Study Abroad

The School of Art offers students to expand their artistic knowledge through studying abroad. Additional opportunities can be found at BGSU Education Abroad.




BGSU School of Art Study Abroad Alumni

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BGSU Alumna, Michelle Hendry, Spends 2017 Working Around The Globe

Story by: Bonnie Blankinship

2009 grad, Michelle Henry satisfied her desire to get to know different places by staying a month in each of 12 cities around the world — all while maintaining her job as art director with the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California. She was able to do all this as part of the 2017 Remote Year program , which facilitates a yearlong adventure in which participants live and work abroad, telecommuting to their jobs back home. The organization arranges travel, transportation, an apartment and a co-working space in each city. Participants are part of a cohort of 50-75 people.

Remote Year was Henry's second experience with living abroad, the first being the semester she spent in Florence, Italy, with the Studio Arts Center International (SACI) while a BGSU undergraduate studying graphic design with associate professor Jenn Stucker in the School of Art.

Henry stated, "It's nice to have diversity and being among people you might not have crossed paths with in college or in your career. I made lifelong friends."

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Dr. Allie Terry-Fritsch, an expert on Italian art and architecture, and Charles Kanwischer, Director of the School of Art, will introduce you to our new partner school in Florence, ISI-Florence, housed within the Renaissance palace, Palazzo Rucellai, in the historic center of the city. We are now recruiting students for the Summer Sessions in Florence!  

Summer session I will run from May 17-June 30 (six weeks)

Summer session II will run from July 1-July 29 (four weeks)

For either Summer session, students will choose two courses from the ISI course offerings, which include art history, studio, humanities, and social sciences. Students will be housed in apartments in the historic city center with other students from the ISI program. All students will be given a pre-departure orientation, as well as an onsite orientation to the school and the city once you arrive. Field trips, parties, and extracurricular activities are included in tuition fees.  

Dr. Terry-Fritsch and Director Kanwischer will introduce you to the exciting possibilities of study abroad in Florence and answer your questions regarding logistics of application, funding, and travel.

If you are interested in studying in Florence but cannot attend the informational session, please contact Dr. Terry-Fritsch at

Updated: 03/19/2023 07:08PM