12 Inspiring Places to Study Abroad as an Art History Major

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Do famous paintings inspire you to pick up a paintbrush of your own? Are you intrigued by art and its impact on history? If so, this post is for you! This fall, we’re offering a variety of study abroad programs in the birthplaces of some of history’s most celebrated works of art and architecture. Aside from that, these 12 programs also offer art history courses, giving you the opportunity to explore art history both inside – and outside of – the classroom.

Check out these 12 inspiring places where you can study art history abroad this fall:

City Streets, Prague, Czech Republic

1. Prague, Czech Republic

The capital of the Czech Republic is one of Europe’s most
popular study abroad destinations. Aside from its affordability, one of the
many reasons why Prague is awesome
for college students is its beautiful art and architecture. While studying
abroad in Prague, not only can you learn about art history on a daily basis
while walking through the city, you can also take some awesome courses on art
and architecture at Charles University.

Learn more about the courses offered in Prague while studying abroad with AIFS.

Big Ben and Parliament, London, England

2. London, England

London is filled with an array
of activities, historically significant locations, and brilliance at every
turn. For art history fanatics, Richmond, the American International University
in London offers a handful of relevant courses for study abroad students. One
especially intriguing course focuses on the museums and galleries in the city
for a London-specific look at art!

Learn more about the courses offered in London while studying abroad with AIFS.

Mona Lisa, The Louvre, Paris, France

3. Paris, France

It shouldn’t surprise you that Paris is on our list of top
places to study art history abroad as its home to the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower,
and thousands of gems in between. Within the classroom, students studying
abroad this fall at the Cours de
Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne can take a course in French Art History.

Learn more about the courses offered in Paris while studying abroad with AIFS.

Acropolis, Athens, Greece

4. Athens, Greece

If the Acropolis isn’t enough to persuade you that Athens is
a prime location to learn about architecture, we’re not sure what will! Art
throughout Athens reflects society of old and tells a tale of Greece’s ancient
past. While studying abroad in Athens this fall, learn about art history in
class with a 3-credit course from the American College of Greece.

Learn more about the courses offered in Athens while studying abroad with AIFS.

Parliament Building, Budapest Hungary

5. Budapest, Hungary

Arguably one of Europe’s most beautiful
cities, Budapest is home to an array of Roman and Turkish ruins,
Renaissance styled buildings, and Art Nouveau architecture. While studying art
history abroad in Budapest, you’ll discover the beauty of this magnificent city
for yourself.

Learn more about the courses offered in Budapest while studying abroad with AIFS.

Buddha Statue at Hussain Sagar, Hyderabad, India

6. Hyderabad, India

As a study abroad student in India with AIFS, you’ll discover some of the world’s most celebrated sights – including the Taj Mahal – on a 6-day Golden Triangle Tour. Aside from that, you can learn about art and architecture through a variety of courses – including a 4-credit Islamic Art and Architecture course from the University of Hyderabad.

Learn more about the courses offered in Hyderabad while studying abroad with AIFS.

Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (The Duomo), Florence, Italy

7. Florence, Italy

Known as the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence should
be included in all conversations about art history. This fall discover
Florence’s beauty and historic significance for yourself while studying abroad
and taking art history courses abroad at Richmond University in Florence.

Learn more about the courses offered in Florence while studying abroad with AIFS.

Vatican Museum, Rome, Italy

8. Rome, Italy

The classical style of Ancient Rome has been a major
inspiration for Italian artists throughout history. A one of a kind city,
there’s truly no
place like Rome. While studying abroad in Rome you can choose from an array
of courses and internships geared around art history.

Learn more about the courses offered in Rome while studying abroad with AIFS.

Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia

9. St. Petersburg, Russia

From Catherine Palace to Peterhof and the Church on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg is famed for its many architectural marvels. Study abroad in St. Petersburg and explore art history both inside and out of the classroom, taking a course on art history while you’re there.

Learn more about the courses offered in St. Petersburg while studying abroad with AIFS.

Casa Batlló, Barcelona, Spain

10. Barcelona, Spain

The enchanting land of Gaudí offers some of the most unique
pieces of art in the entire world. The Universitat
Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) has an array of art history courses for you
to gain academic credit with while studying abroad!

Learn more about the courses offered in Barcelona while studying abroad with AIFS.

Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain

11. Madrid, Spain

Spain’s capital city offers a mixture of beautiful
boulevards, historic landmarks, and rich repositories of European art. If art
and architecture interest you, Madrid is likely already on your bucket list. Check
it off this fall by taking a course or two on art history at the Universidad
Nebrija while studying abroad!

Learn more about the courses offered in Madrid while studying abroad with AIFS.

Plaza de España, Seville, Spain

12. Seville, Spain

Home to beautiful plazas, a royal Renaissance palace and gorgeous parks, Seville is one of Spain’s best cities to visit. Give yourself a reason to see Seville for yourself this fall while studying abroad with AIFS and taking courses on art history at the Universidad de Sevilla.

Learn more about the courses offered in Seville while studying abroad with AIFS.

Are you interested in learning more about art history around the world? Study abroad with AIFS! Learn more today.

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