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January 19, 2010

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
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The University of Texas at Tyler

Bi-Annual Italy Travel Study Course at UT Tyler Set for May 11 - 24

Assisi, Italy

The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Art and Art History will once again offer a travel-study course to Italy May 11 – 24, 2010, Dr. Jill Blondin, UT Tyler associate professor of art history, announced.  

The art history course, led by Blondin, is open to all UT Tyler students and may be counted as six semester credit hours. Cost is approximately $2,800 plus tuition and includes hotel accommodations, entrance and tour fees and all breakfast meals. Airfare cost is about $1,158. 

An informational meeting will be 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 in the UT Tyler Fine Arts Complex, room 114.

The class will visit Rome, Assisi, Paestum, Naples and Pompeii, among other cities, to study Italian art and architecture. Students will meet on campus once a month prior to traveling, and the first lecture to discuss the course objectives and overview will be Wednesday, Jan. 20.

“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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