In order to gain first-hand experience of art in its original contexts all over the world, art history majors take advantage of the extensive study-away opportunities available at Connecticut College.
European destinations such as Rome, Florence, Paris, Seville and Granada are among the most popular, with other options ranging from St. Petersburg to Mysore to Cairo. Majors, especially those enrolled in the CISLA certificate program, often broaden their international horizons by completing a summer funded internship abroad.
The College's TRIP (Traveling Research and Immersion Program) may allow you to make shorter visits to key art-historical sites. During spring break 2010, for example, students in the course AHI 260: Medieval Architecture, journeyed to Italy and traveled - in part on foot - the Via Francigena, retracing the path followed by medieval pilgrims through Tuscany to St. Peter's Basilica and Rome.
Visit the global focus section of the College website for more about study-away programs.
Department of Art History
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196