Study Abroad is not as complicated or expensive as you may think.
And foreign study offers amazing opportunities for growth and new experiences that can beautifully compliment your studies here in Lubbock.
Planning ahead is Key!
Texas Tech has many exciting study abroad opportunities for art students in London, Florence and Rome, Copenhagen among the destinations. What an amazing opportunity to see first-hand the artworks you have studied in your textbooks, to experience the cultures and see the landmarks that influenced your favorite artists. Scholarships can be found through the Study Abroad office at TTU and through the individual programs. In addition, your financial aid money can go toward expenses for foreign study.
Rachel Heimerman studied in London last summer (2009). She is glad she researched ways to afford it.
I have always known about Studying Abroad, but never really considered it for me. Just by happenstance I was in the right place at the right time during a Study Abroad Fair. I was immediately hooked. There are so many different ways to pay for it, and a lot of unused scholarships that people don't even apply for. It wasn't nearly as expensive as I built it up in my head. I personally took out a very small loan, and I do not regret it to the tiniest bit.
Robin Durrett was in Italy recently and she is excited about all the work she saw.
Getting to see a lot of great art work in Italy and getting to see my peers’ work in class gave me a new perspective on my own work. There are students from all over the U.S. that go to study abroad, and I found it interesting to see their styles of work.
When Gilbert Jones (art history) spent a year in Florence, he got to host tours of the Duomo!
I better understand the complex relationships between art, its surroundings, and the viewer's relationship to the art object. Studying abroad made me a better student and continues to influence my research.
Sallie Inman is a graduate student in painting who took a course in Prague:
The Visual and Performing Arts class in Prague was wonderful! I recommend this to any student, any age, who has an interest in visiting another country and specifically viewing this country through the Fine Arts.
Check out the websites for these schools who offer study abroad for art students:
Also, Dr. Linda Donahue has developed a course in the CVPA for BOTH Graduate and undergraduate Students:
The College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Department of Theatre and Dance offer a summer study abroad opportunity (“Study the Arts in Prague”) during Summer I, 2010 in PRAGUE, Czech Republic. (Note: This class may “count” as one of the arts classes in the Fine Arts Doctoral core.)
If you are interested, you should start making plans now! Call the Study Abroad office today to make an appointment to discuss your options. And keep your eyes open for the next School of Art study abroad fair (we host one in the spring and one in the fall.)