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Venice: Art in Italy 2013

Venice: Art in Italy 2013

Venice: Art in Italy 2013
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10 Jun 2013 to 1 Jul 2013

$3,675* Tentative

Venice, Italy

As a student in visual arts, no study abroad program will be more rewarding to you than the 2013 Art in Italy program taking you to Venice, Italy. Venice is not only home to famous canals, bridges and cathedrals; it hosts the bi-annual Biennale – a dynamic festival devoted to the many facets of art. While on this study abroad program, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the many venues of the Biennale, studying the contemporary art exhibits, as well as the opportunity for daily group studio sessions and excursions throughout the region.

Registration for this program is open. If you want to join WSU and the Department of Visual Arts for this amazing opportunity, sign up as soon as possible – spots will go fast!

Destination(s) of Program: Italy
Dates of Program: June 10 – July 1, 2013
Program Director: Matthew Choberka
Email: matthewchoberka@weber.edu



For participating in this Visual Arts Study Abroad, you will receive the following credit:

  • ART 3800 – Travel-study Studio: Venice, the City as Studio
  • ARTH 3850 – Travel-study Art History: Contemporary Art at the 55th Annual Venice Biennale
Read more of the academic details here.


Matthew Choberka Matthew Choberka, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Visual Arts at WSU will co-teach the studio and contemporary art components of the program. He started the Art in Italy program at Weber State in 2007. Professor Choberka has led similar programs in the past and has taught introductory to advanced studio courses both at Weber State and Indiana University.
Joshua Winegar Josh Winegar, Assistant Professor of Visual Art, will co-teach the studio and contemporary art components of the program.
Angelika Pagel Angelika Pagel, though not traveling with the group to Italy, will consult on the planning and evaluation of the contemporary art history component of the program.


Spring 2013 Classes and Orientation at WSU
June 10 – July 1, 2013 Art in Italy Program in Venice
July/August 2013 De-briefing sessions and evaluation



The tentative cost of the program will include:

  • Housing
  • Excursions
  • All domestic Transportation
  • Faculty and WSU Credit

The cost does not include international airfare, your passport, a Visa, if required, incidentals, any unscheduled travel, and excess baggage cost.

This program is open to all WSU students and members of the community age 18 and older; however preference will be given to WSU students, especially those in the visual arts. Students must be willing and able to meet the moderate physical demands of walking extensively during this program and be willing to share apartment accommodations with several other students. Additionally, this program requires a high degree of engagement and dedication to the study of art from each participant. Students will be required to interview with the program director before registering.


Payment Schedule

$500 non-refundable deposit due at registration (by October 1, 2012).
Remainder due no later than April 1, 2013.

You may pay in person at the Hurst Center room 102B, by phone with a credit card, 626-6600.


The Fine Print

If the trip is cancelled, all participants will be refunded in full. Any refunds for withdrawal from the program will be determined by the Study Abroad Director according to the recoverability of incurred costs and fees, and according to Continuing Education Policy. Once the group leaves, all costs are non-refundable in their entirety. Dates and prices may change. It is the responsibility of each participant to be aware of any changes by staying in contact with Study Abroad and the program director.



If you have any questions, feel free to contact your program director, or call Continuing Education at
(801) 626-6600.