Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

art in newyork city

Art in New York City


Program Details
Location(s)  New York, New York
Term   Summer 2018
Credit   ARTH 379/MST 679, 3 sh  
Class Sessions Individual meetings with professor prior to departure. Most of class time on-site.
Travel Dates May 14-23, 2018
Housing   Hotel
Passport Not required
Program Eligibility
GPA 2.5
Grad credit Yes
Non-WIU   No
Pre-requisite None 
Student Year Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior


About Program

What you will learn

Experience the art and culture of New York City firsthand in this Study Abroad Course.  Participate in art in ways unavailable on campus while being immersed in a multicultural and multilingual city.  Each day's events correspond to the gallery and museum exhibits open at that specific time of year.  Working professionals in the fields of Art education, ceramics, and graphic design provide guest lectures on their fields as well as insights into how to make it in the busy NYC art scene.


Travel Requirements

Driver's license or State ID card


Health Insurance

You must have health insurance while you are on the Course.  If you are not covered by WIU Student Health insurance for the dates of travel, you must provide proof of alternate medical coverage in your application.


Health Precautions

Walking/mobility - Expect to walk 5-8 miles per day, mostly in urban environments.  It is not consecutive but scheduled throughout the day.  Walking will sometimes be over uneven terrain and up/down flights of stairs.  You will also be responsible for moving your own luggage.

Environmental - Average daytime temperatures are in the mid-70s to 90 for this time period.  Sun protection is strongly recommended.

Dietary - Some meals are included in the program cost. Contact Kim McDaniel if you have food allergies or other dietary restrictions. 

Accommodation can be arranged with advance notice.  Please contact the Disability Resource Center for questions on the availability of accommodations for your specific situation.

PLEASE NOTE   It is your responsibility to request accommodation from the DRC; faculty and staff are not legally permitted to inquire about such needs.  Requests should be made as early as possible so there's sufficient time to arrange accommodations in your location.


Costs & Dates

Estimated Cost* $2,360
Included in the program Round trip airfare from Chicago, transportation, lodging (single occupancy), entry fees to scheduled sites, some meals
Application Deadline EXTENDED!   February 18, 2018
Application Fee $75 due February 28, 2018
Non-refundable deposit $800 due March 1, 2018
Final payment* $1,560 due April 13, 2018

 * Costs are subject to change based on student enrollment

WIU reserves the right to adjust the cost or arrangements of this program due to insufficient enrollment or circumstances beyond the University's control.  For details about this or individual withdrawals, see Cancellations and Withdrawals.


Important Dates

Pre-departure meeting: TBA during Spring 2018



Credit offered

ARTH 379 - Counts as an upper-division Art History elective for Art majors (both BA and BFA) and Art minors

ARTH 679 - Can be used to supplement required coursework of a MA in Museum Studies  

Please check with your academic advisor for more information on how this Course fits your specific academic needs.


Class sessions

Active class participation, including contribution to discussions and attendance, is expected in all phases of the Course.  Students are responsible for completing pre-departure assignments including readings and discussion participation, attendance and active participation during on-site visits, guest lectures and activities, and post-return assignments.  Questions about course content should be directed to Susan Czechowski.





Contact Us

Kim McDaniel
Faculty-led Advisor

Horrabin Room 8


Susan Czechowski
Faculty leader

Garwood Room 25A


Information Sessions