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Art and Art History

Study Art & Art History Abroad

Study abroad and see the world.  Where will you go?

Painting of the Duomo by Marissa Flaherty (AU’20), inspired by her studying abroad experience in Florence.

Study abroad is an experience of a lifetime! You will experience another culture and see the world (and art) from new perspectives. In today’s global world, employers in every industry value effective cross-cultural communications skills and critical thinking and an international experience is sure to enhance your resume. 

At Adelphi University, students choose from over 100 study abroad programs around the world. In addition to traditional semester-long study abroad, Adelphi students participate in short-term programs during the summer, intersession and spring semesters, including 1–3 week courses taught internationally by Adelphi faculty. The Department of Art and Art History is pleased to offer two short-term study abroad courses led by our faculty.

Italy: Experiencing the Renaissance in Florence (3 credits)

When: Three weeks in June, offered every other year

The Renaissance or “rebirth” defined modern culture, and the city of Florence was at the heart of this movement.  Join Adelphi for this 3 credit interdisciplinary course that combines art history lectures, on site sketching, visits to world renowned museums and galleries, and excursions through Tuscany to better understand how the Renaissance transformed the way we perceive the world today.  This course focuses on the interrelationship of art, literature, culture, and history. See the work of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Donatello and so many others up close! In addition to living in Florence and experiencing the city as a classroom, students will visit Siena and the Chianti countryside.  This course is open to students of any major and satisfies an Arts Distribution (A).

» Learn more about Adelphi Art Students in Florence and how to apply

Kosovo: Art as a Tool in Post- Conflict Settings (3 credits)

When: Spring Break, offered every other year

This course takes you to Suhareka, Kosovo for an exploration of the role of the arts in post-conflict settings. Through a partnership with teaching artists from Fellbach-Haus Center for Creative Education in Suhareka, Adelphi students have the opportunity to create and participate in a community-based approach to development that is off the beaten path and truly collaborative in nature.  The integration of arts and culture grounded in the historical, cultural and socio-political aspects of Kosovo will form the basis for the work and research and includes time for students to choose guided or self-guided explorations of important cultural centers and sites of memory in the region. The trip culminates with a community and online exhibition that includes media documentation—photography, sound, video—of our shared experience.  

» Learn more about Adelphi Art Students in Kosovo and how to apply

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For further information, please contact:

College of Arts and Sciences
Science Building, Room 127
p – 516.877.4120

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