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Travel Courses

The world is Waiting

See the world and study abroad.

The art department at UW-Green Bay offers two travel courses specifically geared towards the visual arts. Travel to New York City or Florence, Italy accompanied by a professor from our campus and find out what these exciting places have to offer you!

Study Abroad

Students tour print studio while studying abroadStudents pose for photo in Florence, ItalyStudents take group photo outdoorsStudents review print artists work
Students visit art studio in New York

The Center of The art World

Study art and start your adventure in New York City.

When you enroll in our New York class, you travel with a professor and spend 2 weeks in this global center for art and culture. During your time in the city, you'll visit major art museums and galleries, go to a Broadway play, see musical concerts, visit artist studios, talk with practicing artists in the city and much more.

Students enjoy dinner in Florence, Italy

Live, Learn, Create.

Right in the heart of Tuscany.

The Florence, Italy travel course is your opportunity to live in the center of the city and create art using the studios at the Santa Raparata International School of Art (SRISA). You’ll see magnificent frescoes, outstanding medieval and renaissance architecture, paintings and sculpture by Italian masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Fra Angelico and fabulous contemporary fashion and design. More than earning credit, this experience develops artistic inspiration, personal growth and your creative process.

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Prepare for Take Off

In addition to the adventurous side of exploring Tuscany, your experience in Florence is practical, too: you’ll live in a furnished apartment within walking distance to SRISA and earn 4 credits in art. Art making is the primary focus of this course as you combine drawing, painting, photography and printmaking into the creation of an Artist Book. Your subjects might be the Tuscan countryside, the narrow passageways of Sienna, the people and culture, the many stunning churches, markets and plazas, or the enchanting Boboli Gardens.

While Florence will be your home base, you’ll have an overnight in Venice and Ovieto. You’ll also explore other cities like Sienna and Pisa for day trips and enjoy a Chianti wine tour. Your professors will teach you skills in drawing, painting, printmaking and artist books and assist you in developing a personal direction of art making while in Italy. Individual and group sessions will strive to improve your technical and creative skill.


You’ll stay in conveniently located two- and three-bedroom apartments with shared kitchens and living areas.

Eligibility and Language Requirements

Whether you’re just starting out or have years of experience as an artist, you’re able to take this course.

  • There is no foreign language or prerequisite course requirement for lower level (299) courses.
  • Upper-level credit (499) requires Art 270, Art 302, ART 343, Art 210, or consent of instructor.
  • This program is open to UW-Green Bay students, non-UW-Green Bay students, staff, faculty and community members interested in making art in Italy.


You’ll pay a flat rate that includes air travel from Green Bay to Florence and return, apartment accommodations, a modest food allowance, transportation to Venice, Pisa and Orvieto, select museum admissions, some art supplies, instructional costs for 4 credits and mandatory UW-System health/travel insurance. Plan for extra expenses to cover personal exploration, souvenirs and miscellaneous expenses. Total cost, based on airfare and transportation costs, is subject to change if student enrollment does not meet the 10-student minimum.

Note: UW-Green Bay pays travel expenses in the currencies of the countries in which students study. Fluctuations in the value of the U.S. dollar may impact the final program cost. Due to fluctuations in exchange rates and airline prices, the Office of International Education reserves the right to cancel, surcharge or alter the itinerary of the program.

There is a $100 surcharge for nonresidents of the State of Wisconsin.

Professor Sam Watson

Get assistance

If you're wondering if our travel courses are for you, get in touch with Sam Watson, an associate professor here at UW-Green Bay.

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