Art History in Italy
This summer program is hosted by the Italart Santa Chiara Study Center, located in
Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany, near Arezzo. Italart is a non-profit cultural association
and the legal entity responsible for the administration of the study center.
Students live and study within a picturesque community of 11,000 people. Castiglion Fiorentino lies within the Apennines mountain chain. It is of Etruscan origin with subsequent Roman development. The city is in close proximity to major cultural centers - Arezzo is 12 minutes by train; Florence, one hour; Rome, two and a half hours.
The study center includes studios, classrooms, a small theater, administrative offices, student lounge, small library, kitchen, and dining room. The meals (including Italian-style lunch and dinner) are served on weekly class days. No lunches are served on field trips or Saturday and Sunday. Dinners are served daily. Modest Santa Chiara association fee is paid separately upon arrival (not included in the program charge).
Some classes, lectures, library research, and studio work takes place at the Santa Chiara Study Center. The coursework is enriched by field trips to important art and architectural sites. Locations that are in close proximity include Florence, Siena, Pienza, Perugia, Orvieto, and San Gimignano to name a few.
While at Santa Chiara, students have sufficient time on weekends to travel on their own or explore the areas and towns near the center. Once in the city of Castiglion Fiorentino, one truly becomes a "citizen" as well as a visitor. This daily interaction with the local citizens enhances all levels of study within the program and adds to a life-long cultural enrichment that students gain from the experience of studying abroad.
Course Available Online:
May 31-June 27, 2017
Program Travel Dates:
May 31-June 20, 2017
- Chip Coronel (undergraduate level)
- Pat Coronel (graduate level)
Students will earn 3 credits for either:
ART 308-602 (underaduate level): Italy Study Abroad: Early Italian Renaissance Art History
ART 508-603 (graduate level): Italy Study Abroad: Early Italian Renaissance Art History
Undergraduate students must have 24 UNC credit hours completed by the time of departure with a minimum GPA of 2.5, and a clean disciplinary record at UNC. Spots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Applications should be delivered to the Center for International Education in UC 2205 before March 10, 2017. Programs may fill before the posted application deadline, so turn your application in as soon as you are ready to commit.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling bases. There is a maximum of 28 students permitted in the program.
Art History in Tuscany, Italy FLSA Application which includes:
- Extended Campus Registration Form
- CIE Study Abroad Application
- Disciplinary Verification Form
A nonrefundable $400 deposit (via credit card or a check written out to the University of Northern Colorado) is due at the time of application. This will be applied against your UNC tuition and fees as explained above in the Costs section. Your deposit will only be returned if you are not accepted for the course or if the course is cancelled.
error_outline To be eligible for summer financial aid, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 UNC credits during the summer term(s).