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May 22 - June 20, 2015 (tentative)
(Depart USA on May 22; Arrive in Vicenza on May 23; Depart Vicenza on June 20)



Prof. Anthony Viscardi
Art, Architecture & Design



* A limited number of $500-$1,500 need-based scholarships are also available. Applications will be evaluted according to a student's financial need and an essay describing the possible significance of this experience to their academic and professional development. 2014 Deadlines are posted on the 2014 Travel Grant Applicaition.

$6,300* - This includes tuition for six credits, double occupancy room and most meals (Breakfast: M-S; Dinner: M-Th).  The program cost also includes an International Student ID Card, co-curricular activities with the program and a final banquet.  Not included:  airfare, local travel, some meals, laundry, personal expenses, personal weekend travel or other costs.  

*Housing and other costs are only estimates at this time. Final billing will reflect any change in cost.



Lehigh in Italy - Summer 2013 Cohort


This Lehigh faculty-led study abroad program targeted for Art & Architecture students offers the opportunity to earn 6 credits during 4 weeks of study in "The Veneto" region of Italy. The program’s academic director will be Professor Anthony Viscardi. The program will explore the regional characteristics of The Veneto cities of Padua, Venice, Vicenza, and Verona with an architectural focus on the work of the 20th century Venetian architect, Carlo Scarpa.

The Veneto region is known for its cities and arts. Unquestionably, the city of Venice is the first and foremost in expressing the region’s character. Venice’s domination was so extensive and long lasting that the whole Veneto region acquired the mark of its customs, language, and arts. The sister cities of Padua, Vicenza and Verona all possess an individual character and beauty yet share a visual acuity with the seat of the Venetian Republic.

The students will reside in the centrally located city of Vicenza. The city is convenient for travel by train to Padua, Venice, and Verona where we will take several one-day excursions to study. The town is described as an architectural paradise. It is deeply tied to its noble origins, partly because of Andreas Palladio, a 16th century architect who was responsible for a number of villas for the local nobles, as well as refurbishing and designing many of the public buildings in the city center. There will be lectures and walking tours of the architecture and villas in Vicenza.

The academic program runs Monday through Friday allowing opportunity for independent travel on weekends. Students are expected to attend all classes and group excursions throughout the program.



The cost of the flight is NOT included in the total program price.

Participants are responsible for the cost of airfare to Italy and making their own flight arrangements. Students will be given instructions about the date, time of arrival, airport, and arrival details. Confirmed round-trip or one-way reservations must be made no later than 60 days prior to departure. Deviations to either outbound or return flights are subject to restrictions and may be prohibited entirely. It is highly recommended that a return flight be reserved since a one-way return booked separately can be EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE.

Penalties apply if a change or cancellation is made within 60 days prior to departure. These penalties may be as severe as being totally NON-REFUNDABLE, according to the airline or operator’s policies. Please be aware that your flight arrangements should be secured to your liking as soon as possible, but no later than 60 days prior.  We highly recommend trip cancellation insurance. This can be obtained through your travel agent.

Students will stay in a 3 star hotel in walking distance from Vicenza’s historic city center.  The program includes breakfast Monday through Friday and Dinner Monday through Thursday and lunches on several Friday excursions. Other meals are the student’s responsibility.



Each student will participate in the following two courses:

ARCH 212:

The Architecture of Carlo Scarpa / Theory and Practice (3 credits, HU).
This will be a survey course in which we will visit several Venetian architect’s most famous works. We will meet with the architects who worked with Scarpa and completed his unfinished projects after his accidental death in 1978. Students will be able to see firsthand his now famous drawings. The course will explore the thematic principles behind Scarpa’s work and their origins.

ARCH 211:

Architectural Drawing / Analysis and Expression (3 credits, ND).

This course will utilize several different architectural drawing techniques to study aspects of architecture from the analysis of the piazza to architecture in detail. Students will employ ink drawing techniques that Professor Viscardi has developed to develop a “visual journal”. These drawings will act as a way of understanding how Italians use their public spaces and as a way of seeing the Italian urban landscape as well as supplement our study and analysis of the works of Carlo Scarpa.


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