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Study Abroad

All majors in the College of Arts and Architecture are strongly encouraged to study abroad.  Penn State sponsors a wide variety of study abroad programs that offer courses in the arts.  Students studying abroad on Penn State-sponsored programs earn Penn State credits and remain registered at Penn State.  The list below includes links to the Penn State office of Education Abroad web site where more information about each program is available.

Two undergraduate programs in the College of Arts and Architecture require study abroad for completion of those degrees.  All architecture majors spend a semester during their fourth year in Rome.  Landscape architecture majors are also required to study abroad during their fourth year, most go to Bonn, Germany but a few alternate locations are also approved.

The two most popular study abroad programs among visual art majors are Studio Art Centers International  (SACI) in Florence, Italy and Temple Rome.  Both programs offer a variety of upper-level studio art courses as well as a selection of art history courses that use the local museums and monuments as resources.  The two most popular programs among music majors are IES Vienna, Austria and IES Milan, Italy.  Both of these programs offer music performance workshops, individual instruction in most instruments, and music history courses appropriate to the respective city.  IES Vienna also offers a summer program designed specifically for music majors.  The IES Vienna Summer Music Program is especially popular among music education majors whose curriculum makes it very difficult for them to study abroad during the fall or spring semesters.

The College of Arts and Architecture has also developed summer study abroad programs led by our own faculty.  The Todi, Italy program includes visual art and art history courses; Representing the Irish Landscape offers visual art; and the InArt Rome program offers digital photography.  The Mang’ula, Tanzania: Parks and People program, offering courses in sustainable development and community planning, is especially popular with landscape architecture majors.  And, the Dublin: Modern Dance program, scheduled to coincide with the annual International Dublin Dance Festival, offers dance studio and dance appreciation courses designed for those enrolled in the School of Theatre’s dance minor.

 

Penn State study abroad programs of interest to students in the College of Arts and Architecture

Unless otherwise stated, courses taught in English are available.

Programs led by Penn State faculty.

Athens, Greece (spring)

art history

Dublin, Ireland (summer)     

dance

Ireland (summer)

visual art

Rome, Italy (summer)

visual art

Tanzania (summer)

landscape architecture

Todi, Italy (summer)

visual art, art history

Classes with other American students.

Aix-en-Provence, France

visual art, art history

Barcelona, Spain

art history

Berlin, Germany, IES Metro Studies track

art history

Berlin, Germany, IES Area Studies track

art history

Bonn, Germany

landscape architecture

Florence, Italy          

visual art, art history

Florence, Italy

art history

Freiburg, Germany (courses in German only)

art history

London, England, IES Area Studies track

art history

London, England, IES Theatre Studies track

theatre

Madrid, Spain (courses in Spanish only)

art history, theatre

Milan, Italy

art history, music

Nagoya, Japan          

visual art

Paris, France (courses in French only)          

visual art, art history, music, theatre

Perugia, Italy

visual art, art history, dance

Rome, Italy, Departmental track

architecture

Rome, Italy, Temple Visual Arts track

visual art

Rome, Italy, Temple Liberal Arts track

art history

Rome, Italy, IES

visual art, art history

Siena, Italy

art history

Tokyo, Japan 

art history

 

Vienna, Austria, IES Music track    

music

 

Vienna, Austria, IES Area Studies track

art history

Classes with local students at the host university

Amsterdam, Netherlands

art history, music

Brighton, England

art history, music

Brisbane, Australia

visual art, art history, music

Buenos Aires, Argentina (courses in Spanish only)

visual art, art history, music, theatre, l’arch

Cairo, Egypt  

visual art, art history, music, theatre

Canberra, Australia   

visual art, art history, music, theatre

Canterbury, England

art history, theatre

Christchurch, New Zealand  

landscape architecture

Dublin, Ireland, IES

art history, theatre

Dublin, Ireland, Univ. College

art history

Leeds, England

visual arts, art history, music, l’arch

London, England, IES Slade track   

visual art

London, England, CIEE, Goldsmith

visual art, art history, music, theatre

Marburg, Germany

art history

Melbourne, Australia

visual art, art history, music, theatre, l’arch

Perth, Australia

landscape architecture

Sydney, Australia

visual art, art history, music, theatre, l’arch

Wellington, New Zealand

visual art, art history, music, theatre, l’arch