Date(s) & Time(s)::
Daily from June 7, 2014 until June 25, 2014
In our twelfth year of Study Abroad travel, the IPFW Department of Fine Arts is excited to announce its 2014 program, The Art of Italy. After flying from Chicago to Rome, we will tour the city that is home to such wonders as the Colosseum and Forum, the Vatican Museum with its Sistine Chapel, and the Borghese Palace, full of beautiful sculptures by Bernini and paintings by Caravaggio. We will then train to Venice, one of the most unique cities in the world and a United Nations Education, Science, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site. While there, we will tour the Doge’s Palace and the Academia Museum which houses paintings by such masters as Veronese and Giorgione. While in Venice we will travel to Padua and view the ground breaking frescos of Giotto in the Arena Chapel as well as visit the pilgrimage church of Saint Anthony. On our way to Florence, we will experience the charming city of Ravenna, noted for its world class collection of Byzantine mosaics. Lastly, while residing in Florence, travelers will see why this city was the epicenter of the Italian Renaissance. Art visits will include the Uffizi Museum with paintings such as Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, the Academia Museum with Michelangelo’s David, and the impressive Pitti Palace and Gardens. While in Florence we will travel to the towns of Pisa to visit its Campanile or ‘Leaning Tower’. Returning to Florence from Pisa we will stop in Lucca, a city full of history. Later in the trip we will travel to Siena, one of the most authentic medieval towns in Europe. This is guaranteed to be an amazing art adventure!
The trip will be lead by IPFW Department of Fine Arts professors Dana Goodman, head of sculpture, and Chris Ganz, head of printmaking. Any questions concerning the itinerary of the trip should be directed to Professor Goodman who can be contacted at email@example.com or by calling 260-355-8264. Professor Ganz can provide valuable insights to his experiences as a co-leader on our 2010 trip to Italy.
The IPFW study abroad program The Art of Italy is open to anyone 18 years of age or older unaccompanied by an adult. Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Community members are welcome as well as IPFW students in any major. Students are encouraged to take a three credit hour class during the trip, but it is not required. For non-art majors, several of our classes work within General Education Area IV. and Area V. (see below).
The trip is limited to 12 travelers.
Transportation, Accommodations, and Meals
Global Tracks, based in Evergreen, Colorado, will be responsible for securing our round trip plane tickets, making housing accommodations, and providing full-time emergency contacts while in Italy. All land travel will be by train between cities on the itinerary. We will travel by local rail lines to cities such as Padua, Pisa, Lucca, and Siena, and by high-speed Eurostar train
from Rome to Venice. Travelers will also be provided with additional transportation options
within cities (see below). Housing will be double occupancy in hotels run by non-profit
religious orders. All accommodations are in good locations within each city, and will provide
travelers with easy access to public transportation, central points of interest and the train stations.
All breakfasts and four evening meals are included on the trip.
Travelers can acquire three credits hours of study on the trip through the classes listed below:
FINA H495 Reading and Research in Art History
FINA P495 Independent Study in Fine Arts (drawing).
Department of Fine Arts majors:
Can use H495 as an advanced art history credit or as part of the Art History Minor.
Can use P495 as an advanced studio credit.
H495 and P495 can be used by IPFW students as part of the Fine Arts minor.
H495 and P495 can be used within the Department of Fine Arts’ adoption of Arts and Science’s Master of Liberal
FINA H101 Art Appreciation (General Education Area IV., Humanistic Thought)
FINA N108 Introduction to Drawing for Non-Art Majors (General Education Area V., Creative
and Artistic Expression)
FINA H101 and FINA N108 cannot be used as a General Education credit for Department of Fine Arts majors or
IPFW students receiving the department’s Fine Arts minor.
For-Credit Traveler $4,650 + IPFW tuition
Non-Credit Traveler $5,100
*The trip is based on 12 participants. The price may increase if there are less than 12
Students can receive financial help in several ways by contacting the Office of International
Education (Walb Union Room 145, 481-6034). They can help you apply for the IPFW Study
Abroad Scholarship ($300-$500) and possibly lead you other means that could help with travel
costs. The Dean’s Office of the College of Visual and Performing Arts has also offered some
financial support for Study Abroad travel.
Round trip airfare from Chicago
Hotel accommodations (double occupancy)
Breakfast each day
Four (4) evening meals
Transfers to and from airports and hotels in Italy
Transportation in Italy between designated cities on the itinerary
Bus/tram/subway tickets in Rome
Valporetto (water taxi) tickets in Venice
Entry fees into 25+ art venues (see below)
Purdue University Insurance
Cost Does Not Include*
Meals not listed
Additional travel and entry fees beyond those scheduled in the itinerary
*Travelers typically budget $300-$500 for meals and spending money
All payments must be made through IPFW’s Division of Continuing Studies in Kettler Hall Room 145 or by visiting their website at www.ipfw.edu/dcs/trips. They will accept credit card or debit card payments.
January 1, 2014 $500 deposit
March 1, 2014 Balance of payment due
If you have any questions about payments or your account, contact Michael Kelly, Director of Personal and Professional Development in Continuing Studies, at 260-481-6620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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