The University of Texas at Austin believes that study abroad changes lives, and the work of the Study Abroad Office is guided by their commitment to promoting access to study abroad opportunities for our diverse population of students.
The Study Abroad mission is to provide outreach, service, and support to students considering or committed to studying abroad. We accomplish this by partnering with faculty and staff to facilitate participation through integration into the curriculum, and by continuously seeking ways to improve our own practices to better serve students and the University. Our vision is that all UT students who are interested in and eligible to study abroad will have the opportunity to do so.
The Department of Art and Art History and the College of Fine Arts host the following study abroad programs:
Casa Herrera (Guatemala)
Join Students from around the world to learn about Latin America, Mesoamerica, and Maya Writing at Casa Herrera, The University of Texas at Austin’s center for learning and scholarship in the heart of Antigua, Guatemala. Casa Herrera brings interrelated disciplines together to study Pre-Columbian art, archaeology, history and culture in a historically significant and picturesque setting.
Learning Tuscany (Italy)
The Learning Tuscany program exposes deserving students to art and culture firsthand. Students are given the opportunity to be ambassadors from the United States and Texas, sharing their experiences with students and citizens of Italy. Many make connections that continue to exist today, and many have cited this experience as the most important of their academic careers. Our program is one of the foremost programs of its kind in the United States, and has launched international careers of our alumni. The program has trained students from all four of our divisions (Studio Art, Art History, Design, and Visual Art Studies) and students from other majors.