Study Abroad Programs

Complete your Liberal Arts requirements in Europe. Study Abroad: Seminar in Europe exposes students to the art of featured regions within the broader context of European history and artistic culture. Explore the extraordinary architecture and visit the extensive collections of paintings, sculptures, and decorative objects housed in Europe’s world-renowned museums.

Liberal Arts Intersession Museums & Trips

Museum Visits

Nine of the best that London has to offer, from the British Museum to the National Gallery of Art to the Tate Modern.

Day Trips

Our two day trips from London will be Salisbury & Bath and Windsor Castle.

Other Sites of Interest

You'll also get to explore the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St. Martins in the Fields and more.

Summer Semester Abroad Facilities & More

Studio Facilities

At our home base studio in Florence there are facilities for drawing, painting, printmaking, and photography.

Site Visits & Day Trips

Once a week you'll travel to work on location in Cortona, Montepulciano, Pienza, San Gimignano, and other small Italian towns.

Venice Excursion

Experience the magic of Venice during a very special 3-day trip.

Summer Semester Abroad Courses

Art History & Architecture
Fine Art Painting
Fine Art Printmaking
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Liberal Arts: Summer Intersession

The Liberal Arts Department and the School of Art History run a three-week intensive traveling course, where students study and write about the art they see in some of Europe’s greatest collections. Lectures accompany the museum visits, and students explore the extraordinary art and architecture of the cities they visit.


  • All Graduate students with a GPA of 2.75 or greater
  • All Undergrads with a GPA of 2.75 or greater and who have completed at least one Art History class with a C- or better
Dates: Summer Intersession 2017
  • Depart USA: June 5
  • Arrive London,
    England June 6
  • Instruction: June 7 through 19th
  • Depart London
    June 20th
A few highlights
  • Windsor Castle
  • Tower of London
  • National Gallery
  • And much more!

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Summer Study Abroad - Florence, Italy

Summer Study Abroad - Florence, Italy

This program is offered as a study abroad program in Florence, Italy during 7.5 weeks of summer semester. Classes are offered Monday through Thursday during the semester.

Proposed classes during the summer study abroad program will be in the areas of: Painting, Printmaking, Illustration, Music, Photography and Art & Architectural History.

Program Highlights:

  • Day excursions to small Italian towns
  • On-location painting and drawing or printmaking and book arts classes with Academy instructors
  • Museum visits

The departments participating in the 2017 summer study abroad are:

  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Illustration
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Art & Architectural History
  • Fine Art


Fashion Scholarship Exchange

Through the Sister City Scholarship Exchange Program, the School of Fashion awards scholarships to study in Paris with Studio Berçot and L’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.

The School of Fashion also awards scholarships to study in London at Kingston University.

These scholarships are a tremendous honor and awarded only to the very best students.

Program Highlights:

  • The School of Fashion awards scholarships to study abroad in Paris with Studio Berçot and L’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, and London Kingston University.
  • The scholarship awards full tuition for one year
  • Living and travel expenses are the responsibility of the student
  • All instruction is in French at Studio Berçot and L’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.
  • All instruction is in English at Kingston University.


  • All seniors
  • Juniors who are enrolled in or have completed Fashion Design 4
  • MFA and BFA fashion design students for Studio Berçot and L’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.
  • BFA fashion design students for Kingston University
  • Candidates must speak French for Studio Berçot and L’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.

Study Abroad Testimonials

Liz–Painting MFA

"Joining the Fine Art in Italy program is one of the best decisions I have ever made. The best part of the program was forming relationships with fellow students and incredibly talented professors. If there is anyone out there trying to decide whether to study abroad with Academy of Art University - do it!"

Cindy–Photography BFA

"Study abroad enriched my online studies and was a life changing experience. Seeing the classical works of western art history in person, in their context is incredibly important. Regardless of your age, locale, or major—stop thinking about it, just go! I promise you won't regret it!"

Malorie–Animation BFA

"The Study Abroad Program was absolutely amazing! The experience of seeing the art and the culture of the people around it can't be compared or replaced by anything else. I made some great connections and friends that remain to this day."