Summer + Special Study Options

Make the most of your studies in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt)! Stick around during the summers to find exciting, one-of-a-kind courses or take the opportunity to study internationally with various art opportunities in countries from India to Ireland! The Department will also help you locate an internship that can give you valuable career experience to get your foot into the door for that dream job you have always wanted.

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Why are summers in the BFSDoArt so special? Summer semesters are the only time courses such as Figure Painting, Arts Education, Works off Paper, and Artist Residencies are offered! Keep an eye out for the unique summer courses the Department offers each year.

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Gain insight to your culture by learning about other cultures around the world! Expand your worldview. Learn a new language. Enhance the value of your degree. Develop life skills. Network and make new friends from all over the globe. The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is delighted to offer a variety of locations for studying outside the normal studio setting each summer. Check out what exciting opportunities the Department has coming up this summer below!

BFSDoArt Summer Abroad Options

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is excited to offer a variety of locations for studying outside the normal studio setting.  Don’t wait to sign up for these spectacular opportunities, space is limited!

India, UAE, or United Kingdom (Internship)

Course: Graphic Design Internship (ART 3731S)
Approximate Cost:* Paid Internship (student must cover airfare)
Why you need to go:  This particular course enables students to work with a professional team of designers, learn how to handle real life projects, explore cultural diversification and see the world. Most students are not well traveled and have limited exposure to the design world except through the World Wide Web. Design and its processes are not different in other parts of the world. What make the design different are the local culture, the environment, and its application.
Important Dates: 
December (first week) – Meeting with interested students
January (last week) – Portfolio review + feedback for internship
February (last week) – Send portfolio to host offices
March (third week)- Mandatory orientation
April – Mandatory orientation with Center for International Studies
*Please note time and venue will be emailed to interested students.
BFSDoArt Faculty Advisor:Santanu Majumdar

Madrid, Spain
Course: Art in Life and Drawing I or II: Drawing in Spain (ART 1000 and ART 4590)
Approximate Cost:* $5,500 (includes airfare, accommodations at Colegio Mayor Padre Poveda, 30-day Metro and bus pass for Madrid, welcome and farewell fiestas, 14 meals per week, tours of Toledo and Madrid, and emergency health insurance)
Why you need to go: Madrid is a modern European hub with state-of-the-art transportation and cyber cafes, but its Old World charm shines through in its long afternoon siestas, its warm and friendly people, and its majestic monuments of Spain’s glorious past. Students will have the opportunity to visit flamenco clubs, the bullfight, tapas bars, and world-class museums, as well as to participate in Madrid’s seemingly endless nightlife, as the streets overflow with people having a glass of sangria, talking to neighbors, and in general, enjoying life in this vibrant city.
BFSDoArt Faculty Advisor: Emilee Carr
Website: Office of International Programs and Services
Montepulciano, Italy
Course: Art in Life and Art of Italy (ART 1000 and ARTH 4435)
Approximate Cost:* $5400 (includes airfare, accommodations in apartments, five meals a week, and your excursions for class as well as emergency health insurance)
Why you need to go: Montepulciano is a scenic Tuscan hill town that is near Florence and Siena. During your course excursions, you will visit Rome, Florence, Pisa, Siena, and Assisi.  You’ll get to see firsthand the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s, Michelangelo’s David, the Leaning Tower of Pisa (amongst many other things.  During your free time (you have Friday-Sunday off), you can travel on your own to places like Venice and Pompeii.
Study Abroad Advisor: Julia Fischer
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Waterford, Ireland
Course: Drawing I  &  Art in Life (ART4590s & ART1000s)
Approximate Cost:* $4,800: Includes: Round-trip airfare from Atlanta to Ireland, transportation to and from the airport to the campus, lodging at the Waterford Institute of Technology, six meals per week, a primary health insurance policy providing coverage for medical expenses, all field trip transportation.
Why you need to go: Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city! Experience premier visitor sites throughout the spectacular “Sunny Southeast” of the Emerald Isle! Enjoy a hotel-based weekend in the breathtakingly beautiful Atlantic county of Kerry! By such means as two program trips to Dublin, examine and come to love the cultural and artistic treasures that have made historic Ireland a must-see destination for generations!
YouTube Video: Study and Live in Ireland
BFSDoArt Faculty Advisor: Jessica BurkeAttend a “Choose Ireland” information session this Friday, November 2 in the Forest Drive Building, Room 1311 at 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. to find out more! Professor Walter O’Leary of the Irish host institution, Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), will be the guest speaker presenting information on the summer study-in-Ireland program, which coincides with Term B at Georgia Southern. The event provides information about courses, scholarships, in-country travel, and much, much more! The ambition is to give you a real sense of Irish energy and hospitality. O’Leary has years of experience working with American students, and once you meet him you’ll understand why he’s one of WIT’s most respected and popular professors!


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Internship Course Credits
btn_advising_dgrnBS Graphic Communications Management
GCM 3735 (Graphic Communications Internship I; REQUIRED)
GCM 4736 (Graphic Communications Internship II)*
BFA Graphic Design
ART 3731 (Graphic Design Internship)* prerequisite ART 3331
Exploratory Studio Course*
BA Art History/Studio Art
Exploratory Studio Course** Optional course used as an Exploratory Studio

Last updated: 1/4/2017

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