Many students in art and art history take advantage of the opportunity to study off campus and abroad, experiencing firsthand great works of art and architecture, and visiting leading world museums and galleries.


Highlighted Programs

A canal running between buildings in Venice, Italy.

Extended Study: Italy

Colgate students may participate in any of the university’s off-campus study programs. The department periodically offers an extended study course featuring 2–3 of travel to Milan and Venice, Italy, which may be of particular interest to art and art history students.

About extended studies

A professor points to an architectural feature as a class bikes in Copenhagen.


There are also many study abroad opportunities via other organizations that have been vetted and approved by Colgate as academically rigorous, easing the transfer of academic credit to Colgate. One such approved program attended by many Colgate architecture students is the DIS Program in Copenhagen.

About the Copenhagen program

More Off-Campus Study Opportunities

While the Italy and Copenhagen programs above are often of particular interest to Colgate’s art and art history students, there are many additional opportunities for students to study off campus. From full-semester study groups led by Colgate professors, to courses with travel components 2–3 weeks in length, to pre-screened programs sponsored by other institutions, the possibilities are nearly endless.

More about off-campus study