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Study Abroad in Art History

Students who major or minor in art history benefit greatly from seeing works of art "in situ", that is, in the sites for which they were made. They also have the opportunity to study works they might not ordinarily come into contact with in the United States.

Students are expected to take most of their core art history courses at UR; no more than two courses taken abroad will count for the major; and no more than one course taken abroad will count for the minor.

Academic Planning Considerations

Art 365: Theories and Methodologies is offered only in the spring semester. Art History majors who study abroad in the fall should enroll in Art 365 in the spring. If studying abroad for the full year, majors are encouraged to take the course in the spring of their second year instead of the spring of their fourth year when they will be writing their theses.

Art 465-466: Thesis is a two-semester sequence for seniors that should be considered when planning to study abroad.

Before choosing a study abroad program art history majors should meet with the Art History Study Abroad advisor, Dr. Elena Calvillo, for advising specifically related to study abroad.

Recommended Programs

Below is a list of programs that the Art History Department recommends for receiving art history transfer credit. Some programs listed below have more than one location.  Art History courses may not be offered at all campuses/locations of this program.  Please see a program-specific study abroad advisor for detailed information. To explore these and other programs, including summer programs, internships and semester programs in other locations, as well as information on financial aid, scholarships and application procedures, visit the Office of International Education.

Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
(Various), (Various) (Africa)
Cape Town, South Africa (Africa)
Dakar, Senegal (Africa)
Gaborone, Botswana (Africa)
Iringa, Tanzania (Africa)
Legon, Ghana (Africa)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Copenhagen, Denmark (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
London, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English, Italian
Locations:
Milan, Italy (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: French
Locations:
Paris, France (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English, Italian
Locations:
Rome, Italy (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English, Italian
Locations:
Siena, Italy (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Locations:
Santiago, Chile (Latin America)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Locations:
Madrid, Spain (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language of Instruction: English, Italian
Locations:
Perugia, Italy (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: Catalan, English, Spanish
Locations:
Barcelona, Spain (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: French
Locations:
Lille, France (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: French
Locations:
Lausanne, Switzerland (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Dublin, Ireland (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Bristol, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Norwich, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Hong Kong, China (Asia)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Melbourne, Australia (Australia/Pacific Islands)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Dunedin, New Zealand (Australia/Pacific Islands)
Eligibility: Junior
Minimum GPA: 3.7
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Oxford, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Brisbane, Australia (Australia/Pacific Islands)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
St. Andrews, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Sydney, Australia (Australia/Pacific Islands)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Coventry, United Kingdom (Europe)

Art History Study Abroad Adviser

Contact Dr. Elena Calvillo for advising specifically related to study abroad.

Contact Us

Office of International Education
Carole Weinstein International Center, suite 103
Phone: (804) 289-8836
studyabroad@richmond.edu
international.richmond.edu