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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! 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:

Prague, Czech Republic | 13 Inspiring Places to Study Abroad as an Art History Major | AIFS Study Abroad
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, Louvre, Paris, France | 13 Inspiring Places to Study Abroad as an Art History Major | AIFS Study Abroad
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 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 | 13 Inspiring Places to Study Abroad as an Art History Major | AIFS Study Abroad
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, 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, Budapest, Hungary | 13 Inspiring Places to Study Abroad as an Art History Major | AIFS Study Abroad
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.

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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.

The Duomo, Florence, Italy | 13 Inspiring Places to Study Abroad as an Art History Major | AIFS Study Abroad
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. 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 | 13 Inspiring Places to Study Abroad as an Art History Major | AIFS Study Abroad
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.

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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.

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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.

Madrid, Spain | 13 Inspiring Places to Study Abroad as an Art History Major | AIFS Study Abroad
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 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.

Seville, Spain | 13 Inspiring Places to Study Abroad as an Art History Major | AIFS Study Abroad
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 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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