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Grand Tour 2.0 Group Florence

Semester Long Opportunities

Our institution is in a consortium with the Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy. Art and Graphic Design Students are encouraged to attend this program as it is aligned with our curriculum. More information and application forms are available through HPU’s study abroad office.

Interior Design and Visual Merchandising Design majors can partner with Lorenzo di Medici School in Florence.

Plan a meeting with your advisor to discuss your study abroad options and how it fits into your curriculum.


Short Term

Pisa

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Grand Tour of Italy

Follow in the footsteps of young artists who have historically honed their craft by visiting relevant sites in Italy and the rest of Europe. Work on-site on a series of studio projects in Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Siena, Venice, and other cities across Italy. Research specific works of art and architecture, then confront them face-to-face on this highly experiential and hands-on tour of Italy.
Course: ART/GBS 2988: The Grand Tour: Drawing and Art, Learning from the Masters; fulfills the HPU Global Studies (GBS) requirement
Term: Spring 2015
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite: None

Program Details

  • $5,499 – $6,149 (10 – 14 students)
  • $5,099 – $5,349 (15 – 18 students)

Faculty Leader: Mr. Scott Raynor & Mr. Mark Brown

Follow in the footsteps of young artists who have historically honed their craft by visiting relevant sites in Italy and the rest of Europe. Work on-site on a series of studio projects in Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Siena, Venice, and other cities across Italy. Research specific works of art and architecture, then confront them face-to-face on this highly experiential and hands-on tour of Italy.

Program Highlights

  • Tour the famous Roman Colosseum
  • Take a gondola ride on the canals of Venice
  • Sketch some of Italy’s most famous landmarks with local artists
  • Visit the ruins of Pompeii
  • Tour Florence’s Duomo
  • See the leaning tower of Pisa
  • All breakfasts and 4 dinners are included

Interest Meeting: For more information come to the next interest meeting on Thursday, October 2 at 4:00 p.m. in Congdon 128


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Revolution in Paris:  Art at the Turn of Two Centuries

Course Title: Revolution in Paris: Art at the Turn of Two Centuries
Course Number: ART/GBS 3780
Credit Hours: 4
Term Offered: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: None
Travel Dates: May 10–25, 2015
Estimated Cost:

  • $5,799 – $6,199 (10 – 14 students)
  • $5,499 – $5,699 (15 – 18 students)

Faculty Leaders: Ms. Benita VanWinkle & Dr. Elizabeth Dull

Find inspiration in the “City of Light”, Paris, France! See Paris through the lens of a camera and see what inspired the famous photographer of Paris, Eugène Atget. While you are there you’ll experience and photograph the Paris streetscape, see the city from the Eiffel Tower, and explore the Palace of Versailles! This course fulfills the Art Studio requirement and the Global Studies Requirement.

Program Highlights

  • Learn to photograph one of Europe’s most famous cities
  • Climb the steps of Notre Dame
  • Experience Paris from a different perspective during a boat ride on the River Seine
  • Get a bird’s eye view of the city from the top of the Eiffel Tower
  • See how the French kings lived during a day long excursion to the Palace of Versailles
  • All breakfasts and 2 dinners are included
  • Check out the flyer for the Revolution in Paris

Interest Meeting: For more information come to the next interest meeting on Wednesday, October 1 at 4:00 p.m. in School of Education 112


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Global Issues and the Built Environment

Course Title: Global Issues and the Built Environment
Course Number: GBS/INT 3310
Credit Hours: 4
Term Offered: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher
Travel Dates: May 14 – 29, 2015
Estimated Cost:

  • $5,299-5,899 (15-18 students)
  • $4,999-5,199 (10-14 students)
  • + $400 for on-campus housing (estimated)

Faculty Leaders: Dr. Jane Nichols & Dr. Holly Middleton

Participate in a Habitat for Humanity Global Village build in Romania, and travel to Hungary! This course is a cross-cultural study of housing, housing options, and contemporary issues related to global housing. Students will compare construction techniques and housing in the US and in Eastern Europe while having the opportunity to give back to their host culture. After the Habitat for Humanity build travel to Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania and then on to Budapest, Hungary! This course satisfies the Global Studies requirement and is a required course for the major in Interior Design.

Program Highlights

  • Help people in need by participating in a Habitat for Humanity Global Village build for 8 days
  • Visit Dracula’s Castle in Romania
  • Explore the medieval town of Brasov
  • Relax in a thermal hot spring in Budapest
  • Tour Hungary’s Houses of Parliament
  • All meals during the Habitat portion of the program plus all breakfasts and 2 dinners are included.

Interest Meetings: For more information come to the next interest meeting on Monday, September 29 at 5:00 p.m. in Qubein School of Communication 206


Highlights of the Grand Tour of Italy for Alumni, Parents and Friends of HPU

We are excited to announce the first annual tour for students, alumni, parents and friends of HPU!  Join us for 11 days of the art, culture and beauty of Italy.
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For a detailed itinerary and more information click here.

CONTACT THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS

The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.

Tours are available 7 days a week. Please contact us to schedule your visit.
(800) 345-6993
(336) 841-9216
(336) 888-6382 (fax)
admiss@highpoint.edu

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