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Students will visit historic and beautiful places such as Budapest, Kecskemét, Szalafó in the region of Orség, River Baca, Zotter, and Austria. Immersed in these new experiences, and inspired by the art, culture, history and daily life of these places, students will be inspired to further develop their own artistic practice and studies. Workshops and classes at the (ICS) International Ceramics Studio will develop students’ technical expertise and understanding of art composition and design. The many images encountered while visiting various museums, galleries and exhibition spaces will encourage personal research and a greater understanding and appreciation of this diverse and intriguing part of Europe.


Kecskemet, Hungary and Szalafó, Hungary 


May 15 - June 4, 2016


Professor Raquel Beechner,  professor of Art Appreciation and Art History at Northwest Vista College, will teach Art History II (ART 1304). Ms. Beechner has experience traveling abroad to Spain. Ms. Beechner holds a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Art and Drama, a Bachelor of Fine Arts with concentration in Drawing and Printmaking and a Master of Art degree with a concentration in Arts Education and Mid-management. She led the Alamo Colleges in Spain study abroad program in Salamanca during the summer of 2015. Contact:  

Professor Theresa Northway, Adjunct Professor of Art (Ceramics, Sculpture, and Art Appreciation) at Northwest Vista College. Ms. Northway has experience traveling abroad to Budapest and Balatonfüred, Hungary in summer 2004. She will teach Beginning Ceramics (ARTS 2346). Ms. Northway also attended a one-month May residency at the NES Artist Residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland in 2012. Ms. Northway holds a Bachelor of Art in Sculpture and a Master of Art in Sculpture. Her work is permanently installed on the grounds of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana and in the permanent collection at NES Artist Residency. Contact:


Art History II (ART 1304)  and Beginning Ceramics (ARTS 1304)


Students are required to take two courses and will earn six hours of credit upon completion of the program.Tuition is not included in the program fee.


*$3,900 Includes airfare, lodging, in-country transportation, some meals, entrance fees. This does NOT include tuition, passport fees, visa fees, books, materials and spending money. Final payments are due March 28, 2016. Financial aid is available.



December 4, 2015 ......................... $200 due with application (non-refundable fee)

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

December 16, 2015 .............................. $500 initial deposit

January 29, 2016 ...................................$1,067

February 25, 2016 ................................ $1,067

March 28, 2016...................................... $1,066

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



Day 1     Departure from the U.S.

Day 2     Arrival in Budapest, Hungary and Orientation

Day 3     Classes and activities

Day 4    Classes and activities

Day 5    Classes and activities

Day 6    Classes and activities

Day 7    Herend Museum

Day 8    Paks and Pecs

Day 9    Classes and activities as scheduled

Day 10  Szalafó Studio and Orség National Park 

               Szentgyorgyvolgy: Reform Church Master Potter demonstration

Day 11  Szalafó Studio and Orség National Park

               Magyarszombatfa Museum Pottery Family Raba River – Canoe Trip

Day 12  Szalafó Studio and Orség National Park

               Zotter – Chocolate Theatre

               Riegersburg Castle

Day 13  Szalafó Studio and Orség National Park

Day 14  Classes and activities

Day 15  Free day

Day 16 Classes and activities  

Day 17 Classes and activities

Day 18  Classes and activities

Day 19   Pre-departure Meeting and Farewell Dinner

Day 20   Departure to the US

Day 21   Arrival to the US 


A valid passport is required to travel. Click here for additional information.


To apply, fill out the application and follow the instructions in the application.





*Alamo Colleges has taken considerable care in preparing information and materials for specific Study Abroad programs, and this information is subject to change. Although accurate at the time of publication, extended 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