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Art in Italy: Venice

Program Details

The program will consist of daily visits to historical sites of the Venetian Renaissance throughout the city and beyond, including a day-trip to Padova, where students will see the work of Giotto and his frescoes in the Arena Chapel. Extensive time will be spent at the Venice Biennale, one of the premiere exhibitions of contemporary art from around the world. As host city for the Biennale, Venice is a unique resource for students of art, providing simultaneous access to extensive historical and contemporary examples of the highest importance. The opportunity to study art and art-history in an immersive program will culminate with creating a reflective journal of the experience that will include analytic writing on the themes, forms, and artists exhibiting in the Biennale. Two weeks in residence in this dynamic city of historic and contemporary import will provide a uniquely powerful educational experience.

Selection Criteria:

Participants must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be a high school graduate or above.


Venice, Italy

Program Dates:

May 6th - May 21st, 2024


Cost: $3,499 (Airfare not included)

Suggested Payment Schedule (This does not need to be followed exactly. It is a guide so you do not have to pay so much at the end, but you can pay as much or as little as you want so long as the trip is paid in full before you leave):

  • Deposit: $500
  • Dec. 1: $600
  • Jan. 1: $500
  • Feb. 1: $500
  • March 1: $500
  • April 1: $500
  • May 1: $399

Deposit is due 72 hours after registration. If not paid in that timeframe, you may be dropped from your trip.

Payments can now be made online! Visit this website for instructions on how to pay your deposit and future payments online. Charges should show on your account within 24-48 hours after registration. If you want to pay with cash or check, please pay at the Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning.

Includes: insurance, tuition, lodging, domestic transportation, entrance fees for planned excursions and theatre tickets.

NOT included: airfare, incidentals, excess baggage costs, any unscheduled travel, and all meals.


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Academic Courses

Students who participate in this study abroad program will be able to register for up to four (4) semester credits through Weber State University.

  • ARTH 3850: Travel-study Art History (4 credit hours)

Program Directors

Matthew Choberka, Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts, will co-teach the studio and contemporary art components of this program, planning and leading program sessions throughout the city and on excursions. He originated the Art in Italy: Venice program for WSU in 2007, and has taught studio courses from the introductory to the advanced collegiate levels at both Weber State and Indiana University. Having taught students in Italy previously, with a working knowledge of the logistics of such a program, Matthew will serve as Program Director.

Trip Cancellations

If Weber State cancels a trip for any reason, all participants will be refunded 100% of funds paid to the school. If a participant withdraws from the program for any reason, they are subject to the refund policy found on the first page of the application.  Deposits are always non-refundable, unless the program is canceled by Weber State.  No refunds will be issued 30 days prior to program start date. 

Refunds will NOT be given to students due to COVID-19 concerns. Before programs were canceled in 2020, every student was given the option to withdraw from programs without penalty due to COVID-19. This year students are applying, cognizant of the pandemic. Weber State will not intentionally place students into high risk situations. We will work together with Program Leaders and Departments on canceling should the destination demonstrate increased risks, be they from COVID or any other concern. As such, students must abide by the standard refund policy.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Study Abroad Office at (801) 626-8715.