Study Abroad

With the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, all Study Abroad Programs at ACC are suspended. Please see below what programs we have previously done and we will post updated information.


Italy – Art History

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Scholarships Available!

Click here for detailed information about the program and application process.

What better place to study Art History than Italy where students gain first-hand experience of art and architecture from the Ancient world through Modern times? During the four week program, we live in the historic center of Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Walking tours take students through architectural sites where we study paintings and sculptures in their original locations. Museum field trips allow close-up examination of original masterpieces by Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and many others.

The program includes a day-trip Siena, a nearby Tuscan city with one of the most beautiful piazzas in the world, and three nights and four days in Rome. In Rome, students explore Ancient ruins, tour the Vatican, and visit Modern and Contemporary art venues. Highlights include the Pantheon, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s basilica, Raphael’s frescoes, Baroque illusionistic ceilings, and the intimate Borghese Gallery with exquisite works by Bernini and Caravaggio. Juxtapositions of the old and new, the ancient and the modern, evoke unexpected insights.

Participants return to Austin with a rich understanding of the interconnection between art, culture, place, and time. Studying abroad is a transformative learning experience. Participants become resourceful, self-confident, and gain new insights and perspective of the world. Memorable experiences and friendships continue to shape participants’ lives. Join us for this exciting journey! Click the following links to see more information about Art History II in Italy: 2020 Italy – Art History (PDF)

Visit the International Program’s website for detailed information about the program and application process.


Scholarships are available to eligible ACC students:

  • The Board of Trustees scholarship awards $1000 to 50 eligible recipients.
  • The Mylena Chavez Memorial scholarship, a merit-based award, provides $2500 for a participant in the Art History study abroad program