UT Austin is one of the top universities in terms of Study Abroad. With more than 3,000 students studying abroad each year, its 400 programs in 80 countries provide a broad range of options. Faculty in the Department of Art and Art History lead two of those programs.
Learning Tuscany: Art and Culture in Central Italy
Learning Tuscany is a summer study program led by two faculty members in the Department of Art and Art History that focuses on the art and architecture of Tuscany and central Italy. Students live in the historic facility of Santa Chiara in the town of Castiglion Fiorentino and regularly travel to surrounding cities such as Florence, Siena, and Rome to visit historic sites.
Bridging Cultures in Latin America: Maya and Colonial Heritage
The Maymester Bridging Cultures program, led by faculty in the Department of Art and Art History, is based in Antigua, Guatemala and offers an interdisciplinary overview of the heritage of Central America through Maya and Colonial culture and history in Guatemala and Belize. Students travel extensively throughout the two countries to experience archaeological sites, museums, villages, cooperative businesses, natural reserves and protected ecosystems, and will be matched with local family stays for their time in Antigua.