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Art and Artifact: Intermedia Art in Athens

The unique landscape of the Greek islands and the multilayered city of Athens provide the setting for this intensive three-week studio art course. Through a series of lectures, studio work, daily excursions to archaeological sites and museums, contemporary galleries and engagement with land and sea, students will have the opportunity to weave global history and theory into the practice of making art. Our methods will be interdisciplinary and open to various modes of expression, which might include but are not limited to, drawing and painting, performance, installation, photography and video...

Architecture in Vicenza

Gain a valuable perspective on Italy’s contribution to architectural, urban, and landscape design through the ages. The program begins in Rome with a two-week study tour that includes Siena, Florence and Bologna before taking up residence for eight weeks in Vicenza, where the focus will be on the design studio. Traveling and then living in an Italian town will give you a rich cultural experience, enhanced by coursework that will contribute to your academic progress toward your degree. There are scholarship funds available for this program for Spring 2018, with award amounts generally ranging...

Architecture in Vancouver

The Vancouver architecture and urban design program provides undergraduate and graduate architecture students the opportunity to participate in an integrated, design-based program in this world-class cosmopolitan city. Granville Island, one of the “world’s great public spaces,” will serve as the site for both the urban and architecture design projects, and is the location of the academic and studio facilities. Watch these videos for examples of past digital modeling projects completed by students on the program: Penumbra - A Kinetic Daylighting and Shading System Kinetic Curtain - Kinetic...

Architecture and Art History in Rome

Experience studying and living in Rome, Italy, and engage in the vibrant artistic, architectural, and design culture of Rome as an “open-air museum.” This program offers two academic tracks: Architecture and Art History. Students in the Architecture track will study past and present architectural and urban designs and extract lessons to be applied in the design studio. The Architecture Track is open to Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Product Design majors. Art History students will study Ancient, Renaissance, and Baroque time periods, and practice studio art...

Arabic Language and Moroccan Culture in Fes

In this program, you will focus on Arabic language acquisition and intensive interaction with Moroccan culture while living in a vibrant, bustling city of cultural and historical significance. You will be immersed in Arabic while living with a Moroccan family and studying Modern Standard Arabic with local Moroccan professors. You will study at the Arabic Language Institute in Fes (ALIF) with US and other international students. Note: This program will not run in summer 2017.

A Tuscan Experience: Studio Art in Siena

Italy has a long history of fostering creativity and innovative art forms that build on the past but look towards the future. This history, as well as the rich culture and physical beauty of Siena and broader Italy, will serve as the context in which students will explore and develop their artistic skills through experimentation with a variety of painting techniques in the studio art course and the creation of personal journals. The Italian masters will provide examples in painting, and students will record their experiences and personal growth through both sketches and writing in their...

Cinema Studies in Dublin

In this summer program, you will be immersed in cinema studies in Ireland. You will get to work both critically and creatively, taking courses on contemporary Irish cinema and digital filmmaking, as well as attending Ireland’s largest film festival held every year in Galway, the Film Fleadh. Weekly excursions and local outings in and around Dublin and the Irish countryside allow you to learn on location about the country’s rich film history and explore the sites where important historical events, and films about those events, took place. You will attend courses in Dún Laoghaire, a community...

Theatre in London

The London Theatre program is a 9­ week intensive study program offered every other Spring term (odd years). During the study term, you will attend live professional theatre performances, sometimes including mixed media concerts, opera, ballet, or modern dance. In addition to contemporary London theatre, you may elect to study performance with London theatre professionals, meet with guest speakers, and have ample free time to explore London’s museums and other historical sites. In addition, you will travel to Stratford­Upon­Avon, Kenilworth and either Sudeley or Warwick Castle, Bath,...

Gender, Race, and Class in London

Most of the program will take place in London. For each class, we will meet one day per week for two hours on site at the GEO Centre. For the second day of each class we will visit locations in London related to the week’s topics. For Law & Order: UK we’ll visit a “scene of the crime”—somewhere related to a place in the novel or TV show for the week. For the religion class, we’ll visit a religious institution. We’ll also travel to Bletchley Park for the crime course and to Framingham Castle for the religion course in addition to our other excursions. This program will be offered again in...

Liberal Arts in London

Building on a quarter-century of academic excellence, the London Centre offers multi-disciplinary courses in the liberal arts and humanities. Each course places an important emphasis on experiential learning, transforming the entire city of London into your classroom by incorporating several local outings and excursions. Courses take advantage of the world class galleries and museums like the National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern, the Cabinet War Rooms, the Churchill Museums and, of course, the British Museum, which is just a short walk from the GEO London Centre . Each term, students have...

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