Professor of Art History and Matthew Patterson, Assistant Professor of Glass. Up to six credit hours may be earned in studio art, art history, classics, and/or museum studies. Courses meeting university requirements in Gen Ed, Honors, and Writing (W) courses will be offered in these areas. Some work will be required prior to and after the trip.

▼   Accommodations and Meals
Accommodations are based on shared occupancy. Single accommodations are available for an additional charge. Also included are daily breakfasts and welcome and departure dinners.
▼   Courses
Students may register for two classes with up to six (6) credit hours awarded. Registration for classes will be handled on an individual basis in an effort to best meet the educational needs of the student.
▼   Courses include:

Courses include:

Art History/Classics/Museum Studies Courses

ARH 100: History of Art (Gen Ed), (3) Prerequisite: none

ARH 100 History of Art (Gen Ed), (3) Prerequisite: none


ARH/CLA 290: History of Art and Architecture of Italy, (3)

ARH/CLA 290: History of Art and Architecture of Italy, (3) – 


ARH 290: Art and Architecture of the Italian Renaissance and

        Baroque, (3) 

ARH/CLA 390: Roman Art and Archaeology, (3)

ARH/CLA 390: Roman Art and Archaeology, (3)


ARH/CLA 390: Etruscan Art and Archaeology, (3) 

ARH/CLA 492: Greek Vases in Etruscan Tombs – Writing 

        Intensive (W)

ARH/CLA 494: Directed Studies

ARH/CLA 590: Graduate Art & Architecture of Italy (3) 

ARH/CLA 590: Directed Studies – Study Abroad (3)

Studio Art Courses

ARS 101: Art Appreciation (Gen. Ed. Course) (3)

ARS 101: Art Appreciation - Honors (Gen. Ed. Course) (3)

ARS 211: Glass Art, Science, History (3)

ARS 211: Glass Art, Science, History – Honors (3)

ARS 290: Special Topics: Drawing - Journal Sketchbook (3)

ARS 290: Special Topics: Drawing - Journal Sketchbook (3)   


ARS 414: Studies in Glass (3)

ARS 494: Directed Studies Glass (3)

ARS 510: Graduate Glass (3) 

Some coursework will be required prior to and after the trip. Students may opt to pursue only three credit hours; however, program fees are fixed and allow up to six credit hours. Fees will not change for lower hour enrollments. Students not currently enrolled at USA must make application to the University of South Alabama prior to enrolling in this program. This course is part of the USA summer schedule of courses.


▼   Program Costs

Program costs include tuition for up to six (6) credit hours of course work, all in‐country transportation, including all specified excursions and airport transfers for those who arrive on the assigned day and time, accommodations as described below, daily breakfasts, welcome and departure dinners in Italy, specified museum entrance fees, and international health insurance and international emergency assistance. Financial aid may be applied to the cost of the trip.

All meals, other than breakfasts and specified dinners, are at the participant’s own expense. Participants should budget additional funds for art supplies or personal expenses such as souvenirs or independent travel, based upon individual spending habits. International airfare is not included in the price of the program. The Office of International Education will reserve and facilitate flights on behalf of all students who would like assistance. Costs are based on anticipated exchange rates and enrollment and are subject to change. Program items may be changed in lieu of a price increase. Price may vary for graduate students.
▼   Payment Schedule and Deadline:

To apply, click on this link.

Space is limited. A program deposit of $350.00 is due at the time of application and no later than February 1, 2022. Final payment deadline is February 15, 2022. Applicants can reserve a spot in the program by hitting the "Apply Now" button and completing the online program application. Once accepted, applicants can confirm their place in the program by paying the program deposit of $350. The deposit is applied toward the cost of the program, $300 of which is fully refundable if the participant withdraws before the application deadline of February 1, 2022.

Financial aid may be applied to this course. If interested in applying for financial aid, please contact a financial aid officer at your earliest convenience to request an award for summer 2022. This course is part of the USA summer schedule of courses.

Refund Policy: Program fees are refundable only in the event of cancellation of the program and are based on recoverable expenses. All payments should be considered non-refundable and any requests for consideration of refunds based on extenuating circumstances (medical, etc…) must be made in writing and will be considered on a case by case basis. Please see the online program brochure for more information about the refund policy.

▼   Scholarships Available

$500 scholarship for the first 15 students that apply. Be sure check for other study abroad scholarships both on the Study Abroad page, JagSPOT, and your major and minor departments. Apply for available scholarships on JagSPOT.


For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Kara Burns, Associate Professor
Department of Art & Art History
(251) 461-1438

Matthew Patterson Assistant Professor

Department of Art & Art History

(251) 460-6217


The USA Office of International Education
2300 Meisler Hall
(251) 460-7053