Art & Archaeology
The Department of Art and Archaeology strongly encourages study abroad, as foreign study can greatly enrich any student’s program in the major. Normally two pre-approved courses per semester can count toward departmental requirements. Students can study abroad in either or both semesters of the junior year or the fall of senior year. Students complete independent work abroad under the supervision of a departmental faculty member while they are away.
Many students choose to study in non-English speaking countries, thereby strengthening their ability to pursue research for the senior thesis and preparing them for possible graduate work in the field.
Students contemplating studying abroad should speak with their departmental representative as early as possible and should plan to take courses in the language of the country in which they wish to study.
In recent years, students have studied at
- University of Melbourne, Australia
- University of Hong Kong, China
- American University in Cairo, Egypt
- Courtauld Institute of Art, London, England
- University College London, University of London, England
- Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, England
- Sweet Briar College Program, Paris, France
- Center for Undergraduate Programs Abroad (CUPA), Paris, France
- Berlin Consortium for German Studies, Germany
- Middlebury College in Florence, Italy
- Studio Arts Center (SACI) in Florence, Italy
- Syracuse University Abroad in Florence, Italy
- Boston University Program in Padua, Italy
- Ewha Woman's University, Seoul, Korea
- Hamilton College Program in Madrid, Spain
Many other options exist, depending upon a student’s interest. For instance, students interested in Roman art could study in Rome with the Trinity College Program. Those with an interest in Greece should consider College Year in Athens and the Arcadia Center for Hellenic, Balkan, and Mediterranean Studies in Athens. Students interested in medieval studies might look into the University of St. Andrews in Scotland or University of Oxford. The Courtauld Institute of Art in London offers a focused curriculum in art history.
In addition, students interested in archaeology may choose to participate in overseas archaeological excavations undertaken by departmental faculty. For further information, contact Professors Nathan Arrington.