Summer 2013 Participant
During this program, we got to see so many different types of artwork, from extremely different time periods and cultures. It really helped me get a better grasp of art history in general. The experience of seeing the art in real life is so different from seeing slides on the screen. It definitely put art history into a more manageable perspective for me. Also, it was very rewarding to see art that we have talked about in class and recognize it immediately.
Caroline Katherine Howard, Summer 2012 Participant
I gained an incredible sense of independence and self-discipline on my trip abroad. The program I was in was intentionally very open-ended and the amount of work you put in was very relative to what you got out of it. It was such a short trip that if I chose to be lazy for a day, or put off a journal entry I would lose out big time. No one was telling me to take notes of this or sketch that; everything I did was up to me, so I had to be very disciplined about working without a specific assignment.
Kylee J Brooks, Summer 2012 Participant
Keeping a sketchbook from the entire trip was very rewarding, because when I look back on it I will know ever last detail of what we encountered good and bad. Also I found it rewarding to have some free time to explore things that we are interested that were not on the schedule of things to do.