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Abbracciare II Momento - Embrace the Moment

Deadline to apply:  December 8, 2017,  Click here to apply.

For scholarship information click here.


Abbracciare II Momento - Embrace the Moment

Deadline to apply:  December 8, 2017,  Click here to apply.

For scholarship information click here.


Abbracciare II Momento Embrace the Moment Italy


Rome and Florence will serve as home base for the study abroad program, with shorter excursions to historic and regional locations. Italy is home to over 2000 years of European art and culture, from the Roman period to the Medieval and Renaissance period to Contemporary times. The "total immersion" curriculum will provide deep comprehension of arts through daily excursions to historic sites, museums, galleries and walking tours to experience public art, local food, music and street culture. This study abroad journey will seek to engage and inform students through all five senses.


June 4-8, 2018 SAC Campus and June 10-30, 2018 in Italy and July 2-3, 2018 on SAC Campus


Florence and Rome, Italy 



  Photography 1 ( Arts 2356 ) and Photography 2 ( Arts 2357 ) or Art Appreciation ( Arts 1301)



Students are required to take two classes and will receive six credits hours upon successful completion of the program.



2.0 GPA and 12 cumulative academic credits. Alamo Colleges expects study abroad participants to perform academically at standards commensurate with on-campus performance. This includes attending class, taking exams, reading required materials, completing homework, etc. If students' GPA drops below a 2.0 before they study abroad, they will not be allowed to participate in the program.



Professor Alfonso Cantu is a professor of Fine Arts at San Antonio College. He has experience studying and traveling abroad during his Master's education at Goldsmith's College of Art in London, England in 2000-01. In 2008 he traveled throughout South East Asia to visit the ancient architecture of Angkor Wat in Cambodia and experience the culture in Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong. He has exhibited his art in the greater New York area including the Bronx Museum of Art, Princeton School of Art, the Philadelphia School of Art as well as the McNay Museum of Art in San Antonio, Texas. Professor Cantu will be the lead faculty for Art Appreciation (Arts 1301) for the Alamo Colleges District Italy Summer 2018 program. Contact:  

Professor Rebecca Dietz is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at San Antonio College. Her first experience traveling abroad was a college trip to Italy. The experience inspired many return trips to explore other countries and cultures in Europe, Asia and Central America. Professor Dietz has traveled extensively around the Southwest region on student art trips. Her artwork has been exhibited across Texas, New York, and Philadelphia, along the East Coast and in San Francisco. She was the lead faculty for Italy Summer 2017 program. Professor Dietz will be the lead faculty for Digital Photography (ARTS 2356) and Photography II (ARTS 2357) for the Alamo Colleges District Italy Summer 2018 Program. Contact:



*$4,500 Includes airfare, lodging, in-country transportation, some meals and entrance fees. This does NOT include tuition, passport fees, visa fees, books, materials and spending money. Financial aid is available. Summer Momentum Program may be applied towards tuition if applicable.



December 8, 2017 ...(non-refundable)......................................... $200 due with application 

Once students are accepted into the program, they will follow the scheduled payments:

December 15, 2017 ...(initial deposit)............................ $500 

January 19, 2018 ................................... $1,267

February 9, 2018 ................................. $1,267

March 2, 2018 ...................................... $1,266

Failure to pay by the scheduled deadlines will result in cancellation of participation in the selected Study Abroad program.



 June 4-8, 2018  Class - San Antonio College

 June 10, 2018   Depart to Italy 

 June 11, 2018    Arrive in Italy - Testaccio Walking Tour: Roman Pyramid,

                           Non-Catholic Cemetery, Coliseum,and Circus Maximus

 June  12, 2018   Morning class lecture, afternoon tour of Piazza 

                           Navrona, Pantheon, Cloisters of Bramante, 

                           Chiesa I Sant'Ignazio (Baroque trompe I'oiel), 

                           Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain

 June 13, 2018   Coliseum and the Roman Forum Tour

 June 14, 2018   Class Lecture, Trastevere Tour: Piazza Santa Maria in

                           Trastevere, Modern Art Tour: Galleria Lorcan

                           O'Neill, 999 Contemporary  Gallery, Street Art Tour, 

                           to San Miniato, Piazza Michelangelo at sunset  

 June 15, 2018   The Vatican Museum and St Peter's Basilica

 June 16, 2018   Train to Florence, City walk: Ponte Vecchio, Piazzas

 June 17, 2018   Galleria dell' Academia (David), Mercato, 

                           Santa Maria Novella  

 June 18, 2018   Cathedral Santa Maria, with Duomo Tour, 

                           Basilica Di San Lorenzo

 June 19, 2018   Morning Class Lecture-Uffizi Museum with 

                           Vasari Corridor, Clet Studio, Piazza, 

                           St Michelangelo, Bardini Gardens

 June 20, 2018   Travel to Siena

 June 21, 2018   Strozzi Palace (Contemporary Art) Visit 

                           Santa Reparata School, Museo San Marco

 June 22, 2018    Travel to Venice - City Walk to Piazza San Marcos  

 June 23, 2018    Piazza San Marco: St. Mark's Basilica and 

                           Clocktower, Bridge of Sighs, Art Galleries

 June 24, 2018    Travel to Murano Glass Factory and Galleries

 June 25, 2018    Travel to Rome: Monti District 

 June 26, 2018    Museo and Crypt of the Capuchin Friars, 

                            Monti District Tour 

 June 27, 2018    Contemporary Art Tour: MACRO on Via Niniversita

                            la Sapienza Street Art Walk

 June 28, 2018   Day Trip to Ostia Antica (Rome's version of Pompeii)

 June 29, 2018   Research/Class Day

 June 30, 2018   Return to USA/San Antonio, Texas

 July 2-3, 2018   Class on San Antonio College



Students receiving a Pell Grant are eligible for the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship. If awarded, students may receive up to $5,000. Learn more at



A  valid  passport  is  required  to  travel.  You can visit  for additional information. 




Maria Rivera-Midence  (210) 485-0084 



*Alamo Colleges has taken considerable care in preparing information and materials for specific Study Abroad programs, but this information is subject to change. Although accurate at the time of publication, external events could result in changes in dates, itinerary, costs and other aspects of a program. Revised information will be provided as soon as it is made available, and participants should check with the faculty leader or the District Office of International Programs for the most recent information. Alamo Colleges will not be held responsible for unintentional misinformation.


Contact Information

Maria Rivera
Alamo Colleges District Office
201 W. Sheridan
Building C, Room 7

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