Summer Programs


Florence Revealed

The Global Education Office and the Department of Communication Arts in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University are pleased to offer a unique opportunity to study on site in one of the world’s foremost cultural capitols. Florence is a quintessential Italian city with cobblestone streets and art museums that are filled with some of the most impressive and historical art and architecture ever created. It has wonderful cafés and galleries and grand piazzas where one can watch the world go by. There’s something new to view around every corner – be it statues, fountains, churches or simply a picturesque winding alley.

Professor Stephen Alcorn will teach: The Art of the Travel Journal (COAR 391/002)

Each class will employ mixed media and draw directly from life. Classes will be conducted in the heart of “The cradle of The Renaissance” Florence, Italy.

The Program Director is Professor Stephen Alcorn, who was raised and educated in Florence. He will show you the amazing treasures of this magical city and its beautiful surroundings.

Program Features
The program includes Student Apartment Housing for the four-week stay in historic neighborhoods located within 25 minutes of the center of Florence. It also provides Florence Museum Pass for students, which includes unlimited entrance to state museums and the fabled Boboli Gardens.

There are special trips to Siena, Pisa, Venice and Rome with a special pass to the Vatican Museum.

You will have support of CAPA International Program Services Staff in the CAPA Florence Center. Insurance is included for the duration of the program (medical, travel, and emergency)

You will enjoy the best pizza, ice cream and espresso in the world.

Contact: Professor Stephen Alcorn