Art in Florence and Rome- Summer 2015

Location: Italy: Florence and Rome


Department: Art

Leaders: Dr. Stephen Eskilson ( and Jenny Chi (

: Art

  Terms/Timeframe: 6/1/15 to 6/29/15; On Campus dates TBD

Language: English

  Credits: 6

Budget: Summer 2015


Good Academic Standing
Good Judicial Standing

  Application Deadlines:

January 30, 2015

Scholarship: $500 each for the first 10 students

  Application Materials:

EIU Program Application (Faculty-led Programs)

Course Selection Form


Academic Program

Rome is known as the "eternal city" for so many reasons that you will discover when you see it yourself. The unique combination of ancient ruins and baroque architechture coupled with modern day political, religious, and cultural activity, make Rome an intriguing and stimulating place to study with a flavor all of its own.

As the birthplace of modern humanism, naturalistic arts and scientific inquiry, Florence was the cradle of Renaissance civilization. It was the place where Dante, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Galileo changed forever the way we see the world. For centuries travelers and admirers of art and culture have fallen in love with this city and the undulating countryside that surrounds it.



Activities / Itinerary

Spend June 2015 immersed in the culture of Italy. Led by two EIU art professors, learn about the art that make Florence and Rome the envy of the world. Students will take two courses offerered over the 4-week summer program that will be split evenly between the Italian art capitals of Florence and Rome, with a day trip to Pompeii (from Rome).


Make course/substitution selections on your EIU Program Application. The credit hours associated with your selections may not exceed the credit hours allocated for this program: 6

ART 3652: Italian Renaissance Art - Fifteenth Century (3 credits)
ART 3000: Drawing III (3 credits)

After Your Trip:
Take STA4000G at EIU to fulfill your senior-seminar requirement!



Students will stay in shared housing provided by LdM in both Florence and Rome. Separate rooms will be provided for male and females.


At least two pre-departure orientations will be provided and are required for all participants.

Your faculty leader will hold one of these orientations, where he/she will cover information on safety, health, legal, environmental, political, cultural, and religious conditions in the host country(ies), as well as planning logistics.

The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) will hold the other orientation. They will cover general information about traveling abroad to different areas of the world and facilitate a panel discussion composed of students who have already participated in faculty-led study abroad programs.

Necessary Documents

To enter a foreign country, you must have a valid passport. If you are a U.S. citizen and do not currently have a valid passport, or if your passport will expire during the time you will be overseas, please go to the U.S. State Department web site for information on how to apply for/renew your passport.

You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet on your host countries. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.

**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **