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Faculty-Led Study Abroad




Summer 2013

Great Art Centers

the lourve in paris

Explore some of the greatest museums and art centers of Europe.


Anticipated Learning Outcomes

This program will provide students with a better understanding of major achievements of visual arts and how they work within the global historical framework. The course will also acquaint students with basic terminology of art history along with common problems and methods of analyzing and interpreting individual works of art. Students will learn how to think critically about what they see and will gain new insights into art's central and proactive role in the articulation of culture.

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The Program Leaders may determine other eligibility requirements, but at a minimum, all applicants need to meet these requirements:

  • Current WKU student eligible to register for WKU courses.
  • Permission of instructor(s).
  • Good academic standing (Undergraduate Catalog p.27; Graduate Catalog p.30).
  • 18 years of age or older at time of departure (parent/guardian permission for anyone under 18 at time of departure).
  • Possess passport valid for at least six (6) months after FLSA return date.
  • No current disciplinary sanctions as verified by Judicial Affairs.
  • Full payment prior to departure.
  • Completion of all pre-departure orientation.
  • Complete the Study Abroad & Global Learning application process on TopNet prior to being registered in this course. We suggest you start this application process immediately and respond to all emails promptly.

inside the lourve

Program Package


  • 3-credit hour tuition ($1,062 estimated value for resident undergraduates)
  • Accommodations
  • Train fare from Paris to Amsterdam (TBD)
  • Group excursions
  • International medical insurance 

Not included in program fee

  • Airfare to Amsterdam (program starting location)
  • Ground transportation from Amsterdam airport to hotel (information will be provided)
  • Meals
  • Tips and personal spending money
  • Transportation from home to the U.S. departure airport /return from airport to your home

Final program fee subject to change due to travel arrangements.

Logistical Considerations

  • International travel requires all participants to have a valid passport. If you don't have a passport, get one immediately.
  • Some days of the program have considerable walking. Bring proper footwear.
  • Independent travel (separate from the group) will be closely monitored and may require instructor's permission.
  • You must arrive at hotel by appointed day and time.
  • This program has a 3 or 6 credit option.  Program costs cover only the 3 credit option.  If students wish to participate in the 6 credit option there is an additional charge of $553. 


Funding Options 

You should contact Student Financial Assistance to determine your funding options if needed.  You will need to provide the course number, name, your name and 800#, and the course fee as stated above, in the email you send to financial aid.

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Planned Itinerary*

June 2 Depart Nashville for Amsterdam ^
June 3 Arrive in Amsterdam. Van Gogh Museum during afternoon.
June 4 Amsterdam Museum, Nieuwe Kerk, Royal Palace
June 5 Rembrandthuis. Museum Amstelkring, Walking Tour of Canal Houses
June 6 Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum
June 7 Day trip to Haarlem, Franshalsmuseum, Walking tour of Hofjes, Windmill de Adriaan
June 8 Individual study
June 9 Travel to Paris
June 10  Louvre Museum
June 11 Sainte-Chapelle, Pantheon, Luxembourg Gardens, Eiffel Tower
June 12 Orangerie, Museé d'Orsay, Musée Rodin, Les Invalides
June 13 Musée Marmattan, Musée d'Art-Moderne
June 14 Day trip to Versailles
June 15 Pompidou Center, Musée Carnavalet, Walking Tour of Hôtels Particuliers in Le Marais
June 16 Individual study
June 17 Program Ends ^

* subject to change

^ Participants responsible for own airfare and must arrive at hotel in Amsterdam by time designated by program leaders.



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  • Art 315: Northern Baroque Art
  • Art 106: Art Since 1300
  • Art 409: European Art, 1848-1900
  • Art 100

Honors Sections:

  • Art 315: Northern Baroque Art
  • Art 409: European Art, 1848-1900
  • Art 106: Art Since 1300
  • Hon 300

Program Leaders


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Paris, France


  • Summer 2013 
    June 2 - 17


  • $2,499 (without airfare)
  • Add $553 for 6 credit option




Timeline (subject to change): 

  • February 15 – Priority Application Deadline
  • April 1 – General Meeting
  • April 26 – Orientation Meeting
  • May 20 – Orientation Meeting
  • June 2 – Depart for Amsterdam
  • June 9 – Travel to Paris
  • June 17 – Return to Nashville
  • August 1 – Final Due Date for Assignments (TBA)


van gogh

from the hilltop to the world


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