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September 18, 2009

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler

UT Tyler Offers Italy Travel Study Course in 2010

Florence, Italy scene

The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Art and Art History will once again offer a travel-study course to Italy, in May 2010.

The art history course, led by Dr. Jill Blondin, UT Tyler associate professor of art history, is open to all UT Tyler students and may be counted as six semester credit hours.

Cost is approximately $2,904 plus tuition and includes hotel accommodations, entrance and tour fees and all breakfast meals. Airfare cost is about $1,158. 

A non-refundable $100 deposit is due Wednesday, Oct. 7.

An informational meeting will be held 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 in the UT Tyler Fine Arts Center, room 1009.

Assisi, Italy scene

The class will travel to Italy May 11 – 24, 2010 and visit Rome, Naples and Pompeii, among other cities, to study Italian art and architecture.

Students will meet on campus once a month prior to traveling, with the first lecture to discuss the course objectives and overview in January 2010.

“The study/travel course allows students to examine famous works of art and architecture, such as the Sistine Chapel, in person. This is an experience that cannot be duplicated outside of Italy,” Blondin said.

Scholarship availability is pending.


First organized in 2005, the bi-annual travel study has become very popular and each trip offers something different, Blondin added.

For more information, contact Blondin, 903.566.7482 or jblondin@uttyler.edu.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine. 


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