|Monday||June 17||Arrive Montecastello, Orientation|
|Tuesay||June 18||Classes begin, meet your colleagues slide show|
|Friday||June 21||Rome trip|
|Friday||June 28||Florence trip|
|Thursday||July 4||Student Show Opening|
|Saturday||July 6||Arrive Montecastello|
|Sunday||July 7||Orientation, meet your colleagues slide show|
|Monday||July 8||Classes begin|
|Friday||July 12||Rome trip|
|Friday||July 19||Assisi / Perugia trip|
|Thursday||July 25||Student Show Opening|
|Saturday||July 27||Arrive Montecastello|
|Sunday||July 28||Orientation, meet your colleagues slide show|
|Monday||July 29||Classes begin|
|Friday||Aug 2||Florence trip|
|Thurday||Aug 8||Siena trip|
|Thursday||Aug 15||Ferragosto (Assumption Day) Italian National Holiday|
|Thursday||Aug 15||Student Show Opening|
|Satuday||Aug 17||Arrive Montecastello|
|Sunday||Aug 18||Orientation, meet your colleagues slide show|
|Monday||Aug 19||Class begins|
|Tuesday||Aug 20||Faculty slide show|
|Friday||Aug 23||Assisi / Perugia trip|
|Thusday||Aug 29||Student Show Opening|
|Saturday||Aug 31||Arrive Montecastello, Reception|
|Sunday||Sept 1||Orientation, meet your colleagues slide show|
|Friday||Sept 6||Rome trip|
|Friday||Sept 13||Assisi / Perugia trip|
|Thursday||Sept 19||Resident's show Opening|
*Please note: schedules and trips are subject to change.
Classes are held Monday - Thursday. Each class meets twice a week in 3-4 hour sessions. They are usually scheduled so there is no overlap. We believe you will benefit from working with all the teachers. Therefore, in most cases we recommend that you take all the offered classes, especially students seeking credit. All studios are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for independent work.
|Monday - Thursday||9 AM - 1 PM||Drawing or Painting|
|2 PM - 5:30 PM||Drawing or Painting|
|5:30 PM - 8 PM||Drawing or Sculpture|
|9:15 PM - 10:30 PM||Lectures|
|Friday||7 AM - 11 PM||Trip day (no classes)|
|Meals||Breakfast - 8:30-9 AM|
|Lunch - 1-2 PM|
|Dinner - 8-9 PM|
|Trip days - breakfast only - 6:30 AM|
Our students may receive credit from their home institutions for work done at the International School, based on a transcript. To receive a transcript, send $10 per transcript with your transcript form (a PDF file) to the school office.
To hold your place in the program, we ask for a 500 Euro deposit (or equivalent in US dollars) upon acceptance.
If you have to leave the Program early (6-week session), you are entitled to a refund as follows:
If you have to leave any 2-, 3- or 4-week program early, you are entitled to a refund as follows:
If we cancel a session you are entitled to a full refund of fee paid. Fees are calculated in Euros and include 21% IVA (value-added tax). Fees are calculated in Euros and include 21% IVA (value-added tax). Unfortunately, tax is not refundable.
Read the following paragraphs about health and insurance and complete the housing and insurance form (PDF) you received with your letter of acceptance. You must return the information to us before your session begins.
Medical and accident insurance for yourself is your responsibility. Review whatever insurance policy you have and make sure it covers you for illnesses and accidents overseas. You must have coverage for this trip. If you do not already have adequate insurance for the time you will be at the International School, we require that you subscribe to a travelers insurance policy, such as Allianz Global Assistance which provides travel-related protection and assistance in addition to medical, accident, and cancellation insurance. To get information on Allianz travelers policies, or to enroll, call their toll-free number: 1-800-284-8300. How you insure yourself is your choice, but you must let us know that you are insured.
Safety and security: For more information on International Travel Information see the U.S. Dept. of State website. In addition to monitoring the news, the site contains information concerning the safety and security of American citizens overseas and all consular information documents, including Travel Warnings, Alerts, and country-specific information The Department of Homeland Security's web site also provides useful travel information.
International travel can be stressful and fatiguing. It is important for all participants to be realistic about their physical condition and ability to maintain an intensive schedule. The International School's facilities are best suited to people who are mobile and are able to climb steps without difficulty. The program involves a great deal of walking, standing, climbing stairs, getting on and off busses, carrying your own baggage and art supplies, doing physical work, and sometimes climbing hilly or uneven terrain.
Applicants should definitely be ambulatory and endowed with stamina. It would be inappropriate for physically challenged (including heart trouble, walking problems, or any serious diseases or acute allergies) people to enroll. Students who are in good health and are able to keep up with the demands of a physically active program without assistance should have no problems. Unfortunately, the International School's capacity to serve people with disabilities is limited. Accommodations, classrooms and transportation are not as well suited to serve the needs of people with disabilities as those found in modern cities. Please enclose a letter with your housing and insurance form describing your particular needs, and we will inquire as to whether your needs can be met. If not, we will do our best to find you a suitable alternative.
Citizens of the US, UK, Australia and many others do not need a visa to enter Italy for the purpose of tourism for a stay of less than 90 days. In most cases, your visit to the school will be considered tourism. Please see http://www.esteri.it/visti/home_eng.asp Ministero degli Affari Esteri - Visti web site for specifics for your country. List of countries whose citizens are exempt from the visa requirement for short stays.
You are about to see some of the greatest art ever created. Italy is said to have a larger percentage of the world's art treasures than any other country. To prepare yourself for classes and trips, we recommend that you gain some familiarity with the work of the following art and artists before you come to Italy:
|Balthus, Carra’, Cezanne, de Chirico, Corot, Giacometti, Ingres, Matisse, Morandi, Marino Marini, Sironi|
17-18C & Baroque:
|Bernini, Caravaggio, Poussin, Rembrandt, Rubens, Tiepolo, Velasquez|
|Giorgione, Michelangelo, Pontormo, Raphael, Tintoretto, Titian|
|Beato Angelico, Donatello, Ghiberti, Masaccio, Piero della Francesca|
|Cimabue, Duccio, Giotto, Nicola and Giovanni Pisano|
|Classical Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Romanesque.|
You will enjoy trip days if you do some preparation beforehand. We suggest you bring a Michelin Guide or something similar. Our trips are not guided tours: after a lecture one or two nights before, everyone is on his own, to tour around with friends, with teachers, or alone. Usually we meet for dinner. Meals and museum admissions on trip days are not included in your tuition and fees. A typical trip day starts at 7 AM when the bus leaves. Most bus trips are about 2 hours long; the bus drops us within walking distance of the center of the city, and picks us up at a specified time and location. We return to Umbria on Rome and Florence days around midnight or 1 AM; Assisi / Perugia, Todi, Siena, and Arezzo are smaller cities and shorter trips. We encourage students to travel over the weekends after the trips.
We have found that what people get out of this program is in direct proportion to what they put into it. We look forward to working with you and wish you an exciting and productive summer.