Cities of Fairytales | Faculty-led Program
The bohemian allure and fairytale features of Prague make it a perfect destination for students to immerse themselves in culture, arts, and contemporary society. Students will be able to explore Prazsky hrad (Prague Castle), experience a hearty dinner at a classic Czech tavern and spend time wandering the Old Town Square, gape at The Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock. The magnificent imperial city of Vienna encapsulates amazing architecture from Baroque to "golden" Art Nouveau with over a hundred museums beaconing centuries of art and culture. Students will be able to walk in the footsteps of the Habsburgs, explore Ringstrasse, visit the splendid Belvedere Palace and stroll down the Danube. Students will get to ride the Giant Ferris Wheel, walk St. Stephen's Cathedral, and climb the Danube Tower. Budapest, the "Queen of the Danube," is extremely rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. From the Roman ruins over neo-baroque and Turkish baths to hundreds of museums, galleries, and basilicas. The faculty-led program combines intensive reading, lecture, studio art practice (design, photography, drawing and painting), group discussions, field trips, and art and design projects giving students the opportunity to learn and understand contemporary European society. Students are expected to read and participate in on-site presentations. In addition, students are expected to complete a daily journal of their cross-cultural observations and finalize their experience with a creative Art & Design show at Weber Gallery and a final journal report (an analytic reflection paper and/or project), which addresses the significant issues covered in the course. Students successfully completing the faculty-led program requirements will earn 6 credits in ART 313 Western Art & Culture: Cities of Fairytales (meets Goal 6 and Goal 8) and ART 398 Creative Practices: Exhibition Design.
Students will be expected to walk between 8-10 miles per day, and stand/walk in museums. There are occasionally stairs/inclines. There will be several places we are visiting that are hilly or have stairs and may not be wheelchair accessible.
Participation in this program requires a valid passport through at least December 3, 2022. If you do not have a valid passport or your passport is set to expire before this date, please apply for a passport
as soon as possible if you hope to participate in this program.
May 16 - June 2, 2022
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Budapest, Hungary
Students will earn 6 credits as part of this program:
- 3 credits: ART 313 Western Art and Culture-Cities of Fairytales (counts as GEP Goal Areas 6B and 8)
- 3 credits: ART 398 Creative Practices: Exhibition Design
- Sophomore, junior, and senior Art and Design majors
- Open to all students
- ART 313: None
- ART 398: ART 118 Foundational Drawing or ART 150 Digital Design Fundamentals or Instructor’s Permission.
- Range between $5,800 - $6,800 depending on enrollment min/max.
- The program cost includes: WSU tuition and fees for the 6 credits, roundtrip airfare, transportation throughout the duration of the program, most meals, all lodging, admission & event fees for group educational activities, international health insurance for the duration of the program, and the Study Abroad administrative fee.
- The $500 confirmation deposit required as part of the program application is applied toward the final program cost.
- Professor Danilo Bojic (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Professor Alessandra Sulpy (email@example.com)
STUDY ABROAD CONTACT INFORMATION
Kathy Jicinsky, Assistant Director of Study Abroad for Faculty-led Programs
- December 1, 2021 at 4pm: Application deadline. Students will be interviewed by the faculty leaders prior to acceptance for the program. Complete applications and a $500 confirmation deposit are due to be considered for this program. Any application that remains incomplete will be withdrawn after this deadline. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
- February 15, 2022: If you are accepted for the program and withdraw after this date you are financially responsible for the full cost of the program regardless of participation.
- NOTE: This deadline is 90 days prior to the start of the program. As detailed in the Eligibility and Cancellation Policies document students must review and electronically sign as part of the application for this program, students may individually and independently purchase Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) insurance when planning for this study abroad program. Study Abroad will not advise on CFAR policies, nor endorse a particular company/policy. The WSU Study Abroad Cancellation Policies will be enforced uniformly regardless of a student’s purchase of CFAR insurance.
- April 25, 2022: Full payment for the program is due by this date. If you can show you have summer semester financial aid/private loans to cover your outstanding balance for the program, you will be allowed to participate even with a balance as of April 25, 2022.