The department of Art and Art History has sent students for over 25 years to Tuscany, first through the Study in Italy program, and since 2006 through the Learning Tuscany program. Students and faculty are based in Castiglion Fiorentino, a small town in Eastern Tuscany that is near many of the great art cities of central Italy, including Arezzo, Cortona, Florence, Siena, Perugia, and Assisi. Students have the opportunity to take both an art history class and a studio art class, taught by UT faculty, and they live for 6 weeks in the beautiful restored convent of Santa Chiara. At Santa Chiara, students take classes, eat meals, live with roommates, and spend many hours in Santa Chiara’s courtyard that looks out over the countryside of eastern Tuscany. Excellent rail connections allow students to travel extensively in their free time. For most participants, it is both a life-changing experience and an opportunity to form a small, tightly-knit community. Please join our travels this summer by reading our blog!