This past Wednesday, September 23rd, at the UT Programs Abroad Fall 2015 Study Abroad Fair, honors student representatives showcased several study opportunities available to the Honors student cohort. Click below for a detailed listing:
Spend summer session 1 in Italy! The course will begin in the historic city of Rome, and conclude in Florence. In addition to visiting sites of historic interest in Rome and Florence the group will also participate in day-long excursions to Naples and Reggio Emilia Region. Apply here on the Programs Abroad page.
Walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen. Come walk in the footsteps of Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, Marianne Dashwood, and Anne Elliot! Your journey begins in the English countryside amid the rolling hills of the South Downs. At Austen’s house, you’ll learn about manners, dress, and dance. Study eighteenth-century estate management and examine the archives at Chawton House Estate. After a stay in Winchester, the ancient capital of England, follow Persuasion’s Anne Elliot to Lyme and Bath. More than a spa destination and shopping mecca, Bath was Austen’s home from 1801 to 1806 and the setting for two of her novels. From its eighteenth-century architecture to the Roman baths, few places inspire like Bath. Before exiting pastoral England, a scenic route takes us past Stonehenge and the village of Lacock, where the 1995 Pride and Prejudice was partly filmed.
Finally, London–a metropolis whose history stretches two millennia. The stunning architecture and vibrant street life mix modern innovation with London’s majestic past. Learn about eighteenth-century drama at Drury Lane, where Austen saw Edmund Kean perform. As you explore Mayfair and the shops of Bond Street, visit some of the same merchants as Mr. Willoughby and the Dashwoods in Sense and Sensibility. Morning classes leave most afternoons free to enjoy London’s museums, art galleries, theatres, orchestras, and markets.
Apply here on the Programs Abroad page.
Study History in China! “UTK in Xi’an” takes students to the ancient capital of China. The city Xi’an mixes ancient and modern in a way few cities can. Xi’an is the location of some of China’s most famous archaeological finds, including the Terracotta Army. Participants will visit this and other sites from Xi’an’s thousands of years of history. Apply here on the Programs Abroad page.
Spend your summer in Cambridge, England! Spend the summer in the world’s best university. Cambridge University has been ranked by US News and World Report as the finest university in the world and recently Forbes Magazine has named Cambridge one of the most beautiful cites in the world. For 800 years Cambridge has educated men and women from every part of the globe. Join that great tradition and spend a month’s residence in one Cambridge’s highest ranked colleges, Emmanuel College. Apply here on the Programs Abroad page.
Spend three weeks studying parenting in Denmark. Undergraduate students can choose to receive 3 credits for either CFS 460: Directed Study in Child and Family Studies or SOC 491: Foreign Study. PSYCOLOGY MAJORS: The Psychology Department will allow students to petition to count CFS 460 as one of the required 400-level PSYC classes if you would like (or it can count toward your CFS minor). Graduate students will receive 3 credits for CFS 581: Directed Study in Child and Family Studies (graduate credit requires extra assignments). Honors students may take this course for UNHO 491. Apply here on the Programs Abroad page.
UNHO 491: Honors Foreign Study (3 credits)
ART 491: Foreign Study (3 credits)
This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of photography and digital imaging. We will use the beautiful and historical city of Florence as our classroom. The course work will focus on the history, art and technology of digital photography. No prior knowledge of photography is required. The lectures and readings are intended to provide the necessary technical and historical background for the students to fully appreciate this exciting medium as a tool for art making.
On-line gallery of student work from 2013: http://fotoitaliano.tumblr.com/