Europe: The Grand Tour - Art and Gardens
Explore some of the world’s greatest works of art and architecture during this two week adventure to Ireland, Scotland, England, France and Italy.
About the Program
Some highlights from this trip include:
- Greek temples in Paestrum
- The Ruins of Pompeii
- The Colosseum
- The Roman Forum
- Boboli Gardens
- Mona Lisa at the Louvre
- Stourhead (Pride and Prejudice film site)
- Edinburgh Castle
Students have a once in a lifetime chance to retrace the steps of famous writers, artists and politicians throughout Europe during this Maymester experience. While studying art and garden design from ancient times to present, students will experience the sites that have influenced artists all over the world for centuries.
Upon returning from their European adventure, students will have developed an appreciation for European culture, as well as the literature, politics, history, religion and topography that shaped the art and gardens featured on the tour.
Known as Ian Hamilton Finalay’s greatest work of art, Little Sparta will inspire and challenge you.
Take some time to reflect as you stroll through some of the most beautiful gardens in Europe.
Students experience these scenic views at the Kilruddery House in Ireland.
Students explore the neo-classical house and celebrated gardens at Mount Stewart in Northern Ireland.
Students learn the history of the Iford gardens in East Sussex, England
Kilruddery House, Ireland
Visit Iford, a small village and parish in East Sussex, England
Explore the gardens of the historical Kilruddery House in Ireland
Explore the gardens of Giverny, just outside of Paris, where Monet found inspiration for his famous Water Lilies (Nymphéas) series.