Florence, Italy 2016


Study Art & History in Florence, Italy
May 8 – June 5, 2016

Open to all Marshall University undergraduates!
Earn 3-6 undergraduate credits!
Financial Aid available!

(prerequisites will be waived)

Courses Offered:

  • HST 220: Medieval Europe is open to both majors and non-majors. Learn about the fall of Rome, the Germanic invasions, the rise of feudalism, kings, queens, and knights, while surrounded by ancient and medieval ruins. (Core II- Social Science)
  • HST 480/580: Women in Medieval Italy is open to majors, non-majors, and graduate students. Matilda of Tuscany. Catherine of Siena. Learn about these and other mystical maidens and warrior queens, who left their rich imprint on the culture and spirit of medieval Italy. (History/Women’s Studies)
  • ART 414: Art and Architecture of the Italian Renaissance is open to both majors and non-majors.  This course will satisfy an art history elective for art majors, as well as a non-major elective or Core II requirement for those outside of Art and Design.  Studying the history of Renaissance art and architecture in the place of its birth will provide students with an experience that cannot be duplicated in a classroom setting.

(Art History; Core II- Fine Arts)

  • ART 475: Advanced Studio Sequence (Mixed Media) is open to both majors and non-majors. This course is designed for all emphasis areas in the School of Art & Design and will fulfill curriculum requirements either in your emphasis area or as an art studio elective. This course will instruct students in a mixed media approach to art making using the beautiful city of Florence as the backdrop and primary source of artistic inspiration. Emphasis will be placed on advanced critical thinking and creative problem solving. ​


Study abroad led by Marshall faculty:

  • Dr. Heather Stark, Assistant Professor – Art History Emphasis Area
  • Dr. Laura Michele Diener, History, Women’s Studies

Study in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Live as a resident of Florence for four weeks.
Discover the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.


  • 3 undergraduate credit hours- $4659 + $150 refundable housing deposit
  • 6 undergraduate credit hours- $4869 + $150 refundable housing deposit
  • 3 graduate credit hours- $4698 + $150 refundable housing deposit
  • 6 graduate credit hours- $4947 + $150 refundable housing deposit

Financial assistance is available!

These prices do not include airfare, passport fees, most meals, and incidentals.


To Register or for More Information

Email Heather Stark, Assistant Professor

Or contact the College of Arts and Media

(304) 696-6433  |  Smith Hall 160

Regular registration deadline is Jan. 22, 2016